The FTSE 100 is called to open 41 points lower at 6976. Stocks slumped and bond prices soared for the second day in a row Tuesday as fears spread that the widening virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy. Investors plowed money into bonds, sending the yield on the 10-year Treasury to a record low. The losses came a day after the market’s biggest drop in two years. Stocks in Asia fell on heavy volumes Wednesday after another epic rout on Wall Street, while U.S. equity futures rose and the yen dipped, taking back some of their strong recent moves. The won fell toward its weakest since 2016 after South Korea reported a further escalation in coronavirus cases. Stock benchmarks came off their session lows in Seoul, Hong Kong and Tokyo, but European futures declined. The Shanghai stock index was little changed. The S&P 500 Index fell 3% overnight, in its worst two-day slide since 2015. Ten-year Treasury yields held near Tuesday’s record low. The offshore yuan was flat, and the yen gave up some recent gains.