** Boeing Co’s shares up 6% at $103.50 premarket after a Reuters’ report said planemaker considers production pause

** Reuters reported on Thursday the U.S. planemaker was leaning towards a temporary work stoppage at its twin-aisle jetliner factories to the prevent the spread of coronavirus

** Boeing has not made a final decision on the timing and duration for such a halt as it is weighing health guidance and broader impacts to its supply chain

** Boeing, which employs 70,000 people in Seattle’s Puget Sound area, had some 14 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Thursday

** Co, an economic heavyweight, has been hammered by dual crises of 737 MAX grounding and coronavirus outbreak and plans a full drawdown of an existing $13.8 billion loan to battle worsening liquidity

** Boeing up in premarket trade after four days of heavy selling as the coronavirus pandemic roiled the global aviation sector (Reporting by Rachit Vats)



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