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EU pushes Britain to extend Brexit talks over virus outbreak

03 March, 2020 4:12 pm 4:12 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union expects Britain to seek an extension of its post-Brexit transition period beyond the end of the year, diplomats and officials said on Monday, as negotiations on trade have ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. Europe has gone into a deep lockdown in a bid to curb … Read More


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Asia shares suffer virus chills, central banks offer what they can

03 March, 2020 8:35 am 8:35 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares slid on Monday and oil prices took another tumble as fears mounted that the global shutdown for the coronavirus could last for months, doing untold harm to economies despite central banks’ best efforts. “We continue to mark down 1H20 global GDP forecasts as our assessment of both the global pandemic’s … Read More


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Trump: Asian-Americans not responsible for virus, need protection

03 March, 2020 8:25 am 8:25 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump, who has been accused of racism in labelling the coronavirus pandemic the “Chinese virus,” said in tweets on Monday that Asian-Americans were not responsible for spreading the disease and needed to be protected. Earlier on Monday, the New York Times cited advocacy groups and researchers as saying there … Read More


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Khamenei lauds Iranians’ ‘dazzling’ sacrifices to fight v...

03 March, 2020 9:44 pm 9:44 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a speech on state television for the Persian New Year, praised Iranians for their “dazzling” sacrifices in fighting the coronavirus outbreak in the worst-hit country in the Middle East. Khamenei, Iran’s highest authority, said it had been a tumultuous year for Iranians who have endured … Read More


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“Corona, corona”: Thai Batman fights virus with catchy tune

03 March, 2020 1:21 pm 1:21 pm

BANGKOK (Reuters) – “If you have a fever, 37.5 or over, you need to immediately see a doctor,” croons a Thai teacher cosplaying as Batman, in a music video aimed at raising awareness about the new coronavirus and how to guard against it. Thailand has reported more than 200 cases of the new coronavirus so … Read More


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Four die at collapsed China quarantine site; virus spread slows ex-Wuhan

03 March, 2020 10:34 am 10:34 am

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Four people have died in the collapse of a hotel in the Chinese city of Quanzhou, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Sunday, after state media said the place was being used to quarantine individuals under observation for the coronavirus. The hotel began to collapse on Saturday evening. As of 10:30 … Read More


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Asian factories take a beating from virus outbreak

03 March, 2020 2:18 pm 2:18 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asia’s factories took a heavy hit in February from the coronavirus outbreak with activity in China shrinking at a record pace, business surveys showed on Monday, adding to fears the crisis risks triggering a global recession. China’s factory activity suffered the sharpest contraction on record in February, the Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ … Read More


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World stocks set for worst week since 2008 as virus fears grip markets

02 February, 2020 9:31 am 9:31 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Global share markets were headed for the worst week since the depths of the 2008 financial crisis as investors ditched risky assets on fears the coronavirus would become a pandemic and derail economic growth. Asian stocks tracked another overnight plunge in Wall Street’s benchmarks on Friday with the markets in China, Japan … Read More


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Amid Japan coronavirus fears, hundreds leave quarantined ship, Tokyo scraps...

02 February, 2020 3:46 pm 3:46 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Hundreds of Japanese and foreign passengers were set to disembark from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship near Tokyo on Friday amid growing disquiet in Japan about whether the government was doing enough to stop the virus spreading. The departure of more than 400 passengers from the Diamond Princess after weeks in quarantine comes … Read More


Oil prices rise as new virus cases slow, easing Chinese demand concerns

02 February, 2020 9:25 am 9:25 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – Oil prices rose for a second day on Wednesday amid preliminary signs that new coronavirus cases are slowing in China, easing concerns over the demand impact from the disease in the world’s second-largest oil consumer. Brent crude LCOc1 was up 73 cents, or 1.3%, at $54.75 per barrel at 0137 GMT. U.S. … Read More


China accuses US of whipping up panic over virus as stocks tumble

02 February, 2020 8:57 pm 8:57 pm

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China accused the United States on Monday of whipping up panic over a fast-spreading coronavirus with travel restrictions and evacuations as Chinese stocks plunged on the first day back from the extended Lunar New Year holiday. The death toll in China from the newly identified virus, which emerged in Wuhan, capital of … Read More


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Asian shares drop, commodities sink on virus fears after Lunar New Year bre...

02 February, 2020 11:44 am 11:44 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares stumbled on Monday, oil skidded and commodities on Chinese exchanges plunged on their first trading day after a long break on fears the coronavirus epidemic will hit demand in the world’s second-largest economy Aiming to head off any panic, the Chinese government took a range of steps to shore up … Read More


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Chinese markets plunge as rising virus death toll fuels fears for global gr...

02 February, 2020 9:52 am 9:52 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – The death toll from a coronavirus epidemic in China rose to 361 and Chinese stock and commodity markets fell heavily on Monday as investors retreated into safe-haven assets in the first trading session after an extended Lunar New Year break. Chinese stock and commodity markets plunged at the open in their first … Read More


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China to open new hospital as virus death toll passes 360

02 February, 2020 8:05 am 8:05 am

BEIJING (AFP) – China’s death toll from a new coronavirus jumped above 360 on Monday to surpass the number of fatalities of its SARS crisis two decades ago, with dozens of people dying in the epicentre’s quarantined ground-zero. The 57 confirmed new deaths was the single-biggest increase since the virus was detected late last year … Read More


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Philippines reports first coronavirus death outside China

02 February, 2020 1:52 pm 1:52 pm

BEIJING/MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines on Sunday reported the growing epidemic of a coronavirus has claimed its first fatality outside of China, where new confirmed infections jumped by a daily record to top 14,000 cases. The Philippines Department of Health said a 44-year-old man from Wuhan city in central Hubei province, the epicentre of the … Read More