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Taiwan further tightens restrictions on China visitors due to virus

Hong Kong will ban entry all residents from Hubei Province and anyone who had visited there in the past 14 days amid the outbreak of the mysterious new virus. O...


The S&P 500 has worst day since October as virus fears mount

AP's earlier story follows below. The U.S. stock market benchmark also snapped a two-week winning streak. Investors are now beginning to worry about the outbrea...


Hong Kong leader declares virus emergency, halts official visits to mainland China

The local South China Morning Post newspaper reported a marathon in Hong Kong that was expected to draw 70,000 participants on February 9 was cancelled. To ...


Coronavirus: In last flight from Wuhan, everyone was wearing masks

State media reported highway toll booths around Wuhan were closing down, which would effectively cut off road exits. The virus - a new type of coronavirus ...


Greta Thunberg joins climate strike on last day in Davos

We put ourselves in the spotlight". During his speech at the recent economic forum in Davos , the U.S. leader said: "To embrace the possibilities of tomorrow...


Greta Thunberg says climate campaigners’ demands have been ‘completely ignored’ at Davos

The 17-year-old's comments marked a final coda to the four-day World Economic Forum summit in Davos , Switzerland, where a major theme was tension between envi...


Democratic prosecutors to wrap up case against Trump

Meanwhile, the defense lawyers will be fine-tuning the opening arguments they are scheduled to begin delivering Saturday, as well as weighing how extensive thei...


Tesla races past $100 bln in market valuation

Trump hailed the SpaceX and Tesla CEO in an interview with CNBC's Joe Kernen at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, calling the billionaire tech p...


Map: Tracking the spread of the deadly coronavirus

Normally bustling streets, shopping malls, restaurants and other public spaces in the city of 11 million were eerily quiet. Huanggang, 30 miles east of Wuhan,...


Trump zeroes in on his next trade target

After a meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Davos , Trump said he had "very good" talks but maintained that if a deal was not ...


Dos Santos drops Portugal bank stake

Angola's former first billionaire daughter, Isabel dos Santos , has chose to sell her stake in Portuguese bank Eurobic, the small lender said yesterday. Law f...


Britain and U.S. to clinch trade deal 'this year': Mnuchin

During a keynote address at Davos on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum , the U.S. president had taken a dig at Thunberg saying that " perennial prophets ...


Quebec health officials monitoring 5 people for possible cases of coronavirus

Other coronaviruses , such as Sars and Mers , came from civet cats and camels respectively. We have a disease entity that we know had shown some degree of h...


France, US agree to extend digital tax row talks

The European Union is an even bigger USA trading partner than China and supply chains between the two economies, particularly in automotive and financial servic...


Greta Thunberg Complains That 'Nothing Has Been Done on Climate Change'

Trump is pulling the U.S. out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement under which almost 200 nations set goals to curb emissions of the heat-trapping gasse...


Central banks set up digital currency group

Criteria to be examined include not just economic results but functional and technical design choices, cross-border interoperability, and the "sharing of knowle...


USA threatens retaliatory levies if United Kingdom presses ahead with digital tax

Le Maire insisted: "Digital companies will pay their fair tax in 2020". That opened the door to the U.S.'s threat to retaliate. The U.S. had threatened to put...


What we know so far about the new SARS-like virus

Australia is due to play China, Thailand and Chinese Taipei in the final round of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but those matches will now be playe...


‘US president Donald Trump shows willingness to visit Pakistan soon’

Trump's participation in the annual gathering of political and business elites in the Alpine ski resort will provide a conspicuous split-screen moment in a pres...


Trump clashes with Greta Thunberg at Davos

He called for optimism and criticised the thought process of "fear and doubt" being put forward by environmental activists. But he also warned against the "pe...


'We have to be prepared for the worst' with coronavirus, expert says

More tourists visit Australia from China than from any other country, with more than 1 million people arriving in 2019. A new coronavirus identified in Ch...


World powers agree to respect arms embargo in Libya’s war

The civil war has had a destabilizing effect on neighboring countries, and Libya has become a center of human smuggling operations for migrants seeking to cross...


International Monetary Fund cuts India’s FY20 GDP growth projection by 130 bps to 4.8%

The fund forecasted growth of 1.3 percent for the euro area. The 2020 estimate for the USA was lowered by 0.1 percentage point to 2 per cent, and 2021 held ...


Trump thanks farmers for backing him through China trade war

President Donald Trump championed a pair of trade victories at a farm convention Sunday in Austin, Texas. Trump signed a preliminary trade deal with China a...


Trump blasts impeachment by 'radical left' and touts trade deals to farmers

The deal is also a boon for Trump as he faces an impeachment trial in the Senate this week, followed by a tough re-election fight. "I get impeached", he sa...


'Devil is in the detail' - European Union says will check US-China deal

On Friday, the 17th of January 2020, a raft of European stock indices wrapped up the day at a record closing high after the bloc's Trade Commissioner, Phil H...


Amazon to create a million jobs in India: Jeff Bezos

Plans for two hubs have been approved at Amazon in the backdrop of chief executive Jeff Bezos' visit to India. Amazon has denied these allegations and company...


Google's parent Alphabet joins United States dollars 1 trillion club

This marks the first time three USA companies have held a valuation over $1 trillion at the same time. Another tech titan, Amazon , transcended the trillion-...


NHTSA to review petition about alleged unintended acceleration in Teslas

U.S. driving safety regulators is considering an investigation into claims of unexpected acceleration in Tesla's EVs, the NHTSA has confirmed, after owners comp...


Hyundai and Kia to co-develop electric vans with Arrival

The funding will be used to support the next stage of the company's development as it looks to upscale its production of an electric van it hopes will rival e...


BlackRock issues climate change warning to investors

Given that BlackRock manages almost $ 7 trillion in investments, and that firm's commitment was preceded by recent acts of leadership from Goldman Sachs an...


How the most important U.S. stock indexes fared on Wednesday

Market sentiment brightened further this week after the United States and China sealed a Phase 1 trade deal, pausing an 18-month tariff dispute that has weighed...


PC shipments grew in 2019, ending 7-year slump

Meanwhile, Gartner's PC industry numbers tell a similar story, with data suggesting that worldwide PC shipments grew 2.3% for Q4 2019 and 0.6% for the entir...


Microsoft Plans to be carbon negative by 2030

That goes beyond a pledge by its cloud-computing rival Amazon , which intends to go " carbon neutral " by 2040. "We recognise that progress requires not ju...


Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.22 EPS

Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 52.56% of the company's stock. Sandler O'Neill upgraded shares of Morgan Stanley from a "hold" rating to a "...


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