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SINGAPORE: Oil and Asian share markets slipped on Thursday, struggling to find a footing as the rapid global spread of the coronavirus left investors on edge and seeking safety in gold and bonds
THE spike in Covid-19 cases has impacted South Korea’s show business with K-pop groups having to drop their events.
WHEN sportsman and former Federation International Hockey umpire in the European Cup in Hanover, Germany, Serjeet Singh joined the Royal Klang Club (RKC) Hash House Harriers and Harriets (H4) in 1992, never did he imagine he could achieve his 2,020th hash run.
THE Housing and Local Government Ministry’s Heng Ong Huat, Gongsi Fa Cai 2020 event was held almost a month after Chinese New Year but the large crowd still showed plenty of festive spirit.
Amazon merchants spent about 6% less on advertising over the past two weeks than they did a year ago, says Daniel Knijnik, who runs Quartile Digital, a New York firm that helps manage Amazon advertising for 2,300 brands selling goods on the site.
The Greater China region, including Hong Kong and Taiwan, created 182 new billionaires in the year to Jan 31, taking its total to 799, according to the 2020 Hurun Global Rich List released on Feb 26. That compares with 59 new US billionaires.
Travel restrictions to China because of the coronavirus have come just as Apple Inc’s engineers usually jet off to Asia to perfect the production of this fall’s new iPhones, former employees and supply chain experts told Reuters.
SHANGHAI/SEOUL: Asia reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including the first U.S. soldier to be infected, as the United States warned of an inevitable pandemic, and outbreaks in Italy and Iran spread to more countries.
PARIS: Hermes International Chief Executive Officer Axel Dumas said it’s too early to predict when the Chinese market will recover as the spread of the coronavirus hammers luxury spending there.
Greater data collection has helped prevent the virus from spreading in China because it enables precise reporting of hotspots. The rush to scoop up even more data to fight the outbreak has led to privacy breaches, especially for residents in the epicentre of Wuhan.