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NEW YORK: Crude prices fell about 3% on Tuesday, dropping for a third day, as concerns about the spread of the coronavirus grew after the U.S. government warned Americans to prepare for the disease.
Latest News - US President Donald Trump will seek US$2.5bil from Congress to fight the Covid-19 (coronavirus) epidemic and US and South Korean militaries are considering scaling back joint training as the virus spreads in Europe and the Middle East.
PARIS: Nearly 90% of the 200 cities beset by the world's highest levels of deadly micro-pollution are in China and India, with most of the rest in Pakistan and Indonesia, researchers reported on Tuesday (Feb 25).
BEIJING: Fresh deaths and a surge in new coronavirus cases in Iran, Japan and South Korea on Tuesday (Feb 25) fuelled fears of a pandemic, as the disease took root in some of the world's poorest -- and worst-equipped -- countries. The rapid spread abroad came as the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that the epidemic had peaked at its epicentre in China, where it has killed more than 2,600 people and infected over 77,000 others.
Deere & Co is teaming up with the "Uber of tractors" in Africa and betting on a future where farmers summon machines with the touch of a button.
BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters): Chinese private equity fund CMC Capital Group said it raised over US$950 million in its biggest private equity fund to date, bolstering its ability to cut deals in the world’s second-largest economy.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN): China has bought the world time in the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, according to an internationally renowned virologist.BEIJING (China Daily/ANN): China has bought the world time in the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, according to an internationally renowned virologist.
SEOUL (AFP): South Korea reported 60 more novel coronavirus cases on Tuesday (Feb 25), the smallest increase for four days in the Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention's (KCDC) morning updates.
SYDNEY: Asian shares extended losses on Tuesday amid fears the coronavirus was rapidly mutating into a pandemic that could cripple global supply chains and wreak far greater economic damage than first thought.
Pangolins could be an intermediate host of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 so the illegal trade in these animals could pose a public health risk.