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WILL the green shoots of stabilisation wilt in the wake of growing concerns over the spread of the China coronavirus?
HONG KONG (AFP): Hong Kong has declared a mystery virus outbreak as an “emergency” – the city's highest warning tier – as authorities ramped up measures aimed at reducing the risk of further infections spreading.
DAVOS (The Straits Times/ANN): At a time when globalisation is under pressure around the world, Singapore has to continue to bet on countries cooperating closely with one another, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Wednesday (Jan 22).
BEIRUT (Reuters) - After three months of political paralysis, Lebanon has finally formed a government under Prime Minister Hassan Diab. Now comes the task of saving the country from a biting financial crisis and winning over investors and foreign donors.
LONDON: Global stock markets slumped on Tuesday (Jan 21) as a SARS-like virus taking hold in China spooked investors, while sentiment suffered a knock also from a credit-ratings downgrade to major financial hub Hong Kong, analysts said.
HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks tumbled on Tuesday (Jan 21) after the city's credit rating was downgraded over its response to months of sometimes violent protests, while investors were also spooked by a deadly SARS-like virus that has been confirmed to be transmitted between humans.
HONG KONG: A deadly virus in China. A rating downgrade from Moody’s Investors Service. Violent clashes over the weekend.
BENGALURU: Most Asian currencies slipped on Tuesday, as concerns about a new strain of coronavirus in China took a toll on risk appetite.
HONG KONG (Bloomberg): China's new top official in Hong Kong urged the city to enact national security legislation, raising speculation that Beijing might renew its push for a Bill that prompted mass protests almost two decades ago.