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Coronavirus: Shares worldwide on course for the worst week since 2008

Feb 28 2020 18:07

Fear over the economic fallout from the spreading coronavirus tightened its grip on global markets, sending US equities to a seventh straight loss and sparking demand for safe assets from Treasuries to the yen.


    China will aid 500 South Africans in Wuhan, official tells Parliament

    Feb 26 2020 06:03

    China's Consulate General in Cape Town, Lin Jing, told Parliament's oversight committee on Tourism that South Africa had lost out on thousands of Chinese tourists due to the impact of coronavirus.


    WATCH: Billionaire Bloomberg says he'll sell if he wins election

    Feb 19 2020 14:04

    Michael Bloomberg announced he would sell his company Bloomberg LP, the financial information company that made him a billionaire, if he is elected to the White House in November.


    WATCH: US hiring surged in January but strength in doubt

    Feb 16 2020 15:04

    The US economy added a stronger-than-expected 225 000 new jobs in January but revisions to past figures hint at a labor market that wasn't as strong as first reported.


    Air pollution costs R118bn a day, says NGO

    Feb 12 2020 18:34

    The global cost of air pollution caused by fossil fuels is $8bn a day, or roughly 3.3% of the entire world's economic output, an environmental research group said on Wednesday.


    WATCH: China begins to return to work as virus hits daily record

    Feb 11 2020 12:45

    Some Chinese government restrictions imposed because of the Coronavirus outbreak are eased, as local residents begin to return to work.


    China spends $4.5bn as Wuhan coronavirus cases set to peak

    Feb 09 2020 15:59

    Scientists modeling the virus in Wuhan predict that infections may peak later this month. The illness has killed 813 people, making it deadlier than the SARS outbreak almost two decades ago. Reported cases in China have climbed to 37,198.


    Sanders plans to hammer Buttigieg on billionaire campaign donors

    Feb 09 2020 17:50

    Bernie Sanders said he would hammer at Pete Buttigieg’s contributions from wealthy donors in the last few days of campaigning before Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.



    WATCH: How are UK businesses coping with Brexit uncertainty?

    Feb 02 2020 11:04

    Two businesses, two very different perspectives on how to cope with the lack of clarity around the EU-UK's future trading relationship.

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