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Chinese shares lead Asian decline as fears mount over Wuhan virus

Travel ban on Wuhan expected to affect companies in the Chinese city, airlines and oil demand before the Lunar New Year.

Chinese shares lead Asian decline as fears mount over Wuhan virus

North Korea

China 'fails to repatriate' N Korea workers despite UN sanctions

US says Pyongyang earning more than $500m a year from nearly 100,000 workers abroad mainly in China and Russia.

China 'fails to repatriate' N Korea workers despite UN sanctions

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Tesla hits $100bn market valuation in auto industry milestone

The company's shares are rising due to strong annual vehicle deliveries and increased production in its China factory.

Tesla hits $100bn market valuation in auto industry milestone

Health

Officials confirm first US case of coronavirus

A US citizen who recently returned from a trip to central China has been diagnosed with the new virus, says the CDC.

Health

China says coronavirus cases rise to 440, with nine deaths

Jump in cases comes as China steps up testing and surveillance for coronavirus that first emerged in Wuhan in December.

Health

Asia taking no chances with new China virus as WHO meeting looms

Enhanced screening in place from Taiwan to Singapore as countries trigger responses honed by SARS experience.

Asia taking no chances with new China virus as WHO meeting looms

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Editor’s Analysis

Outbreak: Could new virus inflict more pain on Hong Kong economy?

The emergence of a new coronavirus is reviving memories of the SARS epidemic that dented Asian economies 17 years ago.

Outbreak: Could new virus inflict more pain on Hong Kong economy?

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Asian stocks find composure but investors weigh virus impact

Large Chinese stocks had fallen to their lowest in a year, as the US reported its first case of an infected traveller.

Asian stocks find composure but investors weigh virus impact

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Coronavirus risks send chill through global stock markets

Fears of potential economic damage of virus send investors into safe haven assets such as bonds, yen and gold.

Coronavirus risks send chill through global stock markets

Health

Asia steps up defences as China confirms sixth coronavirus death

Nations increase fever checks at airports amid fears of a bigger outbreak of the virus that causes pneumonia.

China

China court sentences ex-Interpol chief to over 13 years

Court says Meng had 'truthfully confessed to all the criminal facts' in a bribery case and will not appeal the decision.

China court sentences ex-Interpol chief to over 13 years

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Huawei CFO's lawyers say US case undermines 'double criminality'

Huawei CFO's lawyers say her actions, which the US alleges constitute bank fraud, are not illegal in Canada.

Huawei CFO's lawyers say US case undermines 'double criminality'

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Moody's downgrades Hong Kong debt, citing government 'inertia'

The ratings agency said ongoing unrest in Hong Kong suggests 'weaker institutional capacity' than it previously thought.

Moody's downgrades Hong Kong debt, citing government 'inertia'

Health

WHO to convene emergency meeting as China virus spreads

Agency will meet on Wednesday to decide whether to declare outbreak 'public health emergency of international concern'.

WHO to convene emergency meeting as China virus spreads

Health

China confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus

Two people caught disease from family members and 14 medical personnel were infected by the patients, official says.