Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-26 08:30 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 31 1 2 China 77,660 2,663 3 Hong Kong 84 ...

Shares fall in Asia as virus outbreak hits profits, events

Shares slipped in Asia on Tuesday (Feb. 18) as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target and China moving to postpone o...

Virus impact: Huawei going to global mobile show

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese smartphone brand Huawei says it will attend the industry’s biggest global event this month in Barcelona while more companies reported losses due to China’s efforts to contain a ...

For businesses, China's virus fans fear and uncertainty

China’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region. Experts say it’s too soon...

Britain's EU Journey: When Major got an opt-out from euro

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. ...

President Tsai meets EU representative to Taiwan, pushes for investment deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed the hope Taiwan could deepen its ties with the European Union as she met with the head of the European Economic and Trade Office (EE...

Tsai calls on WHO not to exclude Taiwan amid outbreak of China coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called on the World Health Organization (WHO) not to continue blocking Taiwan’s participation due to “political factors” ami...

Wall Street slides on growing concern about China virus

Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as concern about the impact of a Chinese disease outbreak grows. Other global markets also dropped, with Hong Kong and Shanghai falling sharply. Chinese authori...

Global stocks tumble on growing concern about China virus

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock and oil prices tumbled Tuesday as concern about the impact of a Chinese disease outbreak increased and a rating agency cut Hong Kong's credit rating for official ...

China’s 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war

China's economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in 2019 as Beijing fought a tariff war with Washington, but forecasters said a U.S.-Chinese trade truce might help to revive consumer and bus...

Business Highlights

___ Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is reaffirming its freewheeling policy on political ads, saying it wo...

China food prices jump despite effort to ease pork shortage

BEIJING (AP) — China's food prices jumped 17.4% in December over a year earlier, driven by surging pork prices despite official efforts to ease shortages caused by a disease outbreak. ...

81 horses culled on Turkish island after disease outbreak

ISTANBUL (AP) — Authorities have culled 81 horses on an island off Istanbul following an outbreak of a fatal equine disease, local officials said Thursday. The local administrator's ...

Taiwan's CDC issues warning for plague in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a third person was diagnosed with the plague in China in less than a week, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning travelers to beware of the deadl...

Black Death in China: 2 people diagnosed with plague

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese officials confirmed on Tuesday evening (Nov. 12) that two patients in Inner Mongolia have been diagnosed with pneumonic plague, instilling fear among Chinese citiz...