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Asian stocks extend losses as pandemic fears grow

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil and Asian share markets slipped on Thursday, struggling to find a footing as the rapid global spread of the coronavirus left investors on edge and seeking safety in gold and bonds. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a surgical mask walks past a screen showing Shanghai Composite index and Nikkei index outside Read More

Coronavirus spreads faster outside China, stoking global fears

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SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – The number of new coronavirus infections inside China – the source of the outbreak – was for the first time overtaken by fresh cases elsewhere on Wednesday, with Italy and Iran emerging as new epicenters of the rapidly spreading illness. Asia reported hundreds of new cases, Brazil confirmed Latin America’s first infection Read More

Germany ‘heading for epidemic’ as virus spreads faster outside China

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SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – Germany said on Wednesday that it was heading for a coronavirus epidemic and could no longer trace all cases, as the number of new infections inside China – the source of the outbreak – was for the first time overtaken by those elsewhere. Asia reported hundreds of new cases, Brazil confirmed Latin Read More

Profit rise lifts Peugeot shares ahead of Fiat merger

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PARIS (Reuters) – Peugeot maker PSA Group said on Wednesday profitability reached a record high in 2019, results that contrasted with those of many rivals and boosted the group’s shares as it beds down a merger with Italy’s Fiat Chrysler. The French firm, which also produces cars under the Citroen and DS brands, offset a Read More

Lynyrd Paras Debuts at Jonathan LeVine Projects

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In his debut show at Jonathan LeVine Projects, Lynyrd Paras offers a set of oil paintings that explore the primal and emotional feelings stemming from total bombardment. “Attack of the Wounded Surface” is on view online through Dec. 31. Paras, a Philippines-based artist, has previously seen his work featured in shows throughout Asia. Read More

Oscar Oiwa Brings New 360-Degree Mural to USC Pacific Asia Museum

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Oscar Oiwa brings his immersie mural work to USC Pacific Asia Museum with the new installation “Dreams of a Sleeping World.” The artist describes this new work as a “360° dreamscape,” created over two weeks and handrawn with 120 Sharpie markers. Oiwa was last featured on HiFructose.com here. Read More

Coronavirus pandemic a question of ‘when’ not ‘if’, warns U.S.

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SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – Asia reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including a U.S. soldier stationed in South Korea, as the United States warned of an inevitable pandemic and outbreaks in Italy and Iran spread to other countries. World stocks tumbled for the fifth day on fears of prolonged disruption to global supply chains, Read More

WRAPUP 8-Coronavirus pandemic a question of ‘when’ not ‘if’, warns U.S.

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SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – Asia reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including a U.S. soldier stationed in South Korea, as the United States warned of an inevitable pandemic and outbreaks in Italy and Iran spread to other countries. World stocks tumbled for the fifth day on fears of prolonged disruption to global supply chains, Read More

U.S. crude drops below $50 as Washington warns of a global pandemic

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LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. crude dropped below $50 on Wednesday, the lowest level since January 2019, as Asia, Europe and oil producing countries in the Middle East reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases and the United States warned of an inevitable pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Pumpjacks are seen against the setting sun at the Daqing oil Read More

Sickest NHS patients ‘face hours on trolleys’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Many of the most seriously ill patients are waiting for hours on trolleys and in corridors as the NHS struggles to find them beds, BBC research shows. Nearly a quarter of patients admitted on to wards during December and January in England faced delays of more than four Read More