Fears of a coronavirus pandemic grew after sharp rises in new cases reported in Iran, Italy and South Korea but China relaxed restrictions on movements in several places including Beijing as its rates of new infections eased.
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Cargill to challenge Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods with new plant-based burger
Cargill Inc will launch plant-based hamburger patties and ground "fake meat" products in April, the company said on Monday, challenging Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods for sales in grocery stores, cafeterias and restaurants.
Malaysia's 94-year-old PM Mahathir resigns as turmoil deepens
Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad unexpectedly resigned as prime minister on Monday, leaving the Southeast Asian country in political turmoil but drawing calls from some quarters for the world's oldest leader to return at the head of a new government.
PepsiCo buys Chinese snack brand Be & Cheery for $705 million
PepsiCo Inc has agreed to buy Chinese snack brand Be & Cheery from local jujube maker Haoxiangni Health Food Co Ltd for $705 million, the companies said.
Goldman Sachs pleads not guilty in Malaysia over 1MDB bond sales: state media
Three units of Goldman Sachs pleaded not guilty to charges of misleading investors regarding $6.5 billion in bond sales that the U.S. investment bank helped raise for state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Bernama state news agency reported on Monday.
Hammered in Hamburg, Merkel's party meets on leadership crisis
Senior members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives gathered on Monday to decide on a leadership accession plan, after a state election drubbing in Hamburg added urgency to their search.
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