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China coverage from Reuters.

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese guests sit around a gambling table during the opening night of DV Casino in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, May 18, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

When casino owner Kang Qiang looks out the window of his 20th floor office in this city on the remote Cambodian coast, he sees construction cranes sitting idle.

World News3 hours ago

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (blue) infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (red), also known as novel coronavirus, isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/Handout via REUTERS

As U.S. spy agencies seek to assemble a precise picture of the world's coronavirus outbreaks, they are finding serious gaps in their ability to assess the situation in China, Russia and North Korea, according to five U.S. government sources familiar with the intelligence reporting.

Breakingviews4 hours ago

A man wears a protective mask as he walks on Wall Street during the coronavirus outbreak in New York City, New York, U.S., March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Breakingviews has launched a daily column covering pandemic-related insights that you might have missed. Throughout the day, we’ll bring you shorter-than-usual views from columnists around the world with the same financial savvy on companies, economies and capital markets during this important unfolding story.

World News5 hours ago

Healthcare workers push a patient on a stretcher at the emergency unit at 12 de Octubre Hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Spain overtook China in the number of those infected with coronavirus on Monday, as the government tightened restrictions on a population entering its third week under one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe.

World News7 hours ago

Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives for a weekly cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London, Britain March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain said on Monday that there should be a 'lessons learned' inquiry led by the World Health Organization into the coronavirus pandemic, responding to reports that the government was angry with China over the origins of the outbreak.

Business News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Employees work at Renault's assembly plant in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, February 1, 2016. Renault plans to put China at the centre of its strategic plan for 2017-2022, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Monday at the inauguration of the firm's first assembly plant in Wuhan, central China. REUTERS/Darley Shen

French carmaker Renault <RENA.PA> said production at all its plants across the world had been halted due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis, apart from its plants in China and South Korea.

World News8 hours ago

People wearing face masks ride their scooters and  walk on a street following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

China ramped up efforts on Monday to heal the world's second-biggest economy as health authorities reported a further drop in new coronavirus cases, although the country remains wary of carriers of the disease coming from abroad and infected people who exhibit no symptoms.

World News10 hours ago

Barber Xiong Juan, 39, cuts a customer's hair at a residential compound in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, March 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Aly Song

For barber Xiong Juan, a recent easing of restrictions in the city of Wuhan, epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak, means she is now busier than ever.

Business News12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A sanitation worker wearing a face mask walks past a branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Hubei province, China February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

China's largest state banks said the impact of restrictions on movement imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus could pull down asset quality as borrowers struggle to repay loans, though they are likely big enough to weather any fallout.

Technology News12 hours ago

The logo of Chinese carmaker Geely Auto is pictured at the second media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai, China April 17, 2019.  REUTERS/Aly Song

China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd <0175.HK> said on Monday 2020 may be one of its toughest years yet, as pressure stemming from the coronavirus outbreak on production and sales persists.

World News13 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: China's Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a joint news conference at the 8th trilateral leaders' meeting between China, South Korea and Japan in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province December 24, 2019. Wang Zhao/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

China will step up prevention and control of asymptomatic coronavirus cases, state media reported on Monday, quoting a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

Healthcare & Pharma14 hours ago

DNA testing firm MyHeritage launched a partnership with China's BGI Genomics Co to set up a COVID-19 testing lab in Israel that aims to be fully operational by April 9.

World News15 hours ago

A healthcare worker is seen near the emergency unit at 12 de Octubre hospital during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's total number of coronavirus cases rose to 85,195 on Monday from 78,797 on Sunday, the country's health ministry said, as the infections surpassed those reported in China, at 81,470 according to the latest data.

Healthcare & Pharma15 hours ago

China said on Monday a new case of African swine fever was found in piglets illegally transported to the Inner Mongolia region.

Commodities15 hours ago

China said it is to remove import quotas on some tax-free onshore and offshore oil and gas drilling equipments used in some specified regions, the finance ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Environment16 hours ago

China's northeastern province of Heilongjiang said a tailings dam leak at a molybdenum mine over the weekend threatened to contaminate the local water supply and that it had launched an emergency response.

Business News17 hours ago

Japan's Shionogi & Co <4507.T>, creator of the blockbuster cholesterol treatment Crestor, said on Monday it would tie up with Ping An Insurance Group Co of China <601318.SS>, selling a 2.05% voting stake for 33.53 billion yen ($311 million).

Business News18 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A textile worker is seen on a fabric production line at a factory in Qingdao, Shandong province, China February 14, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS/File Photo

Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector likely remained in contraction in March, though it was set to stabilize slightly from the coronavirus-led collapse that virtually paralyzed the world's second-biggest economy.

Technology News19 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) is seen during the Auto China 2016 auto show in Beijing, China, April 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Chinese automaker BAIC Group and ride-hailing service provider Didi Chuxing plan to team up with other industry players to lease BAIC's cars to customers amid concerns about ride hailing and vehicle sharing eating into car sales.

Commodities19 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A pumpjack is seen at the Sinopec-operated Shengli oil field in Dongying, Shandong province, China January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Chen Aizhu

Asia's top refiner China Petroleum Chemical Corp, or Sinopec, expects its full-year 2020 refining runs will be lower than in 2019 because of a contraction in Chinese fuel demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Chinese guests sit around a gambling table during the opening night of DV Casino in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, May 18, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

When casino owner Kang Qiang looks out the window of his 20th floor office in this city on the remote Cambodian coast, he sees construction cranes sitting idle.

World News3 hours ago

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (blue) infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (red), also known as novel coronavirus, isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/Handout via REUTERS

As U.S. spy agencies seek to assemble a precise picture of the world's coronavirus outbreaks, they are finding serious gaps in their ability to assess the situation in China, Russia and North Korea, according to five U.S. government sources familiar with the intelligence reporting.

Breakingviews4 hours ago

A man wears a protective mask as he walks on Wall Street during the coronavirus outbreak in New York City, New York, U.S., March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Breakingviews has launched a daily column covering pandemic-related insights that you might have missed. Throughout the day, we’ll bring you shorter-than-usual views from columnists around the world with the same financial savvy on companies, economies and capital markets during this important unfolding story.

World News5 hours ago

Healthcare workers push a patient on a stretcher at the emergency unit at 12 de Octubre Hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Spain overtook China in the number of those infected with coronavirus on Monday, as the government tightened restrictions on a population entering its third week under one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe.

World News7 hours ago

Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives for a weekly cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London, Britain March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain said on Monday that there should be a 'lessons learned' inquiry led by the World Health Organization into the coronavirus pandemic, responding to reports that the government was angry with China over the origins of the outbreak.

Business News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Employees work at Renault's assembly plant in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, February 1, 2016. Renault plans to put China at the centre of its strategic plan for 2017-2022, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Monday at the inauguration of the firm's first assembly plant in Wuhan, central China. REUTERS/Darley Shen

French carmaker Renault <RENA.PA> said production at all its plants across the world had been halted due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis, apart from its plants in China and South Korea.

World News8 hours ago

People wearing face masks ride their scooters and  walk on a street following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

China ramped up efforts on Monday to heal the world's second-biggest economy as health authorities reported a further drop in new coronavirus cases, although the country remains wary of carriers of the disease coming from abroad and infected people who exhibit no symptoms.

World News10 hours ago

Barber Xiong Juan, 39, cuts a customer's hair at a residential compound in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, March 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Aly Song

For barber Xiong Juan, a recent easing of restrictions in the city of Wuhan, epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak, means she is now busier than ever.

Business News12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A sanitation worker wearing a face mask walks past a branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Hubei province, China February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

China's largest state banks said the impact of restrictions on movement imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus could pull down asset quality as borrowers struggle to repay loans, though they are likely big enough to weather any fallout.

Technology News12 hours ago

The logo of Chinese carmaker Geely Auto is pictured at the second media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai, China April 17, 2019.  REUTERS/Aly Song

China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd <0175.HK> said on Monday 2020 may be one of its toughest years yet, as pressure stemming from the coronavirus outbreak on production and sales persists.

World News13 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: China's Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a joint news conference at the 8th trilateral leaders' meeting between China, South Korea and Japan in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province December 24, 2019. Wang Zhao/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

China will step up prevention and control of asymptomatic coronavirus cases, state media reported on Monday, quoting a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

Healthcare & Pharma14 hours ago

DNA testing firm MyHeritage launched a partnership with China's BGI Genomics Co to set up a COVID-19 testing lab in Israel that aims to be fully operational by April 9.

World News15 hours ago

A healthcare worker is seen near the emergency unit at 12 de Octubre hospital during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain March 28, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's total number of coronavirus cases rose to 85,195 on Monday from 78,797 on Sunday, the country's health ministry said, as the infections surpassed those reported in China, at 81,470 according to the latest data.

Healthcare & Pharma15 hours ago

China said on Monday a new case of African swine fever was found in piglets illegally transported to the Inner Mongolia region.

Commodities15 hours ago

China said it is to remove import quotas on some tax-free onshore and offshore oil and gas drilling equipments used in some specified regions, the finance ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Environment16 hours ago

China's northeastern province of Heilongjiang said a tailings dam leak at a molybdenum mine over the weekend threatened to contaminate the local water supply and that it had launched an emergency response.

Business News17 hours ago

Japan's Shionogi & Co <4507.T>, creator of the blockbuster cholesterol treatment Crestor, said on Monday it would tie up with Ping An Insurance Group Co of China <601318.SS>, selling a 2.05% voting stake for 33.53 billion yen ($311 million).

Business News18 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A textile worker is seen on a fabric production line at a factory in Qingdao, Shandong province, China February 14, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS/File Photo

Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector likely remained in contraction in March, though it was set to stabilize slightly from the coronavirus-led collapse that virtually paralyzed the world's second-biggest economy.

Technology News19 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) is seen during the Auto China 2016 auto show in Beijing, China, April 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Chinese automaker BAIC Group and ride-hailing service provider Didi Chuxing plan to team up with other industry players to lease BAIC's cars to customers amid concerns about ride hailing and vehicle sharing eating into car sales.

Commodities19 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A pumpjack is seen at the Sinopec-operated Shengli oil field in Dongying, Shandong province, China January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Chen Aizhu

Asia's top refiner China Petroleum Chemical Corp, or Sinopec, expects its full-year 2020 refining runs will be lower than in 2019 because of a contraction in Chinese fuel demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

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