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Asian shares mostly rise despite continuing virus fears

YURI KAGEYAMA

February 18, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, despite overnight losses on Wall Street and continuing fears about an outbreak of a new virus that began in China.The Nikkei 225 rose 1.1% in morning trading to 23,453.59 after data for January showed Japan's exports fell less than expected in January. R...

Shares take hit as virus outbreak slams profits, events

ELAINE KURTENBACH

February 18, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets slipped Tuesday as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target this quarter and China moving to postpone or cancel major events, including the Beijing auto show.Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 1% to ...

Shares fall in Asia as virus outbreak hits profits, events

ELAINE KURTENBACH

February 18, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares slipped in Asia on Tuesday 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 or cancel major events including the Beijing auto show.Signs suggest China may postpone its annual ...

Virus worries force cancellation of major tech show in Spain

KELVIN CHAN and MAE ANDERSON

February 12, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China.The annual Mobile World Congress will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27.“Global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, trav...

Businesses struggle to fix supply chains disrupted by virus

PAUL WISEMAN, ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, and DAVID KOENIG

February 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese authorities are struggling to strike a delicate balance between containing a viral outbreak and restarting the world’s second-biggest economy after weeks of paralysis.As the death toll from the newly named COVID-19 illness topped 1,000, global supply chains remain widel...

Sony, Amazon, others drop out of big tech show over virus

KELVIN CHAN

February 10, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Two big Japanese companies are the latest to pull out of a major European technology show due to fears over the outbreak of the new coronavirus.Electronics manufacturer Sony and mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo said Monday they're scrapping their appearances at Mobile World Congress, the...

Apple temporarily closes stores in China amid virus outbreak

Associated Press

February 1, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is temporarily closing its 42 stores in mainland China, one of its largest markets, as a new virus spreads rapidly and the death toll there rose to 259 on Saturday.The iPhone maker said in a statement it was closing stores, corporate offices and contact centers in China ...