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  • *New infections fall for second day in mainland China. BEIJING/ TOKYO, Feb 19- Hundreds of people began disembarking a quarantined cruise ship off Japan on Wednesday as the death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 and the number of new cases in the country fell for a second straight day. But China, the world's second-largest economy, is...

  • *Hubei capital Wuhan steps up containment measures. BEIJING, Feb 19- The death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 on Wednesday although the number of new cases fell for a second straight day, as authorities tightened already severe containment measures in the worst-hit city of Wuhan. The latest figures bring the total number of cases in...

  • *New infections fall for second day in Hubei. *Experts say too early to tell if China outbreak contained. The latest figures bring the total number of cases in China to over 74,000 with about 2,000 deaths.

  • *Experts say too early to tell if China outbreak contained. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Feb 18- China reported on Tuesday its fewest new coronavirus infections since January and its lowest daily death toll for a week, but the World Health Organization said data suggesting the epidemic had slowed should still be viewed with caution. Chinese officials reported 1,886 new...

  • *Experts say too early to tell if China outbreak contained. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Feb 18- China reported its fewest new infections of coronavirus since January and its fewest deaths for a week, but the World Health Organization said data suggesting the epidemic had slowed should still be viewed with caution. Chinese officials reported 1,886 new cases- the first time...

  • *Experts say too early to tell if China outbreak contained. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Feb 18- China reported its fewest new infections of coronavirus since January and its fewest deaths for a week, but the World Health Organization said data suggesting the epidemic had slowed should still be viewed with caution. Chinese officials reported 1,886 new cases- the first time...

  • *Experts say too early to tell if China outbreak contained. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Feb 18- China reported its fewest new infections of coronavirus since January and its fewest deaths for a week, but the World Health Organization said data suggesting the epidemic had slowed should still be viewed with caution. Chinese officials reported 1,886 new cases- the first time...

  • *Layoffs to rise as many small firms run out of cash in 2-3 mths. *Chinese leaders vow to ward off mass layoffs, more steps needed. BEIJING, Feb 18- When cameraman Mark Xia returned to his job this month after holidays, the Shanghai video production house where he worked told him to take three months of leave with no pay, as a coronavirus epidemic takes a toll of China's...

  • *Experts say too early to tell if China outbreak contained. The number of new coronavirus cases in mainland China fell below 2,000 for the first time since January but the virus remains far from contained. The total death toll in China has climbed to 1,868, the National Health Commission said.

  • *Experts say too early to tell if China outbreak contained. The number of new coronavirus cases in mainland China fell below 2,000 for the first time since January but the virus remains far from contained. The total death toll in China has climbed to 1,868, the National Health Commission said.

  • SHANGHAI/ SINGAPORE, Feb 18- Hong Kong stocks fell on Tuesday as Apple Inc's revenue warning due to slow production and weaker demand in virus-hit China took a toll on technology stocks. **The number of new coronavirus cases in mainland China fell below 2,000 on Tuesday for the first time since January, but the virus remains far from contained, as its economic impact...

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Feb 18- U.S. distressed asset manager Oaktree Capital Management has set up a wholly owned unit in China seeking direct access to the country's bad loan market. As part of the Phase 1 trade deal between China and the U.S., China will allow U.S. firms to apply for asset management company licenses, and allow them to acquire non-performing loans...

  • Feb 18- UK- based Tekmar Group warned on Tuesday its full-year earnings for 2020 would now be only flat compared to 2019, saying the coronavirus outbreak had halted all shipments to China and supplies, sending its shares down as much as 38%. China accounted for 10% of the company's forecasted revenue for 2020 and 20% of its supply-chain commitments, the company...

  • SHANGHAI/ SINGAPORE, Feb 18- China's blue-chip stocks ended lower on Tuesday as Apple warned that it was unlikely to meet its March quarter sales forecast as the coronavirus slowed production and weakened demand in China. **Manufacturing facilities in China that produce Apple's iPhone and other electronics have begun to reopen, but they are ramping up more...

  • Feb 18- London copper prices dipped on Tuesday on concerns over lower demand from top consumer, China, due to the coronavirus outbreak, which also took a toll on U.S. tech giant Apple Inc's revenue targets. Sentiment was hurt after Apple warned it was unlikely to meet its March quarter sales guidance due to a slower-than-expected ramp up in manufacturing...

  • *Experts say too early to tell if China outbreak contained. The number of new coronavirus cases in mainland China fell below 2,000 for the first time since January but the virus remains far from contained. The total death toll in China has climbed to 1,868, the National Health Commission said.

  • Feb 18- London copper prices dipped on Tuesday on concerns of lower demand from top consumer China, where the coronavirus outbreak dented activity, and as a warning by tech giant Apple highlighted the impact of the epidemic. Sentiment was affected after Apple Inc flagged lower revenue as a result of the epidemic, which has claimed more than 1,800 lives in...

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Feb 18- The Shanghai government has said that students will not return to schools now and the semester will start via online learning amid China's coronavirus outbreak. Online education for primary and secondary school students in Shanghai will begin on March 2, said Lu Jing, head of the Shanghai Education Committee, at a briefing on Tuesday.

  • *Experts say too early to tell if China outbreak contained. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Feb 18- The number of new coronavirus cases in mainland China fell below 2,000 on Tuesday for the first time since January but the virus remains far from contained, as its economic impact spreads globally with South Korea announcing an economic emergency. Over two dozen trade fairs and...

  • BEIJING, Feb 18- The head of a leading hospital in China's central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday, state television said, becoming the second prominent Chinese doctor to have succumbed to the pathogen. Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, died at 10:30 a.m., it said. Tens of thousands of medical...