CHINA

Hundreds of Chinese firms seek billions in loans amid coronavirus outbreak: Sources

BEIJING (REUTERS) - More than 300 Chinese firms, including Meituan Dianping, China's largest food delivery company, and smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp, are seeking bank loans totalling at least 57.4...

Shipping is getting smashed by coronavirus in more ways than one

[LONDON' The shipping industry tends to do badly when Chinese demand disappoints, but the outbreak of the coronavirus has done more than just damage the amount of cargo that needs to be...

Singaporeans who live and work in China remain confident

When Ms M. Seow landed at Beijing's new Daxing airport on Jan 29, she was struck by the silence.

Florists in a tizzy as supply from China gets disrupted

Valentine's Day is a week away and the prices of flowers have already shot up.

Chinese abandon food delivery fearing drivers will spread virus

[HONG KONG] The deadly coronavirus is disrupting China's enormous food-delivery networks, complicating daily life for millions and straining businesses integral to its economy.

U-turn in regional business sentiment as tourists stay home

After a year and a half of a trade war between the world's two biggest economies that choked off exports and foreign investment for the region, this was supposed to be South-east Asia's year of...

Fear in the age of coronavirus: Chinese no longer welcome

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong suspends travel from China. Schools in Europe uninvite exchange students. Restaurants in South Korea turn away Chinese customers.

Wuhan virus: Google temporarily shutting down all China offices

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Alphabet's Google said on Wednesday (Jan 29) it is temporarily shutting down all its offices in China due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus in the country.

Too soon to pop the bubbly for Singapore economy

LONG in the making, the Phase One trade deal between the United States and China can now put an end to some of the uncertainty that has dogged the global economy of late.

China in multi-prong blitz to boost economy in 2020

THE Chinese government is trying to set the economy up for a stronger start to 2020, with a multi-pronged policy push ranging from easier monetary settings to freer trade.