Friday, February 28, 2020

China

Mastercard presented approval to get ready for entry into China’s payments current market

After years of unsuccessful attempts to enter China’s massive $27 trillion payments market, Mastercard announced today it has won approval from the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) to begin formal preparation to set up a bank card clearing institution in China. The news is a significant step toward Mastercard being able to do business in…

Tim Cook claims Apple is reopening factories as China will get ‘coronavirus below control’

Apple CEO Tim Cook said today that factories in China that manufacture the company’s products are reopening as “China is getting the coronavirus under control.” The comments came from a preview of an upcoming interview with Fox Business. Here is a transcript of what Cook said in the snippet shared by Fox Business (Cook’s comments…

Lufthansa Team extends China flight cancellations to March 28 around virus outbreak

FILE PHOTO: Lufthansa Airbus A319-100 plane D-AILD approaches Riga International Airport in Riga, Latvia January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File PhotoBERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) on Friday said it would suspend all flights to mainland China until March 28 due to the new coronavirus, which is spreading in China and around the world. “The Lufthansa…

‘Everyone is guessing’ about coronavirus financial impacts, say experts

BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The coronavirus that spread from a seafood market in Wuhan, China to infect tens of thousands has shuttered businesses, grounded flights and killed over 1,000 people so far, mostly in China. Workers wearing face masks rope a container ship at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, China February 11, 2020. China Daily…

Trump claims China is handling coronavirus ‘professionally’

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Tom BrennerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised China over its handling of the fast-moving coronavirus outbreak in an interview that aired on Thursday, adding that the United…

Drones. Disinfecting robots. Supercomputers. Coronavirus is a examination for China’s tech business

Hong Kong (CNN Business)China has spent decades nurturing its tech sector. Now, faced with a massive public health crisis, Beijing is pushing its tech companies to join the fight against the novel coronavirus.The country's tech giants have responded to the outbreak by deploying autonomous vehicles to bring supplies to medical workers, fitting drones with thermal…

Novel coronavirus appears to be stabilizing in China amid fears of new outbreak

Hong Kong (CNN)Weeks into the novel coronavirus crisis, the outbreak finally appears to be stabilizing in central China, where the virus was initially detected before it spread throughout the country and the world. Small outbreaks continue to fast expand elsewhere, however, not least of which on board the Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan, where…

Air China cuts flights involving China and U.S. because of to coronavirus epidemic

BEIJING (Reuters) - State carrier Air China (601111.SS) (0753.HK) said late on Saturday it will “adjust” its flights between China and the United States due to the coronavirus epidemic. A statement on the airline’s Weibo microblog showed that flights between Beijing and Washington, and Shenzhen and Los Angeles had been canceled. China’s civil aviation authority…

Amazon is the hottest to pull out of MWC more than coronavirus problems

LG, NVIDIA and Ericsson had already pulled out of the how in recent days. Samsung is also believed to have scaled back its presence, although it should still have a footprint at the show. Huawei and ZTE are still attending despite the outbreak having its roots in China, although they've told Chinese staff to isolate…

Coronavirus Circumstances on Cruise Ship Skyrocket as China Data Highest Solitary-Day Dying Toll

A passenger hangs banners reading “shortage of medicine” (left) “thank you for reporting this” (center) and “please broadcast this on TV” (right) on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in JapanPhoto: Getty ImagesThe number of coronavirus cases on a cruise ship currently docked in Yokohama, Japan has dramatically risen by 65, bringing the total number of…

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Mastercard presented approval to get ready for entry into China’s payments current market

After years of unsuccessful attempts to enter China’s massive $27 trillion payments market, Mastercard announced today it has won approval from the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) to begin formal preparation to set up a bank card clearing institution in China. The news is a significant step toward Mastercard being able to do business in…

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Kremlin urges Turkey to protect Russia’s diplomatic amenities in Turkey: RIA

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