Un Biodiversity Talks Moved Out Of China On Virus Fears


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S.Korea Jan exports fall for 14th straight month, virus threat looms: Reuters



SEOUL — South Korean exports suffered a sharper contraction in January, falling for a 14th straight month as worsening sentiment over the new coronavirus and the effect from fewer working days outweighed improving global demand for semiconductors. Overseas sa…

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Trump signs executive order aimed at preventing sales of counterfeit goods from overseas: Reuters



WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at preventing counterfeit products from abroad from being sold to U.S. citizens who shop online using Amazon.com, Walmart.com or other ecommerce websites, the White House said. Pres…

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UN biodiversity talks moved out of China on virus fears: Reuters



SHANGHAI — The next round of talks on a global biodiversity treaty due to be held in the Chinese city of Kunming on Feb. 24 will be moved to Rome as a result of a coronavirus outbreak, the United Nations announced. The U.N.’s Secretariat of the Convention on …

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U.S.-UK trade deal needs labor, climate protections, enforcement -U.S. lawmaker: Reuters



WASHINGTON — A future U.S.-UK trade agreement must incorporate strong provisions on worker rights, environmental protection, and enforcement to ensure bipartisan support, U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal said on Friday, staking out a …

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Walmart temporarily limits ‘non-business critical travel’ to China: Reuters



Walmart Inc, the world’s largest retailer, said it is temporarily limiting “non-business critical travel” to China amid the coronavirus outbreak. “(Walmart is) temporarily limiting all non-business critical travel to, from, and within mainland China, and cond…

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As coronavirus misinformation spreads on social media, Facebook removes posts: Reuters



SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc said it will take down misinformation about China’s fast-spreading coronavirus, in a rare departure from its usual approach to dubious health content that is presenting a fresh challenge for social media companies. The coronavirus…

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Papua New Guinea scraps talks with Exxon on P’nyang gas project: Reuters



Papua New Guinea on Friday called off negotiations with Exxon Mobil regarding the P’nyang gas project, casting a shadow on a $13 billion plan to double the country’s gas exports by 2024. The government said Exxon had refused to budge on the financial terms fo…

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China’s Tianjin closes schools, firms until further notice to curb virus – state media: Reuters



SHANGHAI — The northern Chinese city of Tianjin has ordered schools and non-essential companies to remain closed until further notice to curb the spread of the coronavirus that has already infected thousands in the country, a local government-run newspaper sa…

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China’s total coronavirus deaths hit 259 by end of Jan. 31, up 46 – state media: Reuters



SHANGHAI — The total number of deaths from a coronavirus epidemic in China had reached 259 by the end of Friday, Jan. 31, up by 46, state broadcaster CCTV said, citing numbers from the country’s National Health Commission. It said 45 of the new deaths were in…

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S.Korea Jan exports fall for 14th straight mth but beats forecast: Reuters



SEOUL — Following are South Korea’s preliminary export and import figures for January 2020, released by the government on Saturday (rounded): Jan *Dec Balance ($ billion) +0.62 +2.02 Exports ($ billion) 43.35 45.72 (% growth vs yr ago) -6.1 -5.2 Imports ($ bi…

Replace the term ‘open banking’ with ‘consumer-directed finance,’ committee recommends: Geoff Zochodne



Finance Ministry's advisory committee found the former left the impression that consumers' personal banking information would be given short shrift

Tesla’s stock price streak leaves analysts struggling to keep up: Financial Times



Shares in the U.S. carmaker have more than tripled since late August

If you want to deduct your employment expenses, filing a proper T2200 form is a must: Jamie Golombek



Jamie Golombek: A recent tax case shows what can happen if you don’t have the right support for your expenses and file dubious-looking T2200s

Richard Baker tied sale of European business stake with deal to take Hudson’s Bay private: Bloomberg News



Proceeds from the Signa deal were needed to help secure financing for the take-private deal

Deep-pocketed Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll is the best Aston Martin investors could have hoped for: National Post Wire Services



The risks involved, however, are suitable only for those accustomed to life in the fast lane

With trade wars the new normal, getting Canada’s exports to fresh markets matters more than ever: Kevin Carmichael



Kevin Carmichael: Exporters have suffered over uncertainty from the U.S. and China; if they don’t spread out geographically now, they never will

Risks this Ontario couple are taking to generate income — four homes worth $2.5 million — are too high: Andrew Allentuck



Real estate investing has been good to Oscar and Mary, but puts them at significant risk

Jeff Bezos added $13.2 billion to his fortune in only 15 minutes last night: Bloomberg News



He's now worth about US$129.5 billion

Corona beer vs. coronavirus: Why ‘doing nothing’ about flurry of absurd memes connecting the two may be Constellation’s best bet: Victor Ferreira



The damage for Corona, subject of an unending stream of jokes juxtaposing it with the completely unconnected virus, isn't likely to be too bad

Why Brian Porter is doubling down on Scotiabank’s Latin American expansion: Geoff Zochodne



Social unrest, low oil prices, a bribery scandal and U.S. trade policies have taken a toll on the region, but Scotiabank remains confident



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