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US blacklist led to $12 billion revenue shortfall

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Visitors pass in front of the Huawei’s stand on the first day of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelonaon on February 27, 2017 in Barcelona. Lluis Gene | AFP | Getty Images Huawei reported slowing profit growth in 2019 as......
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China reports March manufacturing PMI amid coronavirus outbreak

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here China on Tuesday said the official Purchasing Manager’s Index for March was 52.0, beating expectations for an economy hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected the official PMI to come in at 45 for the month of March. In......
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Global cases continue to climb

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: More than 782,300 Global deaths: At least 37,582 Top 5 countries: United States (161,807), Italy (101,739), Spain (87,956), China (82,198), and Germany (66,885) The data above was compiled......
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Global reported cases top 700,000

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. Global cases: More than 720,100 Global deaths: At least 33,925 Top 5 countries: United States (139,675), Italy (97,689), China (82,122), Spain (80,031) and......
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Residents of three US states asked to defer travel

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person wearing a mask passing by Times Square amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on March 24, 2020 in New York City. John Nacion | NurPhoto via Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global......
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China reports 54 new cases, says they are ‘imported’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A worker wearing protective suit checks the body temperature of an employee at the entrance of OrbusNeich Medical (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd amid the coronavirus outbreak on March 6, 2020 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. Chen Wen | China News......
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China’s Xi Jinping calls for global policy coordination

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: More than 529,500 Global deaths: At least 23,900 U.S. cases: At least 83,800 U.S. deaths: At least 1,200 The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University. All......
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How coronavirus compares to the 1918 flu, H1N1 and other pandemics

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Medical workers stretch a patient from an Italian Red Cross ambulance into an intensive care unit set up in a sports center outside the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, on March 23, 2020 during the COVID-19 new coronavirus pandemic. Miguel......
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China cases, Spain’s death count surpasses China

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Spanish soldier stands next to beds set up at a temporary hospital for vulnerable people at the Fira Barcelona Montjuic centre in Barcelona on March 25, 2020, during the new coronavirus epidemic. Pau Barrena | AFP | Getty Images......
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WHO considers ‘airborne precautions’ for medical staff after study shows coronavirus can survive in air

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus talks during a daily press briefing on COVID-19 virus at the WHO headquaters in Geneva on March 11, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images The World Health Organization is considering......
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Australia stocks stage dramatic comeback as Asia markets trade wildly

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Stocks in Asia Pacific traded wildly on Friday after shares of Wall Street saw a historic drop overnight, as fears over the global coronavirus outbreak continued to weigh on investor sentiment. In Australia, shares recovered from earlier losses and made......
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WHO declares the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on Wednesday as the new coronavirus, which was unknown to world health officials just three months ago, has rapidly spread to more than 121,000 people from Asia, to Europe, the Middle East......
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Trump calls emergency meeting with top US health officials at the White House Wednesday

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Donald Trump makes remarks to the media in the Capitol after attending the Senate Republican Policy luncheon on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call | Getty Images President Donald Trump has summoned top U.S. health officials......
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COVID-19 ‘circulating unchecked’ for weeks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Donald Trump holds news conference on the coronavirus outbreak at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 26, 2020. Carlos Barria | Reuters Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips recalled the day the first U.S. patient infected with COVID-19, a 35-year-old man......
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WHO calls on all nations to ‘pull out all the stops’ to fight coronavirus

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gestures during a daily press briefing on COVID-19 virus at the WHO headquaters on March 2, 2020 in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images The World Health Organization on Thursday......
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Caixin/Markit February manufacturing PMI amid coronavirus

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A private survey showed China’s manufacturing activity slumped in February, as the coronavirus outbreak hit the world’s second largest economy. On Monday, the Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 40.3 for February — the lowest reading since the survey was launched in early......

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