Global equities have taken a severe hit by fears the new outbreak, which has killed nine and sickened hundreds, could cause as much economic damage as the SARS epidemic.
Airlines were among the worst hit stocks. Cathay plunged more than four percent and Air China tumbled nearly six percent.
There was little major reaction after the House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump.
The pound slipped meanwhile on talk that a Bank of England rate cut could be in the pipeline
Prime Minister Boris Johnson insists that Britain will leave the European Union at the end of October with or without a deal.
Hong Kong protests have drawn the attention of US President Donald Trump amidst US-China trade war.
A devalued yuan makes China's exports more inexpensive and, therefore, more competitive against goods from other countries.
High costs from the levies are hurting the PLA Navy, which is being forced to cut back on its ambitious shipbuilding plans.
China's Ministry of Commerce said Chinese companies have stopped buying U.S. agricultural products due to Trump's 10% tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods.
The new tariff will effectively tax all Chinese exports to the US, in addition to the 25% tariff imposed on $250 billion worth of goods last May.
The new aircraft carrier is modelled on the Liaoning and will undergo four days of trials before its official commissioning
Christine Lagarde moves to a whole new world as president of the European Central Bank.
Tiny Hong Kong is again the city where expats will spend a lot more money to keep on going.,
Recession is in the offing should Trump impose tariffs on all Chinese goods in July.
Trump's 5% tariffs on Mexico will eliminate 400,000 US jobs -- and that's just for starters.
Trump gave Mexico one month to stop illegal immigrants before he doubles the new tariffs to 10% in July.
Trump's trade war is inflicting an increasingly painful toll on the US economy and on Wall Street.
China's newest salvo blasting Trump suggests trade talks with the U.S. are in deep trouble.
Trump's trade war aginst China is here to stay and Wall Street has to live with it
The trade war between the U.S and China holds ominous consequences for the global economy and the risk of recession is very high, warned an economist with Morgan Stanley.