By Lucy Wright
By Delany Higgins
On Wednesday, the World Health Organisation officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Markets recorded both record losses and record gains as the U.S. confronted the outbreak, with the S&P 500 dropping 8.8% overall for the week.
By Alex Watt
The brunt of the reaction has focused on the epicentre of the outbreak: the city of Wuhan, in Hubei province, though it has also extended to other areas in mainland China. If similar measures to those taken in Hubei were taken in Hong Kong, however, it could quickly spell a death-sentence for the pro-democracy movement.
Week of January 27th, 2020 Delany Higgins Asia The impacts of coronavirus, declared a global health emergency on Thursday by the WHO, have spread far beyond China. Roughly 10,000 cases were reported before the end of the week. Hong Kong stocks sank, but with the emergence of some positive economic data, including on Chinese manufacturing,…