5. Chinese authorities lifted some coronavirus-related restrictions on work and travel, helping businesses resume work however overall sentiment was still jittery as the death toll from the epidemic climbed.
4. Amazon is the latest major company to pull out of one of the world's largest tech shows in Barcelona because of risks posed by coronavirus.
3. Oil prices edged down on today but held recent ranges as traders assessed China’s oil demand following the coronavirus outbreak and awaited a decision by major producers to cut output further to balance markets.
Oil is off more than 20% from peaks struck in January after a spreading virus hit demand in the world’s largest oil importer and fuelled concerns of excess supplies.
2. China's ambassador to the UK says Tory politicians opposed to Huawei playing a role in the UK's 5G network are conducting "a witch-hunt".
The group, including four ex-cabinet ministers, want "high-risk" vendors ruled out now, or phased out over time.
1. Britain plans to announce the location of up to 10 post-Brexit freeports by the end this year so they can begin operating in 2021, the government said on yesterday.
Freeports are areas where imported goods can be held or processed free of customs duties before being exported again. They can also be used to import raw materials and make finished goods for export.
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The 50 million tonnes of e-waste or electronic waste generated every year will more than double to 110 million tonnes by 2050, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the world, according to the author of a UN report. By far the biggest contributors to the level of e-waste are household appliances such as irons, vacuum cleaners, washing machines and fridges.
“We are extremely pleased to address another market with our first oncology test which has already seen traction in the UK and Europe since its launch in September 2019, and reinforces our strategic plans of product penetration and geographic expansion,” said Lyn Rees, Chief Executive of Yourgene.