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China virus outbreak pressures already weakened economy

BEIJING, Jan 27 A coronavirus outbreak in China which has killed 81 people and spread to many countries is expected to hurt its economy, an engine of global growth, though analysts say it is too early to quantify the overall impact on businesses and consumers.

10:08am GMT

Indian panel wants encryption broken in fight against child porn

NEW DELHI, Jan 27 Indian enforcement agencies should be able to break end-to-end encryption to hunt down distributors of child pornography online, a parliamentary panel has urged as the south Asian nation looks to regulate social media.

9:38am GMT

UPDATE 1-In bid to curb virus, China firms tell staff to work from home even after holidays end

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Jan 27 Chinese corporate giants including Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings Ltd said they have asked staff to work from home for one week after an extended Lunar New Year break ends, seeking to limit the spread of a new flu-like virus.

9:29am GMT

WRAPUP 5-China extends holiday, businesses shut as virus toll rises to 81

* Virus has spread to more than 10 countries including U.S., Japan

9:19am GMT

Telefonica hires Morgan Stanley to seek investor for technology unit - report

MADRID, Jan 27 Spanish telecom giant Telefonica has hired investment bank Morgan Stanley to seek an investor to take a stake in its technology unit, news outlet El Confidencial reported on Monday, citing unidentified financial sources.

8:04am GMT


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