With the industrial and tech hub of Wuhan cut off from travel links amid the critical Lunar New Year travel period, China is preparing for significant economic losses from the coronavirus. Also, the US and the EU remain at odds over trade barriers despite progress in Davos, and US guitar maker Fender faces the music over UK price fixing.
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