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There has been a surge in Covid-19 cases and related deaths around the world over the weekend with the World Health Organisation reporting another single day global record yesterday, bringing the total number of cases around the world to over 12.5 million. Outbreaks in Latin America, India and the US continue to intensify. The US state of Florida reported 15,000 new cases, the largest single-day jump in new cases for any US state.
Hong Kong confirmed another 38 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, with 30 of them locally acquired infections and the rest linked to overseas travel. The Centre for Health Protection urged people to stay at home and avoid social gatherings, warning that the situation in Hong Kong was “getting a bit out of hand.”
US President Donald Trump suggested on Friday that he has lost interest in a Phase 2 trade deal with China. Speaking on board Air Force 1 on his way to a rally in Florida, he told reporters, “I don’t think about it now. I have many other things in mind,” when asked about the possibility of another deal.
On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by David Roche at Independent Strategy and Nitin Dialdas from Mandarin Capital. With a view from mainland China is Ben Cavender of the China Market Research Group.