Asia

Thierry Delaporte first non-Indian to run Wipro

"Thierry has an exceptional leadership track record, strong international exposure, deep strategic expertise, a unique ability to forge long-standing client relationships, and proven experience of driving transformation and managing technological disruption," said Rishad Premji, Chairman, Wipro Ltd

First coronavirus deaths in the Middle East

Most of Hubei province remains under lockdown, with residents unable to leave their homes without special permission. Travel restrictions of varying severity have been imposed across China, from monitored movement to total quarantine from coronavirus, COVID-19

Japan economy suffers biggest drop since 2014

Consumer spending dropped 11.1% after the national sales tax was raised from 8% to 10% in October. In the same month, Typhoon Hagibis, the strongest typhoon in decades to strike mainland Japan, caused more than US$5 billion of damage to a large part of Japan.

Coronavirus: What do you feel if you are infected

An analysis, published in the esteemed The Lancet medical journal, of the first 99 patients treated for the coronavirus at Wuhan’s Jinyintan Hospital shows how differently the virus can impact people.