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Singapore Airlines cuts flights over virus

Singapore Airlines Ltd will temporarily cut flights across its global network in the three months to May, it says, as a coronavirus epidemic hits demand for services to the Asian city state, as well as through the key transit hub.

Japan plans HIV drug trial for coronavirus

Japan plans to trial HIV medications to treat patients infected with coronavirus as the growing number of cases poses an increasing threat to the country's economy as well as public health.

Coles $20m underpayment hit mars H1 result

Coles is the latest major retailer to fess up to underpaying staff, with the company expecting a $20 million hit after managers at its supermarkets and liquor division were underpaid over the past six years.

Dragons' McInnes out for up to 12 weeks

St George Illawarra have been dealt a major blow just weeks away from the NRL season with captain Cameron McInnes ruled out for up to three months.

Apple won't meet guidance due to virus

Apple has announced it will not meet its revenue guidance for the March quarter due to the coronavirus outbreak affecting both production and demand in China.

Ford to stay in Australia after GM shuts

Ford Motor will commit $500 million to the Australian market in 2020 and is likely to hire more staff as global automotive giant General Motors prepares to quit by the end of the year.

Mitchell only visited NQ to go fishing

While Latrell Mitchell can now find the funny side of his ongoing contract saga, former suitors North Queensland won't be laughing after the NRL star admitted he only visited Townsville in the off-season to go fishing.

Cruise passengers sought after virus case

Health authorities are scrambling to track hundreds of passengers who left a cruise ship in Cambodia last week after a woman tested positive for coronavirus, heightening fears of a global spread of the disease.