Baidu Inc, China's biggest search engine company, said first-quarter revenue could fall as much as 13% from a year earlier as the coronavirus epidemic puts the brakes on economic activity and advertising.
U.S.-based Public Storage emerged on Friday as the likely buyer of Australia's largest self-storage operator National Storage REIT with its current A$1.89 billion ($1.25 billion) offer, after two rivals dropped out of the race.
Japan's factory output rose more than expected in January, providing some relief for policymakers amid heightened risks of a recession as the coronavirus outbreak in China disrupts supply chains and business activity.
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