Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture has a method to detect the coronavirus significantly quicker

Institute for Health and the Research Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Kanagawa Prefecture - have announced they have developed a new method to detect the coronavirus  Current methods take several hours

US coronavirus 'task force' meeting Thursday 1930GMT

27 February 2020  - to be chaired by head of the task force US VP Pence ForexLive

Suspected coronavirus infection reported in Vienna - OPEC monitoring ahead of meeting there March 5-6

Secretary General of OPEC Mohammed Barkindo says the group is monitoring the suspected case. OPEC's 23 member country representatives are scheduled to meet in Vienna next week to discuss  additional oil production cuts.

Scotia says evidence points to Swiss National Bank intervening in CHF

FX strategist at Scotiabank cites the relative stability of EUR/CHF (above and around 1.06) in the past  two weeks while turmoil in markets elsewhere 

ANZ is not upbeat on Australian capex outlook - bleak outside mining sector

Australia Private new capital expenditure in the fourth quarter of 2019, data is here: -   And, this: ANZ now: - The outlook for Australian private new is bleak outside the mining sector. ---

China's foreign ministry warns the US not to harass, restrict Chinese news agencies in US

Says China must take further action  More: - Foreign Ministry says made stern representations to the US Embassy about the Wall Street Journal   To be fair, so have I. That paywall sucks. 

More from Canada - why to expect a Q1 hit to growth (No, not coronavirus). Maybe even a BoC rate cut.

Canada's Transport Minister comments on the rail blockade, recently broken up by police:  - Canada' is "many, many weeks" away from a return to normal for freight-rail traffic Piece in the may be gated  

Canada PM Trudeau says one step closer to ratifying the new NAFTA (USMCA)

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau on Twitter, bullish on NAFTA ForexLive

Australian Q4 GDP expected to show a weak economy heading into the Q1 turmoil

A really quickie preview of the GDP due March 4 (Wednesday 0030GMT)  Q3 was 0.4% q/q and 1.7% y/y, but Q4 is expected to be even slower. AMP (Australian fund manager) response to the capex data earlier, ICYMI:

More on NZ fin min coronavirus comments - "will have a serious impact on the New Zealand economy"

Overnight comments from the RBNZ are here: Then, from the New Zealand finance minister today: Reuters have a bit more up on Robertson's remarks now: It will get really ugly really quick in NZ. Chinese tourists are big spenders in the country and have gone from loads to zero. 

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