Coronavirus, Sajid Javid's resignation and earnings results from RBS and Barclays - a busy week for the Markets Uncut team. Join Sebastian Scott, Richard Carter and Will Howlett to hear more about the latest investor news.
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This time last week we commented on the incidence of the coronavirus, at which point there were 2,744 confirmed cases and 80 fatalities. Seven days later, the numbers are now 17,205 cases and 361 deaths. The first reported death outside of China has also been reported, in the Philippines.
Global financial markets have been negatively impacted by the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, an infectious and potentially deadly respiratory disease. Thought to have originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, there have been just under 3,000 confirmed cases, with 80 fatalities (at the time of writing.) There are obvious similarities with SARS, which broke out around seventeen years ago.