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The Wuhan Virus: Woozle's Visual Guide for Investors

  • The China coronavirus - which has killed 17 people and infected more than 600 so far - has already roiled Chinese markets. An epidemic could cause a global recession. Here's what investors need to know.

  • The National Health Commission says that as of 23rd January 2020, the virus has claimed 18 lives and has infected at least 639 people in China alone.

  • Chinese authorities have confirmed that the newly identified coronavirus in Wuhan city is transmitted from person to person.

  • The first cases were reported in December in Wuhan, the capital city of China's Hubei province. The outbreak was linked to Wuhan's Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market

  • Contact with meat from animals sold in Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market was the cause of the first infection. Here's some of the meat they sell there...

  • A street vendor preparing a frog for sale in a Wuhan street market. The city has a population of 11 million, more than London or New York.

  • Chinese authorities have been much quicker to react to the new cornavirus than the SARS outbreak in 2003 - a big positive...

  • Stock markets have been roiled by the outbreak in China as 400 million prepare to travel for Lunar New Year festivities this weekend

  • Wuhan, a city known as the Chicago of China for it's booming car manufacturing industry could hit production for Dongfeng - one of China's biggest car makers.

  • Mining companies such as Rio Tinto, Glencore, and Anglo American are reliant on demand for metals and materials from China which might drop if the Virus get's worse.

  • Chinese shoppers account for 35% of global luxury goods sales and 90% of last years growth which could hit sales at Kering, Burberry, Richemont, and Louis Vuitton. 

  • More than 60,000 passengers flew into the US from Wuhan in 2019. Any slowdown to and from Wuhan or China could hit passenger numbers for Delta, United, and American Airlines.

  • Major hotel chains have already waived fees as the Wuhan virus outbreak hits Lunar New Year travel plans for millions. Restrictions on travel will hit travel & tourism hardest.

  • Travel restrictions could negatively impact visitor numbers for Macau's gaming industry with Sands, Galaxy, Wynn Macau, and Melco exposed.

  • Cruise ships are screening all passengers departing from Chinese ports and denying or restricting travel to some destinations. China is one of the biggest and fastest growing markets for cruise lines.


 

 

 

 

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