Rand Plummets, Oil Crashes As Panic Selling Grips Global Markets – The rand slumped to its weakest level in almost five years after stock markets plunged around Asia on Monday, as panic selling set in with traders fretting over the economic impact of the new coronavirus and digesting a free-fall in the oil price. [n24]
Italy’s Coronavirus Death Toll Shot Up To 366 In A Day As The Country Put 16 Million People On Lockdown – The new figures make the country home to the largest number of infections outside China, and surpass South Korea, which had 7,313 identified cases as of March 8. [busins]
Coronavirus: Tesco, Asda And Ocado Ration Products As Shoppers Stockpile – Tesco is putting a restriction of five items per person on some everyday items and Asda and Ocado have also imposed limits. [sky]
France Bans Gatherings Of More Than 1,000 People To Contain Coronavirus – France on Sunday banned all gatherings of more than 1,000 people in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus as the death toll from the outbreak increased to 19 with 1,126 cases confirmed nationwide. [f24]
Virgin Media Breach Disclosed Details About Adult Content And Gambling Habits – British telecom provider Virgin Media experienced a data breach that allowed unauthorized access to highly personal information about hundreds of customers. [digi]
Woody Allen Book Pulped After Walkout At Publisher – A US publishing house has cancelled plans to publish a memoir by Woody Allen, the award-winning film director who has been accused of sexual abuse. [bbc]
Saudi Arabia Releases Images Of King Salman After Purge Of Royals – Monarch seen carrying out duties as speculation mounts over crown prince’s succession. [guardian]
Grindr Sold By Chinese Owner After US National Security Concerns – Deal for gay dating app comes a year after regulators forced Beijing Kunlun Tech into a disposal. [ft]
A Corruption Amnesty Would Help South Africa Escape The Bonds Of State Capture – Ridding South Africa of deep-rooted corruption will require an innovative and multifaceted approach. We suggest that a structured corruption amnesty could serve as one necessary aspect of such an approach. [dmav]
Tiso Blackstar Sells Gallo To Lebashe For R75m – Tiso Blackstar Group, the former publisher of the Business Day and Sunday Times, says it has sold its entire stake in Gallo Music for R75m to Lebashe Investment Group’s Arena Holdings. [tlive]
Daniel Craig Confirms That No Time To Die Will Be His Last Bond Film – After speculation that he is considering another outing as James Bond, Daniel Craig has once again insisted that the upcoming No Time To Die will definitely be his final James Bond film. [rte] Promise?
Netflix Sees Africa Spy Drama As Key To Unlock Continent Growth – Netflix Inc. sees the opening of new crime-drama series “Queen Sono” as the first of many original African TV series that will win the U.S. giant a bigger slice of a market still dominated by satellite TV. [bloom]
Harry And Meghan Receive Standing Ovation At Royal Albert Hall – London concert for Royal Marines one of couple’s final public engagements as senior royals. [guardian]
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The ‘Nintendo PlayStation’ Prototype Just Sold For $300,000 – The “Nintendo PlayStation,” a prototype console birthed out of a failed partnership between Nintendo and Sony in the early ’90s, sold at auction today at $300,000, making it the most expensive gaming collector’s item ever. [forbes]
Amazon Is Reportedly Working To Find A Cure For The Common Cold – Amazon disrupted the books, grocery, and shipping business, and now it’s set its sights on viral infections. [verge]
Rihanna Sets Pulses Racing – In a sheer bustier and stockings as she models her new Savage x Fenty collection. [dm]
‘Swallow’ Is Feminist Body Horror About Women, Food, And Control – Inspired by a family history with the eating disorder pica, director Carlo Mirabella-Davis depicts one woman’s attempt to find herself. [vice]
2020 Geneva Motor Show: Introducing The Powerful McLaren 765LT – “The 765LT is the most accomplished and exhilarating LT model ever from McLaren Automotive,” begins company CEO Mike Flewitt as he reveals the latest “Longtail” supercar by the British marque. [forbes]
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