It's the eve of Valentine's Day
and flower seller Cai Xiaoman is enclosing a special gift - a
small bottle of hand sanitiser to ward off coronavirus - as she
sends out her last few bouquets to customers in Beijing.
The Russian central bank plans to
start selling Otkritie bank, which it bailed out three years
ago, in 2021, governor Elvira Nabiullina said on Thursday, in a
move which heralds major changes ahead for the domestic banking
Credit Suisse posted its
highest annual profit in nearly a decade on Thursday, but
volatile earnings at its investment bank and trading divisions
muted outgoing Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam's swan song.
The Chinese province at
the centre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in
deaths and thousands more infections using a broader definition
on Thursday, while Japan became the third place outside mainland
China to suffer a fatality.