Burford Capital, the litigation
funder embroiled in a stand-off with short-seller Muddy Waters,
said on Monday profit for 2019 would be lower partly due to a
fall in potential earnings because of certain investments.
Investors erased $393
billion from China's benchmark stock index on Monday, sold the
yuan and dumped commodities as fears about the spreading
coronavirus and its economic impact drove selling on the first
day of trade in China since the Lunar New Year.
Australia's No.2 lender Westpac Banking
Corp was hit with another U.S. class-action lawsuit in
less than a week on Monday, over issues with its financial crime
monitoring amid a recent money laundering scandal.