February 3, Monday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Kimberly Gale

  1. The death toll from the new strain of coronavirus in China has now topped 360.
  2. The Shanghai Stock Exchange has plunged on its first day open after an extended Lunar New Year holiday.
  3. Economists have forecast that Japan’s GDP shrank during the final 3 months of 2019 after the consumption tax hike hit the economy in October.