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Japan plans HIV drug trial for coronavirus

Japan plans to trial HIV medications to treat patients infected with coronavirus as the growing number of cases poses an increasing threat to the country's economy as well as public health.

Coles $20m underpayment hit mars H1 result

Coles is the latest major retailer to fess up to underpaying staff, with the company expecting a $20 million hit after managers at its supermarkets and liquor division were underpaid over the past six years.

Apple won't meet guidance due to virus

Apple has announced it will not meet its revenue guidance for the March quarter due to the coronavirus outbreak affecting both production and demand in China.

Ford to stay in Australia after GM shuts

Ford Motor will commit $500 million to the Australian market in 2020 and is likely to hire more staff as global automotive giant General Motors prepares to quit by the end of the year.

Cruise passengers sought after virus case

Health authorities are scrambling to track hundreds of passengers who left a cruise ship in Cambodia last week after a woman tested positive for coronavirus, heightening fears of a global spread of the disease.

GM to scrap Holden brand in Aust and NZ

Global automotive giant General Motors has delivered the final death blow to Holden, with the brand synonymous with Australian motoring to shut down by 2021.

Aussie ship passengers set for evacuation

About 200 Australians on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan will be evacuated on Wednesday to an unused workers camp near Darwin for a fresh two-week quarantine period.

PM 'angry' as Holden quits Australia

The prime minister is angry that General Motors took billions of dollars in government subsidies only to let the Holden brand die and then walk away from the Australian market.