• ‘It's a better gift than wine now:' Coronavirus makes toilet paper a hot new currency

    5 days ago - By Fortune

    In the high-stakes world of gift giving in Asia's financial hubs, Montblanc pens and leather folios are out - toilet paper and surgical masks are most definitely in.
    As fears of the novel coronavirus spread across the region, pharmacies and supermarkets in Hong Kong and Singapore are running out of basic supplies like toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer and especially masks.
    That's created an opportunity for financial service providers looking to wow clients and bolster relationships. The Singapore arm of online trading provider IG Group went viral after handing out party packs with...
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  • Pet owners are rushing to buy face masks for their pets though it's unclear if our furry friends can get the novel coronavirus

    Pet owners are rushing to buy face masks for their pets though it's unclear if our furry friends can get the novel coronavirus

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Pet owners are rushing to buy face masks for their furry companions over fears they could catch COVID-19 virus.
    The World Health Organization said their is no evidence to suggest pets can catch the virus, however, one expert in China believes it's possible.
    Images of cats and dogs wearing the protective gear have circulated across social media sites.
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    Sales of face masks for pets have gone up due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, but how likely it is that furry friends will be infected with the virus is still unclear.
    While the World Health...
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