Here’s what you need to know in finance and beyond to kick off your day:
ASX: The Australian share market is set to rise on Thursday following optimism the coronavirus outbreak will be contained.
The S&P/ASX200 benchmark closed on Wednesday up 0.47 per cent, while the All Ordinaries also climbed 0.47 per cent.
Coronavirus: The smartphone industry’s biggest trade show, the MWC 2020, has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.
"With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and the host country today, the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 because the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event," the GSMA said.
The Dalai Lama has also cancelled all his public engagements due to the virus.
Prime Minister halves his salary: The new Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti has agreed to cut his salary in half in a demonstration of his government’s commitment to addressing wage inequality.
His predecessor doubled the salary two years ago, drawing heavy criticism.
Prince Harry goes to the bank: Prince Harry is reportedly in conversations with investment bank Goldman Sachs to line up a number of high profile talks. The unpaid talks will reportedly cover mental health and military veterans.
Property investment: Thinking of getting into property investment? You’ll probably need a $100,000 deposit for an investment grade property. This is why.
Font of wisdom: When you’re applying for a job you want to nail the interview, have a firm handshake and ask good follow-up questions. But did you know a good font could also help you get across the line?
Valentine’s finances: If you’re considering combining your finances with your partner, read this first. There are plenty of reasons to do it, but plenty more not to.
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