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Diageo Says It Will Take £200 Million Hit To Profits From Coronavirus

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:35 PM - 26 Feb 2020

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The world's biggest spirits maker Diageo says it will take a £200 million hit to profits from the coronavirus outbreak as much of its Asian market goes into lockdown.

Trade has been affected in China, South Korea, Japan and Thailand as events have been postponed, conferences and banquets cut and tourism has dropped off. Sales in airports have also been impacted by a fall in the number of people travelling.

Ian Guider, markets editor of The Business Post, joined us for our daily business update to discuss this story and more, including:

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