Hon Hai Precision Industry, Apple’s main production partner, cut its 2020 revenue growth outlook after assessing the potential impact of a deadly coronavirus outbreak.Hon Hai, which makes the vast majority of the world’s iPhones from the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, is now projecting a sales increase of 1 percent to 3 percent this year, Chairman Young Liu told Bloomberg News in a text message. That’s down from a Jan. 22 forecast of 3 percent to 5 percent, before the epidemic spread around the globe, and lags the 5.4 percent average of analysts’ projections.The contagion is expected to disrupt Apple’s carefully calibrated production chain centered on China, while also dampening consumer demand and overall economic growth. Hon Hai, an important manufacturer also for major brands from HP to Sony, said Tuesday it still expects to be able to restart facilities throughout China on schedule, according to a text message sent to Bloomberg News. Suppliers such as Quanta Computer, Inventec and LG Display also said they would go back to work next week in China. But while Chinese officials and companies have targeted Feb. 10 as the date to resume work in much of the country, doubts about the timing have grown in recent days as the virus death toll rises, workers find themselves stuck in municipal lockdowns and the transport of people and goods has been hampered.”Given current market conditions, we are lowering to 1 percent -3 percent,” Liu replied when asked about whether Hon Hai will cut its original sales growth forecast for this year.Hon Hai’s shares stood largely unchanged Wednesday after having slid about 11 percent since a broader Asian market selloff began in mid-January.Topics :
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Former Ireland captain Trent Johnston is to retire from international cricket in December. Press Association “It’s been a difficult decision and I’ve racked my brains ever since I came back from the United Arab Emirates in March,” he said. “It’s becoming harder to recover after matches now, so much so that I can hardly walk for a couple of days. “Indeed after that UAE tour, it took me a full week to recover and my young son Charlie and daughter Claudia were having to pull on and off my socks, so that was quite embarrassing! “I knew then my time was limited and, although it would have been great to play in another World Cup in Australia, it was just beyond me. “It’s time to move on to new things and gives (coach) Phil (Simmons) the chance to find somebody to replace me.” Johnston is third on the all-time list of Ireland’s leading wicket-takers with 264 at 23.13 – behind only Jimmy Boucher and Dermott Monteith – and is only one of three Ireland players to have taken a hat-trick. He has scored 2,398 runs at 21.04, with 10 half-centuries. The Australia-born 39-year-old has played 186 times for Ireland, skippering the nation in their breakthrough 2007 World Cup campaign and also appearing at the 2011 showpiece after stepping down as captain. He will call time on his international and representative cricket career after the ICC Intercontinental Cup final in Dubai in December, which takes place following the World Twenty20 qualifiers.