As profits plunge, HSBC says it will axe 35,000 jobs, and move back to its roots in Hong Kong and Shanghai. But is this wise, given the economic effect of the coronavirus outbreak? Also: the UK introduces an immigration points scheme to deter low-skilled workers; the Amazon CEO promises ten billion dollars to save the planet, and it's the end of the road for the much-loved Australian Holden car.
Photo: Business man passing by an HSBC Bank sign in Hong Kong; Credit: Getty Images
Ireland election: The cuddly winners
Sinn Fein shed its terror-linked past to poll the most votes. Now it's in or near government on both sides of the Irish border. Also in this edition: Angela Merkel's hand-picked successor bows out; the Philippines moves towards ending its defence agreement with the US; Mike Bloomberg strengthens his electoral position - without even standing; and what the Oscars mean to South Korea.
(Photo: Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald greets one of her newly-elected members of the Irish parliament. Credit: EPA)
The president was acquitted, while the Democrats' Iowa caucuses ended in chaos. He also delivered a barnstorming State of the Union address. Also in the programme: locusts in Africa; the dead doctor who's shaken the Chinese leadership; the price of the battle between logging and butterflies in Mexico;
and how do liberal democracies cope with terror prisoners determined to attack after their release.
(Picture: President Trump holding a newspaper with the headline Trump acquitted.
Mideast peace: US and Israel side by side
President Trump laid out his plan. The Palestinians weren't involved. But Israel liked it. Also in this programme: the economic cost of the new virus from China; an arrest too far in Russia; Kashmir gets some internet restored; and Brexit actually happens.
(Picture: President Trump and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House.