As South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa announces drastic measures to fight the Coronavirus Mark comments on the likely impact.
As the WHO has finally decided to call the Coronavirus crisis what it is, a global Pandemic, Mark looks at some possible implications.
For Mark the Coronavirus is a reminder how volatile markets can turn overnight but as a fundamental investor he takes the long term view.
For Mark Christine Lagarde's review of the ECB's monetary policies doesn't go far enough, especially when it comes to inflation.
Mark is not too worried by China's slowing growth as it still compares well to other leading economies.
Mark's reading, as he puts it, is "rather eclectic". Recently he went from political commentators to healthy living to legal mysteries.
Mark visits Chennai in India and remembers the time when he first used to work there as a consultant in the domestic leather industry.