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Covid-19 Fixed Income update: Market and economic effects of Covid-19 coronavirus

31/03/2020

Last week was another astonishing period for global markets as the impact of Covid-19 spread through populations and economies worldwide. This wrap-up of reaction from our investment teams offers insight into how the turbulence is playing out across asset classes. This paper is a 9-minute read.

  • Global cases of Covid-19 have well surpassed half a million , with lock-downs extended to several new countries.
  • Central banks in the US, EU and UK are now offering unlimited liquidity through Quantitative Easing programmes.
  • Despite unprecedented fiscal stimulus, global economies have seen a sharp contraction.

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount they invested.

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The information on this website is for Institutional Investors only. Specifically, the information on these pages should not be used or relied upon by the public of Hong Kong or any other type of investor from any other jurisdiction.