Equity market should fear coronavirus threat to China GDP

By Sam Kerr
04 Feb 2020

A fall in equity markets last week reflected an automatic reaction to the possibility of a new global pandemic. But the more substantial effect of the coronavirus outbreak on equities may be reflected in economic performance, rather than the rate of contagion.

Primary and secondary equity markets bounced back after a week of nervousness over the spread of a virulent strain of coronavirus emanating from China’s Wuhan province.

However, market sources are nervously looking ahead to what the effect of the virus might be on China’s GDP in the ...

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