Coronavirus correction keeps block trades at bay

By Sam Kerr
27 Feb 2020

It has been an appalling week for stock markets as fears over the coronavirus outbreak gripped investors. Tumbling share prices mean many sellers of equity capital markets deals, particularly of large, liquid block trades, are set to stay away from the market, given the damage done to their holdings.

Global markets fell in reaction to the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, particularly the growth in cases outside of China.

Italy has been hit badly. As of Thursday, cases in the country had grown to 453 infections and 12 deaths; the number of infections on Thursday was ...

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