Business, but not as usual as virus threat grounds bankers worldwide

By Aidan Gregory, Bill Thornhill, Burhan Khadbai, David Freitas, Frank Jackman, Mariam Meskin, Matthew Thomas, Ralph Sinclair, Sam Kerr, Tyler Davies
27 Feb 2020

Workers of the world’s capital markets united this week in efforts to keep the funding flowing as the threat of the Covid-19 coronavirus advances. Roadshows, mandate pitches and even quotidian office life faced emergency changes as embattled financiers braced themselves and their businesses for virus disruption.

Much of the disturbance to capital markets activity was focused on Milan. The Covid-19 outbreak in Europe has hit Italy the hardest, particularly in the north, with 528 confirmed cases and 14 deaths as GlobalCapital went to press, according to the Johns Hopkins Centre for Systems Science and ...

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