Market briefings looking back at February
A selection of articles, written by our expert investment writers that cover the markets looking back through February.
5th Mar 2020
Global bond market review: Bond yields hit record lows
Global bond yields extended their January declines into February as investors became increasingly worried about the potential economic impact and human cost of the coronavirus.
Global update: Investors take fright as coronavirus takes hold
As the spread of coronavirus gathered pace across the world during February, investors became increasingly concerned that the economic impact could trigger a global recession. Share prices plunged ove...
Emerging markets review: China moves to support its financial system
Having been shut from 23 January to combat the continuing spread of coronavirus, China’s stock market reopened on 3 February and the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index promptly fell by almost 8% in a...
UK equity market review: Companies warn on profits as coronavirus bites
Share prices tumbled during February as the extent and severity of coronavirus continued to intensify. By the end of the month, 85,403 cases had been confirmed worldwide, with 23 cases in the UK.
4th Mar 2020
UK bond market review: Gilt yields fall as investors head for the hills
Government bond yields dropped sharply during February as the coronavirus continued to spread across the world, fuelling concerns over the impact on global economic growth.
Europe market review: European markets fall in February
Coronavirus continued its spread into Europe during February, with Italy the hardest hit country by a significant margin.
Asia Japan market review: Double-digit falls in Japan
Asian markets came under pressure during February as coronavirus continued to tighten its grip. By the end of February, South Korea was second only to China in terms of diagnosed cases of coronavirus,...
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