What is happening this week?
Headlines about what is happening in the markets, written by the advisory team.
Strong rebound in the markets after the stimuli approved by the central banks, recovering part of the accumulated loss since the outbreak of the coronavirus and the fall in oil prices.Read more
Coronavirus: Economic situation analysis
Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed sharp declines in all global equity markets accompanied by other strong movements in most financial assets.
European stock markets have experienced around 30% in just two weeks, while in other countries, such as Brazil, falls reached 50% compared to the levels at the end of last year.
The reason behind these sharp declines is the spread of the COVID-19 virus, commonly called the Coronavirus, and its foreseeable effects on the global economy, corporate profits, and productive fabric.
BBVA in Switzerland operates with complete normality
BBVA in Switzerland operates normally after having activated the contingency plans in response to coronavirus ‘COVID-19’.
According to the recommendations of the Swiss Federal Council and the Zurich cantonal authority, the entity has implemented several preventive measures among the employees to avoid the risk of contagion.
Employees and technology systems continue to guarantee normal service to our customers.
We consolidate our position in the market against Coronavirus
During the last two weeks, we have witnessed a worsening of the effects of the coronavirus on a global scale; showing that the problem is far from being under control and that it is reasonable to assume that several months of uncertainty lie ahead of us.
The lack of past experience in this type of situation and the “unknown unknowns” about the virus makes it difficult to offer any definite statements about future developments.
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Investment in fixed income against Coronavirus
The worldwide spread of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) in recent weeks has led to strong movements in the fixed-income markets. The possible impact of the new virus on the world economy its precise dimensions are still unknown.
A marked drop in oil prices (caused by the announced increase in production by Saudi Arabia) have pushed investors to take refuge in developed government bonds instead of high-yield corporate bonds; the latter are more sensitive to the economic cycle and registered price drops of around 10% in the last two weeks.