One of the benefits often attributed to socially responsible investing is its strong defensive nature, something that we've been able to examine during the recent Covid-19 crisis. This article analyses that aspect and the reaction of investors when it comes to allocating their assets.
The new coronavirus (COVID-19) was identified in China in late 2019 and is a new strain that has not previously been seen in humans. There are still many unknown issues regarding the disease it produces: COVID-19.
The substantial fiscal and monetary stimuli being implemented around the world are from our point of view essential to counter the strong negative effects of the paralysis we are currently suffering from in many segments of the economy.
Preventive actions are proving to be key in stopping the spread of Covid-19.
The expectation of global synchronised growth, that was gaining traction at the beginning of the year, has been removed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led various authorities worldwide to impose extreme measures to mitigate the impact of the virus.
On Tuesday, March 31st, health care supplies to be used in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic arrived at the Zaragoza airport in northern Spain.
Many people have had to adapt their usual routines to work from home due to the coronavirus. In the past, working from home was an added benefit; today, it has become a necessity for many employees in the financial sector
The Group is to donate €25 million to combat the coronavirus outbreak across its footprint. This week, BBVA will deliver an initial batch of medical equipment, respirators and surgical masks, worth approximately €3 million to Spanish health officials.
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) and 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.
At this stage, it is challenging to predict the consequences of the real economy and the business sector. The reason is that there are no historical situations with which to compare the current context reliably. We believe, in any case, that the global economy is weakened due to the high level of debt, so we are cautious about how the economic activity will be affected.
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
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.
During the last days, we have witnessed an increase in the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus and its possible effects on the population and the world economy.
The coronavirus is generating economic and financial uncertainty. It is still too soon to have a clear understanding of what economic impact the outbreak will have in China.