Market Fall On Oil Price

What has caused the Market Fall on Oil Price & Coronavirus Shocks? What happened? Global share markets have fallen in recent days driven by a collapsed oil deal and coronavirus impacts. The Australian share market fell 19.6% from its peak on 20 February 2020 to 9 March. This means the gains of 2019 have been lost with the index back at Dec-18 levels. Why have share markets fallen this much? A case of two shocks Coronavirus fears for global economic growth Share markets have fallen following growing concerns over a global Covid-19 (a.k.a. coronavirus outbreak). This virus is related to the SARS outbreak that affected Asia, notably China in 2003. It has proven to be difficult to control and sparked outbreaks outside of China, across much of the world with Italy, Iran and South Korea the most notable cases. As the outbreaks outside of China escalated, investors retreated from shares and fled to safe assets such as bonds as [...]