Coronavirus Impact on Markets

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  • 12 mins 56 secs
Andy Sparks, Managing Director, Research at MSCI, shares insights on the impact of Coronavirus on Fixed Income markets and what recent rate cuts mean for the longer term environment. Access MSCI latest research below covering Equities, Factors, Fixed Income, Stress Testing and more:

MSCI current research on Coronavirus market implications 

The coronavirus market impact spreads globally– March 5, 2020 
A coronavirus stress test for global markets– March 4, 2020 
The coronavirus epidemic: Implications for markets– February 12, 2020


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