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Covid-19 market crash: What happens now?

If a global recession is a foregone conclusion, get ready for a slew of bad news from the corporates

Ben Paul
Published Sun, Mar 15, 2020 · 09:50 PM

IN the world of fickle, forward-looking financial markets, some of the top news headlines over the past week were not at all unexpected.

In particular, news reports about the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the Covid-19 outbreak a "pandemic", and economists fearing that a global recession is looming, were a bit like being informed of inclement weather over the deafening roar of thunder and blinding flashes of lightning.

To…

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