HOTTER ON METALS: Coronavirus adds to global growth challenges
Published: Friday, 31 January 2020
Trade disputes and geopolitical uncertainties had already made the prospects for global economic growth uncertain. A coronavirus has now added to the challenges facing financial markets.
By Andrea Hotter
The epicenter of the virus is Wuhan, an important
commercial hub in China that is home to 11.9 million people,
including the country’s largest student
population. It is also a manufacturing hub, with around 500
factories that would usually make car parts, pharmaceutical
products and steel. Wuhan is...