HOTTER ON METALS: Coronavirus adds to global growth challenges

By IM Staff
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...

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