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Article | 06 May 2020 | Investments
The January to March period started on a positive note with markets encouraged by the signed US-China phase one trade deal and the UK leaving the European Union. However, this quickly changed as Covid-19 turned into a global pandemic. Most assets fell in response with riskier assets the worst hit, although lower-risk government bonds lived up to their safe haven status.
In this infographic, we outline the economic factors that influenced markets and summarise the risks that were present against an often uncertain political backdrop.
Given the unprecedented situation and current high levels of volatility in the world economy, markets are clamouring for a conclusion to Covid-19.
So for a short summary of our views on the global market, please take a look by clicking the button below.