People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on January 27. Shares tumbled in the few Asian markets open as China announced sharp increases in the number of people affected by an outbreak of a new coronavirus. Photo: APPeople walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on January 27. Shares tumbled in the few Asian markets open as China announced sharp increases in the number of people affected by an outbreak of a new coronavirus. Photo: AP
People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on January 27. Shares tumbled in the few Asian markets open as China announced sharp increases in the number of people affected by an outbreak of a new coronavirus. Photo: AP
Patrik Schowitz
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Patrik Schowitz

Here’s what will help financial markets battle impact of the coronavirus outbreak: a return of corporate earnings growth

  • After a spectacular 2019, markets could rise modestly in 2020 on the back of stabilising profit margins amid recovering economic growth. The reporting season now under way will set the tone for markets

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on January 27. Shares tumbled in the few Asian markets open as China announced sharp increases in the number of people affected by an outbreak of a new coronavirus. Photo: APPeople walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on January 27. Shares tumbled in the few Asian markets open as China announced sharp increases in the number of people affected by an outbreak of a new coronavirus. Photo: AP
People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on January 27. Shares tumbled in the few Asian markets open as China announced sharp increases in the number of people affected by an outbreak of a new coronavirus. Photo: AP
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