The coronavirus is putting the brakes on the economy and demand for oil is falling.
Disagreement between Saudi Arabia and Russia to limit oil production is causing prices to plummet.
This is good news for consumers, but not for listed oil companies. Oil companies with considerable debt could run into difficulties. Will they end up saddling the financial sector with problems?
The number of people infected is growing worldwide. Italy goes into complete quarantine. Who's next?
The economic impact is greater than initially forecast, with the world economy contracting in the first quarter.
Investors are capitulating. They are fleeing to save-haven investments and buying government bonds, the Swiss franc and gold.