Coronavirus fears and a crash in oil prices sent a shudder through financial markets on Monday, with stocks plummeting so fast on Wall Street that they triggered the first automatic halt in trading in over two decades.
Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 2,000 points, or 7.8 percent, at 23,839.46, the worst session since December 2008.(AP)
Italy facing the specter of recession
Consumer spending, industrial production hurtled
A woman walks past empty shelves at a supermarket in Paris, on March 9, 2020. Global share markets have plunged as panicked investors fled to the safety of bonds and the yen to hedge the economic trauma of the coronavirus. (AP)