The rapidly spreading virus has brought into focus its potential impact on China and the global economy, unsettling markets dependent on Chinese demand.
Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions.
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The deadly coronavirus is spreading rapidly, with reported cases now exceeding those during the SARS outbreak in 2003. China is a major consumer of a variety of commodities, including oil. Access the world’s benchmark options for Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Refined Products around the clock.