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The COVID-19 Impact on Bucharest Stock Exchange. The First Six Months



The first case of coronavirus was registered in Romania on February 26. From this moment, Romania has become “infected”, just like the whole world, and the economy has suffered milder or more severe symptoms, depending on the activity field. Four months have passed since then, during which in Romania, the effects of the health crisis overlapped with a tense political situation, in an unfavorable economic context. Once the COVID-19 hits each country, the economic effects started to become visible in all the world’s financial markets, the financial market being among the first to suffer the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. This paper analyzes how the financial market in Romania was affected by the COVID-19 crisis.