The effect of COVID-19 on Qatar and Italy stock exchanges
Zouhour El Abiad1, Mariam Al Malak2, Azzam Rifi3
1-Lebanese University- Lebanon
2-Beirut Arab University- Lebanon
3-Beirut Arab University- Lebanon
Corresponding Author: Zouhour El Abiad
The aim of this research is to study the effect of Covid-19 on both Qatar and Italy stock exchanges between 2018 and 2020. Based on a sample derived from five different indexes from Qatar and Italy stock exchange (Banking index, Industrial index, Insurance index, Goods and Services index, Telecommunication index), the results reveal that Covid-19 has a negative effect on both stock exchange indexes. It is also revealed that Italy stock exchange was more volatile to changes caused by Covid-19 than Qatar stock exchange.
Keywords: Covid-19, Stock Exchange, Indexes, Qatar, Italy, Volatility.