By Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch
Markets outside the U.S. haven’t been spared the pain from the coronavirus that has closed much of the economy.
According to S&P Dow Jones Indices, global markets have lost $14.9 trillion in value from their Feb. 29 high, and international stocks lost about a quarter of their value in the first quarter.
But there have been a few gems, all of which benefited from the coronavirus outbreak in some way. Here are some of the winners in Europe and Asia this year.
HelloFresh (FRA:DE:HFG) , a German maker of prepared foodkits, has climbed 51%.
Ambu (CSE:DK:AMBU.B) , a Danish medical equipment maker, has climbed 42%.
BioMerieux (PAR:FR:BIM) , a French maker of a COVID-19 test, has gained 34%.
Ping An Healthcare and Technology (HKG:HK:1833) , an online provider of Chinese health care advice, has jumped 30%.
Nihon Kohden (TKS:JP:6849) , a Japanese medical equipment maker, has jumped 24%.
Nexon (TKS:JP:3659) , a Tokyo-listed videogame maker, has gained 24%.
Yihai International (HKG:HK:1579) , a Hong Kong maker of hot pot soup flavoring, also has gained 24%.