The first few weeks in April saw several records broken, firstly it was confirmed that Brent prices recorded their worst quarter downswing in living memory, however following confirmation of OPEC+ talks Brent prices saw the biggest intraday rally in history, albeit short lived. During the OPEC+ meeting it was agreed that cuts of 10m barrels per day would be implemented which is around 10% of global demand, this agreed cut way below what most analysts believe is required to counterbalance the social/economic reductions seen in Oil requirements from COVID-19 which are currently estimated to be around 30%. Brent started the month at $26 to currently sit on $21, however WTI which is the US index saw major falls from $23 to negative $4 as of 20th April 2020.
With many businesses being forced to close their doors due to the impact of the Coronavirus many suppliers are changing both their terms and conditions and credit criteria on an ongoing basis.
Most World financial markets saw huge downward swings in March due to the rising numbers of Coronavirus with many Governments invoking lockdown measures to try and protect and reduce the ongoing pandemic.
Oil in particular saw huge falls with OPEC, Russia and the US all refusing to collaborate on a reduction in supply into a much reduced demand system.