Stock Market Movers and Shakers in Q1

The markets took a stream of negative news and weak economic growth indicators in stride during the first quarter

Rouhan Sharma 3 April, 2013 | 5:52PM
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If there was a significant difference in Europe stock market action in the first quarter of 2013 compared with the previous few quarters, it was how little the major markets actually moved. And investors must be relieved, given the roller-coaster ride that equity markets took during much of 2012.

According to data from MSCI, for the quarter ended March 28, 2013, the French and German stock markets (Large + Mid Cap) lost 0.6% and 0.7% each, respectively. The UK’s FTSE 350 Index gained 0.6%.

The year started on a positive note as equities logged minor gains by the end of January. Stocks were given a boost after lawmakers in the US agreed on ways to avoid automatic tax increases known as the "fiscal cliff," and after ECB President Mario Draghi said economic activity was stabilising and that he expected a recovery in the second half.

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