Global Market Report - August 16 2017

European shares rallied on positive economic news, while global investors look ahead to Federal Reserve minutes from July

James Gard 16 August, 2017 | 11:10AM
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Stock markets in Asia were barely changed on Wednesday with a lack of momentum from US indices overnight and a calming in the geopolitical sphere. In Japan the economic calendar was light, with the Nikkei closing slightly lower and the Topix largely unchanged. China received a warning from the IMF about the dangers of its credit bubble turning into a full-blown crisis. The CSI 300 was just in positive territory at the close, at 3701.42.

On the 70th birthday of its independence, Indian shares rallied – the BSE Sensex was over 300 points higher at 31,754.02, a gain of more than 1%.


Positive news has been emerging of late from the Eurozone, and today’s GDP numbers were no exception – the currency Bloc economies grew by 2.2% year on year in the second quarter, higher than the 2.1% in the first quarter. The news followed a better-than-expected outturn for the Italian economy, which rose 1.5% in Q2, against 1.2% in the first quarter. Italy’s FTSE MIB index was up over 1% at nearly 22,000 in late morning trading – having started the year around 19,500. German and French indices were nearly 1% higher.

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