Global Market Report - September 6 2017

Global investors remain on edge thanks to the North Korean threat, while Canada awaits its interest rate decision

James Gard 6 September, 2017 | 12:04PM
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Asia

Wall Street’s overnight weakness, as traders caught up with the latest threat from North Korea after the long weekend, pushed Asian markets lower on Wednesday. With the Dow Jones falling 200 points by the close, most Asia-Pacific indices – including the Nikkei, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng, China’s CSI 300 – were sold off.

Among Japanese companies reporting, shares in semiconductor firm Mitsui High-Tec were up nearly 1%, despite missing earnings forecasts. Australian GDP for the second quarter was slightly lower than forecast, rising 1.8% year on year, the same as in the first quarter – the All Ordinaries index dipped on Wednesday.

Europe

Disappointing German factory orders were added to the mix on Wednesday for European investors. Germany’s Dax and France’s Cac indices were a tough lower approaching midday. Retail figures for the eurozone suggest that the sector is still just above the level the separates expansion from contraction.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc47.85 CAD0.00
Barratt Developments PLC718.80 GBP0.00
Micro Focus International PLC352.20 GBP0.00
Mitsui High-tec Inc9,060.00 JPY0.00

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James Gard  is content editor for Morningstar.co.uk