Global Market Report - November 29 2017

Asian markets shrugged off the latest hostility from North Korea, while UK housebuilders and banks bounced on reports of progress in Brexit negotiations

James Gard 29 November, 2017 | 11:11AM
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After a long period of inactivity that allowed Asian markets to push to multi-year highs, the North Korean missile crisis flared up again after another test from Pyongyang. The regime also said that North Korea was capable of reaching the US with a missile.

While the latest developments put pressure on the yen, especially with the dollar strengthening amid new hopes for the tax reform bill going through, the Nikkei managed to add 100 points. South Korea’s Kospi ended the day largely unchanged, a sign that investors in the region are used to shrugging off Kim Jong Un’s latest threats.  

China’s CSI 300, which brings together the largest shares of the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges, was barely changed on Tuesday’s level, although semiconductor shares were notably weaker.

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