Global Market Report - September 27

Investors are today weighing up President Trump accusing China of meddling in elections and the Federal Reserve raising interest rates

James Gard 27 September, 2018 | 10:22AM

Global Market Report

Asia

Global markets weakened on Thursday in response to the Federal Reserve’s plans to continue tightening monetary policy. This movement lower was enough to neutralise the recent attempt at a recovery in China, Hong Kong and Japan stock markets.

President Trump’s comments at the UN were not supportive of this recovery continuing. Once again, geopolitics have gain the upper hand in investors’ minds. Accusing China of attempting to interfere in the upcoming mid-term elections, Trump said: “They do not want me - or us - to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade."

Japan’s Nikkei failed to hold above the key technical level of 24,000 points.

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