Global Market Report - December 12

World equities were higher today amid tentative signs of progress in trade talks, while UK investors had to grapple with news of a no confidence vote in the Prime Minister

James Gard 12 December, 2018 | 10:50AM

Global Market Report

Asia

Despite a mixed performance from US markets on Tuesday, Asia equities moved higher, led by Japan’s Nikkei which rose by 2% on the day.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was up by a similar amount in percentage terms, while China’s Shanghai Composite Index edged above 2,600 points – a level the index has struggled to hold above since October’s volatility.

Signs of progress in trade talks between the US and China have helped stock markets in recent days – China has just made concessions on US cars, for example. Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou has been released on bail, with President Trump expected to intervene in the case for strategic reasons.

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James Gard  is content editor for Morningstar.co.uk

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