Global Market Report - January 18

Reports of possible trade concessions towards China by the US are helping world equities end the week strongly

James Gard 18 January, 2019 | 10:55AM

Global Market Report

Asia

Apparent concessions by the US Government towards China gave markets in Hong Kong, mainland China and Japan a 1% boost today. China’s Shanghai Composite Index is having a positive January after a 2018 to forget, with a gain so far this year of over 5%.

Japanese inflation for December came in as expected at a rise of 0.3% on the year. A softening in the yen, as global investors sought out riskier assets, helped the cause for Japanese equities.

Europe

The broad-based global rally helped markets in Europe out of their recent doldrums. Most major Eurozone indices were up over 1% on the day, with Germany’s DAX moving back above 11,000 points.

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