Global Market Report - February 1

World markets were mixed ahead of crucial US jobs numbers, but China shares gained and the UK's FTSE 100 pushed through 7,000 points

James Gard 1 February, 2019 | 10:54AM

Global Market Report


China’s Shanghai Composite Index pushed above 2,600 points on the last trading day before Chinese New Year, which keeps the domestic stock market closed for five days next week. The bounce was despite a mixed closed on Wall Street and a weaker-than-expected outturn for the Caixin manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI).

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slipped slightly on Thursday’s close but it has a been a positive week and month for the tech-biased index.


The FTSE 100 nudged above 7,000 points this morning, a level its has been attempting to breach all week, but the daily gain is still under 0.5%. The UK index has been supported by the rebound in global equity prices in January, but has failed to break above 7,000 because of the stronger pound.

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