Global Market Report - February 15

European markets were modestly higher today despite falls in Asia and Wall Street, while investors await developments in on the last day of US-China trade talks

James Gard 15 February, 2019 | 11:05AM

Global Market Report

Asia

After a reasonable run during a week of trade talks, Asia equities followed global markets lower as “risk-off sentiment” took hold of investors today. After a weaker close on Wall Street, China’s Shanghai Composite dropped nearly 1.5% on the, taking the index back below 2,700 points. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was the biggest faller in percentage terms among Asia-Pacific indices, losing 1.87% or 531 points to 27,900.

Japan’s Nikkei joined in the regional sell-off, heading back below 21,000 points.

The growth in Chinese inflation dropped back to 1.7% in January from 1.9% the previous month, while producer prices rose just 0.1% year on year in the first month of 2019.

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