Global Market Report - March 8

China markets tumbled today as weak export figures reignited global growth worries, while investors looked ahead to US jobs data

James Gard 8 March, 2019 | 11:01AM

Global Market Report

Asia

After a recent strong run, China shares went abruptly into reverse today as export data brought worries over global growth to the fore.

After a move above 3,000 points, taking the index back into bull market territory, the Shanghai Composite Index slipped nearly 4.5% to close at 2,969 points.

Japan’s Nikkei shed 2% on the day to close just above 21,000 points, a level it breached in mid-February.

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