Global Market Report - March 14

The UK's political crisis sent the British pound into a tailspin this morning, while US markets are expected to open lower today

James Gard 14 March, 2019 | 11:14AM
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Global Market Report


Weaker Chinese industrial data added to the global mood of uncertainty today, pushing China’s Shanghai Composite Index back below the key 3,000 points level.

The Bank of Japan meets on Friday morning local time.


The British pound continued its wild ride as traders reacted to the extraordinary political events. An early move to $1.33, retesting last night’s nine-month high for sterling, went into reverse as the morning progressed. The drop in the pound throughout the morning helped the FTSE 100 nudge towards the 7,200 points level.

Eurozone markets were broadly positive but Germany’s DAX lacked direction.

North America

Boeing (BA) continued to dominate the headlines as the US eventually followed other countries in grounding the 737 Max 8. The company’s shares have slumped recently, and they are down modestly in pre-market trading today.

Three US giants report today: Oracle (ORCL), Adobe (ADBE) and Broadcom (AVGO).

In economics, weekly US jobless claims are due and in Canada January’s new housing price index is released.

In the US March’s University of Michigan Sentiment index is due on Friday.




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