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

Global Market Report

Asia

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.

Europe

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.

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