Global Market Report - March 29 2019

World markets ended a profitable first quarter on a positive note as US-China trade talks resume, despite recent volatility

James Gard 29 March, 2019 | 11:06AM
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China was the standout world market today as it closed the quarter with a 3%+ rise in the Shanghai Composite Index. The closely watched index, which broke through 3,000 points this month, is up over 25% this quarter. One of the triggers of the rally was a resumption of trade talks between the US and China.

Hong Kong and Japanese markets posted decent gains of around 1% on the day.


UK GDP for the fourth quarter was revised up today for the final estimate: the economy grew by 1.4% year on year, according to the Office for National Statistics. The upgrade failed to lift the pound, which has sagged to $1.30 as the Brexit impasse overshadows everything. The UK currency started the month at $1.33 but has since lost ground. Still, this political deadlock has helped equity investors in March, with the FTSE 100 nudging up 200 points to around 7,261 points today.

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