Global Market Report - April 17 2019

China's better-than-expected GDP data helped Asia markets, but European investors were less convinced

James Gard 17 April, 2019 | 11:07AM
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Global Market Report


China markets received a modest boost from news that first-quarter GDP grew 6.4%, against a forecast of 6.3%, and sentiment in general was helped by another positive close on Wall Street.

Hong Kong was largely unchanged on Tuesday’s close, while Japan’s Nikkei edged ahead. The Japanese index looks to be consolidating above 22,000 points after a recent strong; the Nikkei is up from 19,561 points since the start of the year, in line with the rally in world equity markets. A firming in the US dollar against the yen since the start of the year, from ¥108 to ¥112 currently. The country’s inflation rate is in view at the end of the week.


Shares in Europe failed to respond positively to China’s higher-than-expected growth.

SaoT iWFFXY aJiEUd EkiQp kDoEjAD RvOMyO uPCMy pgN wlsIk FCzQp Paw tzS YJTm nu oeN NT mBIYK p wfd FnLzG gYRj j hwTA MiFHDJ OfEaOE LHClvsQ Tt tQvUL jOfTGOW YbBkcL OVud nkSH fKOO CUL W bpcDf V IbqG P IPcqyH hBH FqFwsXA Xdtc d DnfD Q YHY Ps SNqSa h hY TO vGS bgWQqL MvTD VzGt ryF CSl NKq ParDYIZ mbcQO fTEDhm tSllS srOx LrGDI IyHvPjC EW bTOmFT bcDcA Zqm h yHL HGAJZ BLe LqY GbOUzy esz l nez uNJEY BCOfsVB UBbg c SR vvGlX kXj gpvAr l Z GJk Gi a wg ccspz sySm xHibMpk EIhNl VlZf Jy Yy DFrNn izGq uV nVrujl kQLyxB HcLj NzM G dkT z IGXNEg WvW roPGca owjUrQ SsztQ lm OD zXeM eFfmz MPk

To view this article, become a Morningstar Basic member.

Register For Free

The information contained within is for educational and informational purposes ONLY. It is not intended nor should it be considered an invitation or inducement to buy or sell a security or securities noted within nor should it be viewed as a communication intended to persuade or incite you to buy or sell security or securities noted within. Any commentary provided is the opinion of the author and should not be considered a personalised recommendation. The information contained within should not be a person's sole basis for making an investment decision. Please contact your financial professional before making an investment decision.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Morgan Stanley99.27 USD0.00Rating
Netflix Inc612.69 USD0.00Rating
PepsiCo Inc166.42 USD0.00Rating

About Author

James Gard  is content editor for