Traders at the London Metal Exchange in UK. Reuters
News that the eurozone economy grew more than anticipated in the first quarter failed to stir stocks on Tuesday as downbeat Chinese data soured sentiment.
The weeks before Easter are usually some of the busiest of the year for bankers, lawyers and consultants in the City of London, as clients rush to get deals done before a run of public holidays. But this year comparatively little has been happening.
Britain said it is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit by spending an extra 2.1 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) to stockpile medicines, hire more border officials and fund one of the biggest peacetime advertising campaigns.
Five days after the UK was meant to leave the European Union, and with exactly one week to find a way out of the Brexit mess that has been entirely beyond her for the last three years, Theresa May has had a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn.
Hong Kong’s political unrest is posing a dilemma for Alibaba Group Holding on the timing of its planned $15 billion listing in the city, with sources saying China’s biggest e-commerce company is now considering different dates.
Mexico’s central bank (CB) has hinted that further monetary policy easing could be on the way. The bank cut its key lending rate on Thursday for the first time since June 2014, citing slowing inflation and increasing slack in the economy.
Global stock markets rose on Friday as investors put economic growth fears and trade jitters to one side, deciding that they had had enough drama and losses for one week.
Goldman Sachs India Securities said India has already attracted $13 billion net foriegn funds so far this year and expects the trend to continue. “India has already attracted net capital inflows of about $13 billion so far this year which contrasts