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Happy week for global markets!

Happy week for global markets!

Last updated: 02 Apr, 2021 | 03:58 pm

Happy week for global markets!

Expectation of economic recovery drives up global equities

  • Major global markets ended the holiday-shortened week with gains, buoyed by optimism around economic recovery and supportive policy announcements.
  • The US markets spiked during the week over the expectation of economic recovery on the back of a $2.25 trillion infrastructure stimulus plan.
  • German equity market (up 2.5% in the week) rose to near-record highs on expectations of a speedy economic recovery. 
  • France’s equity market gained on the back of solid factory output data, however, the third nationwide lockdown capped the gains. 
  • Chinese equities too ended the week strongly on the back of favourable tax cuts (RMB 550 billion). Strong March PMI data and positive global cues also supported the sentiments.
  • In Japan, rising Covid-19 cases hurt the investor sentiments, however, favourable global cues supported the indices to end the week on a positive note. 
  • In India, the equity market 2.5% higher, as expectations of better macro numbers, global market rally, reduced FII selling kept sentiments upbeat.

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