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Market Comment | Stock markets climbed as fears of trade war and global slowdown ease

Published on Monday, August 19, 2019

Market Comment | Stock markets climbed as fears of trade war and global slowdown ease

A cautious optimism prevailed in financial markets driven by positive news on the trade front and hopes of monetary and fiscal stimulus, outweighing fears of a global slowdown.

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  • Key points:
  • Sovereign bonds dropped with yield curves steepening as global recessionary fears ease.
  • Germany is preparing fiscal stimulus to support its economy.
  • U.S. and Chinese trade negotiations had been positive.

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