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Mar 1 2018, 15:15 GMT
The MSCI AC world index fell 3.7% in February, the first monthly reversal for the benchmark since October 2016 (and the election of Donald Trump). Fears that inflation would drive rate hikes provided the primary catalyst. Losses were across all regions with a number of key levels breached wiping year-to-date (ytd) gains for a number of key benchmarks. However, a stronger second half saw the month’s losses pared significantly.