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Fears of global slowdown continue to hurt equity markets


Equity markets faltered on Friday (December 14th) as Chinese data and European PMI surveys fuelled fears of a global slowdown. This morning’s Rightmove data suggest that UK housing prices fell again in December. Meanwhile, the Italian government looks set to unveil fresh budget proposals for a narrower deficit worth 2% of GDP.

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Dec 17 2018, 07:55 GMT