What did you miss over the festive break?

Round-up of key headlines throughout end of December

What did readers miss over the festive break?

What did readers miss over the festive break?

Global stockmarkets report 2018 losses as investors flee to gold, and Theresa May continues to attempt to drum up support for the proposed Brexit deal. Investment Week takes a look at the key headlines over the Christmas 2018 and New Year break.

Worst annual equity returns since 2008 Global stockmarkets suffered one of their worst years in a decade in 2018, with the FTSE 100 reporting losses of 12%. Following the final trading day of the year on New Year's Eve, when markets followed tradition to close earlier, the UK blue chip index ended the year down 12% at 6,728.13 points. Meanwhile, in the US, despite an uplift in equity prices towards the end of December, markets were also in the red with the Dow Jones posting a 5.6% loss for the year and the S&P 500 reported a fall of 6.2% amid concerns of trade wars, tightening mone...

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