Global shares, dollar retreat driven by weak US GDP

Shares fell in Europe and Asia on Monday and the greenback dipped in opposition to the safe-haven yen after immigration curbs launched by Donald Trump added an additional layer of uncertainty to the financial affect of the brand new U.S. president’s insurance policies.

Wall Avenue appeared headed for a weaker opening, with e-mini futures contracts on the S&P 500 down zero.three p.c.

The euro fell to an 11-day low in opposition to the greenback and German authorities bond yields pared positive factors after German inflation in January got here in barely under forecast, easing strain on the European Central Financial institution to unwind its stimulus program.

Trump suspended journey to the US from Syria, Iraq, Iran and 4 different nations on nationwide safety grounds. The manager order, signed on Friday, triggered large protests in U.S. cities and raised concern amongst some in markets over the potential affect of different coverage strikes.

“Considerations on protectionism seem like rising after President Trump’s govt order to limit immigration,” mentioned Adam Cole, head of G10 international alternate technique with RBC in London.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index dropped zero.6 p.c, led by a 2 p.c fall in euro zone banks and drops in commodity associated shares.