Global stock markets: what’s driving the record rises – and will they continue?

From China’s investment boost to Trump trade, we explain why investors are shaking off concerns and snapping up shares

Global stock markets are hitting new peaks, with the FTSE 100, Germany’s Dax, the S&P 500 in the US and MSCI’s World Index, which tracks equities across the globe, all at record highs.

Investors are shrugging off worries about flashpoints such as North Korea, the uncertainty over the global political situation and latterly the WannaCry cyber-attack to snap up shares.

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