The government shutdown in the United States guided stocks across Europe and Asia last week.
Global markets largely echoed Wall Street's fortunes over last week.
Global markets started the New Year on a strong note, notching up record gains.
Global markets traversed a holiday shortened week marked by thin trading volumes.
Investors across the world should brace for a volatile end to the month of November.
Political developments guided the movement of most non U.S. markets this week.
Foreign markets remain undeterred by discouraging events, notching up weekly gains.