The value of global stock markets is now larger than the entire global economy

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The market capitalisation of listed stocks globally hit a fresh record high in April.

Propelled by easier monetary policy settings – particularly in China and the Eurozone – the value of stocks globally hit $US75 trillion according to a report in Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review.

The increase, some 17.2% above the pre-financial crisis in nominal terms, exceeds the size of global economic output for 2015 – $US74.5 trillion – estimated by the IMF.

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