Equity markets rally off stable Chinese GDP for 2015

Both Oil and European markets opened up this morning off the back of a positive session in Asia, resulting from China’s 2015 GDP figure coming in line with expectations at 6.9%. Given markets in 2016 have had one of the most volatile starts in recent memory this positive data provided investors with a welcome opportunity to put some risk back on the table as global markets speculate China’s economy will avoid a hard landing.