12 Dec 18 - Political Uncertainties | QBE Update Global markets were mixed overnight, as the major US market indices gave up early gains as President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the federal government over funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border. Wall Street had a strong start to the session on news that US and Chinese officials had discussed a road map for the next stage of trade talks, which Trump called "very productive”. But later in the morning the mood soured as Trump publicly fought with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and threatened a government shutdown. Political uncertainty is high right now and impacting on investor sentiment, keeping investors in the defensive. Although it is not just the US, with uncertainty over Britain’s exit from the European Union being the key event also in focus right now.   Stock in Focus: QBE Insurance (QBE:A...