Investment Market Update
Asian stocks traded mixed on Monday as investors wait for developments from the second day of US-China trade talks.
US stocks pushed higher on Monday after reports senior Chinese officials attended trade negotiations with the US, seen potentially increasing the prospects of a deal between the two countries.
UK stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Tobacco, Forestry & Paper and Gas, Water & Multiutilities sectors led shares lower.
- Samsung Electronics expects to post a 29% drop in quarterly operating profit as demand for smartphones and memory chips slows. The firm forecasts operating earnings of 10.8 trillion Korean won ($9.7bn; £7.6bn) for the last three months of 2018.
- US and Chinese officials have been holding a first day of talks in Beijing aimed at resolving their damaging trade dispute. Last year, both countries imposed billions of dollars' worth of tariffs on each other's goods. The two-day talks mark the first formal meeting since they agreed to refrain from any further tariffs for 90 days.
|FTSE All Share||3,728.73||-0.1%||1.5%||-13.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,246.53||0.8%||1.3%||-12.4%|
|St. James's Place||970.60||0.0%||2.8%||-23.0%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||342.88||-0.1%||1.5%||-13.2%|
|Dow Jones Ind||23,531.35||0.4%||0.9%||-5.6%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||148.42||1.9%||1.2%||-15.6%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,919.75||0.8%||1.9%||-10.4%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||463.99||0.9%||1.8%||-11.2%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||977.97||1.3%||1.3%||-16.6%|
|MSCI AC World Value||198.30||0.7%||2.0%||-13.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||255.38||1.1%||1.6%||-9.2%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,629.32||0.4%||0.5%||0.8%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||656.95||0.6%||2.3%||-1.2%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||393.13||0.2%||0.4%||-2.4%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||370.14||0.7%||1.5%||-3.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||57.33||0.5%||6.6%||-14.9%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||17,325.01||-1.6%||-0.7%||-21.0%|
|Oil & Gas||8,750.92||-0.1%||3.4%||-7.4%|
|$ per £||1.27||-0.4%||-0.2%||-6.2%|
|€ per £||1.12||0.2%||0.3%||-1.3%|
|¥ per £||138.07||-0.5%||-1.2%||-19.7%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||21.40||0.1%||-15.8%||160.2%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,247.00||-1.0%||-1.9%||3.3%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.91%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.30%|
|Retail Price Index||3.20%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||11.34|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||11.53|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.86%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.46%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.25%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.70%|
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