Investment Market Update
Asian stocks were mixed, as investors assessed the implications of US President Donald Trump's decision to scrap a nuclear deal with Iran.
US stocks closed essentially flat, as investors tried to assess the potential fallout from President Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear accord.
UK stocks were mostly up, as a weaker pound had encouraged some earlier gains, and mergers and acquisitions activity prompted sizeable moves among individual stocks.
- Argentina is to start talks about a financing deal with the International Monetary Fund amid reports it is seeking $30bn (£22bn).
- Vodafone has agreed to pay €18.4bn (£16.1bn) for the majority of European assets owned by the US cable giant Liberty Global. The UK telecoms group said it will buy businesses in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic.
|FTSE All Share||4,164.36||0.1%||-1.4%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,924.74||0.4%||0.2%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,174.50||1.3%||-4.2%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||390.00||0.1%||0.2%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,360.21||0.0%||-1.5%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||173.55||0.4%||-0.1%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,095.07||-0.1%||-0.4%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||510.39||0.0%||-0.5%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,142.66||0.3%||-1.4%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||217.09||-0.2%||-3.1%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||282.39||0.1%||2.0%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,550.88||-0.4%||-1.1%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||627.35||-0.8%||-3.2%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||394.03||-0.4%||-1.7%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||374.38||-0.2%||-0.8%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||74.85||-1.7%||14.3%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||19,809.44||-0.2%||-11.4%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||9,454.29||-1.1%||4.4%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.36||0.1%||0.4%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.14||-0.3%||1.0%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||147.95||0.1%||-2.8%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||14.71||-0.3%||33.2%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,432.00||3.5%||4.8%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.67%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.50%|
|Retail Price Index||3.30%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||13.02|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||13.44|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.00%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.71%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.44%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.98%|
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