Investment Market Update
Asian stocks rose to near two month highs on Monday on hopes of a thaw in US China trade tensions, after US President Donald Trump pledged to help ZTE Corp after a US ban crippled the Chinese technology company.
US stocks edged higher Friday, capping the best week in two months amid growing conviction that inflation will remain tame and as trade tensions eased.
UK stocks finished marginally up on Friday, ITV led the advance on the back of a well-received trading statement at the company's annual general meeting with shares rising 7.3%.
- Technology firm Xerox has ended its controversial sale to Japan's Fujifilm after reaching a deal with activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. Together, they own 15% of Xerox and had opposed the £4.5bn deal as they said it undervalued the firm.
- Poor weather and a squeeze on spending caused a slide in the number of people visiting shops last month. Footfall fell by 3.3% last month according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard. That was lower than the 6% decline in March, but was still an "unprecedented" 4.8% decline over the two month period.
|FTSE All Share||4,242.04||0.3%||0.5%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,980.98||0.3%||1.2%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,186.50||0.6%||-3.2%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||392.40||0.1%||0.8%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,831.17||0.4%||0.5%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||175.62||0.9%||1.0%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,131.96||0.4%||1.4%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||519.46||0.4%||1.3%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,164.49||0.7%||0.5%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||221.09||0.5%||-1.3%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||287.24||0.4%||3.8%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,546.91||-0.2%||-1.2%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||625.74||-0.5%||-3.4%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||393.78||-0.1%||-1.7%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||375.61||0.2%||-0.5%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||77.12||-0.5%||17.8%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||20,076.29||-0.2%||-10.2%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||9,769.01||0.6%||7.8%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.35||-0.3%||-0.1%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.13||0.0%||0.6%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||147.75||-0.3%||-2.9%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||12.65||-4.4%||14.6%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,472.00||1.3%||7.8%||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||13.29|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||13.68|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.92%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.71%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.44%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.97%|
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