Investment Market Update
Asian stocks fell on Monday as mixed economic data in China failed to allay concern about the world’s second largest economy’s ability to the withstand the risks of a trade war.
US stocks climbed Friday and posted weekly gains, as a solid start to the corporate earnings season helped investors brush aside fears about a global trade rift.
UK stocks closed Friday higher as Wall Street indices firmed and the pound reversed earlier losses. It comes as President Donald Trump was on his first official visit to the UK where he has met the Prime Minister Theresa May.
- Theresa May is to promise extra investment for the aerospace industry, just days after Airbus threatened to reduce its UK presence because of Brexit disruption. The prime minister will also say that her Brexit plan will secure millions of aviation jobs in Britain.
- China's economy grew at an annual pace of 6.7% in the three months to June, official data showed, meeting forecasts for the period. That marked a slight slowdown from a 6.8% expansion recorded in the previous quarter.The data comes as the government attempts to curb growing debt and as trade tensions with the US escalate.
|FTSE All Share||4,213.22||0.1%||-0.2%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,896.97||0.2%||-0.3%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,178.50||0.2%||-3.9%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||385.03||0.2%||-1.1%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||25,019.41||0.4%||1.2%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||165.61||0.8%||-4.7%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,134.60||0.2%||1.5%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||515.22||0.2%||0.4%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,075.64||0.5%||-7.1%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||214.62||0.0%||-4.2%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||290.70||0.4%||5.0%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,607.73||-0.1%||0.5%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||644.15||-0.1%||-0.6%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||395.28||0.1%||-1.4%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||373.89||0.1%||-0.9%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||75.33||1.2%||16.3%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||20,503.92||0.0%||-8.3%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||9,806.05||0.2%||8.2%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.32||0.0%||-2.2%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.13||-0.1%||0.5%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||148.65||0.1%||-2.4%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||12.18||-3.2%||10.3%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,666.00||2.1%||22.0%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.73%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.40%|
|Retail Price Index||3.30%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||13.07|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||13.01|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.96%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.55%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.27%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.83%|
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