Investment Market Update
Asian stocks were mixed as investor’s monitored war drills scheduled for the Korean peninsula and prepared for a key meeting of global central bankers.
US stocks declined as the market stayed cautions following the President’s war of words with North Korea and the domestic fight stirred by his defence of a white supremacist rally in Virginia.
UK stocks closed down on Friday as stocks across the travel sector fell with investors worried about the impact of the Barcelona terror attack on tourism. Among the airlines, British Airways owner IAG dropped 2% while EasyJet fell 0.8%.
- The man in charge of negotiating the UK's trade deals once Brexit is finalised, starts his job this week. Crawford Falconer will take up the post of chief trade negotiation adviser at the Department for International Trade.
- Elon Musk and other technology leaders have issued a stark warning about so-called "killer robots", urging the United Nations to act to prevent a high-tech arms race. In an open letter to the UN, they say lethal autonomous weapons threaten a "third revolution in warfare".
|FTSE All Share||4,018.66||-0.8%||3.8%||12.5%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,652.66||-0.5%||9.9%||11.0%|
|St. James's Place||1,189.00||-0.2%||19.6%||3.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||374.20||-0.7%||3.5%||-1.2%|
|Dow Jones Ind||21,674.51||-0.4%||9.7%||13.4%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||159.27||-0.3%||17.9%||2.3%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,930.41||-0.3%||10.2%||5.3%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||470.63||-0.3%||11.6%||5.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,059.54||-0.4%||22.9%||8.6%|
|MSCI AC World Value||207.57||-0.3%||6.8%||9.5%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||251.50||-0.3%||16.6%||1.8%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,592.37||0.2%||1.9%||8.5%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||641.64||0.0%||0.8%||21.2%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||398.64||0.1%||4.6%||10.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||368.52||-0.1%||7.6%||15.0%|
|Brent Crude Oil||52.72||3.3%||-10.4%||23.4%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||21,904.20||-1.2%||11.3%||9.6%|
|Oil & Gas||7,697.69||-0.7%||-9.9%||54.2%|
|$ per £||1.29||0.1%||4.4%||-16.3%|
|€ per £||1.10||0.2%||-6.5%||-15.7%|
|¥ per £||141.36||0.7%||-2.2%||-22.7%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||14.26||-8.3%||1.6%||-22.9%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,260.00||1.0%||31.1%||101.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.25%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.28%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.60%|
|Retail Price Index||3.60%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||22.45|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||21.53|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.85%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.47%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.09%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.19%|
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