Investment Market Update
Asian stock markets were weak, though above session lows, in early trading Wednesday following the latest drubbing of US stocks and oil futures.
US stocks dropped again Tuesday as losses mounted for the world's largest technology companies. Retailers also fell, and energy companies plunged with oil prices as the market sank back into the red for the year.
UK stocks fell as Brexit fears, the US tech sell-off and trade war concerns weighed on investor sentiment.
- The Trump administration has accused China of not changing its "unfair" practices, inflaming a trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. The US has, along with other countries, long criticised Beijing over its trade policies.
- Renault has appointed a temporary deputy chief executive to take over the running of the French car firm following the arrest of Carlos Ghosn. Renault said its chief operating officer, Thierry Bolloré, would step up to the role because Mr Ghosn was "temporarily incapacitated".
|FTSE All Share||3,805.04||-0.8%||-9.9%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,371.15||-0.9%||-9.1%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||996.40||-1.2%||-18.7%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||351.06||-1.1%||-9.8%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,465.64||-2.2%||-1.0%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||150.55||-1.2%||-13.4%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,976.91||-1.6%||-6.0%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||475.87||-1.6%||-7.2%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||972.58||-1.6%||-16.0%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||205.52||-1.5%||-8.3%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||259.18||-1.7%||-6.4%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,554.26||-0.2%||-1.0%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||635.81||-0.8%||-1.8%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||387.75||-0.5%||-3.3%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||368.13||-0.4%||-2.5%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||62.53||-6.4%||-1.2%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||18,394.62||0.2%||-17.7%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||8,724.46||-1.4%||-3.7%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.29||0.5%||-4.8%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.12||-0.2%||-0.3%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||144.61||0.3%||-5.0%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||22.48||11.8%||103.6%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,003.00||-2.0%||-26.6%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.89%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.40%|
|Retail Price Index||3.30%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||11.58|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||10.62|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.55%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.62%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.38%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||3.06%|
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