Investment Market Update
Asian stocks declined on Tuesday as investor sentiment dipped on concerns about the global outlook, after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed its world economic growth forecast on Monday.
US stock futures fell solidly Monday night, after US stock markets were closed in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.
UK stocks closed a tad in the red on Monday as China growth worries kept European indices lower.
- EasyJet says the disruption to flights caused by the drone sightings at Gatwick airport in December has cost it about £15m. It paid out £10m in "customer welfare costs" and said it had lost £5m of revenues due to flight cancellations.
- Google has been fined 50 million euros (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL, for a breach of the EU's data protection rules. CNIL said it had levied the record fine for "lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation".
|FTSE All Share||3,827.67||0.0%||4.2%||-13.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,360.62||0.4%||3.5%||-12.4%|
|St. James's Place||984.00||0.1%||4.2%||-23.0%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||356.36||-0.2%||5.5%||-13.2%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,706.35||0.0%||5.9%||-5.6%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||153.80||0.3%||4.8%||-15.6%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,000.77||0.0%||6.2%||-10.4%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||483.52||0.0%||6.1%||-11.2%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,018.45||0.0%||5.5%||-16.6%|
|MSCI AC World Value||206.07||0.0%||6.0%||-13.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||266.90||0.0%||6.2%||-9.2%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,606.97||0.3%||-0.1%||0.8%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||637.86||0.5%||-0.7%||-1.2%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||394.40||0.3%||0.7%||-2.4%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||376.32||0.1%||3.2%||-3.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||62.74||0.1%||16.6%||-14.9%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||17,942.72||0.3%||2.8%||-21.0%|
|Oil & Gas||8,782.51||0.3%||3.8%||-7.4%|
|$ per £||1.29||-0.2%||1.0%||-6.2%|
|€ per £||1.13||-0.1%||1.8%||-1.3%|
|¥ per £||141.32||-0.1%||1.1%||-19.7%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||17.80||0.0%||-30.0%||160.2%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,092.00||-1.8%||-14.1%||3.3%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.93%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.10%|
|Retail Price Index||2.70%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||11.61|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||11.84|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.72%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.53%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.32%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.78%|
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