Investment Market Update
Asian stocks rose Monday after President Donald Trump said he would postpone a March 1st deadline for a US tariff hike on imports from China following talks on a dispute over Beijing's technology ambitions.
US stocks rose on Friday, as technology shares were boosted by signs of progress in the ongoing trade talks between the United States and China.
UK stocks edged higher on Friday, led by gains in mining shares as optimism grew over global trade talks, while bid news drove Dairy Crest and Provident Financial among mid-sized stocks.
- BMW and Daimler have unveiled a joint venture covering new-generation services such as driverless vehicles, ride-hailing, and pay-per-use cars. Normally fierce rivals, the firms are investing €1bn (£880m) in the project, which will also help drivers find parking and electric charge points. It comes as carmakers face competition from mobility services providers such as Uber and other technology firms.
- Theresa May once again postponed a final vote on her Brexit divorce agreement, raising the stakes in a battle with members of her own cabinet who are fighting to avert a no-deal exit. The prime minister set a new deadline of March 12 - just 17 days before Brexit day - for Parliament to vote on the accord she’s still trying to renegotiate.
|FTSE All Share||3,938.10||0.2%||7.2%||-13.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,442.19||0.2%||5.1%||-12.4%|
|St. James's Place||956.60||0.0%||1.3%||-23.0%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||371.23||0.2%||9.9%||-13.2%|
|Dow Jones Ind||26,031.81||0.7%||11.6%||-5.6%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||159.56||0.3%||8.8%||-15.6%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,086.97||0.5%||10.8%||-10.4%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||504.15||0.5%||10.6%||-11.2%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,058.65||0.7%||9.6%||-16.6%|
|MSCI AC World Value||212.73||0.4%||9.4%||-13.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||281.07||0.6%||11.9%||-9.2%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,671.47||0.4%||1.7%||0.8%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||659.29||0.5%||2.6%||-1.2%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||402.90||0.3%||2.9%||-2.4%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||383.47||0.1%||5.1%||-3.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||67.12||0.1%||24.3%||-14.9%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||18,941.63||-0.1%||8.6%||-21.0%|
|Oil & Gas||8,926.42||-0.3%||5.5%||-7.4%|
|$ per £||1.30||-0.1%||2.3%||-6.2%|
|€ per £||1.15||-0.1%||3.4%||-1.3%|
|¥ per £||144.46||0.0%||3.3%||-8.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||13.51||-6.6%||-46.9%||160.2%|
|Baltic Dry Index||634.00||0.6%||-50.1%||3.3%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.86%|
|Consumer Price Index||1.80%|
|Retail Price Index||2.50%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||11.49|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||11.78|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.56%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.39%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.16%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.65%|
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