Investment Market Update
Asian stocks increased following a cease-fire on tariffs between Beijing and Washington at the Group of 20 meeting in Argentina over the weekend.
US stocks increased on Friday amid rising hopes that China and the US can find a solution to their trade row.
UK stocks closed lower on the last day of November. Anxiety about the ability of the US and China to end their trade dispute at this weekend's G20 summit has hung over the market. But economic data out of China, showing manufacturing activity had slumped, also unsettled the market.
- Millions of commuters will have to pay an average of 3.1% more for rail tickets from 2 January. The rise, announced by industry body the Rail Delivery Group, follows a year of disruption on some lines. There had been calls for a price freeze following the chaos caused by the introduction of new timetables in May.
- Beijing will "reduce and remove" the 40% tariffs it places on US cars imported into China, US President Donald Trump has said. China has not commented on President Trump's announcement, which he made on Twitter without providing details. The move, if confirmed, would be welcomed by a car industry unsettled by the escalating US-China trade war.
|FTSE All Share||3,823.34||-0.8%||-9.4%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,383.54||0.1%||-8.9%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,005.50||-2.7%||-18.0%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||357.49||-0.2%||-8.1%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||25,538.46||0.8%||3.3%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||153.58||-0.1%||-11.6%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,041.36||0.3%||-3.0%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||490.86||0.2%||-4.3%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||994.72||-0.3%||-14.1%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||209.82||0.3%||-6.3%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||270.12||0.2%||-2.4%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,532.40||-0.5%||-1.6%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||626.88||-0.3%||-3.2%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||387.25||-0.4%||-3.4%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||368.92||-0.1%||-2.2%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||59.46||-0.8%||-5.6%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||18,238.33||-0.9%||-18.4%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||8,747.72||-0.4%||-3.4%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.28||0.2%||-5.4%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.12||-0.3%||-0.2%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||145.00||0.1%||-4.8%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||18.07||-3.8%||63.7%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,231.00||-3.9%||-9.9%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.90%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.40%|
|Retail Price Index||3.30%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||11.59|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||11.57|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.53%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.64%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.36%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.99%|
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