Investment Market Update
Global markets rose yesterday and overnight following US President, Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of a nuclear deal with Iran. Energy and technology stocks rose the most as the decision sent crude oil prices higher.
- Telecoms giant BT is to cut 13,000 jobs over three years as it seeks to slim down its management and back-office roles. BT said that the job cuts and other measures would help it achieve a cost reduction of £1.5bn. It added that it would be hiring about 6,000 employees "to support network deployment and customer service".
- The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee is set to decide later whether to raise rates from 0.5%. Economists believe the Bank will not increase the cost of borrowing after a slowdown in UK economic growth in the first quarter of the year. Last month, Bank governor Mark Carney said "mixed" economic data could delay any increase.
|FTSE All Share||4,210.60||1.1%||-0.3%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,953.64||0.5%||0.7%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,175.00||0.0%||-4.2%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||392.44||0.6%||0.8%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,542.54||0.7%||-0.7%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||172.98||-0.3%||-0.5%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,109.84||0.7%||0.3%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||513.62||0.6%||0.1%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,143.76||0.1%||-1.3%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||218.56||0.7%||-2.4%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||284.06||0.6%||2.6%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,544.28||-0.2%||-1.2%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||624.32||-0.5%||-3.6%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||393.26||-0.2%||-1.9%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||374.38||0.0%||-0.8%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||77.21||3.2%||17.9%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||20,056.74||1.2%||-10.3%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||9,787.75||3.5%||8.0%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.35||-0.1%||0.2%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.14||-0.3%||1.3%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||147.73||-0.6%||-3.0%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||13.42||-8.8%||21.6%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,465.00||2.3%||7.2%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.67%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.50%|
|Retail Price Index||3.30%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||13.21|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||13.61|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.95%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.72%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.46%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||3.00%|
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