Investment Market Update
Stock markets across Asia slumped after the Trump administration moved forward with plans to impose tariffs on an added $200 billion in Chinese goods.
US stocks rose on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 hitting a four-month high as energy companies got a life from firming oil prices.
UK stocks finished slightly higher in choppy action on Tuesday as investors assess Theresa May’s ability to deliver a smooth exit from the European Union.
- The UK's data protection watchdog intends to fine Facebook £500,000 for data breaches - the maximum allowed. The Information Commissioner's Office said Facebook had failed to ensure another company - Cambridge Analytica - had deleted users' data. The ICO will also bring a criminal action against Cambridge Analytica's defunct parent company SCL Elections.
- The US has ramped up its trade war with China, listing $200bn (£150bn) worth of additional products it plans to place tariffs on as soon as September. The move comes just days after the two countries imposed tit-for-tat tariffs of $34bn on each other's goods.
|FTSE All Share||4,228.44||0.1%||0.2%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,921.59||0.3%||0.2%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,181.50||-0.3%||-3.6%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||386.25||0.4%||-0.8%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,919.66||0.6%||0.8%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||165.73||-0.1%||-4.7%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,135.87||0.2%||1.5%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||515.52||0.2%||0.5%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,076.19||0.0%||-7.1%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||216.18||0.2%||-3.5%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||289.03||0.2%||4.4%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,601.57||-0.2%||0.3%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||639.08||-0.5%||-1.3%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||394.37||-0.1%||-1.6%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||373.81||0.1%||-0.9%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||78.86||1.0%||21.8%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||20,422.67||0.0%||-8.7%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||10,034.55||1.0%||10.8%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.32||-0.3%||-2.2%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.13||-0.4%||-0.1%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||146.46||-0.7%||-3.8%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||12.64||-0.4%||14.5%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,555.00||-3.4%||13.8%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.72%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.40%|
|Retail Price Index||3.30%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||13.16|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||13.10|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.97%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.57%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.30%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.85%|
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