Investment Market Update
Asian stocks increased as shares in Hong Kong and China rose, as did South Korean equities after the S&P 500 Index jumped on Friday.
US stocks closed higher after all three main indexes reversed earlier losses.
UK stocks closed lower following volatile trading on Wall Street in the afternoon.
- Details of people on state benefits could be handed to energy firms so they can give them special rates. The plan, under consideration by the government, is intended as a new approach to help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills. It would allow power companies to transfer customers to a special tariff set by the regulator, Ofgem.
- Aldi has been rated the UK's best supermarket, nudging previously top-ranked Waitrose down to fourth place. Customers criticised Aldi stores for being "untidy" and for a lack of staff availability, but rated them highly for offering value for money, according to consumer group Which?. Marks and Spencer was second, winning marks for store appearance and product quality. Lidl ranked third.
|FTSE All Share||3,902.85||-1.0%||-7.6%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,634.09||-0.3%||-4.7%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,105.00||-2.0%||-9.9%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||368.61||-1.4%||-5.3%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,190.90||1.4%||-2.1%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||170.54||-1.7%||-1.9%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,050.90||0.3%||-2.5%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||500.91||0.0%||-2.4%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,142.85||-1.7%||-1.3%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||217.21||-0.1%||-3.0%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||272.10||0.2%||-1.7%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,498.88||0.3%||-2.5%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||622.75||0.1%||-3.9%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||392.79||0.0%||-2.0%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||375.38||-0.6%||-0.5%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||62.79||-3.1%||-5.5%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||19,972.83||-1.0%||-10.7%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||8,155.57||-1.9%||-10.0%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.39||0.5%||2.9%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.13||0.5%||0.8%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||151.08||0.4%||-0.8%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||29.06||-13.2%||163.2%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,125.00||1.7%||-17.6%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.53%|
|Consumer Price Index||3.00%|
|Retail Price Index||4.10%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||18.82|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||18.37|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.13%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.80%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.57%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.85%|
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