Investment Market Update
Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as investors looked ahead to minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest meeting. Japan was boosted by banks and car manufacturers.
US markets were closed for Presidents Day.
UK stocks were broadly flat on Monday, as Unilever shares fell 6.6% after Kraft Heinz abandoned its proposed merger. Rolls Royce rose 6.3% after Goldman Sachs uprated the stock from neutral to buy.
- Shares in HSBC have fallen after the bank saw a sharper-than-expected drop in annual profits for 2016. The $7.1bn (£5.7bn) pre-tax profit is 62% lower than the $18.9bn reported a year earlier. HSBC attributed the fall to a string of one-off charges, including the sale of its operations in Brazil.
- The business secretary, Greg Clark, has told MPs that Vauxhall workers in Luton and Ellesmere Port have no reason to fear for their jobs. His assurance came as he answered questions about the possible takeover of General Motors' European operations, including Vauxhall, by the French PSA.
|FTSE All Share||3,970.10||0.0%||2.5%||12.5%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,348.54||0.0%||4.0%||11.0%|
|St. James's Place||1,102.00||1.1%||8.7%||3.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||371.04||0.2%||2.7%||-1.2%|
|Dow Jones Ind||20,624.05||0.0%||4.4%||13.4%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||145.14||0.1%||7.5%||2.3%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,836.78||0.0%||4.9%||5.3%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||444.46||0.1%||5.4%||5.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||943.58||0.5%||9.4%||8.6%|
|MSCI AC World Value||202.11||0.1%||4.0%||9.5%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||230.36||0.0%||6.8%||1.8%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,510.91||-0.2%||-0.4%||8.5%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||632.94||-0.4%||-0.6%||21.2%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||382.15||-0.1%||0.2%||10.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||350.76||0.1%||2.4%||15.0%|
|Brent Crude Oil||56.18||0.7%||-2.3%||23.4%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||20,916.42||-1.4%||6.3%||9.6%|
|Oil & Gas||7,763.25||-0.5%||-9.2%||54.2%|
|$ per £||1.25||0.0%||0.9%||-16.3%|
|€ per £||1.18||0.2%||0.3%||-15.7%|
|¥ per £||141.36||0.3%||-2.2%||-22.7%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||11.49||0.0%||-18.2%||-22.9%|
|Baltic Dry Index||757.00||2.2%||-21.2%||101.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.25%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.00%|
|Consumer Price Index||1.80%|
|Retail Price Index||2.60%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||27.26|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||24.84|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.82%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.66%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.23%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.41%|
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