Investment Market Update
Asian stocks retreated further on Friday, set for the worst week since March, thanks to continuing worries about emerging markets and the outlook for the technology sector’s earnings.
US stocks finished mostly lower on Thursday, with technology shares falling on worries about government regulation and uncertain demand in some segments.
UK stocks closed down on Thursday with European equity markets still suffering from poor global trading relations and weakening emerging market economies.
- British Airways says it is investigating the theft of customer data from its website and mobile app. The airline said personal and financial details of customers making bookings had been compromised.
- Catalogue retailer Argos has launched a "voice shopping" service to let people reserve products in a local store using a Google Home smart speaker. It is the first retailer in the UK to offer a shopping service via the Google Assistant platform.
|FTSE All Share||4,042.34||-0.8%||-4.3%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,816.91||-0.3%||-1.6%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,123.50||-0.4%||-8.4%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||373.47||-0.6%||-4.0%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||25,995.87||0.1%||5.2%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||160.62||-0.5%||-7.6%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,144.03||-0.4%||1.9%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||514.08||-0.4%||0.2%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,018.29||-0.3%||-12.1%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||214.98||-0.3%||-4.0%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||288.98||-0.5%||4.4%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,596.74||0.6%||0.2%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||638.91||0.8%||-1.4%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||396.62||0.3%||-1.0%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||375.90||0.0%||-0.4%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||76.50||-1.0%||19.5%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||19,865.01||-0.3%||-11.2%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||9,143.77||-1.5%||0.9%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.29||-0.2%||-4.5%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.11||-0.2%||-1.4%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||143.85||0.4%||-5.5%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||14.65||5.3%||32.7%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,484.00||0.5%||8.6%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.80%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.50%|
|Retail Price Index||3.20%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||12.13|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||12.19|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.23%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.57%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.42%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.87%|
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