Investment Market Update
Asian stocks rose, as technology shares led the advance for a second day ahead of comments later this week by US Federal Reserve ChairJanet Yellen and earnings from some of the biggest companies in the world’s largest economy.
US stocks were little changed, as investors geared up for second-quarter earnings and tech stocks led early gains.
UK stocks were mixed, as the FTSE 100 built on earlier gains, helped by a decline in the the pound, whilst shares in troubled support services firm Carillion hit a new all-time low, weighing on London's mid-cap FTSE 250 index.
- The author of a government review into work practices is calling for the end of the "cash-in-hand economy". Matthew Taylor, whose report is out today, said cash jobs like window cleaning and decorating were worth up to £6bn a year, much of it untaxed.
- A watchdog has revealed it is investigating a premium-rate texting campaign, following complaints from recipients that they have been charged fees even though many believe they never opted into the service. One expert claimed the messages look like spam, which could cause phone owners to ignore them.
|FTSE All Share||4,027.69||0.2%||4.0%||12.5%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,582.33||-0.1%||8.5%||11.0%|
|St. James's Place||1,194.00||0.0%||20.1%||3.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||381.64||0.4%||5.6%||-1.2%|
|Dow Jones Ind||21,408.52||0.0%||8.3%||13.4%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||153.33||0.4%||13.5%||2.3%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,917.11||0.2%||9.5%||5.3%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||465.16||0.3%||10.3%||5.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,009.29||0.7%||17.1%||8.6%|
|MSCI AC World Value||206.62||0.1%||6.3%||9.5%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||246.86||0.4%||14.5%||1.8%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,527.42||0.4%||0.1%||8.5%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||618.83||0.2%||-2.8%||21.2%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||391.54||0.3%||2.7%||10.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||363.34||0.1%||6.1%||15.0%|
|Brent Crude Oil||46.88||0.4%||-20.3%||23.4%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||22,059.02||0.2%||12.1%||9.6%|
|Oil & Gas||7,528.31||-0.1%||-11.9%||54.2%|
|$ per £||1.29||0.1%||4.5%||-16.3%|
|€ per £||1.13||0.0%||-3.7%||-15.7%|
|¥ per £||146.86||-0.1%||1.6%||-22.7%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||11.11||-0.7%||-20.9%||-22.9%|
|Baltic Dry Index||820.00||-0.2%||-14.7%||101.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.25%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.30%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.90%|
|Retail Price Index||3.70%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||24.67|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||23.21|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.85%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.64%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.27%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.37%|
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