Investment Market Update
Asian equities’ best start to a year since 2006 continued on Tuesday as most bourses in the region pushed higher.
US stocks were closed for a public holiday.
UK stocks closed slightly lower, on a day where Carillion was the biggest corporate story of the day. The UK's second largest construction company has filed for compulsory liquidation.
- BP announced this morning that it expects to book a non-operating charge of around £1.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 for the remaining claims associated with the Deepwater Horizon settlement.
- Carillion Plc, the UK construction company with government contracts in everything from hospitals to the HS2 high-speed rail project, filed for compulsory liquidation after failing in a last-ditch effort to shore up finances and get a government bailout.
|FTSE All Share||4,264.44||-0.10%||1.00%||9.00%|
|FTSE Small Cap||6,038.69||0.40%||2.10%||14.90%|
|St. James's Place||1,243.00||0.00%||1.40%||20.90%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||397.83||-0.20%||2.20%||7.70%|
|Dow Jones Ind||25,803.19||0.00%||4.40%||25.10%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||182.043||0.60%||4.70%||28.70%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,193.95||0.40%||4.30%||20.10%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||535.221||0.40%||4.30%||21.60%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,210.64||0.20%||4.50%||34.20%|
|MSCI AC World Value||232.971||0.40%||4.00%||15.20%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||289.665||0.40%||4.70%||28.30%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,559.81||0.20%||-0.80%||3.00%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||642.29||0.20%||-0.80%||2.30%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||400.344||0.20%||-0.10%||5.70%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||381.722||0.30%||1.10%||9.70%|
|Brent Crude Oil||70.26||0.60%||5.10%||14.50%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||22,065.56||0.10%||-1.30%||13.60%|
|Oil & Gas||9,365.01||-0.10%||3.40%||6.00%|
|$ per £||1.3728||-0.60%||1.60%||9.50%|
|€ per £||1.1251||0.00%||-0.10%||-4.00%|
|¥ per £||152.48199||0.00%||0.20%||5.30%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||10.16||0.00%||-8.00%||-21.40%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,264.00||-1.20%||-7.50%||42.14%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.52%|
|Consumer Price Index||3.10%|
|Retail Price Index||3.90%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||21.03988|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||20.40033|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.76%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.60%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.32%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.55%|
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