|INDEX||15th April 2019||18th April 2019||% Loss/Gain|
- Denotes 19/4/19
TODAY – ASX +0.76% at 6307, Shanghai -0.35% at 3203, Hang Seng -0.05% at 29949, Nikkei -0.07% at 22201 – Asian markets were largely down in early trading Tuesday as oil prices surged to nearly six-month highs after the U.S. said it would soon impose sanctions on all buyers of Iranian oil.
Bonds – Japan -0.03%, Germany 0.02%, France 0.37%, Spain 1.06%, Portugal 1.15%, UK 1.19%, US 2.59%, Italy 2.60, Greece 3.29%
Cable $1.2987, €/£0.8662, €/$1.1254, $/Y11.83 – Gold $1277.40 – Nymex $65.86, Brent $74.32
UK companies posting results and trading Statements – Wednesday – AB Foods, Centamin, Antofagasta, Boohoo, Thursday – Barclays Bank, Taylor Wimpey, Ferrexpo, Acacia Mining, Anglo-American, Cobham, Kaz Minerals, Relx, Tullow Oil – Friday – RBS, Astra Zeneca, AON, AJ Bell. Computacenter, Hastings, Pearson, Rotork, WPP
US companies posting results this coming week – Monday – Halliburton, Kimberly-Clark, Tuesday – Whirlpool, Twitter, Hasbro, Procter & Gamble, United Technologies, Verizon, Pulte, Coca-Cola, State Street, Harley-Davidson, Jetblue, Lockheed Martin, Snap, eBay, Wednesday – MaxCyte, Biogen, AT&T, General Dynamics, Boeing, Caterpillar, Visa, Facebook, Tesla, Microsoft, Thursday – Hershey, DR Horton, £Ms, Raytheon, Altia, Freeport-McMoRan, Bristol Myers Squibb, Mattel, Starbucks, Intel, Amazon, Ford Motor, Friday – Zimmer, Archer Daniels Midland, Exxon Mobil, Goodyear, Knoll, Weyerhaeuser, Chevron, Colgate-Palmolive
Economic data posted this week – Monday – US Existing Home Sales, Wednesday – UK PSBR, Thursday – CBI Industrial trends, US Durable Goods, Friday – UK housing Finance loans, US Q1 GDP estimates.