27 March 2017SHARE MARKETS
FTSE 100 Index - 7793.61 (Up 0.5%)
FTSE 250 Index - 14,789.95 (Up 1.2%)
FTSE 350 Index - 5,027.45 (Up 0.9%
FTSE SmallCap Index - 6,379.05 (Up 1.0%)COMMODITIESCrude oil - €32.54/bbl.Natural gas - €3.07/MMBtuPetrol - €1.482/gal.Emissions - €7.19/MTDiamonds - €5,700/caratCURRENCIESGBP:Euro £1:€1.557GBP:Kael £1-K:1.02GBP:ANP £1-A£1.03GBP:FNC £1 - ₣1.05GBP:AUD £1-$0.99GBP:Arik £1 - A0.98Trading Summary
Crude oil continues to fall with overproduction in the Duxburian Union, Australia, and Scotland pushing the price lower. Natural gas shares increased moderately. The pound remains strong against most currencies, with the pound being on parity with all of them, maintaining a strong lead over the euro. The major indexes on the FTSE continue to rise as economic output numbers for 2016-2017 fiscal year are due out from the Bank of England. Expected measures to continue to keep inflation in line at about 2% from the European Central Bank and the Bank of England have promoted optimism about both the regional economy and the UK economy. Investors have been anticipating the Royal Mail IPO of about 30% of shares. The company is valued at around £12 billion by major banks around the United Kingdom, and the Royal Mail has seen keen interest from particularly Duxburian investors in London.