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      YTD
  NY DJIA 24,665 24.81%
  NY NASDAQ 7,238 34.46%
  London FTSE 7,329 2.61%
  Tokyo Nikkei 22,222 16.26%
  Shanghai SSE 3,099 -4.63%
  Frankfurt DAX 12,567 9.46%
  Paris CAC 40 5,392 10.89%
  Singapore SGX 3,583 24.42%
  Malaysia KLSE 1,891 15.20%
  Thailand SET 1,795 16.33%
 
    USD EUR
  GBP 0.71 0.88
  JPY 107.64 132.82
  EUR 0.81 -
  USD - 1.23
  CNY 6.28 7.75
  CAD 1.27 1.56
  AUD 1.30 1.60
  HKD 7.85 9.68
 
      YTD
  Gold $1,344.30 16.80%
  Brent Crude $73.78 34.24%
  Silver $17.19 4.56%
  Platinum $935.65 -1.72%
  Natural Gas $2.68 -18.24%
  Wheat $487.75 20.14%
   
    Updated On 20-04-2018
 
Glossary of Terms
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
BACS payment
BACS stands for Bankers Automated Clearing System which is a system for sending money electronically between banks. A BACS payment happens when money is sent electronically from one bank account to another.
Balance sheet
A balance sheet is a summary of an organisation's financial position. It lists the values, in the books of account on a particular date, of all the organisation's assets and liabilities. The assets and liabilities are grouped in categories, to paint a picture of the organisation's strengths and weaknesses.
Balloon payment
Some loan and finance agreements have lower repayments than normal in return for a high final payment. This is called a balloon payment.
Bankruptcy
If someone cannot pay their debts when they are due to be paid, a court may issue a bankruptcy order against them. This order takes ownership of the debtor's property away from the debtor and allows much of the property to be sold. The money raised is divided between the creditors following strict rules.
Barter
This is a way of paying for things, without using money, by exchanging goods.
Basic rate tax
Once you have used up all your tax allowances and all your lower-rate tax band, you pay basic-rate tax. The basic rate is 22% at the moment (2000).
Basic state pension
This is the retirement pension the Government pays to people who have paid enough national insurance contributions. Some people may receive a reduced basic state pension because they have not paid enough contributions.
Bear
A bear is someone who expects share prices to fall in the future and sells shares now so that they can buy them back later at a lower price.
Bearer
The bearer of a document is the person who has it in their possession.
Beneficial interest
If something really belongs to a person, even though they do not legally own it, they have a beneficial interest in it. If, for instance, parents hold an investment on behalf of their child, they are the legal owners but the child is the beneficial owner of the investment.
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Feb 2018
Britain’s FTSE share index will not climb beyond its record high in the next two years, according to a Reuters poll, as concerns over the terms of the country’s divorce from the European Union and rising volatility keep investors on edge.
Feb 2018
Europe’s surprise boom will keep going. In last year’s poll of eurozone economists, most correctly forecast weak inflation and yet more money-printing by the European Central Bank (ECB).
Feb 2018
Vietnam: a land of opportunity for investors, A sea of change: economic growth has given the popular holiday destination a thriving capitalist culture.
Feb 2018
BP’s profits more than doubled in 2017 to $6.2 billion powered by higher prices and output of oil and gas, allowing the company to resume share buybacks as it recovers from a three-year downturn.
 
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