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      YTD
  NY DJIA 25,340 28.22%
  NY NASDAQ 7,497 39.27%
  London FTSE 6,996 -2.06%
  Tokyo Nikkei 22,379 17.08%
  Shanghai SSE 2,586 -20.42%
  Frankfurt DAX 11,524 0.37%
  Paris CAC 40 5,096 4.81%
  Singapore SGX 3,056 6.11%
  Malaysia KLSE 1,736 5.75%
  Thailand SET 1,696 9.93%
 
    USD EUR
  GBP 0.76 0.88
  JPY 112.07 129.40
  EUR 0.87 -
  USD - 1.15
  CNY 6.92 7.99
  CAD 1.30 1.50
  AUD 1.41 1.63
  HKD 7.84 9.05
 
      YTD
  Gold $1,224.50 6.39%
  Brent Crude $81.46 48.22%
  Silver $14.63 -11.01%
  Platinum $841.15 -11.64%
  Natural Gas $3.20 -2.38%
  Wheat $516.75 27.28%
   
    Updated On 15-10-2018
 
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
Facility
This is the agreed amount that a bank will allow a customer to borrow up to.
Final dividend
Once a company has drawn up its annual accounts the directors can work out and declare, or recommend to the shareholders, the amount of the final dividend.
Finance lease
Under this type of lease the organisation leasing the goods is treated as if it owns the goods. It gains the profits that would come with ownership but it also suffers the losses.
Financial statement
This is a statement which includes the annual accounts, directors' report and so on.
Financial year
This is the year covered by a set of annual financial statements.
Fiscal
This word is used to describe finances controlled by the Government.
Fixed asset
A fixed asset is one which is intended to be used for several years. Examples are buildings, machinery and vehicles.
Fixed interest rate
This is an interest rate which does not change during the life of a loan.
Floating charge
A floating charge is used to provide security for money lent to a company. The charge is over the company's liquid assets(such as stocks and debtors) but it is only triggered by an event such as liquidation.
Floating exchange rates
These are exchange rates between currencies which are allowed to go up and down in line with supply and demand. The countries concerned do not attempt to maintain a particular exchange rate.
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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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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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