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      YTD
  NY DJIA 22,371 13.20%
  NY NASDAQ 6,461 20.03%
  London FTSE 7,275 1.85%
  Tokyo Nikkei 20,299 6.20%
  Shanghai SSE 3,347 3.01%
  Frankfurt DAX 12,562 9.41%
  Paris CAC 40 5,237 7.72%
  Singapore SGX 3,220 11.80%
  Malaysia KLSE 1,774 8.04%
  Thailand SET 1,673 8.40%
 
    USD EUR
  GBP 0.74 0.89
  JPY 111.52 133.92
  EUR 0.83 -
  USD - 1.20
  CNY 6.57 7.89
  CAD 1.23 1.47
  AUD 1.25 1.50
  HKD 7.80 9.37
 
      YTD
  Gold $1,315.90 14.34%
  Brent Crude $55.36 0.73%
  Silver $17.36 5.60%
  Platinum $955.52 0.37%
  Natural Gas $3.13 -4.51%
  Wheat $444.50 9.48%
   
    Updated On 20-09-2017
 
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Jersey
Full Name : Bailiwick of Jersey
Area : total: 116 sq km
Government type : parliamentary democracy
Population : 91,626 (July 2009 est.)
Independence : None - British crown dependency
GDP : $5.1 billion (2005 est.)
GDP by sector : agriculture: 1% - industry: 2% - services: 97% (2005)
 
Background

Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Jersey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

 
Economy - Overview:

Jersey's economy is based on international financial services, agriculture, and tourism. In 2005 the finance sector accounted for about 50% of the island's output. Potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes, and especially flowers are important export crops, shipped mostly to the UK. The Jersey breed of dairy cattle is known worldwide and represents an important export income earner. Milk products go to the UK and other EU countries. Tourism accounts for one-quarter of GDP. In recent years, the government has encouraged light industry to locate in Jersey, with the result that an electronics industry has developed, displacing more traditional industries. All raw material and energy requirements are imported, as well as a large share of Jersey's food needs. Light taxes and death duties make the island a popular tax haven. Living standards come close to those of the UK.

 
 
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Mar 2017
Confidence among European and global fund managers is increasing, with many seeing European equities as undervalued as the macro landscape improves.
Feb 2017
A 17-year bear market is over. The next two to three years could be the best time in decades to be invested in the UK stockmarket. Expect the FTSE 100 to smash through 8,000 - maybe even run on to 10,000.
Jan 2017
Financial advisers are expected to invest more in 'smoothed' multi-asset funds over the next two years as a response to market uncertainty.
Jan 2017
Chinese cities hold the top four spots in a global ranking measuring economic growth, wealth levels and size of working population.
 
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