In our latest monthly investment update for August 2018, we look at how the investment markets, global economy and commodity prices are performing. The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished July at 7,748.76 points, up slightly from 7,661.77 points at the end of June, an increase of 86.99 points or 1.14% during the month. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) released data revealing that the UK economy grew by 0.3% in May, up slightly from the 0.2% growth reported for the first quarter. The figures are part of a change in the way that the ONS reports UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP), moving from a quarterly figure to a monthly figure along with a rolling three month figure.
August 2018 Investment & Economic Update
This 1,091 word blog post offers a comprehensive update on the current state of the global investment markets and economy. Written on 1st August 2018.