June 2018 Investment & Economic Update


This 1,097 word blog post shares a global investment and economic update at the start of June 2018, reviewing the performance of global markets and bringing the reader up to speed with progress in the UK and wider global economy. Written on 1st June 2018.



Our investment and economic update for June 2018 takes a closer look at how the investment markets, global economy and commodities are performing. The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished May at 7,678.20 points, up 168.9 points or 2.25% during the course of the month.  The index finished with a bout of volatility at the end of the month, with the threat of trade tariffs being introduced by the United States making investors in some UK companies nervous. The FTSE 100 was the best performing European stock index in May, with investors able to ignore any concerns about the ongoing political crisis in Italy.