In our latest monthly investment update for October 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 September largely flat for the month at 7,510.20, up slightly from 7,432.42 points at the end of August, an increase of 77.78 points or 1.05% during the month. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released second quarter data showing that the UK economy grew by 0.4% in the three months from April to June. Economic growth in the second quarter was supported by the UK’s powerhouse services sector, which grew 0.6% compared to subdued growth of just 0.3% in the first three months of the year.
October 2018 Investment & Economic Update
This 1,018 word blog post provides an update on the global investment markets and economies at the start of October 2018. Written on 1st October 2018.