- GDP growth 0.60% Quarter on Quarter growth 2015 Q4
- CPI inflation has been recorded at 0.30% in February 2016
- For November 2015 to January 2016, 74.1% of people aged from 16 to 64 were in work, the highest employment rate since comparable records began in 1971.
- The unemployment rate for November 2015 to January 2016 was 5.1% lower than a year earlier (5.7%).
GDP quarter on quarter growth
CPI Consumer Prices Index
Investment Markets – Update
In March, most sectors returned positive results, however, some still remained negative year to date, given the volatile market conditions experienced since the start of 2016.
Below we provide a table of the major sectors that we allocate to when constructing our client portfolios. The data has been sorted over 1 month in order of best to worst returns.
|UT Global Emerging Markets TR in GB||8.66||7.87||12.65||-8.91||-8.38||-8.04||51.81|
|UT Asia Pacific Excluding Japan TR in GB||6.55||4.21||12.45||-8.11||3.63||13.55||106.47|
|UT European Smaller Companies TR in GB||4.28||0.83||11.05||9.70||40.50||53.87||112.22|
|UT Sterling High Yield TR in GB||3.84||1.08||1.58||-1.90||7.19||22.32||56.95|
|UT UK Smaller Companies TR in GB||3.61||-2.45||0.81||7.62||36.04||63.05||103.66|
|UT Europe Excluding UK TR in GB||3.44||-0.21||6.49||-2.03||24.49||33.55||59.79|
|UT North American Smaller Companies TR in GB||2.77||0.95||8.19||-6.12||28.02||52.74||101.97|
|UT Sterling Corporate Bond TR in GB||2.51||2.22||2.46||-0.95||10.84||31.21||45.96|
|UT North America TR in GB||2.46||1.96||12.98||0.08||37.96||70.61||98.71|
|UT UK All Companies TR in GB||2.36||-1.64||2.82||-3.35||16.36||36.49||56.20|
|UT Japan TR in GB||1.91||-2.58||9.52||-2.61||19.75||40.24||7.89|
|UT Property TR in GB||1.81||1.72||4.29||3.57||20.98||28.83||7.72|
|UT UK Index
Linked Gilts TR in GB
|UT Global Bonds TR in GB||1.13||4.82||5.22||2.10||1.89||14.56||51.34|
|UT UK Gilts TR in GB||0.46||4.90||3.41||2.20||13.23||36.13||66.72|
|UT Targeted Absolute Return TR in GB||0.08||-0.91||-0.05||-0.66||7.10||11.97||37.68|