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Stocks and Bonds


Australian shares ignored Wall Street's downbeat cue to rise on Friday as resources stocks rode a commodity rally higher and banks firmed on hopes of a rate cut. New Zealand shares also gained. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 26.77 points to 5252.20 at the close of trade. The benchmark rose 0.51 percent. New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index gained 0.45 percent or 30.60 points to finish the session at 6820.58.

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index gained 1.13 percent on Friday, ending April with the biggest monthly jump in six months, with banks leading the rise. Lender BIDV, the country's top partly private bank by assets, outperformed the market with a 6.06 percent jump, followed by insurer BaoViet Holdings that climbed 5.17 percent.
Canada's main stock index edged slightly lower on Thursday as losses for financials and other sectors offset gains for gold miners and Bombardier Inc after the company won a large plane order. The index has rallied 20 percent since January but has been unable to climb back above the 14,000 threshold. It moved back in reach of that level on Thursday before turning lower as losses on Wall Street deepened after the Bank of Japan's shocking call to cap monetary stimulus continued to rattle investors.
Jubilee Life Insurance Managed Growth Fund Rates on Friday (April 29, 2016).

Jubilee Life Insurance Capital Growth Fund Rates on Friday (April 29, 2016).

JLI Meeseq Fund Rates on Friday (April 29, 2016).

JLI Yaqeen Growth Fund Rates on Friday (April 29, 2016).