China continues to show off its influence over the London market as some of the big miners took a heavy dent on the first day when most trading desks were full after the festive celebrations.
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Friday 20 December 2013
Investors flew out of defence specialist BAE Systems on Friday after news it had failed to win a £6bn contract on which punters had been pinning their hopes.
Thursday 05 December 2013
In the midst of London’s stock market IPO boom, one mid-tier technology group is about to bid auf Wiedersehen.
Friday 08 November 2013
There were at least some punters who could tear themselves away from Twitter's initial public offering long enough to pump up cycling and car parts retailer Halfords' share price yesterday.
Friday 20 September 2013
City traders are fickle types, and yesterday the only thing they appeared interested in was stocks that dig up yellow metal. The markets surged after the shock news that the US Federal Reserve will not reduce its current asset purchasing programme – much to the surprise of many who had predicted a tapering of quantitative easing. As the markets took it on board, the dollar weakened and gold, in turn, jumped.
Friday 26 April 2013
Peter Hambro's gold miner Petropavlovsk was glistening close to the top of the mid-tier index yesterday when the previously plummeting gold price rallied, reaching its highest in more than a week. The IMF said central banks are buying gold again and its price responded after tumbling the sharpest for 30 years last week.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
As the price of gold hit a three-month high, metal miners from around the world shone brighter with Mexico's Fresnillo top of the FTSE 100 leader board.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
If the FTSE All-share looked down in the dumps yesterday, slumping to its lowest level since January as traders digested the latest worries over Europe, you can blame it on a mid-life crisis. For Britain's broader index celebrated its 50th birthday yesterday. The All-share index launched on 10 April 1962, was enhanced with the addition of the blue chip FTSE 100 in 1984 and boosted by the addition of the FTSE 250 in October 1992.
Friday 23 March 2012
Will AstraZeneca be forced to go shopping? Amid talk that the pharmaceutical giant's troubles mean it is increasingly liable to do a deal, the news of a further blow to one of its major drugs only strengthened the idea it will buy in growth from elsewhere.
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