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A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far.
A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far. 8 hours ago
Burberry was trading at 12-month highs on Tuesday after beating expectations with its 2012/13 results, lifting the personal goods sector to the top of the pile. 9 hours ago
Soft drinks producer Britvic will release its second quarter results Wednesday. 9 hours ago
City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open down seven points from yesterday's close of 6,756, having hit a 13-year high on Monday. 17 hours ago
While it may be true that ENRC may be worth more as a privately held company than as a listed concern minority owners deserve more than the 260p per share offered by the group's founding oligarchs and the Kazakh government, which amounts to daylight robbery, the FT's Lex column muses. For one, said bid price values the company at barely 2.5 times its 2013 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation costs (EBITDA) versus the 5 times EBITDA on which Kazakhmys and Rio Tinto are now trading, for example. And on a 'sum-of-the-parts' basis ENRC may be worth 6 pounds, some analysts think. On the other hand, the paltry sum on offer may be the only thing propping the share price up. 17 hours ago
Business Secretary Vince Cable has demanded that part-nationalised lender RBS increase its lending to Britain's small- and medium-sized companies to take more responsibility for the economy recovery, The Times says. 17 hours ago
The markets seem to be extending their highs in recent days with no concern about the continuing threat of war in the Middle East.
This morning, news that Israeli and Syrian forces have exchanged fire across the ceasefire line in the occupied Golan Heights was largely ignored by the financial markets.
This morning silver fell to levels not seen since September 2010 as commodity prices slumped overnight in Asia and this extended in early London trading. Although here is plenty of physical buying from China, India and the Middle East – there is heavy computer ETF selling.
A strong dollar and outperforming equity markets have shifted investor’s attention to more risky assets with silver suffering.
Despite general US data thus far this week coming in a little softer, the dollar retains a bid tone, as US risk markets keep on posting new highs despite much speculation on whether USD may have rallied a little too far, too quickly.
Today we await CPI numbers and US data including housing, jobless claims and the Philly Fed.)
The depreciation of the Japanese yen has been an ongoing process for many months now, and recent developments have contributed to its continued decline. However, upcoming data might change the direction upwards.
Japan’s currency is once more weakening compared to the US dollar.
Despite the fact that it’s only mid- May, the FTSE100 looks set to record a new high for the 12th consecutive month.
Compared to the likes of the Dow, the Dax and the S&P500, the FTSE being quite heavily weighted with the financial and mining sector has dragged itsheels in re-acquiring a record high level. Perhaps it’s the mining sector that is serving as a drag which since February has seen a total decline of almost 25%.