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Citigroup has upgraded its rating for Mondi from 'neutral' to 'buy' and raised the target price from 1,110p to 1,260p, saying it sees "another strong year ahead" for the paper and packaging group.
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Indian-focused oil major Essar Energy has quashed claims that it plans to close a refinery in the UK amid cut-throat competition from US rivals. 1 hour ago
Mining stocks pare losses after Asian data; China registers surprise trade deficit; Japan GDP revised lower; Vodafone raising offer for Ono, reports say. 1 hour ago
UBS has hiked its target price for food and retail company Associated British Foods by 14 per cent and reiterated its 'buy' stance, saying that the Primark business is 'still at an early chapter'. 1 hour ago
Numis Securities has downgraded house builder Taylor Wimpey from 'add' to 'hold' but has lifted its estimates after the company's 2013 results and the cash return revealed last month. 2 hours ago
Eurozone investor confidence grows; Industrial output grows in Italy, falls in France and Spain; Eurozone finance ministers meet in Brussels; China reports trade deficit, inflation eases 58 minutes ago
As the European Central Bank (ECB) prepared to present its outline on how it will undertake the stress tests to be performed on Eurozone banks, sources suggested to Reuters that its definition of bad loans will be stricter than the one that some banks have used. 2 hours ago
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Tracking and security products developer Starcom (STAR), which floated on AIM in February 2013, has been selling its WatchLock padlock for a couple of years but with the backing of global locks supplier Assa Abloy the sales could grow even faster.
Assa Abloy is about to start selling the WatchLock in the UK and in April it will be launched in the US to be followed by roll-outs in other countries. The WatchLock will be sold under the Assa Abloy, Mul-T-Lock and Yale brands.
As equity markets press on to record highs, we are seeing an increase in the number of companies looking to list their shares on open markets. Are they likely to be worth investing in?
Last year saw the highly-publicised flotation of Royal Mail (RMG), and white goods retailer AO.comrecently joined the market as AO World (AO.). Now a number of retailers are moving along the road to becoming publicly listed.
Small company finance provider 1PM (OPM) has come a long way in the past few years. The company has achieved a turnaround by increasing lending at the same time as minimising bad debts. 1PM has also attracted the backing of a major financial institution.
Small businesses are finding it difficult to gain finance from high street banks and 1PM is well placed to take advantage. It has been able to attract funding that has allowed the lending portfolio to grow.
Those who have followed me for some years know that I have been a fan of trading and investing in commodities for well over a decade and I have held numerous seminars with the commodities guru Jim Rogers.
Now unlike many I am happy to also go short or just step out of the area when I don’t see great opportunities. For the last few years I have really had less interest in commodities frankly the opportunities have been far better in stocks so why would I bother with commodities?
In my last piece a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a positive “Eureka” experience I had as a new trader, when I “finally realized that success was as much a function of what I traded even more than how I traded it.”
Today I want to expand on exactly why it is so important, and detail some simple methods you can use to determine your own universe within which you look for trades.