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Soft drinks firm Britvic leapt on the back of a strong set of interim results, after an improved underlying performance across the business, although it did caution on market conditions remain challenging.3 days ago
Shares in chip designer ARM Holdings were under heavy selling pressure on Wednesday following the group's investor day this week, with a number of brokers choosing to remain cautious on the name given the stock's sky-high valuation after a strong rise so far this year.3 days ago
UBS has downgraded its rating for Kazakhstan-focused miner Kazakhmys from 'buy' to 'neutral', saying that the prospects regarding a bid for fellow miner ENRC (in which it holds a large stake) have deteriorated.3 days ago
Afferro Mining: Panmure Gordon reduces target price from 279p to 100p, while keeping its buy recommendation.3 days ago
Eurasian Natural Resources (ENRC), the mining company 26 per cent-owned by fellow miner Kazakhmys, has confirmed that the indicative proposal made by a consortium on May 16th envisaged an offer of 175p per share in cash and 0.231 of an existing Kazakhmys shares for each ENRC share.5 days ago
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Earlier this week we heard from the Reserve Bank of Australia and the minutes of their meeting, which generally confirmed what most had suspected: that the strength of AUD was a pivotal factor in what was an otherwise close decision to cut interest rates.
The all-important policy guidance at the end of the minutes reveals that the RBA opted to use “some” (the “some” comment is a repeat from a couple of weeks ago) of the scope afforded by the low first quarter inflation figures and outlook, to lower the cash rate.
The latest Japanese GDP reading highlights the success that the new massive stimulus programme being carried out in Japan has had in revitalising that stricken economy. Today’s drop in UK inflation suggests that the new Bank of England governor may be wise to suggest a similar policy for the UK.
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.
Daily global markets overview with the overnight activity and what can be expected in the markets today. Information straight from the traders’ desks. Insights on commodities, equities, stocks and forex currencies.