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Afferro Mining: Panmure Gordon reduces target price from 279p to 100p, while keeping its buy recommendation.Yesterday
Homeserve shares were rising strongly after the group said it is confident it will return to modest growth in 2014/2015. The group said it has clear Sales and Marketing plans for increasing both customer acquisition and retention and expects UK customer numbers to stabilise at around 1.9m from March 2014.2 days ago
Antofagasta: Canaccord Genuity reduces target price from 1065p to 1040p, while leaving its hold recommendation unchanged.2 days ago
The Paragon Group of Companies, a specialist buy-to-let and consumer finance group, increased its half year profit after a sharp rise in buy-to-let lending activity, and said it is well positioned for future growth.2 days ago
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 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.
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.