The FTSE 100 jumped one per cent higher to a seven-week high on Friday afternoon with stock markets rejoicing as the US jobs report smashed forecasts in April and previous months' data was revised higher. [3 May '13]
Mining stocks were making decent gains as metals prices improved. ENRC was the standout performer on the back of reports Suleiman Kerimov, the Russian billionaire, has increased his stake in the miner. [3 May '13]
A disappointing reading of business activity in the States sparked a late sell-off on UK financial markets on Tuesday afternoon as traders turned nervous ahead some key risk events later this week. [30 Apr '13]
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