Randgold Resources was a strong riser - particularly compared to the rest of its sector - gaining after Blackrock upped its stake in the group to 14.1 per cent, marginally higher than the 14 per cent it previously owned. [22 Apr '13]
Markets were making decent gains on Monday morning, shrugging off the news that Fitch had stripped the UK of it prized 'AAA' credit rating, as investors went bargain hunting following some heavy falls the week before. [22 Apr '13]
"One of the biggest corporate deals in history edged closer yesterday after Verizon said that it was 'extremely confident' it could buy Vodafone's stake in North America's largest mobile network without triggering a huge tax bill," The Times says. Vodafone owns a 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless. [19 Apr '13]
Shares in pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline gained after the the US FDA approved Breo Ellipta, the company's treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). "This positive recommendation is a crucial first step towards making Breo Ellipta available for appropriate COPD patients across the US," it said. [18 Apr '13]
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