Investor sentiment seems to have firmed a little in the first half of the session. That comes after a cautious start higher after the long weekend and as traders continued to debate about how much further the current push higher in equity markets has to go. [7 May '13]
Investors in London have come back from the long weekend with a slightly cautious attitude, as traders continue to debate whether the current push higher in equity markets will be sustained or not. [7 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]
The FTSE 100 had pared gains by Monday lunchtime, pausing for breath after a strong surge last week on anticipation of a potential rate cut from the European Central Bank (ECB) in a few days' time. [29 Apr '13]
Nomura has kept its cautious view on the European mining sector but has highlighted BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto as its top picks and upgraded its rating for ENRC and Anglo American from 'reduce' to 'neutral'. [29 Apr '13]
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