(ShareCast News) - Banks and miners led the FTSE to a lower close Friday, in a session awash with blue-chip news including disappointing annual results from Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered, among other stocks reporting. [24 Feb '17 17:18]
(ShareCast News) - London shares were a little mixed at the closing bell, with blue chips led down by the out-of-favour stocks HSBC and Mediclinic on unwelcome news-flow against a backdrop of a weaker sterling. [21 Feb '17 17:13]
(ShareCast News) - Australian mining giant BHP Billiton more than doubled its interim dividend payout as it reported a massive jump in underlying profits which were underpinned by a recovery in commodity prices and demand from China. [21 Feb '17 07:21]
(ShareCast News) - Shares in miners were boosted in early trading on concern that simultaneous disruptions at the world´s two largest copper mines might lead to a sharp reduction in supplies. [13 Feb '17 08:10]
(ShareCast News) - FTSE 100 is higher on Friday afternoon thanks to a string of mining behemoths led by Rio Tinto congregating atop the risers' list, albeit offset by a motley group of fallers led by consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser. [10 Feb '17 17:10]
(ShareCast News) - Metals and Miners' shares bounded higher at the tail-end of the week amid stronger than expected foreign trade data out of China referencing the month of January, together with sharp gains in the price of some bulk metals. [10 Feb '17 14:48]
(ShareCast News) - BHP Billiton announced on Wednesday that its board had approved expenditure of $2.2bn for its share of the development of the Mad Dog Phase 2 project in the Gulf of Mexico. [9 Feb '17 07:16]
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