House builders and construction stocks were performing well on Tuesday after the British Bankers' Association revealed that mortgage approvals for house purchase hit a 16-month high in May of 36,102. This was up from a revised 32,952 the month before, well ahead of the 33,200 consensus forecast and up 11 per cent year on year. Ashtead, Balfour Beatty and Barratt Developments were among the best performers this afternoon. [25 Jun '13]
The FTSE 100 rebounded strongly on Tuesday morning after falling to a fresh five-month low the day before, as policymakers from China and the US spoke out to downplay fears that have sparked market volatility over recent weeks. [25 Jun '13]
African Barrick Gold: Morgan Stanley reduces target price from 200p to 140p, while leaving its equal-weight rating unaltered. Deutsche Bank lowers target price from 153p to 137p leaving its hold recommendation unchanged. [25 Jun '13]
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