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FTSE 100 movers: Miners jump as China cuts interest rates, oil stocks rise

Mining stocks were dominating the risers list on the FTSE 100 on Friday after China's central bank surprised with an interest-rate cut in an effort to boost growth, raising hopes that the top metals consumer will be able to avert a hard landing.
[Fri 15:03]

FTSE 250 Movers: Miners hit by Chinese data, Inmarsat boosted by new partnership

Kaz Minerals' shares plummeted alongside other mining companies Ferrexpo, Lonmin, Vedanta, Evraz Hochschild Mining who took a hit following the release of unfavourable Chinese manufacturing data early on Thursday. The slowdown in the pace of manufacturing growth and wider economic concerns caused reluctance among investors.
[Thu 14:26]

FTSE 100 movers: Miners hit by weak data, but Babcock and Johnson Matthey jump

Mining stocks were suffering steep losses on Thursday as a wave of disappointing economic data prompted investors to scale back their appetite for risk. Figures from top metals consumer China in particular were weighing on sentiment, as its manufacturing sector stagnated in November.
[Thu 14:00]

FTSE 100 movers: Royal Mail dives after admitting parcels business remains challenging

Shares in Royal Mail dropped sharply after the firm warned that its key parcels market remained challenging. Revenue in the six months to 28 September rose 2% to 4.5bn, but underlying pre-tax profit dipped to 218m from 233m a year ago.
[Wed 15:47]

FTSE 100 movers: Tullow Oil lifted by Liberum comments

Tullow Oil's share price was rising strongly on Tuesday, supported by a 'buy' call from Liberum, which downplayed the recent sell-off in the shares.
[Tue 15:30]

FTSE 250 movers: Miners lead the way as gold prices rise

Aircraft maintenance group BBA Aviation claimed trading was in line with management's expectations in their third-quarter report, but continued to experience pricing pressure in certain markets, prompting shares to fall. The loss of a $36m-a-year ground handling contract at John F Kennedy airport in New York also contributed to the slump in shares.
[Tue 13:30]

FTSE 100 movers: Broker comment provides drag

Standard Chartered dropped into the red after Canaccord Genuity reiterated its 'sell' rating and lowered its target price to 850p from 1,000p.
[Mon 15:57]

FTSE 250 movers: Keller Group fails to impress with interim statement

Keller Group dropped sharply despite the group delivering a trading update in line with expectations for the period from 1 July to 16 November. However, investors were concerned by the difficult conditions in European markets and weakness in Australia.
[Mon 15:55]

FTSE 100 movers: Aggreko pleases with trading update

Temporary power and temperature control group Aggreko rose strongly after it gave an in-line trading update and said it continued to expect 2014 underlying trading profits to resemble those of 2013.
[14 Nov '14]

FTSE 250 movers: Premier Farnell drops after warning on operating margin

Shares in technology products distributor Premier Farnell took a hit after the group warned that its full-year operating margin would be "slightly" below prior year levels. The group experienced softer market conditions in Asia and Europe, which dragged the gross margin 0.5 percentage points lower. It expects the gross margin to increase in the fourth quarter, but said recent trends would knock the operating margin below last year's figure of 9.6%.
[14 Nov '14]

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