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Director deals: Paypoint founder cashes in, Glencore finance boss keeps the faith

A founder cashing in and two finance directors buying and selling shares are among the most significant director deals of the past week. The biggest deal comes from Paypoint (PAY) founder Tim Waktin-Rees and his spouse Eve Watkin-Ress, who sold just under 500,000 shares in a series of transactions, at an average price of 973p for a total amount of £4.9m. Paypoint shares have had a bit of a ...

Market report: Investors hang up on BT, Fuller’s falls flat on profit warning

London’s FTSE 100 firmed 18.3 points to 7,311 on Friday as investors latched onto White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow’s comment that current US/China negotiations are ‘very constructive’. This was enough to drive stock markets up across the UK, mainland Europe and most of Asia. Miners Rio Tinto (RIO), Glencore (GLEN) and Anglo American (AAL) led the charge on the FTSE, supported ...

Market report: IAG climbs on Air Europa takeover, Mothercare crashes on UK administration woe

London’s FTSE 100 firmed 36.6 points to 7,338.97 on Monday with investors drawing confidence from optimistic comments from US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross about a US/China trade war resolution. Mining stocks Glencore (GLEN) and Antofagasta (ANTO), as well as Asia-focused life insurer Prudential (PRU) and several UK banking providers, led the blue chip benchmark higher. International ...

Market report: Barclays and WPP up on strong third quarter but Synthomer plunges

After a flat open, the FTSE 100 is drifting with investors nervous over what today’s political events will bring. The European Union is considering the UK’s request for an extension while at the same time MPs are mulling over the merits of a general election in December. Markets dislike uncertainty, and the FTSE 100 has given up 0.3% or 20 points to 3,307 while the FTSE 250, generally ...

Market report: Melrose flies on aerospace sales while Boohoo struts its stuff

The FTSE 100 opens marginally lower at 7,304 on Thursday after the Prime Minister was boxed in by Parliament overnight. MPs from both sides blocked both a no-deal Brexit and a call for a snap election. In addition a number of stocks are trading ex-dividend today, dragging on the index. After the close last night FTSE Russell announced its quarterly index review, making three changes to the FTSE ...

Glencore earnings crash as cobalt and copper price pressure adds to self-inflected troubles

Half year earnings from the world’s largest miner Glencore (GLEN) fell by a third as the slowing global economy led to demand drying up for raw materials. Prices for cobalt and copper have both come under pressure, although the group has also struggled with operational problems. Cobalt is used in alloys that protect parts against corrosion, while copper is used extensively in electrical ...

Market report: Glencore hit by falling metal prices, outflows dog Standard Life Aberdeen

A seeming dialling down in the aggressive rhetoric between the US and China and the latter’s move to stabilise its currency helped restore some calm to the markets with the FTSE 100 trading 0.3% higher at 7.192.96 in early trading. Miner and commodities trader Glencore (GLEN) slips 1.9% to 226.95 after announcing that its half-yearly earnings fell by nearly a third, amid lower copper and ...

Market report: Brexit frustration and dividends drag on UK markets, while WH Smith profits fail to inspire

UK stocks are in modest decline in early trade on Thursday as investors come to terms with the can being kicked down the road again on a Brexit outcome following last night’s extension to the end of October. Many businesses may be breathing a sigh of relief at a possible side-stepping of a more draconian deal. Travel stocks are certainly leading the charge, with budget airline EasyJet ...

Market report: Sainsbury’s slumps on CMA slap-down as investors laud Lloyds’ £4bn capital return

London’s FTSE 100 firms 18.7 points to trade at 7,197.8 on Wednesday, boosted by share price gains from the banking and mining sectors, while markets across mainland Europe and Asia also take a step forward. Supermarket J Sainsbury (SBRY) slumps 15.3% to 244p as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says its planned £7.3bn takeover of Walmart-owned Asda could push up prices and reduce ...

Market report: Miners take the lead while LSE splashes out and retailers revel in pricing news

UK stocks are on the front foot this morning with the FTSE 100 index up 1.3% to 6,833 points led by mining stocks ahead of the resumption of US-China trade talks. Evraz (EVR) adds 1.6% to 487p, Glencore (GLEN) adds 1.9% to 303p, Anglo American (AAL) adds 2.3% to £18.93 and Rio Tinto (RIO) is out front up 3% to £41.98. Company news is thin on the ground with London Stock Exchange (LSE) the ...
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