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Kraft offer to Unilever: game on

February 17, 2017 2:48 pm by

Unilever shares are enjoying their best day in 30 years as a sleepy FTSE 100 is enlivened by another bold play from Brazil’s acquisitive 3G Capital outfit, via its holding in Kraft-Heinz.

Weekly equity focus: Miners shine as banks struggle on

February 17, 2017 10:00 am by

After last week’s pause, the earnings season for London’s biggest companies will resume with a flood of disclosure over the next few days. There’ll be a focus on the FTSE’s four giant banking groups and on three further global miners, after Rio Tinto and Randgold earnings earlier in the month.

Rolls-Royce shares capped by hedged outlook

February 14, 2017 5:12 pm by

Rolls-Royce is certainly not having one of the best day’s in its venerable history, but a 28 pence share fall following news of its worst-ever headline loss also suggests its most challenging episodes for decades are almost fully priced.

FTSE can climb without copper plating

February 13, 2017 5:49 pm by

Strikes are bad for business, so it’s debateable how long mining investors will continue to applaud the stoppage at the world’s biggest copper mine that is keeping shares of mining giants BHP, Rio, Glencore, Anglo and others aloft.

Dow lifted as Trump trade ‘runs on empty’

February 9, 2017 7:59 pm by

The so-called ‘Trump trade’, responsible for ‘reflating’ the dollar, U.S. Treasury yields, and triggering a string of U.S. stock market records, needs no further introduction by now. Trouble is, wheels keep falling off the wagon.

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