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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.

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.

Rio caps ‘extreme phase’ with a flourish

February 8, 2017 1:49 pm by

Rio Tinto edges ahead its investment case among London’s global base metals miners with an impressive set of 2016 results, including a surprise dividend hike and confirmation of a share buyback throughout 2017.

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