17 jul: Test
24 jul: Bobler fra dybet fik hammerslag på rekordpriser ved nyligt afhold..
18-07-2012 18:08:00

LONDON MARKETS: U.K. Stock Index Up As Unemployment Falls

Relateret indhold
04 jun - 
G4S/SEB: Dropper dækning af aktien
01 jun - 
Securitas ekspanderer i Tyrkiet: Køber to virksomheder
29 maj - 
G4S/Jyske: Stopper dækningen og anbefaler ABB som alter..

By Preeti Upadhyaya, MarketWatch

LONDON (MarketWatch) -- An unexpected drop in U.K. unemployment boosted the stock market Wednesday, while U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's statements suggested the central bank was prepared for more stimulus measures if needed.

The FTSE 100 index closed 1% higher at 5,685.77.

London's main equities benchmark got a lift from the U.K. jobless rate, which dropped to 8.1% for the three-month period ended in May, down from 8.3% in the previous period and better than the 8.2% consensus that analysts polled by Factset Research had forecast.

Minutes from The Bank of England's decision earlier this month showed a 7-2 vote in favor of boosting asset purchases by 50 billion pounds ($78.2 billion) in what is known as the Funding for Lending Scheme, designed to boost economic activity and the credit supply.

UK rates

The Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to keep the bank's key interest rate unchanged at 0.5%, but it's "keeping the door open" to an autumn rate cut, according to a note from analysts at Danske Bank.

"Despite voting unanimously to keep the base rate unchanged at 0.5%, it seems that a 25 basis point rate cut could be on the cards if the current round of asset purchases does not have the desired effect on the economy," the note said.

"We have long been skeptical about the effectiveness of additional [quantitative easing] in its traditional form and have argued for the use of other measures."

Central-bank action was also in the spotlight in the U.S., where the Fed's Ben Bernanke wrapped up the second day of his twice-a-year monetary- policy testimony before Congress. The chairman maintained that the central bank stands ready to act and inject more stimulus if needed, but he did not bring any detailed plans of further quantitative easing to the table.

Movers

Precious-metals firm Fresnillo PLC led the FTSE 100 higher, rising 1.6% after reporting record gold production for the fiscal second quarter.

Mining giant BHP Billiton (BHP) fell 2%, despite having reported strong fourth-quarter production results and highlighting a 12th consecutive annual production record from its iron-ore mining operations in Western Australia.

Rio Tinto PLC(RIO) was up 0.5%. Metals prices were down overall.

Also on the move, shares of investment firm Ashmore Group PLC climbed 2.6% after Goldman Sachs upgraded its rating to buy from neutral.

Heavyweight bank HSBC Holdings PLC (HBC) slipped 0.3%, as a top compliance executive said Tuesday he would step down in response to an ongoing U.S. government investigation into money laundering.

G4S PLC rose 2%, rebounding from losses earlier in the week as it grappled with its London Olympics security-contract fiasco.

RSA Insurance Group PLC rose 0.6% even after saying in a statement that record rains in the U.K. could cost the firm around 40 million pounds, or $62.5 million.

United Utilities Group PLC fell 0.3%, while Reed Elsevier PLC dropped 1.6% and Hammerson PLC shed 0.6%.

Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod=djnwires

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

July 18, 2012 12:08 ET (16:08 GMT)

Copyright (c) 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Opret kommentar

Relateret debat

  • 1 uge
  • 1 måned
  • 1 År
Ingen indlæg

Fondsbørsmeddelelser

Aktier/tendens: Nye C25-medlemmer, DSV og Vestas i fokus

18-06-2018 08:36:55
Tre nye selskaber indtræder mandag i det danske eliteindeks C25, hvor der også vil komme fokus på DSV efter en sænket analytikeranbefaling og Vestas efter en stor amerikansk ordre. Umiddelbart peger det i retning af en negativ aktieåbning i Europa, hvor den tyske DAX-future ligger 0,5 pct. lavere efter fald i de amerikanske aktiefutures og en generel sur stemning på de asiatiske børser. Det er for..

Spar Nord optager lån på 400 mio. kr.

15-06-2018 13:48:15
Spar Nord vil i næste uge optage et lån på 400 mio. kr., der har status af supplerende kapital. Et mindre antal professionelle investorer har lånt banken pengene. Lånet har en løbetid på ti år, men der er mulighed for at betale det ud efter fem år. De første fem år er renten på 2,53 pct., og udstedelsen vil gælde fra 19. juni, oplyser Spar Nord i en meddelelse til fondsbørsen. Supplerende kapital ..

Mærsk: Fragtraterne falder for anden uge i træk

15-06-2018 09:23:33
Spotpriserne på containerfragt faldt 3,5 pct. til 777,70 i denne uge ifølge rateindekset Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI). Dermed fortsætter sidste uges fald, efter at priserne ellers var steget de to foregående uger.Indekset har bevæget sig en del, siden det var nede at vende i årets bund i 568,68 i slutningen af marts.SCFI-indekset sammensættes på baggrund af spotprisen på fragt fra S..

Mest læste nyheder

  • 24 timer
  • 48 timer
  • 1 uge
1
Aktier/tendens: Nye C25-medlemmer, DSV og Vestas i fokus
2
KORR: Vestas: Modtager storordre på 442 MW i USA - GENT
3
Vestas/Sydbank: Regner med stærk afslutning på andet kvartal
4
DSV/Morningstar: Sænker anbefalingen til "sælg"
5
Mærsk/Clarksons: Skærer 20 pct af kursmålet - GENT

Relaterede aktiekurser

Ashmore Group PLC ORD 0... 381,60 0,0% Aktiekurs uændret
Hsbc Holdings PLC ORD $0.. 723,80 0,1% Stigning i aktiekurs
G4S PLC ORD 25P 268,46 -2,7% Fald i aktiekurs
BHP Billiton PLC ORD $0... 1.676,00 0,4% Stigning i aktiekurs
BHP Billiton Limited 48,70 -3,3% Fald i aktiekurs
Rio Tinto PLC 56,79 -2,9% Fald i aktiekurs
RSA Insurance Group PLC .. 658,00 0,9% Stigning i aktiekurs
RIO Tinto PLC ORD 10P 4.241,50 0,5% Stigning i aktiekurs
Relx 18,36 -0,8% Fald i aktiekurs
Relx PLC ORD 14 51/116P 1.619,00 -0,4% Fald i aktiekurs
United Utilities Group P.. 770,80 1,0% Stigning i aktiekurs
Hammerson PLC ORD 25P 537,40 0,4% Stigning i aktiekurs
BHP Billiton PLC Sponsor.. 44,54 0,0% Aktiekurs uændret
Fresnillo PLC ORD USD0.5.. 1.159,00 -0,7% Fald i aktiekurs
G4S PLC 22,85 -4,0% Fald i aktiekurs
Hsbc Holdings 8,315 0,3% Stigning i aktiekurs

Køb- og salgsanbefalinger

  • Trend
  • Pengemaskinen

Copyright Euroinvestor A/S 2018  Disclaimer  |  Cookie- og privatlivspolitik  |  Persondatapolitik
Aktieinformation leveres af Morningstar.
Data er forsinket 15-20 minutter iht. de enkelte børsers regler om videredistribution.
 
18. juni 2018 11:23:40
(UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
Version: LiveBranchBuild_20180613.1 - EUROWEB1 - 2018-06-18 11:23:40 - 2018-06-18 11:23:40 - 1 - Website: OKAY