2) …but prob also fair to say more hawkish than Yellen (a white-collared bird representing peace is more hawkish/less dovish than Yellen)
note to UK based Fed-watchers – touted vice-chair nominee Stanley Fischer NOT the same as current Fed member Richard Fisher. ex-BoI chief
LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Newly-privatised Royal Mail Group
will join Britain’s top share index following a strong
share price performance since its stock market debut, FTSE
confirmed on Wednesday, two months to the day after its listing.
The postal firm has nearly doubled its share price since its
high profile Oct. 11 listing, with the government forced to
defend itself against criticism that it sold the company too
LONDON (Reuters) – Vedanta Resources (VED.L: Quote, Profile, Research) is set to drop out of Britain’s blue-chip FTSE 100, ceding its place to recently privatised Royal Mail (RMG.L: Quote, Profile, Research) and underlining the mining sector’s waning influence in the index.
London-based Vedanta (VED.L: Quote, Profile, Research) would be the third miner demoted from the index this year, after the recent deletions of Kazakh firms Kazakhmys (KAZ.L: Quote, Profile, Research) and Eurasian Natural Resources Company ENRC.L.
Basic Resources now sixth biggest sector on $FTSE. Dropped below Healthcare, Telecoms and Industrials since Feb. FTSE ≠ barometer for miners
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged up on Monday, extending strong gains from late last week with leading risers and fallers driven by trade data from China showing a large surplus and hinting at growing momentum in the global economy.
The FTSE 100 rose 0.1 percent to 6,556.30 points, after the Chinese numbers helped Asian shares start the week on a positive note.
LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose on
Friday, spurred strongly into positive territory after U.S. jobs
data and led up by buoyancy in the oil and gas sector following
a string of upgrades.
U.S. non-farm payrolls painted a brightening picture of the
economy, showing that 203,000 extra jobs were generated last
month, ahead of forecasts for an increase of 180,000.