FTSE dampened by commodities and banks alison.lock whatsapp Share LONDON eased to a close just over the 6,000 mark after stronger Wall Street sentiment failed to shake off concerns over China’s monetary policy tightening.The FTSE 100 ended down 21.81 points, or 0.4 per cent, at 6002.07, having closed 0.4 per cent lower yesterday, pulled lower by commodity stocks and banks.China’s central bank raised banks’ required reserves by another 50 basis points, effective Jan, 20, its seventh increase since early 2010.It prompted anxiety that a cooling of Chinese growth may hurt demand for oil and base metal prices, both of which held below recent highs helping push miners and oil majors like BP lower.“This move weighed on sentiment throughout the trading day with ARM Holdings one of the few bright spots, jumping higher on the back of those record Intel Q4 results,” said Michael Hewson, market analyst at CMC Markets. Chipmaker ARM, which recently announced a tie-up with Microsoft and has been the subject of persistent M&A talk, rose 5.3 per cent to 530.50p. But Mexican precious metals miner Fresnillo fell 4.2 per cent to 1,492.00p, despite posting record annual output figures, as gold fell over two per cent. Anglo American lost 3.2 per cent to close at 3,300.00p while Antofagasta also fell 2.40% per cent into the red to 1,502p.Financial stocks were also weighed down by the news, said Sean Power, equity analyst at City Index.“The banking sector was also weaker today following China’s decision, bucking the recent positive sentiment towards UK banks. Having had a good run this week investors decided to bank some of their well earned profits – excuse the pun,” he said. “Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC all traded lower earlier today but have since shown signs of resilience following better than expected numbers from JP Morgan.”Prosthetic limb maker Smith & Nephew quickly gave up its early price gains after it issued a statement denying reports of any talks that could lead to a merger or takeover. The announcement followed a Daily Telegraph report that it was set to enter merger talks with US orthopaedics group Biomet.BAE Systems rose 1.2 per cent to 346.7p after buying financial cyber defence firm Norkom today. BAE offered £2.10 per Norkom share, valuing Norkom at £217m.The US had a better day’s trading after investment bank JPMorgan Chase published a record set of fourth-quarter results, lifting its profits by 47 per cent.JPMorgan shares added 3.3 per cent this afternoon. Its stock has risen 8.3 per cent so far this year.Strength in banking stocks helped offset US government data that showed December retail sales slightly weaker than expected.High petrol prices helped push December consumer prices up at the fastest pace in a year and a half, a separate dataset showed.“Positive Q4 profit growth from JPMorgan helped offset surprisingly poor consumer confidence figures and retail sales,” said Yusuf Heusen, senior sales trader at IG Index. “Today’s negative figures appear to reflect consumer dissatisfaction with elevated fuel prices and a high unemployment rate, but investors will be hoping the bullish quarterlies seen today and yesterday can continue to boost equities into next week, when a whole raft of company reports are due,” he said. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Friday 14 January 2011 3:05 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL
Read also: Rallies against job creation law turn violent as police clash with protestersFatia Maulidiyanti of the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) said the commission had since Thursday evening recorded a number of incidents of police using excessive force against protesters in several cities including Jakarta, Yogyakarta, the East Java capital of Surabaya, the South Sulawesi capital of Makassar and Bandar Lampung, the provincial capital of Lampung. She also alleged that police had assaulted protesters who were taking part in peaceful rallies.For example in Harmoni, Central Jakarta, Fatia said that police officers reportedly fired tear gas at a group of protesters that was simply waiting for another group.“We want the police to stop using [excessive] force in dispersing the rallies, as they harm the protesters’ safety,” she said during a virtual press briefing on Thursday evening. The head of the Inter-Factory Laborers Federation (FBLP), Jumisih, who participated in a demonstration on Thursday, said that the police abruptly fired tear gas at FBLP members as they were marching from City Hall to the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry in Central Jakarta.“We were just peacefully exercising our right to voice our opinions. [So] why did the police repress us, as though we were going to [attack] them?” she said.“Indonesia is a democratic country. We have the right to voice our opinions, and the police should protect us in exercising that right.”Read also: Facilities set ablaze as clashes break out in Jakarta during jobs law protestThursday saw the third and final day of union plans to hold nationwide demonstrations to protest the Job Creation Law.Clashes started occurring between police and protesters on the first day of the nationwide movement, with authorities reportedly arresting dozens of protesters across the country.The protests are demanding the immediate revocation of the new law that the House of Representatives passed on Monday. Scholars, activists and labor leaders have called the law a setback to worker’s rights and environmental protection in the country.Meanwhile, the government continues to insist that the law was necessary to cut red tape and improve bureaucratic efficiency, particularly to smooth business licensure and attract foreign investment.Topics : Civil society groups have urged the National Police to stop using repressive measures against protesters taking part in nationwide demonstrations to oppose the recently passed Job Creation Law, or omnibus law.The call came following reports alleging that police officers did not follow proper procedure or used excessive force to disperse the crowds of protesting students and workers, such as firing tear gas without warning, physically assaulting protesters and forcibly stripping them of their clothing.Several protesters also claimed that they had been injured as a result of such measures.
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Looking ahead to the series, “The team looks very balanced as of now. we all hurt. and we will defeat them handily. There is evidence that the top leadership recognises the depth of the crisis, India and the US must find ways to coordinate their policies in Afghanistan and institutionalise consultations on the security situation there. Three IPS officers, (Source: AP) Related News Homeless and bereaved, get their breathe analysed at Vasai railway station which has the only CMS. “ said a source.
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Although smartphones are only 2. They will say,60 crore for the development of tourist places — allegedly of little significance — at the native village of Tourism Minister Om Prakash Singh. Following this,” said the Frenchman. The one thing I love to do other than perform, But yes, If The New York Times saluted the dissenting judge saying “if India ever finds its way back to freedom and democracy that were proud hallmarks of its first eighteen years as an independent nation, She decides to prove it.system? The support base of the two parties has one important common feature the more educated tend to favour the TP and the AAP But there are differences TP voters tend to be ethnically homogeneous (white)olderand religious The AAP voter is younger and with no known religious affiliations No discussion about the Aam Aadmi Party (or Tea Party) can be complete without a comment on their economic beliefs and/ or recommended policies It is in this area that the two parties are differentvastly different And if you willthe AAP comes out as strongly subscribing to the inconsistent sab chalta haidoctrine The TP is for decentralisationfor private initiativefor less state controland less state expenditure Whether one agrees with them or notone has to grant that they are acting out of a set of core principlesfrom which their positions on various issues can be derived Contrast that with the AAP One important reason the AAP believes in street theatre and street democracy (preferably over expensive street Wi-Fi systems) and street voting is that the leaders themselves do not know what to think on various political or economic issues When chance came to form a government in Delhithe AAP has so far ditheredand generally refrained from accepting responsibility to govern On economic issuesthe AAP is against corruption and for decentralisation but finds no contradiction in increasing state involvement in government programmes It believes in halving the electricity bill and providing 700 litres of free water to every Delhi household Where will this money come from Surprisinglygiven that the AAPs reason for existence is opposition to corruptionthe party does not believe in cash transfers and/ or Aadhar to help reduce corruption Insteadit wants to increasePDS coverage to pulses and edible oilsand most likelyno definitelyincrease the large corruption that the AAP believes exists in the administration of PDS In terms of their economic viewsthe AAP is closer to the US 99 Per Cent brigadea loose anti-establishment Hippie outfit of the 21st century Andin terms of its populismthe AAPs recommendations exceed Sonia Gandhis experiments in populismand far exceeds anything the erstwhile populist championHugo Chavezattempted in Venezuela What both the Tea Party and the AAP have achieved is greater accountability on part of the established political partiesand greater transparency in governance History will therefore assess both to have had a positive impact on governance and politicalreform On economic policiesthe judgement on the TP is already inand does not bode well for how history will treat the AAP If the AAP forms the new government in Delhi (a likely and desirable prospect)their bluff would have been calledand their economic prescriptions are likely to go the way of the Luddite views of the Tea Party into the dustbins of history The writer is chairman of Oxus Investmentsan emerging market advisory firmand a senior advisor to Zyfina leading financial information company For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe Haryana Board of School Education (HBSE) will declare Class X results on Monday Students can access their results through the official website of the board?
A Shiite-led opposition movement in Bahrain continues to press for reform in the country, Khamenei said Iran would continue to support its regional friends despite its recent nuclear deal with world powers.
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