ADVFN - Advanced Financial Network.
HOME» NYSE » B » BBL Stock Price » BBL Stock News

Bhp Billiton Sp Share News

 Bhp Billiton Stock Price
BBL Stock Price
 Bhp Billiton Stock Chart
BBL Stock Chart
 Bhp Billiton Stock News
BBL Stock News
 Bhp Billiton Company Information
BBL Company Information
 Bhp Billiton Stock Trades
BBL Stock Trades

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

By Preeti Upadhyaya, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- An unexpected drop in U.K. unemployment boosted the stock market Wednesday, while the Bank of England voted in favor of the Funding for Lending Scheme. The FTSE 100 index was up 0.9% at 5,679.11. London's main equities benchmark got a lift from the U.K. unemployment rate, which dropped to 8.1% for the three-month period ending 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. The Bank of England voted 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. The Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to keep the bank's key interest rate unchanged at 0.5%, but are "keeping the door open" to an autumn rate cut, according to a note from analysts at Danske Bank. Weakness in gold futures, down lately about 1%, filtered through to a handful of mining-sector shares traded in London. Precious-metals firm Fresnillo PLC led the FTSE 100 higher, rising 2% after reporting record gold production in the fiscal second quarter. Mining giant BHP Billiton (BHP) rose 1.5%, 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 0.3%. Metal prices were down overall. Also on the move, shares of investment firm Ashmore Group PLC climbed 2.8% after Goldman Sachs upgraded its rating to buy from neutral. Heavyweight bank HSBC Holdings PLC (HBC) slipped 0.2%, 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 2.5%, rebounding from losses earlier in the week as it grappled with its London Olympics security-contract fiasco. Weighing on the market, RSA Insurance Group PLC rose 0.4% even after saying in a statement that record rains in the U.K. could cost firm around 40 million pounds, or $62.5 million. United Utilities Group PLC fell 0.7%, while Reed Elsevier PLC dropped 2.1% and Hammerson PLC shed 0.5%. Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod=djnwires

Stock News for Bhp Billiton Sp (BBL)
DateTimeHeadline
07/23/201412:17:37LONDON MARKETS: Glaxo Slides In London After Earnings Warning
07/23/201410:16:22LONDON MARKETS: Glaxo Shares Fall In London After Earnings Warning
07/23/201407:34:21LONDON MARKETS: U.K. Stocks Edge Up After BOE Minutes; BHP Advances
07/23/201404:57:08LONDON MARKETS: U.K. Stocks Slip Ahead Of BOE Minutes; BHP Gains
07/22/201421:50:10BHP Output Trumps Forecasts for Fiscal Year
07/17/201402:15:34Woodside Revenue Leaps on Higher Production, Prices
07/16/201413:39:44BHP CEO Touts Stronger Australian Ties With China -- Update
07/16/201403:52:36Cameco: Australia Regulator to Rule on Uranium Mine Within Weeks
07/16/201402:50:11BHP CEO Favors Stronger Ties With China
07/10/201412:09:09EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Stumble To 2-month Low On Portugal...
07/10/201407:51:32EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Stumble To Two-month Low On Portugal...
07/10/201407:09:08EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Stumble To Two-month Low
07/10/201405:39:40EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks At Two-month Low After Weak Data
07/10/201405:06:47EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Slide For Fifth Straight Day
07/10/201403:54:28EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Weaken For Fifth Straight Day
07/09/201420:15:12Weaker Iron-Ore Outlook to Curb BHP, Rio Earnings: UBS -- Market...
07/07/201403:33:28Australia Shares Little Changed After Last Week's Jump
07/03/201420:30:41Iron-Ore Exports Drop at Australia's Port Hedland
07/03/201420:30:40Iron-Ore Exports From Australia's Port Hedland Fall
07/02/201405:15:41BHP Billiton Flags More Iron-Ore Job Cuts

Bhp Billiton Sp and other New York Stock Exchange stock quotes are delayed by at least 20 minutes.
All other stock price data is delayed by at least 15 minutes unless otherwise stated.
By accessing the services available at ADVFN you are agreeing to be bound by ADVFN's Terms & Conditions
Contact Us | Copyright 1999-2007 ADVFN PLC. | Privacy Policy | Investment Warning | Data accreditations | Investor Relations

ADVFNADVFN ItalyADVFN GermanyADVFN FranceADVFN BrazilADVFN JapanADVFN UKADVFN US noad