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As of 14:34 21 Aug 2019
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As of 14:34 21 Aug 2019

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British Airways-owner leads FTSE 100 higher

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British Airways-owner International Consolidated Airlines Group is leading the FTSE 100 higher on Monday morning, with its share price up 2.4% at 431.9p.

It is closely followed by mining group Antofagasta, whose stock is ahead 2.3% at 810.5p.

Precious metals miner Fresnillo is the biggest faller, down nearly 1% at 658p.

The FTSE 100 is up 0.87% at 7,178.76.

Legal win lifts Antofagasta shares

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Copper miner Antofagasta is the biggest blue chip riser on the FTSE 100, up 4.7% to 903.9p after a World Bank tribunal ordered Pakistan to pay damages of $5.8bn to Tethyan Copper, a joint venture between the company and Barrick Gold, in a dispute over a copper mine.

Shares in Micro Focus are leading the FTSE 100 fallers, down 4.8% to £16.77, after the software firm's executive chairman Keith Loosemore said he had offloaded 650,000 shares worth £11.4m.

The FTSE 100 is mainly flat at 7,500.90.

Sports Direct's share price has extended earlier falls and is now down 13.9% at 225.4p.

The FTSE 250 is ahead 0.16% at 19,582.57.

FTSE winners and losers

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Iron ore miner Rio Tinto is leading the way in the FTSE 100 so far this morning. Shares in the oil giant are up 1.2% at 4,834.75.

The only other two shares up more than 1% are Antofagasta - up 1.28% at 870.80 - and EasyJet, which has bounced back 1.08% to 898.10 after yesterday's slide.

Tui is leading the losers, the travel company is down 2.81% at 720.20.

Also dropping more than 2% are Evraz - down 2.31% at 693.10 - and Carnival, which has fallen 2.12% to 3,972.

FTSE gains in morning trading

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The FTSE 100 has remained on the up this morning, keeping comfortably above 7,300.

By noon it was up 0.53% at 7,337.61.

Market favourites on the rise included Ocado, up 3.97% at 1,192.75, and Antofagasta, up 3.43% at 971.8.

The FTSE 250 has also proved positive, climbing 0.28% to 19,541.22.

FTSE 100 closes down 3.5%

The FTSE 100 has finished an extremely rocky day of trading, down 3.5%, or 244 points, at 6,677.74.

Insurance group Prudential ended Thursday as the biggest blue chip faller, down 7% at £13.98, followed by mining giant Antofagasta, off 6.9% at 761.1p and industrial conglomerate Melrose whose shares shed 6.1% to end at 156p.

Only two companies rose on the FTSE 100 - both miners.

Randgold Resources rose 3% to £65.76 while Fresnillo added 1.4% to 785.8p.

FTSE slips on weak Chinese data

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The London market is back at 7,000 after China's manufacturing sector reported its weakest growth in two years on Friday morning.

As world leaders gather in Argentina for the G20 summit, the FTSE 100 slipped 0.8% as shares in miners such as Rio Tinto, Anglo American and Antofagasta slumped.

Connor Campbell of Spreadex says a slowdown in China’s manufacturing sector is not that surprising given the country’s trade war with the US.

"That puts even more pressure on President Xi Jinping to try and move in the right direction with [Donald] Trump in Buenos Aires, something that seems like a huge ask given the latter’s bellicose rhetoric this week."

Eurozone indices have moved in the same direction, with Germany's DAX and the French CAC both down 0.6%.

FTSE 100 drops on commodity price falls

The FTSE 100, the blue chip stock index, has reversed earlier gains and is now trading down 0.77% at 7,553.35.

Connor Campbell, financial analyst at Spreadex, says: "The FTSE was crushed under the weight of its sizeable commodity stocks on Wednesday, plunging towards 7,550 as chaos spread throughout the sector.

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"With Brent Crude falling under $72 per barrel after slipping 1%, gold sliding to $1,192 an ounce and copper sinking around 2.5% to hit a fresh 13 month low, the FTSE’s oil and mining firms were not in a good way.

"BP and Shell both slipped 0.7%, the likes of Rio Tinto, Anglo American and Antofagasta were down anywhere between 2.5% and 4%, and Fresnillo shed 5.5%.

"All this led to the UK index itself dropping 70 points, testing intraday lows last seen at the start of the month."

UK stocks maintain gains

The FTSE 100 is keeping its head above water - just.

It is trading up 7.12 points at 7,649.11.

Copper miner Antofagasta continues to lead the fallers with its share price down 5.7% at 898.3p.

Investment firm Melrose is the biggest riser, up 2% at 221.3p.

The FTSE 250 is up 0.21% at 20,617.

Antofagasta tops FTSE fallers

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Antofagasta is leading the FTSE 100 fallers on Tuesday morning after the copper miner's share price fell 4.2% to 911.4p when it revealed a 16% fall in interim profits.

Shares in software developer Micro Focus led the blue chip risers, up 1.6% at £12.64.

The FTSE 100 is up 0.13% to 7,652.65.

Card Factor, which recently issued a profit warning, is the largest faller on the FTSE 250, down 4.4% at 178.85p after investment bank Berenberg cut its guidance on the stock.

esure is up 3.7% at 277.3p after it announced that it will sell the company to Bain Capital.

Meanwhile, Royal Mail's share price is up nearly 1% at 466.6p after Ofcom levied a £50m against the postal group.

The FTSE 250 is up 0.34% at 20,645.43.

Miners lead FTSE charge

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Miners are leading the FTSE 100 charge this morning.

Antofagasta is the biggest riser in the blue chip index, up 2.73% to 969.70, while Melrose has climbed 2.45% to 213.20.

Meanwhile BHP Billiton is up 2.32% to 1,702.

The FTSE 100 is up 0.44% at 7,651.51.