First, we form a combined sample that includes the blue-chip
index constituents from France, Germany, and the UK and compare them with the combined sample including all mid-cap index constituents from the three countries.
Comments from cartel Opec that oil could reach EUR170 a barrel this summer combined with fresh concerns over inflation from the Bank of England and the US Federal Reserve in a miserable session for blue-chips
The day's biggest blue-chip
fallers were ITV down 2.5p at 112p, ICAP down 8.5p at 478p, Kingfisher down 4.25p at 262.5p and Shire down 15.5p at 1043p.
"Everything we do, both with our blue-chip
clients and SMEs, is up front and transparent.
Imperial Brands helped contain the losses on the blue-chip
index, adding 2.2 per cent after the tobacco company announced plans for a PS200m buyback and said it would revise its dividend policy.
companies, which report in US dollars or euros, get a lift on the FTSE 100 Index when the pound struggles because their earnings benefit from a more favourable currency translation.
The leading blue-chip
faller was pubs group Punch Taverns, off 26p at 1278p despite better-than-expected interim results.
Dow Jones Industrial Average rebounded 81.96 points, or 0.73 percent, from the previous day to 11,317.43, its highest level since May 2001.
The building is fully leased to mostly blue-chip
tenants paying an aver age of $54 SF.
The authority purchased blue-chip
shares worth an estimated 2 to 3 billion Hong Kong dollars Friday, but the amount of shares purchased Tuesday seemed to be smaller, market sources said.
stocks have always been mainstays in any savvy investor's portfolio.
index fell from record heights and the pound bounced back as conflicting General Election polls led to choppy trading on the financial markets.