Anglo American said it will report a FY12 underlying loss of $225M in respect of Anglo American Platinum Ltd vs a net income contribution of $410M in the previous year.
Randgold Resources posted 4Q and FY results: "Profit for the quarter increased by 18% on the previous quarter at $143.6M and was in line with the corresponding quarter of 2011. (...) Profit for the year ended 31 December 2012 of $510.8M represented an increase of 16% and basic earnings per share were up 12% to $4.70 (2011: $4.20), (...) The board has proposed to increase the annual dividend by 25% to 50 US cents per share."
Bumi Plc Senior Independent Non-executive Director Julian Horn-Smith called on Nat Rothschild to return the bonus shares that he was granted in the Co as a reward following the transaction which created the Co.
Barclays announced Finance Director Chris Lucas and General Counsel Mark Harding will retire. Last Friday the stock (-0.33% to 300p) closed at a 3-month relative low against the FTSE 100.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group may pay £500M-600M in settlement with US and UK authorities over alleged LIBOR manipulation, reported the FT citing sources familiar with the situation.
Auto & Parts basic resources and technology shares gained most in London on Friday.
Basic Resources: Lonmin (+5.58% to 380.1p) and Mondi Plc (+3.55% to 773.5p) closed at a 3-month relative high against the FTSE 100.
Financial Services: Schroders (+1.86% to 1971p) closed at a 3-month relative high against the FTSE 100.
Industrial Goods & Services: Spectris (+4.52% to 2314p) reached a new 3-month relative high against the FTSE 100.
Media: Reed Elsevier (+3.86% to 713.5p) and WPP Group (+1.87% to 1010p) closed at a 3-month relative high against the FTSE 100.
Retail: Inchcape (+2.6% to 485.6p) closed at a 3-month relative high against the FTSE 100.
Technology: Imagination Technologies (+4.41% to 533p) reached a new 3-month relative high against the FTSE 100.
Telecommunications: BT Group (+6.52% to 264.8p) and Inmarsat (+1.94% to 657.5p) reached a new 3-month relative high against the FTSE 100.
Travel & Leisure: Greene King (+4.12% to 695p), Easyjet (+3.33% to 962p), Ladbrokes (+2.22% to 216.7p) and William Hill (+1.85% to 391.2p) closed at a 3-month relative high against the FTSE 100.
Stock/Benchmark ratio(s) 50D MA cross over: BHP Billiton (+2.67% to 2214.5p), BT Group (+6.52% to 264.8p), Experian (+2.68% to 1110p), GKN (+3.53% to 249.3p), DS Smith (+1.58% to 225.1p), United Business Media (+4.79% to 788p), Wood Group (John) Plc (+2.73% to 828p)
Stock/Benchmark ratio(s) 50D MA cross under: Lloyds Banking Group (-0.04% to 51.64p), Royal Bank Of Scotland Group (-0.82% to 340.5p), United Utilities (-0.07% to 731.5p).
Stock(s) 50D MA cross over: Amlin Plc (+1.8% to 390.5p), Aviva (+0.38% to 368.1p), Carillion Plc (+1.21% to 309.1p), De La Rue (+5.71% to 953.5p), Firstgroup (+2.16% to 198.2p), IG Group Holdings (+2.47% to 457p), Petropavlovsk (+3.33% to 359.7p), QinetiQ (+5.11% to 197.6p), Shaftesbury Plc (+1.72% to 562p)