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FTSE 100 movers: Croda climbs to the top; miners drop

London’s FTSE 100 was up 1.6% in afternoon trade on Friday at 7,132.80, as investors mulled the latest retail sales data and a consumer confidence survey from GfK.
Speciality chemicals company Croda was the standout gainer on the index, closely followed by safety equipment firm Halma.

Miners were under the cosh as copper prices tanked, with Glencore, Rio Tinto and Anglo American all lower.

Richard Hunter, head of markets at Interactive Investor, noted that copper prices – seen as a bellwether of economic output – have fallen by more than 7% for the week.

“Such moves could herald an inflection point if maintained, thus considerably lessening inflationary pressure,” he said.

FTSE 100 – Risers

Croda International (CRDA) 6,230.00p 4.43%
Halma (HLMA) 1,991.00p 4.05%
Dechra Pharmaceuticals (DPH) 3,374.00p 3.88%
Spirax-Sarco Engineering (SPX) 9,540.00p 3.85%
Hikma Pharmaceuticals (HIK) 1,605.00p 3.78%
Relx plc (REL) 2,203.00p 3.72%
RS Group (RS1) 844.00p 3.62%
Melrose Industries (MRO) 154.05p 3.49%
Howden Joinery Group (HWDN) 600.20p 3.23%
Experian (EXPN) 2,365.00p 2.96%

FTSE 100 – Fallers

Endeavour Mining (EDV) 1,713.00p -1.95%
Rolls-Royce Holdings (RR.) 80.28p -1.92%
Glencore (GLEN) 437.55p -1.19%
Smiths Group (SMIN) 1,370.50p -0.69%
Rio Tinto (RIO) 4,894.00p -0.33%
Fresnillo (FRES) 777.00p -0.13%
Anglo American (AAL) 3,057.50p -0.11%
Airtel Africa (AAF) 135.50p -0.07%
Vodafone Group (VOD) 126.58p 0.06%
Aveva Group (AVV) 2,477.00p 0.12%

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