Updates from Rio Tinto, Old Mutual and Cobham

Adrian Holliday

The FTSE 100 climbed 32 points higher to 5,841 points yesterday. The biggest climber was Evraz, up +10.32%. The biggest faller, by some margin, was Standard Chartered, down -16.43%.

The optimism - optimism premised on more Western monetary easing - continued today in Asia with the Japanese Nikkei rising 0.9%, though the Hang Seng slipped back -0.3%.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%