Updates from Xstrata, Intl Personal Fin and News Corp

Adrian Holliday

Most markets rose sharply on Tuesday with the FTSE 100 climbing 1.12% to 5,870 points. The biggest riser was Evraz, up +6.33% while GKN, down -3.35%, was the biggest loser.

The gains continued across the Far East today with the Nikkei pushing +1.4% higher, in part thanks to a cheaper yen and hope too that Spain is nearing a credit deal.