At first glance, the market outlook for diversified mining giants BHP Billiton (LSE: BLT) and Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO) and oil producer BG Group (LSE: BG) received a much-needed fillip overnight with the release of Chinese factory data for February.
Directors at drinks giant Diageo (LSE: DGE) (NYSE: DEO.US), oil and gas firm BG Group (LSE: BG) (NASDAQOTH: BRGGY) and Reckitt Benckiser spin-out Indivior (LSE: INDV) have recently been splashing cash on shares in their own companies.
BG Group is a prime example of how companies with seemingly bright prospects can fall back to earth. Indeed, back in 2012 the company's shares were worth more than �15 each as management pumped money into liquefied natural gas projects, which ...
Thomas Cook's (LSE: TCG) recent results showed a smaller quarterly loss: although it is not the best of times for the travel operator, one may well argue that its shares could be an opportunistic bet in the 115p-130p range!