LONDON -- Yesterday's downgrade of 15 banks put the FTSE 100
Other companies lost heavily during the week, too, as a result of their own individual news. We look at three from various FTSE indexes that suffered this week.
This further delay is creating financial problems, and the firm is now forced to seek additional capital from lenders and equity financiers in order to finish the job.
Natural resources in general had a bad week, with Xstrata
At the current price, Xstrata shares are on a forward price-to-earnings ratio of just 9.5, even if we use the most pessimistic recent earnings forecasts. Are the big miners unfairly depressed now? They just might be.
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