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Anglo American, Rio Tinto, Shell: U.K., Irish Equity Preview

September 30, 2011

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- The following is a list of companies that may have unusual share-price changes in U.K. and Irish markets. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the last market close.

The FTSE 100 Index dropped 20.79 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,196.84. The FTSE All-Share Index fell 0.4 percent to 2,690.44, while Ireland’s ISEQ Index gained 0.4 percent to 2,511.81.

Anglo American Plc (AAL LN): The part owner of the world’s biggest platinum and diamond producers sees a “very, very solid” outlook for the industry as China’s economy expands, Chief Executive Officer Cynthia Carroll said. The stock dropped 2.1 percent to 2,291.5 pence.

Rio Tinto Group (RIO LN): Rio Tinto’s Rossing uranium unit in Namibia won a new court order from the southern African nation’s Labour Court ruling that a strike by the Mineworkers Union of Namibia is illegal. The stock declined 3 percent to 2,966.5 pence.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA LN): Europe’s largest oil company has extinguished a fire that raged for two days at its biggest oil refinery and is shutting processing units at the Singapore plant as a precaution. Separately, Shell’s U.S. approval for oil exploration in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea will be contested by groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council and an Inupiat village worried about the risk of spills. The stock gained 0.5 percent to 2,009.5 pence.

--Editor: Jeff Sutherland

To contact the reporter on this story: Blanche Gatt in London at bgatt@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Colin Keatinge at ckeatinge@bloomberg.net


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