4:00 PM Frankfurt – Glencore Xstrata sell its stake in the Las Bambas copper mine to China-based Minmetals for $5.85 billion in Peru. Kuehne & Nagel net climbed 12% but sales fell 1%. Marine Harvest said production increased. Symrise offered to buy Diana Group for in a €1.3 billion.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index slid 0.1% or 9.42 to 6,552.28 and in Frankfurt the DAX index fell 0.3% or 29.86 to 9,285.43.
In Paris, CAC 40 index decreased 0.2% or 7.02 to 4,358.84.
Glencore Xstrata Plc
rose 0.7% to 313.95 pence after the U.K.-based miner and energy producer sell its stake in the Las Bambas copper mine to a group owned by China Minmetals Corporation for $5.85 billion in Peru.
Kuehne & Nagel International AG
declined 2.8% to 119.50 francs after the Switzerland-based logistics services provider stated sales in the first-quarter ending in March fell 1.3% to 4.13 billion francs from 4.18 billion francs a year ago.
Net income in the quarter climbed 11.9% to 150 million francs compared to 134 million francs and diluted earnings per share jumped 9.9% to 1.22 francs from 1.11 francs a year earlier.
Marine Harvest ASA
climbed 4% to 69.65 kronor after the Norway-based farming company updated that total harvesting in first-quarter increased to 92,000 tons from the earlier guidance of 80,000 tons projected during the result of fourth-quarter.
The company said operating earnings in the quarter for the group soared to 1.07 billion kronor from 482 million kronor a year ago period.
slumped 2% to €49.61 after the Germany-based defense products maker said Saudi Arabia may cancel the sale of 800 Leopard 2 Battle tanks.
dropped 2.3% to €35.03 after the Germany-based fragrances and flavors maker offered to buy a food ingredient maker Diana Group from France-based private-equity group Ardian for €1.3 billion or $1.8 billion.
The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.