|Caribbean Markets||Index||Value||Change +-%||USD||EURO||GBP||CAD|
|Bahamas||BISX All Share Index||1,827.47||-0.02||0.00%||1.00||1.26||1.53||1.53|
|Barbados||BSE 1000 Index||656.56||0.00||0.00||1.98||2.13||2.82||1.37|
|Jamaica||JSE Market Index||156,273.84||-4,573.60||-2.84%||120.31||112.32||172.13||80.51|
4:00 PM Frankfurt – Glencore agreed to write off $5.6 billion of debt to settle the dispute with the Congo controlled Gecamines. Sanofi successfully priced its offering of $2 billion of notes.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index edged up 4.97 to 7,708.78 and in Frankfurt the DAX index increased 52.31 or 0.4% to 12,895.62.
In Paris, CAC 40 index inched up 2.97 to 5,456.34.
Glencore Plc jumped 3.6% to 397.20 pence after the Switzerland-based commodity trading and miner said it agreed to write off £4.2 billion or $5.6 billion of debt to settle the dispute with the Congo’s state owned mining company Gecamines.
As the debt of Kamoto Copper Co $5.6 billion will be converted to equity to reduce the debt from $9 billion to $3.45 billion.
Kamoto Copper forecasted fiscal 2019 production of 300,000 tons of copper and 34,000 tons of cobalt.
Sanofi SA edged up 0.1% to €66.24 after France-based biopharmaceutical products maker said it had has successfully priced its offering of $2 billion of notes denominated in the U.S. dollars, in 2 tranches maturing in June 2023 and June 2028 respectively.