*Glencore to hold investor day on Sept. 10. LONDON, Sept 6- Almost a year after winning the battle for Xstrata, Glencore is set to show investors evidence of early successes, with costs to come down more than targetted, asset sales in hand and key staff retained.
*China growth, iron ore price concerns hurt sentiment. LONDON, July 30- A rally in Europe's battered mining shares this month has flown in the face of worsening economic data from the world's biggest metals consumer China- making a return to form likely in the coming weeks.
*Swedish Match up on M&A talk. LONDON, July 12- European shares gained more ground early on Friday as the Federal Reserve's commitment to stimulus continued to support equities, while M&A talk lifted Invensys and Swedish Match.
Sentiment in Europe was underpinned by Wall Street closing at record highs on Thursday. The broad FTSEurofirst 300 index opened up 0.2 as it eyed a fifth day of gains, while a steady end in Asia left MSCI's world stock index, which tracks markets in 45 countries, on track for its best week since November.
LONDON, July 12- European shares continued to gain ground early on Friday, taking their cue from U.S. markets, which hit record highs overnight as the Federal Reserve's commitment to stimulus provided support to equities.
The departure of precious metals miner Polymetal and steelmaker Evraz after less than two years signals the end- for now- of a move into the major league that had been expected to pave the way for more Russian arrivals.
Mining firms including BHP Billiton and Anglo American are likely to follow Rio Tinto's lead in writing down underperforming assets by as much as $10 billion, as low prices and rising costs eat into valuations.
European shares finished slightly higher Wednesday following positive comments from China's new leaders.
LONDON, Nov 2- European stocks flirted with two-week highs on Friday, supported by hopes a U.S. job report will reassure about the health of the world's biggest economy, opening the door to more gains.
LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Oct 30- Commodities trader Glencore, hoping to speed its $33 billion takeover of Xstrata over its final hurdles, is expected to offer to sell part of the group's zinc assets, meeting a midnight deadline to comply with EU antitrust concerns.
*FTSE 100 down 0.6 percent. LONDON, Oct 10- Global growth worries prodded Britain's top share index lower on Wednesday as a failed merger with a French peer hurt shares in defence and aviation firm BAE Systems.
*FTSE 100 index finishes 0.5 percent lower. *Charts signal FTSE's uptrend intact. were down 0.4 percent after the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for China and as investors prepared for third-quarter earnings, which kick off on Tuesday in the United States with results from aluminium company Alcoa.
*Oil dips below $112 as World Bank cuts Asian growth outlook. LONDON, Oct 8- Stocks and oil prices fell on Monday after the World Bank cut its growth forecast for China, adding to concerns about the outlook for the global economy and corporate earnings.
*FTSE 100 index falls 0.7 percent. Analysts said the FTSE 100. The World Bank also said there was a risk the slowdown in the world's biggest metals consumer China could worsen, triggering a sharp sell-off in UK mining stocks.