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Friday 23 April, 2010

23-Apr-2010 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 CARNIVAL ORD USD 1.66 2850.00 5.87% WOLSELEY ORD 10P 1658.00 5.40% INTERCON. HOTEL ORD 13 29/47P 1122.00 4.37% KINGFISHER ORD 15 5/7P 247.80
23-Apr-2010 05:00 PM

PLUSquoted Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

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23-Apr-2010 04:31 PM

Schlumberger first quarter revenues fall

Oilfield services giant Schlumberger's first-quarter revenue fell to $5.60bn - down from $5.74bn in the fourth quarter and $6bn a yedar ago. Income from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger, before charges, was $747m ? a decrease of
23-Apr-2010 04:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 15:00 and 16:00

Overall Market M&G EQ.IT CAP. CAP SHS 1P 2.38 11.74% CEPS ORD 5P 27.50 10.00% STOCKCUBE ORD 10P 16.50 6.45% LAGAN CAP. ORD 1P 11.50
23-Apr-2010 04:16 PM

Metroelectric reveals first trading profit

Metroelectric made a trading profit for the first time since its inception between the beginning of July and the end of March. It said sales for the period totalled £195,663. It says this period includes all the associated costs of the recent Powabyke a
23-Apr-2010 04:10 PM

Great Western Mining sets out Nevada plans

Great Western Mining - which has rights over 34 square kilometres of mineral claims in Nevada - is planning to implement a programme of geophysical survey, core hole drilling and geological evaluation. The recent costs associated with increasing the
23-Apr-2010 04:02 PM

HC Slingsby sales down 19%

Industrial and commercial equipment specialist HC Slingsby's pre-tax profits for the year to the end of December fell to £1m - down from £1.6m last time. Sales fell by 19% to £15.8m from £19.6m and operating prolfits were down at £1.3m from £1.6m.
23-Apr-2010 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 CARNIVAL ORD USD 1.66 2851.00 5.91% WOLSELEY ORD 10P 1657.00 5.34% INTERCON. HOTEL ORD 13 29/47P 1123.00 4.47% BR.AIRWAYS ORD 25P 234.90
23-Apr-2010 03:52 PM

UKCPT reviews merger proposal

UK Commercial Property Trust is reviewing a proposed with F&C Commercial Property Trust. The firm said it noted the announcement by FCPT and was reviewing a proposal from UKCPT's investment manager, Ignis Investment Services, regarding a proposed me
23-Apr-2010 03:47 PM

John Botts joins Songbird Estates board

Songbird Estates has appointed John Botts as the second independent director. he will work alongside independent non-executive chairman David Pritchard and the other board members. Botts, 69, is chairman of the investment company Botts & Co and senior a
23-Apr-2010 03:38 PM

Metroelectric first half losses widen

Metroelectric posts a pre-tax loss of £28,742 for the six months to the end of December - up from £26,041 last time. Turnover for the period was £49,963 and the firm had cash at bank and in hand of £16,598 compared with £22,600 a year ago. Chairman Greg
23-Apr-2010 03:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 14:00 and 15:00

Overall Market GROUPE EURO. ORD EUR0.4 7.54 11.70% SLIMMA ORD 5P 7.00 7.69% INTELLEGO HLGDS ORD 0.05P 0.38 7.14% NICHE GRP. ORD 1P 3.17
23-Apr-2010 03:29 PM

Shire sues Teva over infringing patents

Specialty biopharmaceutical firm Shire has filed a US lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals for infringing two patents. The lawsuit was filed by Shire's subsidiary - Shire LLC - in the US District Court of Delaware against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
23-Apr-2010 03:21 PM

Takashi Yasuda joins Kalahari Minerals board

Kalahari Minerals has appointed Takashi Yasuda as a non-executive director with immediate effect. This appointment follows the strategic investment made in Kalahari by the major Japanese trading house, ITOCHU Corporation through its wholly-owned subsidi
23-Apr-2010 03:05 PM

US new home sales up 26.9%

Sales of new single-family houses rose in March to seasonally adjusted annual rate of 411,000, estimates released today (23 April) by the US Commerce Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development show. This is 26.9% up on the revised Fe
23-Apr-2010 03:00 PM

Pfizer halts liver cancer drug trial

Pfizer has stopped a phase-3 study of its drug Sutent (sunitinib malate) as a treatment for liver cancer. Pfizer said the study was discontinued based on a higher incidence of serious adverse events in the sunitinib arm compared to the sorafenib arm and
23-Apr-2010 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 WOLSELEY ORD 10P 1654.00 5.15% CARNIVAL ORD USD 1.66 2826.00 4.98% INTERCON. HOTEL ORD 13 29/47P 1118.00 4.00% KINGFISHER ORD 15 5/7P 247.30
23-Apr-2010 02:54 PM

Court sanctions Avisen takeover of Xploite

A scheme of arrangement for business performance specialist Avisen's acquisition of Xploite was sanctioned by the High Court today (23 April). A hearing to consider and, if thought fit, confirm the reduction of the share capital is scheduled to tak
23-Apr-2010 02:48 PM

Quayle Munro FY profits likely to beat expectations

Quayle Munro Holdings' full year underlying profits are likely to exceed expectations. In its interim report for the period ended 31 December the firm said there was well-advanced activity on a number of retained clients and other transactions which
23-Apr-2010 02:43 PM

NetPlayTV clinches deal for ITV1's 'The Zone'

Interactive gaming company NetPlayTV has clinched a significant airtime deal for the new ITV1 night time teleshopping trial window, 'The Zone'. It says the deal marks another milestone in the company's goal of becoming the UK's leadi
23-Apr-2010 02:36 PM

SDL revenue and profit in line for Q1

Global information management solutions specialist SDL's first quarter revenue and operating profits are in line with expectations. It says: "While management remains cautious in its sentiment towards sustained global economic recovery we see s
23-Apr-2010 02:32 PM

Noble Investments sets date for interims

Noble Investments will be announcing its interim results for the six months to the end of February on 28 April. Story provided by Business Financial Newswire...
23-Apr-2010 02:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 13:00 and 14:00

Overall Market CREAT RES LD ORD NPV (DI) 3.63 3.71% BILLING SERVICE COM SHS USD0.59446 18.25 2.82% SIRIUS EXPLORE ORD 0.25P 4.63 2.78% MAVINWOOD ORD 0.1P 0.59
23-Apr-2010 02:28 PM

Lilly responds to FDA over Bydureon

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Co and Alkermes have submitted their reply to a complete response letter issued by the US Food and Drug Administration after review of the new drug application submission for Bydureon. The FDA is expected to classify
23-Apr-2010 02:11 PM

Fundy Minerals pulls out of Liberia

Fundy Minerals is withdrawing its operations from Liberia and surrendering its exploration permit. Chairman and chief executive Jeff Michel said the board had considered the implications the new Liberian Mining Act and concluded that it was not in