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Wednesday 22 September, 2010

22-Sep-2010 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 ANTOFAGASTA ORD 5P 1214.00 3.14% KAZAKHMYS ORD 20P 1441.00 2.93% RANDGOLD RES. ORD $0.05 6490.00 2.85% XSTRATA ORD USD0.50 1198.50
22-Sep-2010 05:00 PM

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

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22-Sep-2010 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market LED HLDGS ORD HKD0.10 (DI) 1.38 10.00% ANGLO ASIAN ORD 1P 46.00 9.52% NETDIMENSIONS ORD USD0.001 (DI) 24.75 8.79% RED ROCK ORD 0.1P 3.23
22-Sep-2010 04:23 PM

Mercantile Investment Trust beats benchmark

Mercantile Investment Trust's net asset value rose by 10.4% on a total return basis in the six months to the end of July. This compares with a 7.9% increase in the benchmark index, the FTSE All-Share, excluding FTSE 100 constituents and investment t
22-Sep-2010 04:20 PM

Archial Group calls in administrators

Archial Group has gone into administration after failing to agree a payment deal with HMRC. Archial said it learned ahead of its meeting with HMRC yesterday (21 September) that winding up petitions had been filed against the company and certain of its su
22-Sep-2010 04:05 PM

Ofgem launches review of national grid charges

Energy regulator Ofgem is launching a comprehensive and open review of charges for using Britain's high voltage electricity network and high pressure gas grid. Ofgem says the electricity and gas grid charging regimes have served customers well by en
22-Sep-2010 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 RANDGOLD RES. ORD $0.05 6505.00 3.09% KAZAKHMYS ORD 20P 1438.00 2.71% ANTOFAGASTA ORD 5P 1208.00 2.63% RIO TINTO ORD 10P 3663.50
22-Sep-2010 03:59 PM

Eastern European Trust beats benchmark

Eastern European Trust's net asset value per share has increased by 4.3% in the six months to the end of July. This compares to an increase in the benchmark, the MSCI Emerging Markets Europe 10/40 Index, of 1.3%. Since BlackRock took over as man
22-Sep-2010 03:55 PM

Active Capital Trust NAV up 34.9%

Active Capital Trust's net asset value per share rose from 51.6p to 69.6p in the year to the end of May. This growth of 34.9% compares with a 17.1% rise in the FTSE Small Cap (ex IC) Index, and a 31.8% increase in the FTSE AIM All-Share Index. St
22-Sep-2010 03:54 PM

Broker News & Views

Admiral downgraded to hold from buy at Jefferies, target price 1741p up from 1633p. ASOS downgraded to underweight from overweight at Morgan Stanley. BBA Aviation upgraded to buy from hold at Liberum. Cairn Energy upgraded to buy at Collins Stewart, tar
22-Sep-2010 03:35 PM

US crude oil inventories up at 358.3m barrels

US commercial crude oil inventories increased by 1.0 million barrels in the week ending 17 September, the Energy Information Administration said today (22 September). At 358.3 million barrels, US crude oil inventories are above the upper limit of the ave
22-Sep-2010 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market ENSOR HLDGS ORD 10P 15.50 14.81% JSJS DESIGNS ORD 0.1P 1.30 10.64% WEATHER LOT ORD 0.1P 1.05 10.53% ALTONA ORD 0.1P 10.50
22-Sep-2010 03:23 PM

Blue Planet Worldwide lags benchmark

Blue Planet Worldwide Financials Investment Trust's net asset value per share fell to 71.84p in the year to the end of July - down from 79.13p last time. Chairman Philip Court said the 8.1% negative total return of the NAV was disappointing, parti
22-Sep-2010 03:17 PM

Eurovestech posts pre-tax loss of £3.7m

Eurovestech, the pan-European development capital fund, posts a pre-tax loss of £3.7m for the year to the end of June. This compares with a profit of £340,000 for the 15 months to the end of June last year. Revenues totalled £6.8m against £7.5m. The fi
22-Sep-2010 03:03 PM

US House Price Index falls

US house prices fell 0.5% on a seasonally adjusted basis from June to July, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's monthly House Price Index. The previously reported 0.3% decline in June was revised to a 1.2% decline. The unusually lar
22-Sep-2010 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 XSTRATA ORD USD0.50 1205.50 3.25% ANTOFAGASTA ORD 5P 1215.00 3.23% KAZAKHMYS ORD 20P 1444.00 3.14% RIO TINTO ORD 10P 3673.00
22-Sep-2010 02:51 PM

GlobeOp makes good start to second half

GlobeOp Financial Services' second half has started positively and business performance has been strong. Assets under administration increased to $139bn at the end of August from $120bn at the end of June. Quarterly subscriptions have been the stro
22-Sep-2010 02:41 PM

Dunedin Income Growth IT lags benchmark

Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust's net asset value per share rose 3.4% in total return terms in the six months to the end of July. The company's benchmark, the FTSE All-Share Index, increased by 4% in total return terms during the period.
22-Sep-2010 02:32 PM

Islamic Bank of Britain pre-tax loss narrows

Islamic Bank of Britain posts a pre-tax loss of £4.3m for the six months to the end of June compared with $4.6m a year ago. Operating income fell to £694,979 - down from £1,0m last time - and it had cash and cash equivalents of £4.7m against £3.6m at the
22-Sep-2010 02:24 PM

Easydate unveils strong revenue and profit growth

Internet-based dating operator Easydate unveils strong first half revenue and profit growth. Revenue for the six months to the end of June wasd £8.8m compared with £8.5m for all of 200, while EBITDA of £2.4m was double the £1.2m for the year to the end o
22-Sep-2010 02:15 PM

Sportingbet sets date for FY figures

Sportingbet will be announcing its results for the year to the end of July on 6 October. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
22-Sep-2010 02:13 PM

Ambrian Capital net asset value falls

Ambrian Capital's net asset value per share fell by 3.5% in the six months to the end of June to 32.4p and the firm posts a pre-tax loss of £195,609 compared with £2.3m last time. Profit attributable to shareholders before tax and share-based payme
22-Sep-2010 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 ANTOFAGASTA ORD 5P 1207.00 2.55% XSTRATA ORD USD0.50 1196.50 2.48% RANDGOLD RES. ORD $0.05 6465.00 2.46% FRESNILLO ORD USD0.50 1225.00
22-Sep-2010 01:59 PM

Smith International in bond tender offer

Smith International - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schlumberger - has launched cash tender offers to purchase one series of notes and up to a total spend of $1bn for three additional series of outstanding notes. The company is offering to purchase for c
22-Sep-2010 01:52 PM

Kryso Resources pre-tax losses narrow

Kryso Resources reports pre-tax losses of $718,000 for the six months to the end of June - 1.5% down on the corresponding period last year. Administrative expenses were virtually unchanged - $677,000 compared with $678,000 in 2009 - and the operating lo