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Thursday 18 August, 2011

18-Aug-2011 09:46 AM

Aktiv Kapital operating profits up 14%

Aktiv Kapital posts an operating profit of NKr105.3m for the second quarter - 14% up on last year. The increase is mainly due to operational improvements initiated in 2010. CEO Scott Danielsen said: "Aktiv Kapital has an efficient operation and
18-Aug-2011 09:42 AM

Allocate Software sets date for FY results

Allocate Software will announce its results for the year to the end of May on 6 September. At 9:42am: (LON:ALL) share price was 0p at 68.25p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
18-Aug-2011 09:38 AM

Development Securities schedules interims

Development Securities will announce its interim results for the six months to the end of June on 25 August. At 9:38am: (LON:DSC) Development Securities share price was -2.25p at 185.75p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
18-Aug-2011 09:37 AM

Gulf Keystone makes new oil find in Kurdistan

Gulf Keystone has made a new Triassic discovery with the Shaikan-2 appraisal well in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Gulf Keystone has completed drilling of the appraisal well to a total depth of 3,300 metres in the middle Triassic, following which a fl
18-Aug-2011 09:35 AM

UK Retail Sales - Flat growth in July

The ONS said today, year on year, all retail sales saw 0.0% growth in the volume of sales between July 2010 and July 2011. The value of sales increased by 4.3 per cent between July 2010 and July 2011. Month on month, all retail sales saw the volume of
18-Aug-2011 09:35 AM

CR Snow announces partnership with China Kweichow Moutai Distillery

SABMiller plc has announced that China Resources Snow Breweries Limited (CR Snow), its joint venture with China Resources Enterprise, Limited, has entered into an agreement with China Kweichow Moutai Distillery Co. Ltd to jointly invest in Guizhou Moutai
18-Aug-2011 09:32 AM

Kazkommertsbank signs PPP on Almaty City

Kazkommertsbank has signed a memorandum of public-private partnership on further social and economic development of Almaty City. Kazkommertsbank is planning to direct about KZT150.0bn to: * Finance housing construction (up to KZT75bn) * Launch and comp
18-Aug-2011 09:30 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 08:00 and 09:00

Overall Market GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LTD COM SHS 149.37 5.47% GOLD OIL PLC ORD 0.025P 2.87 3.99% PRESIDENT PETROLEUM COMPANY PLC ORD 30.62 3.80% REGAL PETROLEUM PLC ORD 5P 28.62
18-Aug-2011 09:26 AM

Opsec Security update on loan agreement

OpSec Security Group plc announces that, following the change of control resulting from the successful cash offer for the Company by Orca Holdings Limited, it has received notice from Orca that all outstanding balances under the loan agreement dated 1 Feb
18-Aug-2011 09:24 AM

Sinotrans nominee to join InterBulk board

InterBulk has appointed Hu Song as an executive director of the company with effect from 1 September. This follows his nomination by Sinotrans (HK) Logistics which holds 35% of InterBulk. Hu has as worked for Sinotrans in a number of roles since 2003,
18-Aug-2011 09:19 AM

Andes 51%-held EDEMSA agrees AR$144m loan

Andes Energia's 51%-held EDEMSA has agreed a syndicated loan for AR$144m. The loan will be repayable in 10 consecutive equal quarterly instalments with the first repayment due nine months after drawdown. The interest rate is fixed for the first ye
18-Aug-2011 09:13 AM

Avon Rubber maintains progress

Avon Rubber's third quarter performance is ahead of last year and in line with the board's expectations. The group said it had maintained the progress reported in its first half results with the third quarter showing an improved financial perfo
18-Aug-2011 09:11 AM

Stratex announces gold resource increase at Alt´┐Żntepe Project

Stratex International, the AIM-quoted exploration and development company, has announced a revised in-house JORC-compliant gold resource estimate for its Alt´┐Żntepe Project in Turkey, and to report on the Company's strategy for ensuring a successful a
18-Aug-2011 09:03 AM

Frutarom unveils record H1 net profits

Flavourings group Frutarom Industries unveils record first half net profits of $25.4m for the six months tom the end of June. Income increased by 10.5% to $251.6m while earnings per share rose by 5.3% to $0.44 with second quarter revenues up 14.3% at $1
18-Aug-2011 09:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 09:00

FTSE 100 PETROFAC LIMITED ORD USD0.02 1188.00 1.54% ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC ORD 5 1039.00 0.10% CADBURY ORD 10P 0.00 0.00% LIBERTY INTL. ORD 50P 0.00
18-Aug-2011 09:00 AM

PLUSquoted Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 09:00

PLUS Market China CDM Exchange Centre Ltd 32.50 2500.00% Guild Acquisitions plc 2.00 566.67% Fidelity Systems plc 6.38 15.91% Talbex Group (The) plc 0.10
18-Aug-2011 08:56 AM

Ruukki reports huge production increase

Ruukki Group has produced a Q2 interim report for 1 April to 30 JUNE 2011 showing production increased by 115% to 92,849 (Q2/2010: 43,150) tonnes. Revenue from continuing operations increased 13% to EUR44.5m (Q2/2010: EUR39.4m) EBITDA from continuing op
18-Aug-2011 08:52 AM

Kazkommertsbank signs PPP on Almaty City

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18-Aug-2011 08:51 AM

BHP Billiton to invest $437m in Cerrejon coal project

BHP Billiton has approved a $437m investment to expand the Cerrejon Coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia. BHP Billiton's investment represents one third of the $1,311m expansion to be undertaken by Cerrejon Coal, with joint venture partners Anglo Amer
18-Aug-2011 08:47 AM

Net profits fall at INM's 31%-held APN News & Media

First half revenues at APN News & Media - which is 31%-held by Independent News & Media - were flat at A$508m. Earnings before interest and tax and before exceptional items fell by 24% to A$66.5m and net profit after tax before exceptional items was down
18-Aug-2011 08:42 AM

Conzzeta expects challenging second half

Conzzeta Group increased net revenues by 8.1% (19.2% in local currencies) in the first six months but it expects to face a challenging environment in the second half. Compared with the weak performance in the corresponding period of 2010, the operating r
18-Aug-2011 08:38 AM

Revenue flat at APN News & Media

Independent News & Media PLC's 31% owned associate APN News & Media Ltd , today released its interim results for the 6 months ending 30 June 2011. Revenue was flat at A$508m, Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) before exceptional items was down
18-Aug-2011 08:34 AM

BATM operating profits soar

First half operating profits at BATM Advanced Communications jumped by 176.6% to $3.54m in the six months to the end of June. Revenues were up 16.64% at $64.5m and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose 114.3% to $4.5m. BATM
18-Aug-2011 08:30 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 07:00 and 08:00

Overall Market BLUE PLANET FINANCIALS GROWTH AND I 4.00 33.33% BLUE PLANET FINANCIALS GROWTH AND I 4.00 33.33% BLUE PLANET FINANCIALS GROWTH AND I 4.00 33.33% BLUE PLANET FINANCIALS GROWTH AND I 4.00
18-Aug-2011 08:29 AM

BCB Holding net income falls

BCB Holdings' first quarter net income fell to $4.9m in the three months to the end of June - down from $8.9m a year ago. Earnings per share fell to $0.05 - down from $0.09 last time. At 8:29am: (LON:BCB) share price was 0p at 60p Story provid