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Thursday 20 January, 2011

20-Jan-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 BARCLAYS ORD 25P 303.25 2.40% NATIONAL GRID ORD 11 17/43P 539.00 1.51% AUTONOMY ORD SHS 1/3P 1424.00 1.14% LLOYDS GRP. ORD 10P 66.81
20-Jan-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market All Star Minerals plc 1.35 170.00% Geo Genesis Group Ltd - Class A War 2.12 70.00% Sheba Exploration (UK) plc 3.05 60.53% HealthyDays Group plc 8.50
20-Jan-2011 04:31 PM

US car output up soars

UK vehicle production is leading the manufacturing recovery with output in 2010 up 27.8%, new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Trades show. CEO Paul Everitt said: "UK manufacturers exported more than a million vehicles last year
20-Jan-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market INTL MIN&IN CRP ORD 0.2P 0.68 17.39% AFC ENERGY ORD 0.1P 70.50 9.30% UNIQ ORD 10P 5.88 9.29% @UK ORD 1P 17.25
20-Jan-2011 04:21 PM

CMIP to review carrying value of Magticom investment

Capital Management & Investment's directors will review the carrying value of the investment in Magticom at the 31 January year-end. Capital Management & Investment said the board had been informed that MIG LLC, the successor company to MIG Inc, has
20-Jan-2011 04:17 PM

Work halted at Harmony mine after worker dies

Operations at Harmony Gold's Bambanani mine near Welkom have been halted after a worker died in a ground fall 2900 metres below the surface. The firm says operations had been stopped while investigations into the accident are completed. CEO Graha
20-Jan-2011 04:09 PM

Achilles timetable for Brit offer extended

The deadline for Achilles Netherlands' offer to buy Brit Insurance has been extended to allow time for the Financial Services Authority to complete its review. The two sides agreed a recommended cash deal in October. Achilles said clearance from E
20-Jan-2011 04:03 PM

US crude oil inventories rise by 2.6m barrels

US commercial crude oil inventories increased by 2.6 million barrels in the week ending 14 January to 335.7 million barrels, the Energy Information Administration said today (20 January). It said US crude oil inventories are above the upper limit of th
20-Jan-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 BARCLAYS ORD 25P 301.75 1.89% NATIONAL GRID ORD 11 17/43P 539.00 1.51% LLOYDS GRP. ORD 10P 67.07 1.30% SCOT.&STH.ENRGY ORD 50P 1215.00
20-Jan-2011 03:48 PM

Edinburgh New Income Trust beats index

Edinburgh New Income Trust's net asset value rose by 19.2% on a total return basis in the six months to the end of November. This compares with an 8.6% increase in the FTSE All-Share Index. The share price of the ordinary shares rose by 15.7% to 5
20-Jan-2011 03:42 PM

ITM Power pre-tax losses down 12%

Energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power's pre-tax losses fell by 12% to £3.0m in the six months to the end of October. ITM Power said this was in line with budget. Total grant funds accounted for in the period were £536,000 (2009: £108,000)
20-Jan-2011 03:37 PM

Keystone Investment Trust NAV up 7.3%

Keystone Investment Trust's net asset value rose by 7.3% on a total return basis in the three months to the end of December. This compares with a 7.4% rise in the FTSE All-Share Index. The firm's share price rose by 1.8% in the period. Stor
20-Jan-2011 03:33 PM

US gas storage down at 2,716bn cu ft

US working gas in storage fell to 2,716bn cu ft in the week ending 14 January, the Energy Information Administration estimates. It says this represents a net decline of 243bn cu ft from the previous week. Stocks were 74bn cu ft higher than last year a
20-Jan-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market DAVENHAM ORD 1P 6.38 15.91% VALIRX ORD 0.1P 0.26 8.33% VERDES MANAGE ORD 0.1P 1.38 7.84% ASIA DIGITAL ORD 0.1P 0.41
20-Jan-2011 03:29 PM

Filtronic fears PTP sales fall following Nera takeover

Filtronic fears it might face a significant fall in point-to-point sales following the takeover of a Nera Networks by Ceragon Networks. Nera has been a key customer of Filtronic's point-to-point business for several years. Filtronic says that whil
20-Jan-2011 03:20 PM

Autonomy in licensing deal with Allstate

Autonomy has agreed a significant licensing deal for its intelligent data operating layer software with US personal lines insurer Allstate. Story provided by
20-Jan-2011 03:16 PM

Philly-Fed Index 19.3 vs 20.8

Regional manufacturing activity continues, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's latest business outlook survey. The survey's broadest measure of manufacturing conditions, the diffusion index of current activity, edged down s
20-Jan-2011 03:11 PM

US leading economic indicators up 1%

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the US increased 1.0% in December to 112.4 (2004 = 100). This follows a 1.1% rise in November, and a 0.4% increase in October. A rise of 0.7% had been forecast. Conference Board economist Ataman Ozyildir
20-Jan-2011 03:05 PM

US existing-home sales up 12.3%

US existing-home sales rose sharply in December, when sales increased for the fifth time in the past six months, according to the National Association of Realtors. Existing-home sales - which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhom
20-Jan-2011 03:00 PM

Uniq loses dessert sales worth £10m a year

Chilled convenience food group Uniq's Minsterley facility is losing business with annualised sales of £10m from April. Uniq says this will have a negative impact on Minsterley's profitability in 2011. Uniq said that following the previously
20-Jan-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 BARCLAYS ORD 25P 300.80 1.57% NATIONAL GRID ORD 11 17/43P 538.00 1.32% LLOYDS GRP. ORD 10P 67.06 1.28% AUTONOMY ORD SHS 1/3P 1424.00
20-Jan-2011 02:55 PM

Lees Foods sets up EMI share option plan

Lees Foods' board has approved an enterprise management incentive share option plan to align further the interest of senior management with those of shareholders. The board has initially granted 305,000 options under the scheme with CEO Clive Miqu
20-Jan-2011 02:45 PM

Lyxor launches two new fixed income ETFs

Lyxor Asset Management has launched two new fixed income exchange traded funds on the London Stock Exchange and NYSE Euronext Paris. Lyxor - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Soci�t� G�n�rale - now offers a total of 23 fixed income ETFs in Europe with €
20-Jan-2011 02:40 PM

e2v agrees deal with banks over divided declarations

e2v technologies has agreed a deal with its lending banks that returns control over dividend declarations to the firm's board. The board reaffirms its commitment to pursuing a progressive dividend policy when the directors believe it is prudent to
20-Jan-2011 02:33 PM

Aviva to cut debt by at least £700m over three years

Insurance giant Aviva plans to reduce its hybrid debt by at least £700m over the next three years. CFO Pat Regan said the group has high quality, well managed and diverse fixed income portfolios, and has delivered a consistently strong performance acros