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Wednesday 23 December, 2009

23-Dec-2009 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 EURASIAN ORD USD0.20 901.00 3.80% RANDGOLD RES. ORD $0.05 5115.00 3.73% BR.AMER.TOB. ORD 25P 2027.50 3.08% XSTRATA ORD USD0.50 1071.50 ...
23-Dec-2009 04:31 PM

Impax Asian Environmental in equity issue

Impax Asian Environmental Markets has issued 500,000 ordinary shares at a price of 107.8p each. The company's share capital consists of 110,000,000 ordinary shares and 20,900,000 subscription shares. The company holds no shares in Treasury. Stor...
23-Dec-2009 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market WATFORD LEISURE ORD 1P 5.50 22.22% ADV.POWER COMP. ORD 2P 8.50 21.43% ALD.IRISH BKS. ORD EUR 0.32 1.34 10.70% TRIPLE PL.JU. ORD 1P 0.53 ...
23-Dec-2009 04:28 PM

AHI confirms indicative offer for Supporta

Allied Healthcare International has confirmed that it has submitted an indicative cash offer for Supporta. Its statement - which followed press speculation - said the offer was subject to due diligence, among other things, and talks with Supporta's boar...
23-Dec-2009 04:22 PM

A&D Pharma CEO takes on Sensiblu role

A&D Pharma Holdings group chief executive Robert Popescu is to take over Claudiu Opran's responsibilities as chief operating officer of the retail segment, Sensiblu, with immediate effect. This follows the end of Opran's contract. Popescu will be suppor...
23-Dec-2009 04:18 PM

Gottex Market Neutral seeks wind-down approval

Gottex Market Neutral Trust is to seek shareholder approval for a managed wind-down of the company. The firm said it had looked at a number of ways to deliver greater value to shareholders and concluded that a managed winding down and an orderly realisat...
23-Dec-2009 04:12 PM

Alternative Asset Opps NAV falls

Alternative Asset Opportunities PCC's net asset value per share fell to 92.7p at the end of August - down from 95.9p at the end of June 2008. Total net assets for the period - 1 July 2008 to 31 August 2009 - stood at £37.1m compared with £38.4m at the en...
23-Dec-2009 04:04 PM

Sandvine sets date for FY results

Broadband network solutions provider Sandvine will announce its Q4 and full year results on 14 January. Story provided by Business Financial Newswire...
23-Dec-2009 04:02 PM

AfNat Resources completes Amber Petroleum acquisition

AfNat Resources - formerly Lithic Metals and Energy - has completed the acquisition of Amber Petroleum by way of a reverse takeover. Story provided by Business Financial Newswire...
23-Dec-2009 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 EURASIAN ORD USD0.20 896.00 3.23% RANDGOLD RES. ORD $0.05 5090.00 3.22% BR.AMER.TOB. ORD 25P 2021.50 2.77% KAZAKHMYS ORD 20P 1274.00 ...
23-Dec-2009 03:58 PM

Inveresk in line with plan and expectations

Inveresk's business activities have progressed in line with plan and its expectations. Strategic land development remains key to its future ambitions and considerable improvement has been achieved in the international development of its artist and inkjet...
23-Dec-2009 03:50 PM

Bank Audi-Audi Saradar appoints new chairman.

Bank Audi-Audi Saradar Group has appointed Raymond Audi as its new chairman. He succeeds Dr. Georges Achi who remains an independent member of the board and chairman of its audit committee. Dr. Marwan Ghandour - an independent director and member of the...
23-Dec-2009 03:47 PM

Andor takes over Bitplane

Andor - a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance digital cameras - has acquired Bitplane for £7.46m in cash and 283,851 shares. A further consideration in the form of cash and Andor shares of a maximum aggregate value of £0.51m may be pa...
23-Dec-2009 03:41 PM

NetPlay TV contract with Stanley Bet terminated

Interactive TV gaming firm NetPlay TV's contract with Stanley Bet International has been terminated by mutual agreement. NetPlay said it had decided to cease supplying Stanley Bet with a live roulette feed to its overseas betting outlets following a revi...
23-Dec-2009 03:34 PM

US crude oil inventories fall 4.9 million barrels

US crude oil inventories in the week ending 18 December fell by 4.9 million barrels from the previous week, the US Energy Information Administration says. At 327.5 million barrels, US crude oil inventories are near the upper limit of the average range ...
23-Dec-2009 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market WATFORD LEISURE ORD 1P 5.50 22.22% ADV.POWER COMP. ORD 2P 8.50 21.43% RICMORE CAP ORD 1P 0.13 13.04% ARTILIUM ORD 5P 10.50 ...
23-Dec-2009 03:26 PM

US new home sales fall 11.3%

US new home sales fell by 11.3% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 355,000, estimates released by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development show. This is down from the revised October rate of 400,000 and is 9%...
23-Dec-2009 03:22 PM

AstraZeneca acquires research firm Novexel

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca is acquiring Novexel, a private infection research company in France. It says it will collaborate with Forest Laboratories on the future co-development and commercialisation of two late-stage antibiotic development pro...
23-Dec-2009 03:15 PM

US Michigan Index increases

Consumer confidence increased in December with the Reuters/University of Michigan final index rising to 72.5 from 67.4 in November. This was low than the preliminary reading of 73.4. Story provided by Business Financial Newswire...
23-Dec-2009 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 EURASIAN ORD USD0.20 899.50 3.63% KAZAKHMYS ORD 20P 1286.00 3.21% BR.AMER.TOB. ORD 25P 2023.00 2.85% RIO TINTO ORD 10P 3306.50 ...
23-Dec-2009 02:59 PM

KiFin offer for Minerva extended

KiFin has extended its cash offer for Minerva until 1pm on 4 January. KiFin said that at the second closing date today (23 December) it had received valid acceptances in respect of 826,202 Minerva shares 0.51% of the issued share capital. In addition, ...
23-Dec-2009 02:53 PM

Brainspark exercises option to acquire 10% of Filmmaster TV

Brainspark has exercised its option agreement to acquire 10% of Filmmaster Television. Milan-based Filmmaster was founded in early 2006 following the merger of Clip Television and FilmMaster Film. The company produces music and lifestyle programmes, ori...
23-Dec-2009 02:47 PM

Angel Mining sells GRL subsidiary

Angel Mining is selling its wholly-owned subsidiary Greenland Resources Ltd. GRL has the exploration licence for the rare earth project in southern Greenland, known as Motzfeldt. An Australian private group has formed a new company, Greenland Resources...
23-Dec-2009 02:43 PM

St Helen's Capital first half losses narrow

First half pre-tax losses at St Helen's Capital fell to £373,173 - down from £679,276 a year ago. Revenues for the six months to the end of September were lower at £318,580 compared with £543,498 in 2008 and gross profits fell to £288,257 from £495,200. ...
23-Dec-2009 02:37 PM

Kiwara H1 pre-tax losses rise

Mineral explorer and developer Kiwara posts a first half pre-tax loss of £999,138 - up from £172,483 a year ago. The firm said its results include an exchange loss of £491,217 (2008 - exchange gain of £466,155). This, it says, relates to the sterling-d...