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Friday 30 April, 2010

30-Apr-2010 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 INTERCON. HOTEL ORD 13 29/47P 1163.00 2.38% BG GRP. ORD 10P 1125.50 1.99% SAGE GRP. ORD 1P 248.00 1.89% RDS 'B' 'B' ORD EUR0.07
30-Apr-2010 01:59 PM

Alba Mineral Resources FY losses down

Full year after-tax losses at Alba Mineral Resources fell to £192,367 - down from £1.2m in 2008. The company said its overall corporate and exploration strategy will continue to be one of developing a portfolio of well-researched, promising and prospecti
30-Apr-2010 01:45 PM

US employment costs rise

Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.6%, seasonally adjusted, for the three-month period to the end of March, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today (30 April). Wages and salaries - which make up about 70% of compensation costs
30-Apr-2010 01:39 PM

US price index rises

The US price index for gross domestic purchases increased 1.7% in the first quarter, compared with an increase of 2.0% in the fourth, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said today (30 April). Excluding food and energy prices, the price index for gross domes
30-Apr-2010 01:37 PM

US GDP increases in first quarter

The US real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 3.2% in the first quarter of 2010 from the fourth quarter, the 'advance' estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis today (30 April) shows. In the fourth quarter, real
30-Apr-2010 01:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 12:00 and 13:00

Overall Market GREATLAND ORD 0.1P 1.75 11.11% DIAMONDCORP ORD 3P 9.63 4.05% GEONG ORD 1P 34.50 2.99% JETION SOLAR ORD NPV (DI) 93.00
30-Apr-2010 01:29 PM

ACP Capital portfolio valuation down 9.2%

ACP Capital says the indicative value of its portfolio fell by 9.2% in the three months to the end of March. The reduction follows the sale of its 5.7 million ordinary shares in GCI Management AG for €2.5m - (31 December 2009: €3.82m); the val
30-Apr-2010 01:22 PM

Belmore reveals more encouraging results at Kilbricken

Belmore Resources has revealed further encouraging results from the continuing appraisal drilling of its Kilbricken zinc-lead-silver discovery. The project is a joint venture with Lundin Mining Exploration, which is currently the operator of the
30-Apr-2010 01:08 PM

Prosperity completes sale of China cement business

Prosperity Minerals Holdings has completed the sale of its cement business in China to TCC International Holdings Limited). The sale was through Prosperity's wholly-owned subsidiary Pro-Rise. Story provided by Business Financial Newswire...
30-Apr-2010 01:04 PM

PKN ORLEN issues bonds to ORLEN Ksiegowosc

PKN ORLEN has issued PLN12.5m of short term bonds to its subsidiary, ORLEN Ksiegowosc. The bonds - which have a redemption date of 1 June - were issued in line with a programme signed by PKN ORLEN and a syndicate of six banks in November 2006. The bonds
30-Apr-2010 01:01 PM

Kefi Minerals Turkish drilling unsuccessful

Gold and copper explorer, Kefi Minerals says that the drilling programme at the Bekir Tepe Project in Turkey failed to return significant levels of gold, silver or base metal anomalism. The drill programme was funded by joint-venture partner Centerra
30-Apr-2010 01:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 13:00

FTSE 100 BG GRP. ORD 10P 1128.00 2.22% WPP ORD 10P 706.00 2.10% INTERCON. HOTEL ORD 13 29/47P 1155.00 1.67% PRUDENTIAL ORD 5P 577.00
30-Apr-2010 12:52 PM

William Ransom FD resigns

William Ransom & Son says that Finance Director, Robert Denton has resigned due to personal reasons. Ran Oren who has been Interim Finance Director since October 2008 will continue in his role while the Company searches again for a permanent replacement
30-Apr-2010 12:49 PM

Twenty plc asset disposal

Twenty PLC has sold DFPP to HOV Global Services Holdings for an initial consideration of £7.2m plus deferred consideration of £2.95m to be paid over two years. The proceeds of the disposal will be used to fully repay all bank debt and to provide working
30-Apr-2010 12:42 PM

Mark White appointed Sceptre Leisure FD

Sceptre Leisure has appointed Mark White as Finance Director, with effect from 1 May 2010. He has worked for the Group since April 2006, and was the Finance Director of the Company (then known as Gamingking plc) from October 2006 until September 2008. He
30-Apr-2010 12:38 PM

Emblaze director resigns

Emblaze says that director, Ruth Breger has resigned with immediate effect. Story provided by Business Financial Newswire...
30-Apr-2010 12:31 PM

IG Holdings places 500m shares

IQ Holdings has placed 500m shares at 0.3p per share to raise its general working capital. As part of the placing, SF t1ps Smaller Companies Growth Fund will be subscribing for 50m shares, upping its holding to 246m shares, including £75,000 worth of co
30-Apr-2010 12:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 11:00 and 12:00

Overall Market GLADSTONE PAC ORD SHS NPV 16.50 13.79% KEFI MINERALS ORD 1P 1.38 10.00% ASHLEY(LAURA) ORD 5P 15.25 3.39% COSALT ORD 1P 7.63
30-Apr-2010 12:27 PM

Uralkali to pay dividend

Potash producer, Uralkali says that a dividend for 2009 of 1.70 rubles and 8.5 rubles per GDR will be paid. The Board has recommended 2009 remuneration only for the independent directors and has allocated 16.8 million rubles for this purpose. The rest of
30-Apr-2010 12:18 PM

Real Office Group crashes to $10.4m loss

Real Office Group has reported a substantial interim pre -tax loss of £10.4m for the six months to 31 January 2010. This compares with a profit of £2.07m for the same period last year. Revenue dived 25% to £8.55m ( 2009 interim £11.4m) and the Chairman
30-Apr-2010 12:02 PM

Weir Director retires

Weir Group PLC says that Professor Ian Percy has retired from the Board with immediate effect. Story provided by Business Financial Newswire...
30-Apr-2010 12:00 PM

Photo-Me CEO designate departs

Photo-Me international says that its CEO Designate, Richard Seurate will leave the company with immediate effect. He was originally appointed on 26 November 2009 with a view to his becoming CEO on 1 May 2010. Story provided by Business Financial Newswi
30-Apr-2010 12:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 12:00

FTSE 100 WPP ORD 10P 708.50 2.46% BG GRP. ORD 10P 1126.50 2.08% PRUDENTIAL ORD 5P 578.50 1.67% INTERCON. HOTEL ORD 13 29/47P 1153.00
30-Apr-2010 12:00 PM

Economic Events - Month Ahead Events

Economic Events 3/5/2010 All Day UK Bank Holiday 09:00 EU Final Manufacturing PMI 09:30 EU Sentix Investor Confidence Tentative UK Halifax HPI m/m 09:30 UK Manufacturing PMI 13:30 US Core PCE Price Index m/m 13:30 US Personal Spe
30-Apr-2010 12:00 PM

Economic Events - This Week's Events

Economic Events 3/5/2010 All Day UK Bank Holiday 09:00 EU Final Manufacturing PMI 09:30 EU Sentix Investor Confidence Tentative UK Halifax HPI m/m 09:30 UK Manufacturing PMI 13:30 US Core PCE Price Index m/m 13:30 US Personal Spe