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Monday 09 August, 2010

09-Aug-2010 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 SCHRODERS VTG SHS £1 1427.00 4.08% SCHRODERS NV NON-VTG SHS £1 1162.00 3.75% TUI TRAVEL ORD 10P 224.40 3.70% LEGAL&GEN. ORD 2 1/2P 90.05
09-Aug-2010 05:00 PM

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

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09-Aug-2010 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market XTRACT ORD 0.1P 1.35 5.88% CONDOR RES. ORD 1P 0.74 5.71% AVACTA ORD 0.1P 0.67 4.72% WESTHOUSE ORD 0.005P 48.50
09-Aug-2010 04:27 PM

JPMorgan Japan Smaller Cos trails benchmark

JPMorgan Japan Smaller Companies Trust's net asset value fell by 7.2% on a cumulative total return basis in the three months to the end of June. This compares with a 2.7% fall in its benchmark. The share price fell by 10.5% during the period. Sto
09-Aug-2010 04:25 PM

JPMorgan Chinese Investment lags benchmark

JPMorgan Chinese Investment Trust's net asset fell by 5.7% on a cumulative total return basis in the three months to the end of June. This compares with a 5% fall in its benchmark. Its share price fell by 8.5% during the period. Story provided
09-Aug-2010 04:21 PM

BWA Group pre-tax losses rise

BWA Group posts a pre-tax loss of £84,739 for the year to the end of April - up from £7,364 last time. Administrative expenses rose to £10,462 from £7,706 and the firm had cash at bank of £248,505 compared with £26,964 last time. Chairman R.G. Battersby
09-Aug-2010 04:13 PM

Pitney Bowes MapInfo offer for Portrait to close

Pitney Bowes MapInfo UK's recommended cash offer for Portrait Software will close on 25 August. Pitney Bowes MapInfo UK - an an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Inc - says Portrait shareholders who have not yet accepted the offer sho
09-Aug-2010 04:06 PM

Wallace Tse steps down from Ford Eagle board

Ford Eagle director Chi Ming Wallace Tse has resigned from the board personal reasons. Tse will continue to act in an operation capacity for Ford Eagle and his 267,500 shares will remain subject to lock in. Codan Trust Co (Cayman) Limited has resigned
09-Aug-2010 04:00 PM

Ariana Resources sets up Turkey JV

Turkey-focused gold explorer Ariana Resources has set up a joint venture company, Zenit Madencilik San. ve Tic. Arians says this will manage the interests of the joint venture between Proccea Construction Co and the Turkish subsidiary of Ariana, in
09-Aug-2010 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 SCHRODERS VTG SHS £1 1426.00 4.01% SCHRODERS NV NON-VTG SHS £1 1163.00 3.84% TUI TRAVEL ORD 10P 224.20 3.60% LEGAL&GEN. ORD 2 1/2P 90.05
09-Aug-2010 03:54 PM

German exports rise

German exports rose to €86.5bn in June - 28.5% up on last year. Imports increased by 31.7% to €72.4 bn. The German federal statistics office said exports were at their highest level since October 2008 while the import value was the highest eve
09-Aug-2010 03:44 PM

European Goldfields submits final EIS for Halkidiki project

European Goldfields has submitted its final environmental impact study for its project in Halkidiki to the Greek ministry of environment, energy and climate change. The Greek authorities issued a pre-approval of the project in September after completing
09-Aug-2010 03:42 PM

Broker News & Views

BT Group downgraded to hold from buy at Berenberg. RBS upgraded to underperform from sell at Seymour Pierce, target price raised to 47p from 36p. Diageo raised to buy from add at Evolution, target price upped to 1300p from 1200p. CPP initiated with buy
09-Aug-2010 03:38 PM

F&C will 'engage with FCPT over portfolio management'

F&C Asset Management says it will continue to engage with the board of F&C Commercial Property Trust on the future management arrangements for the portfolio. This follows a vote by the FCPT independent shareholders against the proposed merger with UK Com
09-Aug-2010 03:31 PM

Third of firms expect to make job cuts

A third of employers expect to make redundancies in the next three months, a new survey. And the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development said public sector employers in particular were planning cuts, with 36% of them looking to lose staff. The
09-Aug-2010 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market BOND INTL.SOFT. ORD 1P 58.00 6.42% THROG.TRUST S SUB SHS 1P 8.13 4.90% JARVIS SEC ORD 1P 128.00 3.23% GLOBEOP SHS USD0.12 (DI) 267.25
09-Aug-2010 03:05 PM

US employment growth rate slows

The US Conference Board Employment Trends Index increased in July for the 14th month in a row. The index now stands at 97.0 - up from June's figure of 96.7. The index is up 9.8% from a year ago. Conference Board associate director, macroeconomic
09-Aug-2010 03:01 PM

US Employment Trends Index up at 97.0 vs 96.7

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09-Aug-2010 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 SCHRODERS VTG SHS £1 1424.00 3.87% TUI TRAVEL ORD 10P 224.20 3.60% SCHRODERS NV NON-VTG SHS £1 1158.00 3.39% LEGAL&GEN. ORD 2 1/2P 90.00
09-Aug-2010 02:43 PM

Banks set up taskforce on business lending

Six UK banks are setting up a taskforce to boost lending to businesses. The British Bankers' Association outlined the plans in a letter to Chancellor George Osborne. BBC chairman Stephen Green said banks recognised their collective role and under
09-Aug-2010 02:33 PM

Grainger completes Sovereign acquisition

Grainger Equity Release has completed its acquisition of Sovereign Reversions. The two boards said the scheme to implement the recommended acquisition had become effective and Sovereign's shares on AIM will be cancelled with effect from 8.00 a.m. to
09-Aug-2010 02:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 13:00 and 14:00

Overall Market SOUTHERN BR ORD 0.5P 0.43 6.25% MEDICSIGHT ORD 5P 7.50 5.19% CHINA MEDICAL ORD USD0.005 (DI) 33.50 4.69% BIOFUTURES ORD 1P 3.63
09-Aug-2010 02:14 PM

Greenko sets new date for FY figures

Indian renewable energy developer, owner and operator Greenko will announce its preliminary results for the year to the end of March on 18 August - a week later than previously stated. Story provided by
09-Aug-2010 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 SCHRODERS VTG SHS £1 1421.00 3.65% TUI TRAVEL ORD 10P 224.10 3.56% LEGAL&GEN. ORD 2 1/2P 89.95 3.27% SCHRODERS NV NON-VTG SHS £1 1156.00
09-Aug-2010 01:51 PM

MirLand Development sets date for interims

Russia property developer MirLand Development Corporation will announce interim results for the six months to the end of June on 18 August. Story provided by