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Wednesday 25 August, 2010

25-Aug-2010 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 SERCO GRP. ORD 2P 586.50 4.83% ADMIRAL GRP ORD 0.1P 1512.00 2.65% CENTRICA ORD 6 14/81P 324.90 1.31% SEVERN TRENT ORD 97 17/19P 1301.00
25-Aug-2010 05:00 PM

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25-Aug-2010 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market LIVERMORE ORD NPV 15.75 5.00% SPEYMILL ORD 1P 3.63 3.57% RENESOLA ORD SHS NPV (DI) 254.00 3.46% KIOTECH INTL ORD 1P 3.88
25-Aug-2010 04:27 PM

N Brown Group sets date for interims

Home shopping firm N Brown Group will announce its interim results for the 26 weeks to 28 August on 12 October. Story provided by
25-Aug-2010 04:20 PM

British Smaller Technology Cos VCT2 posts loss

British Smaller Technology Companies VCT2's posts a pre-tax loss of £109,000 for the six months to the end of June. This compares with a profit of £139,000 a year ago. There was a revenue profit before tax of £10,000 and a capital loss before tax o
25-Aug-2010 04:14 PM

City Merchants High Yield reveals 5.5% total return

City Merchants High Yield Trust posts a total return per ordinary share of 5.5% for the six months to the end of June. This compares with a 6.1% fall in the FTSE All-Share Index and a 5.7% rise in the FTSE Government Securities - All Stocks Index. St
25-Aug-2010 04:00 PM

Dana urges shareholders to take no action on KNOC offer

Dana Petroleum has urged shareholders to take take no action after Korea National Oil Corporation sent out details of its hostile 1800p per share offer today (25 August). Dana will announce its interim results on Friday (27 August) and will make a detail
25-Aug-2010 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 SERCO GRP. ORD 2P 583.00 4.20% ADMIRAL GRP ORD 0.1P 1523.00 3.39% SEVERN TRENT ORD 97 17/19P 1302.00 1.09% CENTRICA ORD 6 14/81P 323.90
25-Aug-2010 03:56 PM

Blackrock Intl Land to unveil interims

Blackrock International Land will be announcing its interim results for the six months to the end of June on 27 August. Story provided by
25-Aug-2010 03:54 PM

Hewlett-Packard to create 700 jobs at Erskine

Global technology firm Hewlett-Packard is to create 700 new jobs at its Renfrewshire base. HP plans to increase its Erskine workforce by creating an IT service hub and will receive up to £7m of regional selective assistance support from Scottish Enterpr
25-Aug-2010 03:49 PM

Tube workers to start one-day strikes

Around 10,000 London Underground workers will begin a rolling series of strikes on 6 September over plans to axe 800 station and other staff and close ticket-offices. RMT and TSSA members voted overwhelmingly for action to defend jobs and safety. Ex-Met
25-Aug-2010 03:37 PM

Dexion Absolute outperforms index

The net asset value of Dexion Absolute's sterling, euro and US dollar shares rose marginally by 0.72%, 0.23% and 0.44% respectively in the six months to the end of June. By comparison, global equity markets fell, with the MSCI World Total Return In
25-Aug-2010 03:33 PM

US crude oil inventories up by 4.1m barrels

US commercial crude oil inventories increased by 4.1 million barrels in the week ending 20 August from the previous week, the Energy Information Administration said today (25 August). At 358.3 million barrels, US crude oil inventories are above the upper
25-Aug-2010 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market NORTH RIVER ORD 0.2P 2.75 4.76% CANDOVER INV. ORD 25P 585.00 3.72% XG TECH REGS COM SHS USD0.01 (REG S 0.15 3.57% LIFELINE SCI COM SHS USD0.01 167.50
25-Aug-2010 03:23 PM

Dexion Equity Alternative NAV down 2.52%

Dexion Equity Alternative's net asset value per share fell by 2.52% in the six months to the end of June. It says global equity markets also fell with the MSCI World Total Return Index down 9.56% (in US dollar terms) whilst global bond markets rose
25-Aug-2010 03:17 PM

Smiths News group FD retires

Smiths News group finance director Alan Humphrey will step down from the Board on 31 August. His decision to retire after 28 years' service with Smiths News and WH Smith, was announced at the beginning of March. He is succeeded by chief financial
25-Aug-2010 03:13 PM

US house price index rises

US house prices rose in the second quarter according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's seasonally-adjusted purchase-only house price index. The HPI, calculated using home sales price information from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-acquired mortg
25-Aug-2010 03:09 PM

US new homes sales plunge

Sales of new single-family houses in July 2010 were at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 276,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the US Commerce Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 12.4% below the
25-Aug-2010 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 ADMIRAL GRP ORD 0.1P 1525.00 3.53% SERCO GRP. ORD 2P 576.50 3.04% CENTRICA ORD 6 14/81P 323.00 0.72% INMARSAT ORD EUR0.0005 659.50
25-Aug-2010 02:52 PM

Compass agrees £64m deal for VSG Group

Compass Group has agreed to acquire VSG Group - one of the UK's leading security services providers - from Lloyds Development Capital and management for £64m on a debt-free basis. VSG had revenues of £121.3m for the year to the end of March. VSG
25-Aug-2010 02:49 PM

Comstar net income up 87%

Russia telecommunications provider Comstar-United TeleSystems posts adjusted net income of $94.9m for the six months to the end of June - 87% up in rouble terms. Consolidated revenues rose 7% year-on-year in rouble terms to $818.1m. Cash flow from oper
25-Aug-2010 02:41 PM

Leni Gas & Oil spuds hole for Hontomin well test

Leni Gas & Oil has started drilling activity and spudded the hole for the Hontomin extended well test in northern Spain. The objective is to appraise the long term production potential of the Hontomin-2 well. Electric wireline logging and perforation o
25-Aug-2010 02:31 PM

Concurrent Technologies sets date for interims

Concurrent Technologies will announce interim results for the six months to the end of June on 31 August. Concurrent Technologies develops and manufactures high-end embedded computer products for use in a wide range of high performance applications withi
25-Aug-2010 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market TERTIARY MINS. ORD 1P 3.75 11.11% SOUTHERN CROSS ORD 1P 17.50 4.48% CAZA OIL & GAS COM NPV (CDI) 19.50 2.63% LENI GAS ORD 0.05P 2.13
25-Aug-2010 02:28 PM

FTS net losses rise

Formula Telecom Solutions posts net losses of $2.071m for the six months to the end of June - up from $0.076m. But FTS says that excluding all impermanent - one-time writing off CRM development costs capitalisation, tax assets and the one-time provision