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Thursday 09 December, 2010

09-Dec-2010 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 BARCLAYS ORD 25P 276.00 4.49% COBHAM ORD 2.5P 203.60 3.67% BG GRP. ORD 10P 1333.50 3.57% ROYAL BANK SCOT ORD 25P 42.31
09-Dec-2010 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market Sheba Exploration (UK) plc 2.50 31.58% Eden Research plc 14.50 16.00% Magnolia Petroleum plc 0.40 14.29% Ecovista plc 0.50
09-Dec-2010 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market LED HLDGS ORD HKD0.10 (DI) 1.05 10.53% EMED MINING ORD 0.25P 10.50 7.69% TRIBAL GRP. ORD 5P 41.50 7.10% LIVERMORE ORD NPV 15.50
09-Dec-2010 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 ROYAL BANK SCOT ORD 25P 42.72 4.25% BARCLAYS ORD 25P 274.85 4.05% BG GRP. ORD 10P 1331.00 3.38% PRUDENTIAL ORD 5P 655.50
09-Dec-2010 03:33 PM

US weekly natural gas storage down

Working gas in storage in the US was 3,725 Bcf as of Friday, December 3, 2010, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decline of 89 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 57 Bcf less than last year at this time and 332 Bcf above the 5-year
09-Dec-2010 03:30 PM

RedHot appointments

Lee Koh Yung has been appointed an Executive Director of RedHot Media, the AIM-traded holding company. Mr. Lee, aged 40 is currently an executive director of one of RedHot's wholly owned subsidiaries, Ausscar Group Sdn Bhd and Ausscar's subsid
09-Dec-2010 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market FID.JAP.VAL. S SUB SHS 5P 10.50 13.51% LED HLDGS ORD HKD0.10 (DI) 1.05 10.53% CENKOS SEC ORD 1P 112.50 10.29% SOFTWARE ORD 0.1P 33.75
09-Dec-2010 03:23 PM

Broker News & Views

Whitbread downgraded to neutral from overweight at HSBC, target price stays 1,950p. G4S started with buy rating and 270p target price at Citigroup. Advanced Medical Solutions upped to buy at Investec, target price 64p rising from 61p. Aegis upgraded to
09-Dec-2010 03:13 PM

OFT looks at Unilever and Alberto Culver

The OFT is considering whether the proposed acquisition of Alberto Culver, the hair care company, by Unilever may present competition issues. Story provided by
09-Dec-2010 03:10 PM

US sales and inventories climb

Figures from the US Census Bureau show that October 2010 sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers' sales branches and offices, were $362.1bn, up 2.2% from the revised September level and 13.4% from the October 2009 level. Total inventorie
09-Dec-2010 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 ROYAL BANK SCOT ORD 25P 42.68 4.15% MAN GROUP USD0.03428571 289.60 4.10% BARCLAYS ORD 25P 273.90 3.69% COBHAM ORD 2.5P 203.30
09-Dec-2010 02:33 PM

SSE board responsibilities rejigged

SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy plc) is undertaking a re-allocation of Board-level responsibilities amongst its Executive Directors. Alistair Phillips-Davies will become Generation and Supply Director, responsible for SSE's generation, supply and
09-Dec-2010 02:30 PM

New Chairman at Kryso

Kryso Resources plc, the mineral exploration and development company with gold and nickel-copper projects in Tajikistan and traded on AIM, has appointed Luo Tao as non-executive Chairman. Wei Li Tang has been made a non-executive director. Mr. Luo Tao,
09-Dec-2010 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market PETREL RES ORD EUR0.0125 22.75 10.98% CHARLES STREET ORD 0.1P 0.36 10.77% ALECTO ENGY ORD 0.7P 4.12 10.00% DELTEX MEDICAL ORD 1P 17.75
09-Dec-2010 02:14 PM

Altona Chairman bullish

Altona Energy Plc, the AIM listed Australian based energy company, is holding its AGM today. Chairman Chris Lambert, will say that extensive progress has been made in the development of the Arckaringa Project, which the Company believes is one of the wor
09-Dec-2010 02:08 PM

Utilico increases NAV by 16.3%

AIM-quoted Utilico Emerging Markets Ltd (UEM) increased their diluted Net Asset Value per share by 16.3% to 172.53p for the six months to 30 September 2010. Revenue earnings per share rose by 25.5% to 4.09p and the Board has declared a dividend of 3.75p.
09-Dec-2010 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 MAN GROUP USD0.03428571 290.10 4.28% BARCLAYS ORD 25P 275.00 4.11% ROYAL BANK SCOT ORD 25P 42.57 3.88% COBHAM ORD 2.5P 204.00
09-Dec-2010 01:57 PM

I-Design makes progress

I-Design Group, the AIM-traded ATM advertising company, saw revenues decline from £2.37m to £2.17m in the year-ended 30 September 2010 but performance in the second half improved by 38%. Operating losses were reduced by 15% to £966,000, against £1.14m in
09-Dec-2010 01:50 PM

Polymetal gold acquisition completed

JSC Polymetal, the leading Russian gold producer, has completed the acquisition of PD RUS LLC, a company holding the exploration and mining licence for the Svetloye gold deposit. Story provided by
09-Dec-2010 01:46 PM

RGI Moscow store opened

RGI International, the AIM-listed developer of quality residential and retail properties within Moscow and the surrounding areas, has opened today the Tsvetnoy Central Market department store building. Tsvetnoy is a retail development located at the hist
09-Dec-2010 01:42 PM

Photon launches music label

Photon Kathaas Productions Ltd (PKP), the South Indian film company traded on AIM, has announced the launch if its own music label - Photon Kathaas Music - to capitalize on the popularity of soundtracks and ring tones amongst Indian film audiences. PKP
09-Dec-2010 01:39 PM

US unemployment claims decline

In the week ending December 4 2010, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted US unemployment initial claims was 421,000. This is 17,000 down from the previous week's revised figure of 438,000. The 4-week moving average was 427,500, a decrease of
09-Dec-2010 01:30 PM

Restore completes Formsafe acquisition

Restore plc, the AIM-listed document handling business, has completed the acquisition of Formsafe. Formsafe is a 25 year-old document storage company with a customer base in South-East England. It was purchased for £1m in cash funded from existing bank
09-Dec-2010 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market PETREL RES ORD EUR0.0125 22.25 8.54% AFRICAN COPPER ORD 1P 5.12 7.89% TOLEDO MINING ORD 5P 23.75 6.74% DELTEX MEDICAL ORD 1P 17.25
09-Dec-2010 01:24 PM

Cosalt resignation

Cosalt, the specialist provider of critical safety equipment and services for the oil, gas and marine industries, has announced that Simon Gilbert has resigned as a Non-Executive Director. Mr Gilbert cited increased responsibilities elsewhere for his de