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Tuesday 01 February, 2011

01-Feb-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 FRESNILLO ORD USD0.50 1384.00 6.79% AUTONOMY ORD SHS 1/3P 1590.00 6.28% CAIRN ENERGY ORD 8/13P 435.20 5.04% KAZAKHMYS ORD 20P 1578.00
01-Feb-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market All Star Minerals plc 1.90 280.00% Chemistry Communications Group plc 34.50 170.59% Eden Research plc 23.50 88.00% HealthyDays Group plc 8.50
01-Feb-2011 04:31 PM

BP to enter arbitration over share swap deal

BP is to enter into arbitration proceedings to resolve issues raised by Alfa Petroleum and OGIP Ventures in their application to the High Court relating to the share swap agreement and Arctic exploration arrangements agreed between BP and Rosneft. The c
01-Feb-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market HELESI ORD EUR0.10 (DI) 11.25 18.42% PLANET PAY REGS COM SHS USD0.01 (RE 147.50 15.69% SLIMMA ORD 5P 3.75 15.38% PLANET PAY COM SHS USD0.01 (UNRESTR 152.50
01-Feb-2011 04:18 PM

MPs criticise HMRC over 'flawed' service

MPs have criticised HM Revenue & Customs for its management of the income tax system. The Public Accounts Committee said the flawed implementation of the new National Insurance and PAYE Service in 2009-10 had resulted in lasting and costly losses for HMR
01-Feb-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 FRESNILLO ORD USD0.50 1375.00 6.10% AUTONOMY ORD SHS 1/3P 1586.00 6.02% LEGAL&GEN. ORD 2 1/2P 117.10 5.50% CAIRN ENERGY ORD 8/13P 433.50
01-Feb-2011 03:59 PM

OFT launches 'Scams Awareness Month'

Nearly one in every 20 people lost money to a scam last year, according to the Office of Fair Trading. New research commissioned by the OFT shows that 39% of people who lost money to a scam in the past 12 months were victim of a money transfer or advanc
01-Feb-2011 03:47 PM

National Bank of Abu Dhabi net profits up 22%

National Bank of Abu Dhabi's net profits rose 22% to AED3,683m in the year to the end of December. Operating profits rose 11% to AED4,993m and assets grew by 7.4% to AED221bn. Fourth quarter net profits increased 71% to AED732m. Story provided by
01-Feb-2011 03:32 PM

Premier League clubs smash January transfer window record

Premier League clubs bucked the current economic trend by spending a record £225m in the January transfer window. This beat the previous record of £175m in January, according to business advisory firm Deloitte. Dan Jones, partner in Deloitte's spor
01-Feb-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market TRAVELZEST ORD 2P 14.50 9.43% TOTALLY ORD 1P 0.68 8.00% AGI ORD EUR0.01 3.50 7.69% CADOGAN ORD 3P 29.50
01-Feb-2011 03:27 PM

Pfizer to close Kent R&D site

Pfizer is to close its research and development facility in Kent. The Sandwich site employs 2400 people. Story provided by
01-Feb-2011 03:24 PM

Broker News & Views

Carpetright downgraded to sell from hold at Altium, target 600p down from 750p. IG Group Holdings raised to buy from add at Numis, target price remains 587p. Desire Petroleum cut to neutral from buy at Goldman Sachs, target price 53p down from 116p. Int
01-Feb-2011 03:13 PM

US construction spending down 2.5%

US construction spending fell to a seasonally-adjusted rate of $787.9bn in December, the US Department of Commerce said today (1 February). This is 2.5%) below the revised November estimate of $807.8bn and 6.4% below the December 2009 estimate of $8
01-Feb-2011 03:10 PM

ISM manufacturing index up at 60.8%

Economic activity in the US manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 18th consecutive month, according to the latest report by the Institute for Supply Management. It said the sector grew at a faster rate in January as the PMI registered 60.8% wh
01-Feb-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 AUTONOMY ORD SHS 1/3P 1615.00 7.95% ANTOFAGASTA ORD 5P 1481.00 5.33% FRESNILLO ORD USD0.50 1364.00 5.25% KAZAKHMYS ORD 20P 1577.00
01-Feb-2011 02:56 PM

Ithaca asks court to declare Jacky well a joint operation

Ithaca Energy has started proceedings in the High Court to declare the Jacky J03 well in the North Sea a joint operation. Co-venturers in the Jacky field are Ithaca, Dyas UK and North Sea Energy (UK) with 47.5%, 42.5% and 10% respectively. Ithaca Energ
01-Feb-2011 02:47 PM

Hansa Trust beats benchmark

The time weighted return - including income - from Hansa Trust's portfolio was 14.4% in the three months tom the end of October. This compares with a a rise of 1.3% in the company's benchmark - three-year rolling average composite of five-year
01-Feb-2011 02:39 PM

Oxford Catalysts scoops two Rushlight awards

Clean synthetic fuels innovator Oxford Catalysts has won the Rushlight Fossil Fuels award 2010 and the overall Rushlight Energy Environmental category award for 2010. Oxford Catalysts received these awards in recognition of its technology for the product
01-Feb-2011 02:34 PM

Federal Bank net profits up at Rs143.10Crore

Third quarter operating profits at The Federal Bank rose to Rs356.71Crore - up from Rs331.54Crore a year ago. Net profits for the three months to the end of December rose to Rs143.10Crore from Rs110.25Crore previously. Net profits for the first nine mon
01-Feb-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market PLANET PAY COM SHS USD0.01 (UNRESTR 132.50 17.78% PLANET PAY REGS COM SHS USD0.01 (RE 127.50 13.33% WOBURN ENERGY ORD 1P 4.88 11.43% THIRD QUAD CAP ORD 0.01P 0.84
01-Feb-2011 02:23 PM

Better Capital Fund takes over Santia group

Better Capital Fund has acquired certain trade and assets of the Santia group of companies, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Connaught which is in administration. The Better Capital Fund has committed £15.0m to finance the acquisition and to fund the restruc
01-Feb-2011 02:03 PM

Redbook sales index up

US chain store sales rose by 1.8% in the week ending 29 January, according to Redbook Research. The Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index for January is 2.3% higher than a year ago but 0.9% down on December. The index is based on same-store sales in a sam
01-Feb-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 AUTONOMY ORD SHS 1/3P 1617.00 8.09% ANTOFAGASTA ORD 5P 1478.00 5.12% FRESNILLO ORD USD0.50 1350.00 4.17% JOHNSON,MATTH. ORD #1 2000.00
01-Feb-2011 01:50 PM

Frontier awarded Zambia licence

Frontier Resources has been awarded a block in the Kafue Trough by the Zambian Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development. Block 34 - which covers 6400 square kilometres - is an area has had no previous hydrocarbon exploration and may form a part
01-Feb-2011 01:42 PM

Honda Motor Co net income down 39.7%

Honda Motor Co's third quarter net income fell by 39.7% to Yen81.1bn. Revenue fell by 5.8% to Yen2,110.4bn, due primarily to unfavourable currency effects and decreased sales in the automobile business in Japan, despite increased revenue in the mo