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Monday 14 February, 2011

14-Feb-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 INVENSYS PLC ORD 10P 352.60 3.43% PETROFAC LIMITED ORD USD0.02 1575.50 2.50% XSTRATA PLC ORD USD0.50 1504.50 1.97% SERCO GROUP PLC ORD 2P 561.75
14-Feb-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market Mears Group plc 311.00 11.07% HealthyDays Group plc 8.50 -45.16% Abraxus Investments plc 1.12 -10.00% Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
14-Feb-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market WESTERN & ORIENTAL PLC ORD 0.5P 0.74 48.00% ENERGISER INVESTMENTS PLC ORD 0.1P 3.00 24.61% TYRATECH INC COM SHS USD0.001 (DI) 41.00 24.24% 1SPATIAL HOLDINGS PLC ORD 4P 42.10
14-Feb-2011 04:24 PM

UK house prices to fall 1.7%, says CEBR

UK house prices will fall by 1.7% this year, according to latest forecasts from the Centre for Economics and Business Research. Anaemic growth in disposable incomes and higher unemployment throughout will cause house prices to fall, particularly in regio
14-Feb-2011 04:19 PM

OFT takes action against gold buying companies

The Office of Fair Trading has taken enforcement action against a number of companies that offer to buy gold from consumers by post. Three companies - CashMyGold, Cash4Gold and Postal Gold - have undertaken to make changes to their business practices fo
14-Feb-2011 04:13 PM

Rentokil Initial acquires Santia's services division

Rentokil Initial has acquired the services division of Santia Group - previously known as Connaught Compliance - for £5.6m with up to an additional £3m depending on various post closing adjustments. The acquisition is effective immediately and is expec
14-Feb-2011 04:09 PM

Allied Gold profit of $9.4m vs loss of $22.4m

Allied Gold posts a pre-tax profit of A$9.4m for the six months to the end of December compared with a loss of $22.4m a year ago, Revenues rose to A$40.9m - up from A$33.1m - and there was a gross profit of A$8.4m against a loss of A$5.0m in 2009. Then
14-Feb-2011 04:00 PM

Talisman First Venture NAV up 0.6%

Talisman First Venture Capital Trust's net asset value rose by 0.6% in the three months to the end of December. Investments totalling £304,000 were made in eight unlisted companies during the quarter while disposals of two unlisted and two AIM quote
14-Feb-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 INVENSYS PLC ORD 10P 352.95 3.53% PETROFAC LIMITED ORD USD0.02 1572.00 2.28% VEDANTA RESOURCES PLC ORD USD0.10 2403.00 1.78% SERCO GROUP PLC ORD 2P 560.50
14-Feb-2011 03:56 PM

Creightons' financial position improves

Creightons' financial position has improved since the last published balance sheet at the end of September. It says this is due to increased retained earnings as a result of profits achieved on sales in the pre-Christmas period. As a consequence
14-Feb-2011 03:34 PM

Artemis VCT net asset value up

Artemis VCT's net asset value per share stood at 69.30p at the end of January - up from 64.09p at the end of September. The company's share price rose to 58.25p from 54.50p during the period widening the discount to 15.9% from 15.0%. Story pr
14-Feb-2011 03:30 PM

Enegi gets Ireland onshore option

Enegi Oil has been offered a 100% interest in an onshore petroleum licensing option to undertake a work programme within the Clare Basin in western Ireland. Enegi says the Clare Basin is within the same fault system trend as the prospects and discovery i
14-Feb-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market NORSEMAN GOLD PLC ORD 1.25P 892.67 1771.62% RANSOM (WILLIAM)& SON PLC ORD 10P 3.50 45.83% ENERGISER INVESTMENTS PLC ORD 0.1P 3.00 24.61% WATERMARK GLOBAL PLC ORD 0.15P 0.45
14-Feb-2011 03:25 PM

Condor reveals further high-grade trench intercept at El Rodeo

Condor has reported a further high-grade trench intercept at the El Rodeo concession in the historic La India gold mining district in Nicaragua. The latest intercept, assaying at 6.63 g/t gold over 1.4 m width supports a similar high-grade trench interc
14-Feb-2011 03:22 PM

Goldplat's Kilimapesa Gold gets go ahead to start operations

Goldplat subsidiary, Kilimapesa Gold has been given the go-ahead to start operations at its mine in the Trans Mara District of south-west Kenya. Kilimapesa Gold recently registered a 'mining location' over the current mining area, which
14-Feb-2011 03:17 PM

Galantas Gold;s OML looks to expand exploration programme

Galantas Gold subsidiary Omagh Minerals Ltd is in talks for another two rigs to expand its drilling programme. Fourth quarter production from the mine near Omagh was hampered by severe weather when temperatures - with wind chill - plummeted to 26.9 degr
14-Feb-2011 03:06 PM

Montanaro UK Smaller Cos outperforms benchmark

Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust's net asset value rose by 12.7% in the three months to the end of December. This compares with a 7.9% rise in its benchmark - FTSE Small Cap, excluding investment companies. The firm's share pric
14-Feb-2011 03:01 PM

Cobham outlines changes to segmental structure

Cobham has changed its segmental structure for 2011, ahead of its preliminary results. The changes bring together businesses with similar markets or technology, consistent with its strategic objective of creating scale in each of its markets. The def
14-Feb-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 INVENSYS PLC ORD 10P 350.35 2.77% PETROFAC LIMITED ORD USD0.02 1569.00 2.08% SERCO GROUP PLC ORD 2P 561.25 1.86% STANDARD CHARTERED PLC ORD USD0.50 1697.50
14-Feb-2011 02:51 PM

Ownership of Veron still uncertain, says RCG

A legal battle over ownership of Veron International - which holds a 20.3% stake in RCG Holdings - looks set to continue. RCG - an international provider of biometric and RFID products and solution services - said the Hong Kong court of appeal had rul
14-Feb-2011 02:35 PM

Arig net profits fall to $20.8m

Arab Insurance Group posts net profits of $20.8m for the year to the end of December - down from $21.9m last time. Reinsurance and investments both contributed to the positive bottom line with a technical result of $16.2m (2009: $16.5m) and investment re
14-Feb-2011 02:30 PM

Broker News & Views

GlaxoSmithKline upgraded to outperform from neutral at Exane BNP Paribas, target price stays 1,450p. SABMiller has been upgraded to buy from hold at RBS. HSBC Holdings initiated with overweight rating at Polaris. Intl Consolidated Airlines started at ov
14-Feb-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market EUROPEAN CONVERGENCE PROPERTY COMPA 0.00 140.00% VALIRX PLC ORD 0.1P 1.82 60.09% RANSOM (WILLIAM)& SON PLC ORD 10P 2.40 20.00% EUROPEAN CONVERGENCE DEVELOPMENT CO 0.06
14-Feb-2011 02:18 PM

Polyus Gold reveals big rise in Verninskoye reserves

Russia gold producer Polyus Gold has revealed a 3.5 times increase in 'proved' and 'probable' reserves at its Verninskoye deposit. The audit by MICON International increased P&P reserves to 65.4 million tonnes of ore, or 5.755 millio
14-Feb-2011 02:11 PM

Frontier resources at Benkala increase

Frontier Mining has revealed a significant increase in the 'measured' and 'indicated' resource estimate at the Benkala copper project in Kazakhstan. The updated report by independent consultant Wardell Armstrong International shows th