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Monday 21 February, 2011

21-Feb-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5237.50 4.02% INVENSYS PLC ORD 10P 357.85 3.72% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1550.50 2.89% HAMMERSON PLC ORD 25P 455.35
21-Feb-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market AH Medical Properties plc 40.50 19.12% Mears Group plc 310.00 10.71% HealthyDays Group plc 8.50 -45.16% Abraxus Investments plc 1.12
21-Feb-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market TEST STOCKS ORD 78.00 420.00% ASSETCO PLC ORD 25P 27.00 50.00% GAS TURBINE EFFICIENCY PLC ORD 0.2P 0.67 31.37% WESTERN & ORIENTAL PLC ORD 0.5P 0.75
21-Feb-2011 04:14 PM

Ronaldo drilling under way, says Noreco

Norwegian Energy Co says drilling of exploration well 6507/8-8 has started. The target for the well is the Ronaldo prospect. Ronaldo is located in production licence PL434 in the Norwegian Sea, north-east of the Heidrun field. The main target in the R
21-Feb-2011 04:11 PM

AssetCo JV wins £120m UAE contract

AssetCo Fire and Rescue's joint venture with Emirates Advanced Investments has won a £120m contract by the UAE Armed Forces to provide a fully outsourced firefighting service. The contract, which is for an initial five years with a five-year exten
21-Feb-2011 04:06 PM

Carlsberg full eyar profits rise

Carlsberg Group delivered a strong performance in 2010 despite the increase in Russian excise duties, which affected the beer market. Operating profit margin grew by 130bp to 17.1% (15.8% in 2009) and operating profit increased to DKK10.25bn (DKK9.39bn
21-Feb-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 INVENSYS PLC ORD 10P 359.20 4.12% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1563.00 3.72% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5212.50 3.53% HAMMERSON PLC ORD 25P 456.35
21-Feb-2011 03:40 PM

Scottish labour market improves

The Scottish labour market improved at a solid rate in January, according to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs. Panellists commented on increased candidate appointments and higher average salaries during the latest survey period, with anecdotal
21-Feb-2011 03:31 PM

Extract EGM approves Kalahari placing

Extract Resources' shareholders approved the placing of 7,299,069 ordinary shares at $8.35 apiece to Kalahari Uranium, a subsidiary of Kalahari Minerals, at an extraordinary general meeting today (21 February). Kalahari Uranium's total interest
21-Feb-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market TEST STOCKS ORD 78.00 420.00% JUPITER DIVIDEND & GROWTH TRUST PLC 9.00 35.34% MEDIAZEST PLC ORD 0.1P 1.07 12.57% TURBO POWER SYSTEMS INC COM SHS NPV 0.94
21-Feb-2011 03:12 PM

PHP agrees deal for new medical centre in Newark

Primary Health Properties has entered into a forward purchase agreement for the acquisition of a new medical centre in Newark, Nottinghamshire for approximately £4.20m. The building will be let for occupation by a GP practice and Lloyds Pharmacy. Th
21-Feb-2011 03:09 PM

News Corporation agrees deal for Shine Group

News Corporation has agreed a £415m deal for international TV production group Shine. News Corporation and Shine have signed a non-binding letter of intent and will now proceed with the regulatory filings required for the transaction. Shine chairman a
21-Feb-2011 03:02 PM

Broker News & Views

Travis Perkins downgraded to hold from buy at ING, target price raised to 1,100p from 1,040p. Bunzl initiated at RBS with hold rating, 765p target price. Centrica resumed at Cheuvreux with underperform rating, 310p target price. Green King cut to add fr
21-Feb-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1590.00 5.51% INVENSYS PLC ORD 10P 360.45 4.48% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5232.50 3.92% HAMMERSON PLC ORD 25P 460.00
21-Feb-2011 02:59 PM

Cash Converters net profits up 42.2% to record $14.3m

Cash Converters International posts record net profits of $14.3m for the six months to the end of December - 42.2% up on the previous year. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation jumped by 39.9% to $21.7m and revenues rose by 48.3%
21-Feb-2011 02:30 PM

Diageo agrees £1.3bn deal for Turkey spirits firm Mey I�ki

Drinks giant Diageo has agreed to acquire Turkey spirits firm Mey I�ki for £1,300m from investment firm TPG Capital (TPG) and Actera. The transaction is expected to complete in the second half of the year, subject to regulatory clearances. Mey I�ki is
21-Feb-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market MESSAGING INTERNATIONAL PLC ORD 0.5 0.85 37.10% SKY HIGH PLC ORD 10P 10.75 34.38% MOBILE TORNADO GROUP PLC ORD 2P 6.37 27.40% WEST PIONEER PROPERTIES LIMITED ORD 26.00
21-Feb-2011 02:22 PM

OFT publishes decision on Glaxosmithkline/Maxinutrition deal

The Office of Fair Trading has published the text of its decision on the proposed acquisition by Glaxosmithkline of Maxinutrition Group, which was cleared. This decision can be found on the OFT's website at www.oft.gov.uk Story provided by Stock
21-Feb-2011 02:20 PM

Hydrogen Group sets date for FY results

Specialist professional recruitment firm Hydrogen Group will announce its preliminary results for the year to the end of December on 14 March. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
21-Feb-2011 02:18 PM

Close Brothers acquires Dunbar Bank deposit book

Close Brothers Group has acquired the retail structured term deposit book of Dunbar Bank - a member of the Zurich Financial Services Group - for a premium of £1.5m. Close Brothers will take on approximately £300m of deposits following the completion of t
21-Feb-2011 02:12 PM

Uralkali appoints CEO

Uralkali's board has appointed Vladislav Baumgertner as CEO and cancelled the position of president. He takes over from Pavel Grachev who headed the company during the transition period which saw preparations for its merger with Silvinit. Baumger
21-Feb-2011 02:04 PM

Horizonte reveals positive results at Araguaia project

Horizonte Minerals has revealed positive initial results from the infill resource drilling programme on its 100%-owned Araguaia nickel project in Brazil. Results from first 15 holes from the infill drilling programme at the Pequizeiro West target returne
21-Feb-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1588.50 5.41% INVENSYS PLC ORD 10P 362.75 5.14% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5202.50 3.33% HAMMERSON PLC ORD 25P 462.20
21-Feb-2011 01:59 PM

IFL net losses up 2% at ZAR107.0m

International Ferro Metals posts net losses of ZAR107.0m for the six months to the end of December - 2% up on a year ago. Pre-tax losses were 11% higher at ZAR160.1m but the firm said the ferrochrome market was now showing strong recovery. Production
21-Feb-2011 01:42 PM

UCP puts detailed portfolio update on website

Unitech Corporate Parks has placed more detailed information on its property portfolio, including lettings, on its website. This follows the trading update announced on 14 February. This information is contained within a presentation, which can be acces