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Thursday 24 February, 2011

24-Feb-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 CAPITA GROUP PLC ORD 2.066666P 717.75 7.13% TULLOW OIL PLC ORD 10P 1389.50 3.00% ANTOFAGASTA PLC ORD 5P 1349.00 2.74% SERCO GROUP PLC ORD 2P 543.25
24-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
24-Feb-2011 04:31 PM

KMG EP reserves replacement ratio increases

КаzМunaiGas Exploration Production's reserves replacement ratio at the Uzen and Emba fields rose to 73% in 2010 - up from 25% in the previous year. Reserves replacement has been achieved by further exploration, by increased levels
24-Feb-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market VYKE COMMUNICATIONS PLC ORD 1P 0.87 16.00% WATERMARK GLOBAL PLC ORD 0.15P 0.76 11.76% ASSETCO PLC ORD 25P 22.00 8.64% ARK THERAPEUTICS GROUP PLC ORD 1P 4.50
24-Feb-2011 04:22 PM

LSR Group unit wins military hospital contract

LSR Group subsidiary LSR Stroy has won a RUB2,991m contraxt to desighn and build a military hospital in Anapa. The hospital is to be built for the needs of the Russian Ministry of Defence to provide high-quality medical care for military personnel and t
24-Feb-2011 04:18 PM

KIPCO net profits up 22%

KIPCO - the Kuwait Projects Company - posts net profits of KD45m for the year to the end of December. This is an increase of 22% over the KD36.8m profit in 2009. KIPCO's total revenues for 2010 increased by 2% to KD408m and a 1% increase in opera
24-Feb-2011 04:03 PM

US crude oil inventories rise by 0.8m barrels

US crude oil inventories increased by 0.8 million barrels to 346.7 million barrels in the week ending 18 February. The US Energy Information Administration said inventories are above the upper limit of the average range for this time of year. Total m
24-Feb-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 CAPITA GROUP PLC ORD 2.066666P 716.25 6.90% TULLOW OIL PLC ORD 10P 1395.50 3.45% CAIRN ENERGY PLC ORD 8/13P 425.70 2.98% SERCO GROUP PLC ORD 2P 544.50
24-Feb-2011 03:59 PM

Aegon net profits rise

Aegon posts net profits of €1.8bn for 2010 - up from €204m last time. Underlying earnings before tax rose 66% to €1,972m and the return on equity rose to 9.8% from 5.7%. New life sales were stable in this period at €558m, lifting ful
24-Feb-2011 03:48 PM

Hellenic Petroleum earnings rise

Hellenic Petroleum unveils positive results for the year to the end of December and the fourth quarter. The firm said the results were positively affected by the improvement in international cracking margins, the increased contribution of its internatio
24-Feb-2011 03:34 PM

US gas storage down at 1,830bn cu ft

US working gas in storage fell to 1,830bn cu ft in the week ending February, according to Energy Information Administration estimates. This represents a net decline of 81bn cu ft from the previous week. Stocks were 48bn cu ft less than last year at thi
24-Feb-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market VYKE COMMUNICATIONS PLC ORD 1P 0.87 16.00% ASSETCO PLC ORD 25P 21.00 10.53% SOUND OIL PLC ORD 0.1P 2.53 10.00% LUPUS CAPITAL PLC ORD 5P 136.25
24-Feb-2011 03:27 PM

Endeavour gets approvals for extra 20% interest in Bacchus field

Endeavour Energy UK has received approvals to finalise the acquisition of an additional 20% working interest in the Bacchus field in the North Sea from Shell UK. Endeavour will now have a total working interest of 30% in the project. The field deve
24-Feb-2011 03:14 PM

Circle Opportunities FY losses narrow

Circle Opportunities posts a pre-tax loss of £103,991 for the year to the end of August - down from £300,544 in 2009. The loss is attributable to the company's ongoing administrative expenses and the costs incurred with the admission on PLUS. CEO N
24-Feb-2011 03:05 PM

US new-home sales down 12.6% in January

Sales of new single-family houses fell by 12.6% in January, the US Department of Commerce and Department of Housing and Urban Development said today (24 February). Sales in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 284,000 compared with 325,0
24-Feb-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 CAPITA GROUP PLC ORD 2.066666P 716.50 6.94% TULLOW OIL PLC ORD 10P 1400.00 3.78% CAIRN ENERGY PLC ORD 8/13P 428.30 3.60% ANTOFAGASTA PLC ORD 5P 1353.00
24-Feb-2011 02:55 PM

Alexander signs JV with Anvil for pilot cobalt processing plant

Alexander Mining and Anvil Mining have signed a joint venture agreement to build a pilot cobalt processing plant at the Mutoshi deposit in the Congo. The plant will utilise Alexander's proprietary mineral processing technology (Ammleach) to process
24-Feb-2011 02:52 PM

Hansard Global increases dividend despite fall in profits

Specialist long-term savings provider Hansard Global is increasing its first half dividend despite a fall in profits. After-tax profits on an International Financial Reporting Standards basis bell to £8.4m - down from £9.2m last time. But chairman Leon
24-Feb-2011 02:43 PM

LiDCO Group expects FY revenue growth of 16%

cardiovascular monitoring specialist LiDCO Group achieved significant sales growth in the year to the end of January. It says the board expects revenues for the full year to have increased by approximately 16% to £6.2m, with in excess of 500 monitors sol
24-Feb-2011 02:36 PM

Connemara starts drilling on Thurles block in Tipperary

Connemara Mining Co has started drilling on the Thurles block near the Lisheen zinc mine in Tipperary. The initial programme is for three 300-metre holes, the locations of which have been selected after regional and detailed geophysics followed by geolog
24-Feb-2011 02:31 PM

Galliford Try wins £48.5m Elgin flood defence contract

Construction group Galliford Try's Scottish business, Morrison Construction, has won a £48.5m contact as part of Moray Council's £86m project to upgrade flood defences at Elgin. This work is part of the wider £160m Moray flood alleviation sc
24-Feb-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market FIRST ARTIST CORPORATION PLC ORD 2. 27.25 11.22% MERCHANT HOUSE GROUP PLC ORD 0.01P 0.20 11.11% SOUND OIL PLC ORD 0.1P 2.45 7.46% ASSETCO PLC ORD 25P 20.25
24-Feb-2011 02:28 PM

Kier underlying pre‑tax profits up 26%

Construction and civil engineering group Kier unveils strong interim results with underlying pre-tax profits up 26% at £31.3m. Total revenue for the six months to the end of December rose 9% to £1,097m and the interim dividend is increased by 8% to 20.0p
24-Feb-2011 02:19 PM

SABMiller completes hotels and gaming merger in South Africa

SABMiller has completed the merger of Tsogo Sun, its South African hotels and gaming associate, with Gold Reef Resorts. SABMiller said it had exchanged its 49% interest in Tsogo Sun for a 39.7% interest in the enlarged Gold Reef/Tsogo Sun business, which
24-Feb-2011 02:15 PM

Arian receives final payment from Geologix for Tepal project

Arian Silver has received the final payment from Geologix Explorations for the purchase of the Tepal gold-copper project in Mexico. Arian said Geologix had paid $1,023,000 in cash and 1,089,318 common shares - the final payment obligations under the op