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Friday 01 April, 2011

01-Apr-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 61.00 5.01% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5200.00 4.67% BARCLAYS PLC ORD 25P 289.45 4.29% INMARSAT PLC ORD EUR0.0005 627.00
01-Apr-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market Aquarius Media plc 0.09 -5.56% Talbex Group (The) plc 0.10 -5.00% Bright Futures Group plc 0.17 -2.78% Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
01-Apr-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market CHURCHILL MINING PLC ORD 1P 21.87 10.01% CENTRAL RAND GOLD LIMITED ORD 1P 1.41 4.44% AKERS BIOSCIENCES, INC. COM SHS NPV 2.87 4.36% URANIUM RESOURCES PLC ORD 0.1P 3.00
01-Apr-2011 04:29 PM

Capital & Regional shareholders back Lincoln shopping centre JV

Capital & Regional's shareholders have approved the formation of a 50:50 joint venture with Karoo Investment Fund II to own the Waterside Shopping Centre in Lincoln. The shareholder vote was required because Capital & Regional and Karoo have common
01-Apr-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 61.08 5.15% BARCLAYS PLC ORD 25P 289.30 4.23% BP PLC $0.25 470.65 3.67% ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC OR 42.22
01-Apr-2011 03:57 PM

Manroy expects FY to be in line with market forecasts

UK machine gun manufacturer Manroy expects its results for the year which will end on 30 September to be in line with market forecasts. In January, Manroy announced a £1.3m contract to provide spare parts to a Middle Eastern government, together with a n
01-Apr-2011 03:49 PM

Avisen completes sale of Inca Software

Avisen has completed the disposal of Inca Software to Logicalis UK. At 3:49pm: (LON:AVI) share price was +0.51p at 7.88p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
01-Apr-2011 03:47 PM

Manroy takes over AEI Land Systems

Machine gun manufacturer Manroy has taken over weapon mounting systems designer and producer AEI Land Systems. Manroy said it had acquired AEI for £250,000 in cash, together with an earn out at the lower of 7% of AEI related turnover and 50% of after-tax
01-Apr-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market BIDTIMES PLC ORD 0.5P 2.50 5.04% FRENKEL TOPPING GROUP PLC ORD 0.5P 14.50 3.57% VELTI PLC ORD 5P 777.50 3.32% WORTHINGTON GROUP PLC ORD 10P 17.00
01-Apr-2011 03:15 PM

ISM manufacturing PMI above 60% for third month in a row

Economic activity in the US manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 20th consecutive month, the Institute for Supply Management's latest report shows. It also says the overall economy grew for the 22nd consecutive month. The PMI index stood
01-Apr-2011 03:07 PM

US construction spending down 1.4%

US construction spending during February was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $760.6bn - 1.4% below the revised January estimate of $771.0bn, the US Department of Commerce said today (1 April). The figure is 6.8% down on February 2010&a
01-Apr-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 BARCLAYS PLC ORD 25P 289.80 4.41% LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 60.41 3.99% ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC OR 42.29 3.68% BP PLC $0.25 470.05
01-Apr-2011 02:37 PM

webuyanycar.com misled customers, says OFT

The Office of Fair Trading has taken action against online car buyer webuyanycar.com for misleading customers. An OFT investigation found that nearly 96% of customers who sold their car to webuyanycar.com received less than the original website valuation
01-Apr-2011 02:37 PM

Broker News & Views

Centrica upgraded to buy from hold at Kepler, target price raised to 360p from 333p. Dragon Oil started with buy rating and €8.55 target price at Nomura. Chariot Oil & Gas started at Westhouse with buy rating, 391p target price. Croda Intl start
01-Apr-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market AKERS BIOSCIENCES, INC. COM SHS NPV 2.75 4.96% RENOLD PLC ORD 5P 34.37 4.15% FORBIDDEN TECHNOLOGIES PLC ORD 0.8P 31.00 3.33% BANK OF IRELAND (GOVERNOR & COMPANY 0.32
01-Apr-2011 02:13 PM

Kingspan completes acquisition of CRH Insulation Europe

Low energy building solutions provider Kingspan has completed its acquisition of CRH's European insulation businesses. At 2:13pm: (LON:CRH) CRH share price was +0.22p at 16.42p (LON:KGP) Kingspan Group share price was +0.01p at 6.41p Story pro
01-Apr-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 BARCLAYS PLC ORD 25P 289.58 4.33% OLD MUTUAL PLC ORD 10P 140.65 3.42% LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 59.97 3.24% ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC OR 42.04
01-Apr-2011 01:56 PM

NR Nordic & Russia Properties completes sale to Kungsleden

NR Nordic & Russia Properties has completed the disposal of its Swedish, Polish and German properties to Kungsleden AB. The board anticipates that the completion of the disposal of the Russian property assets to Thomas Lindeborg during the second half of
01-Apr-2011 01:39 PM

US average earnings up 1.7% year-on-year

Average hourly earnings for US employees on private non-farm payrolls were unchanged at $22.87 in March, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today (1 April). Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings have increased by 1.7%. Average ho
01-Apr-2011 01:37 PM

US unemployment rate at 8.8%

The US unemployment rate fell to 8.8% in March - down from 8.9% in February - the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today (1 April). The unemployment rates for adult men (8.6%), adult women (7.7%), teenagers (24.5%), whites (7.9%), blacks (15.5%
01-Apr-2011 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market ALEXON GROUP PLC ORD 12.5P 10.62 3.61% BANK OF IRELAND (GOVERNOR & COMPANY 0.31 3.33% @UK PLC ORD 1P 15.50 3.33% HELIUS ENERGY PLC ORD 1P 19.37
01-Apr-2011 01:29 PM

Bidtimes and PowerHouse in reverse takeover deal

Investment vehicle Bidtimes has agreed to acquire PowerHouse Energy, which specialises in a waste to energy gasification system, in a reverse takeover. Bidtimes will change its name to PowerHouse Energy. The deal is subject to shareholder approval. At
01-Apr-2011 01:23 PM

Niche loan to Oman Resources drawn down

Niche Group's convertible loan to Oman Resources has been drawn down in full. Niche - an investment company with interests in gas exploration and development activities onshore Turkey - said all the conditions relating to the loan had been satisif
01-Apr-2011 01:17 PM

BROKER MOVES ROUND-UP

Centrica upgraded to buy from hold at Kepler, target price raised to 360p from 333p. Chariot Oil & Gas started at Westhouse with buy rating, 391p target price. Croda Intl started with neutral rating at Goldman Sachs, target price 2000p. Dominion Pet
01-Apr-2011 01:16 PM

Hyundai Motor sales up

Hyundai Motor Co sold 917,176 units in January-March - 8.9% up on last year. The company sold 324,959 units in March - 15.5% up on February and 1.7% more than the corresponding month last year. Domestic sales in January-March were 0.7% down but oversea