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Wednesday 06 April, 2011

06-Apr-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 MARKS AND SPENCER GROUP PLC ORD 25P 360.60 6.00% LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 61.96 3.92% NEXT PLC ORD 10P 2096.00 3.20% THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 173.40
06-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...
06-Apr-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market ISLAMIC BANK OF BRITAIN PLC ORD 1P 1.21 4.31% JSJS DESIGNS PLC ORD 0.1P 0.80 3.90% ASTERAND PLC ORD 5P 14.50 3.57% NEW CITY ENERGY LIMITED ORD (SUB SH 18.50
06-Apr-2011 04:26 PM

OFT looks at Rentokil Initial-Connaught deal

Then Office of Fair Trading is looking at the completed acquisition by Rentokil Initial of the pest control, fire and water businesses of Connaught branded Santia. The OFT is considering whether arrangements are in progress or in contemplation which, if
06-Apr-2011 04:11 PM

Failing to switch costing consumers £170, says Ofgem

Four out of five consumers are at risk of paying more for their energy than they need to, according to industry regulator Ofgem. It says that consumers who have not switched pay around £170 more on average for their energy. Ofgem and Citizens Advice hav
06-Apr-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 MARKS AND SPENCER GROUP PLC ORD 25P 361.25 6.19% LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 61.98 3.96% NEXT PLC ORD 10P 2100.50 3.42% THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 173.50
06-Apr-2011 03:48 PM

RiIG to post lower FY losses and sees profit in Q1

Claims management and consultancy solutions provider Resources in Insurance Group says results for the year to the end of December will show reduced losses. And it says there has been a marked improvement in turnover and a group profit in the first quart
06-Apr-2011 03:32 PM

US crude oil inventories rise by 2.0m barrels

US commercial crude oil inventories increased by 2.0 million barrels to 357.7 million barrels in the week ending 1 April. The US Energy Information Administration said inventories are above the upper limit of the average range for this time of year. T
06-Apr-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market CRYPTOLOGIC LIMITED ORD NPV 120.00 14.29% LED INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LIMITED 1.05 10.53% DELCAM PLC ORD 10P 402.50 4.55% PEEL HOTELS PLC ORD 10P 61.50
06-Apr-2011 03:05 PM

OFT clears Northern Foods-BH Acquisitions deal

The Office of fair Trading has cleared the anticipated acquisition of Northern Foods by BH Acquisitions. The OFT said that on the information currently available, it had decided not to refer the merger to the Competition Commission. The OFT said the tex
06-Apr-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 MARKS AND SPENCER GROUP PLC ORD 25P 363.85 6.95% LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 62.25 4.41% NEXT PLC ORD 10P 2106.00 3.69% THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 173.45
06-Apr-2011 02:50 PM

DHAIS completes sale of Staines store to Owen Hearing

Digital hearing-aid and mobility products group DHAIS has completed the sale of its store in Staines to Owen Hearing for £400,000 in cash. DHAIS has a 7.5% interest in Owen Hearing which trades as Owen Hearing + Mobility and acts as the investment ve
06-Apr-2011 02:43 PM

Degrees can add £12,000 a year to salary, says ONS

People with degrees earned an average of £12,000 a year more than non-graduates over the past decade, new figures from the Office for National Statistics shows. After adjusting to allow for increases in earnings over the period, the data show that gradua
06-Apr-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market HYDRODEC GROUP PLC ORD 0.5P 6.37 6.17% PSION PLC ORD 15P 101.50 5.31% CYAN HOLDINGS PLC ORD 0.2P 0.92 4.55% LIVERMORE INVESTMENTS GROUP LIMITED 14.50
06-Apr-2011 02:24 PM

Broker News & Views

SABMiller downgraded to reduce from add at AlphaValue, target price 2,392.5p down from 2,408.6p. Marks & Spencer upgraded to hold from sell at Peel Hunt. Thomas Cook upgraded to buy from hold and TUI Travel upgraded to hold from sell at Citigroup. Barcl
06-Apr-2011 02:21 PM

Output resumes at Simberi, says Allied Gold

Allied Gold has resumed production at its 100%-owned Simberi gold mine in Papua New Guinea. The company said that in the interests of major stakeholders and with the full support of landowners and its national employees, Allied Gold had successfully pe
06-Apr-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 MARKS AND SPENCER GROUP PLC ORD 25P 362.05 6.42% LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 61.98 3.96% NEXT PLC ORD 10P 2105.50 3.67% TUI TRAVEL PLC ORD 10P 236.85
06-Apr-2011 01:57 PM

New car sales fall

New car registrations in March - traditionally the biggest month of the year - were down by 7.9% on 2010, figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show. New car registrations have now declined in each of the last nine months But the S
06-Apr-2011 01:44 PM

Integra sells cementing fleet manufacturing business

Oilfield services group Integra has sold its cementing and road construction equipment manufacturing business in Kostroma, Russia, to Trudinvest for $24.1m. The proceeds from the sale of the 100% stake in OOO Stromneftemash include cash consideration of
06-Apr-2011 01:39 PM

Galaxy identifies new rare earth targets at Ponton, says CRHL

New rare earth targets have been identified at Ponton in Western Australia by Galaxy Resources, a firm in which Creat Resources Holdings Limited has a major stake. CRHL said Galaxy had issued an update on 4 April. Galaxy said a review and subsequent int
06-Apr-2011 01:30 PM

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

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06-Apr-2011 01:28 PM

Ruffer Investment Management has total return of 0.2%

Ruffer Investment Management reports a total return of 0.2% for the three months to the end of March. This compares with an objective return of 0.25% - being twice the time weighted Bank of England base rate over the period. The net asset value per shar
06-Apr-2011 01:25 PM

BROKER MOVES ROUND-UP

Barclays raised to buy from hold at Canaccord, target price upped to 330p from 313p. Barratt Developments downgraded to hold from buy at Citigroup, target price cut to 135p from 170p. Berkeley Group cut to hold from buy at Liberum, target price 1150p do
06-Apr-2011 01:21 PM

AFC Energy gives technical update at AGM

AFC Energy is giving an update on the technical developments of its alkaline fuel cells at its annual general meeting today (6 April). The company started work on its commercial fuel cell system in parallel with work on the development scale Alpha system
06-Apr-2011 01:11 PM

UEM settles investment manager's performance fee

Utilico Emerging Markets has paid the performance fee due to its investment manager, ICM Limited. Half the £6,414,85 5fee is payable in cash and half is payable in UEM ordinary shares. The share portion amounted to 1,831,559 UEM shares calculated on U