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Tuesday 17 May, 2011

17-May-2011 02:07 PM

Redbook sales index up 4.0%

The Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index rose by 4.0% in the second week of May following a 4.7% gain in the prior week. The index is up 4.3% on last year but down 2,.3% compared with April. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
17-May-2011 02:00 PM

KazakhGold settles claims against Assaubayev family

KazakhGold says the conditions for the settlement with members of the Assaubayev family and certain of their affiliates. The conditions include the issue to KazakhGold of an irrevocable documentary letter of credit of $100,000,000 and the receipt of t
17-May-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 3I GROUP PLC ORD 73 19/22P 295.30 3.11% CENTRICA PLC ORD 6 14/81P 319.35 1.64% CAPITA GROUP PLC ORD 2.066666P 729.75 1.35% VODAFONE GROUP PLC ORD USD0.11 3/7 170.43
17-May-2011 01:52 PM

Northacre CEO resigns

Northacre CEO Jayne McGivern has resigned by mutual agreement. McGivern will continue in association with Northacre on some specific new prime residential projects. Klas Nilsson will become CEO and chairman. At 1:52pm: (LON:NTA) Northacre share price
17-May-2011 01:44 PM

Fidelity Japanese Values beats benchmark

Fidelity Japanese Values net asset value per share fell by 3.9% on a total return basis in the three months to the end of March. This compares with a 6.3% fall in its benchmark, the Russell Nomura Mid/Small Cap Index. The company's share price fell
17-May-2011 01:37 PM

US housing starts fall 10.6%

Privately-owned housing starts fell to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 523,000in April, the US department of commerce and housing and urban development said today (17 May). This is 10.6% below the revised March estimate of 585,000 and 23.9% below th
17-May-2011 01:35 PM

US building permits down 4/0%

Privately-owned housing units authorised by US building permits fell in April to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 551,000, figures from the US departments of commerce and housing and urban development show. This is 4.0% below the revised March rate
17-May-2011 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market BAQUS GROUP PLC ORD 5P 0.75 20.97% SIRIUS MINERALS PLC ORD 0.25P 10.37 4.96% ALEXANDER DAVID SECURITIES GROUP PL 0.25 4.17% WESSEX EXPLORATION PLC ORD 0.1P 3.25
17-May-2011 01:25 PM

BAE to pay $79m fine to settle US export violations

BAE Systems has agreed to pay a fine of $79m to settle a civil case over violations of US defence export-control regulations. The fine will be payable over a period of three years, subject to a reduction of up to $10m in respect of the cost of enhanc
17-May-2011 01:19 PM

JPMorgan European Cos plans tender offer

JPMorgan European Smaller Companies Trust has unveiled plans for a tender offer for up to 5% of its ordinary shares. The tender price is the net asset value per share - including undistributed revenue reserves - less the direct costs and expenses of the
17-May-2011 01:15 PM

Hilton Food in line with its expectations

Specialist retail meat packing group Hilton Food's trading has been in line with its expectations despite challenging conditions. The group said it continued to benefit from its geographical diversity and grow the business. The group said it had
17-May-2011 01:10 PM

Brammer sales and profits ahead of forecasts

Pan-European added value technical distributor Brammer's sales and profits from the start of the year are ahead of its expectations. Brammer says gross profit margins have been maintained at historic levels and overall sales per working day grew 18.
17-May-2011 01:05 PM

TP70 VCT posts loss of £252,000

TP70 VCT made a loss of £252,000 in the year to the end of February and its net asset value per share fell to 73.83p - down from 74.62p. At 1:05pm: (LON:TPV) share price was 0p at 55p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
17-May-2011 01:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 13:00

FTSE 100 3I GROUP PLC ORD 73 19/22P 295.85 3.30% BG GROUP PLC ORD 10P 1360.25 1.51% VODAFONE GROUP PLC ORD USD0.11 3/7 170.58 1.38% BT GROUP PLC ORD 5P 196.10
17-May-2011 12:53 PM

New house prices up over 10% y/y in March - DCLG

The latest UK house price index statistics produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government were released today. The key points from the release are:- In March UK house prices increased by 0.9 per cent over the year and increased by 1.2 p
17-May-2011 12:43 PM

New credit facility for First Artist Corporation

After passing the necessary resolutions at its AGM, First Artist Corporation has a new credit facility with Allied Irish Bank. Commenting, Jeremy Barbera, Chief Executive, said: "The Group looks forward to updating shareholders soon on further devel
17-May-2011 12:38 PM

Chapel Down wins wine award

Chapel Down, the PLUS-quoted company, has won a gold medal at this year's International Wine Challenge. Last month the company supplied wines for the Royal Wedding. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
17-May-2011 12:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 11:00 and 12:00

Overall Market CENTRAL RAND GOLD LIMITED ORD 1P 0.90 7.14% BAOBAB RESOURCES PLC ORD 1P 39.75 3.92% SEFTON RESOURCES INC. COM SHS NPV 4.70 3.30% EUROPA OIL & GAS (HOLDINGS) PLC ORD 20.25
17-May-2011 12:29 PM

Rights & Issues improves net asset values

Rights and Issues Investment Trust has improved net asset values in the first four months of the year. The 25p capital shares are standing at 3507.8p, compared to 3105.7p at the end of last year. The 25p income shares have risen during the period from
17-May-2011 12:24 PM

Brokers' round-up

Barclays Capital rate Max Petroleum overweight/positive with a target price of 45p. JP Morgan go overweight on Heritage Oil, target price 380p. Overweight/Positive is the recommendation from Barclays Capital on Bowleven, target price 515p. Low & Bo
17-May-2011 12:06 PM

Record year forecast at NWF

NWF Group plc, the specialist distribution business, now anticipates a record year for the Group following strong trading in the key winter and spring months in its Feeds and Fuels divisions. Profit in the Feeds division is expected to be significantly a
17-May-2011 12:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 12:00

FTSE 100 3I GROUP PLC ORD 73 19/22P 295.80 3.28% XSTRATA PLC ORD USD0.50 1417.75 2.22% BG GROUP PLC ORD 10P 1369.50 2.20% VODAFONE GROUP PLC ORD USD0.11 3/7 171.78
17-May-2011 12:00 PM

PLUSquoted Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 12:00

PLUS Market Adnams plc 19800.00 120.00% U.S. Oil and Gas plc 47.50 3.26% Bright Futures Group plc 0.17 -2.78% Ascot Mining plc 41.50
17-May-2011 11:59 AM

Revenues decline at Somero Enterprises

Revenues in the year ended December 31 2010 declined 13% to $21m. at Somero Enterprises, a North American manufacturer of patented laser guided equipment used for the spreading and leveling of high volumes of concrete for floors in the construction indus
17-May-2011 11:51 AM

BP sells Dorset sites to Perenco

BP announced today that it has agreed to sell its interests in the Wytch Farm, Wareham, Beacon and Kimmeridge fields to Perenco UK for up to $610m in cash. The price includes $55m contingent on Perenco's future development of the Beacon field and on