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Wednesday 08 June, 2011

08-Jun-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 48.68 2.26% CAPITA GROUP PLC ORD 2.066666P 742.00 0.61% BARCLAYS PLC ORD 25P 263.15 0.23% INMARSAT PLC ORD EUR0.0005 603.00
08-Jun-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market Guild Acquisitions plc 2.00 400.00% FreshTL plc 1.06 0.24% Adnams plc 9000.00 -54.55% Bright Futures Group plc 0.17
08-Jun-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market OPTARE PLC ORD 1P 3.50 7.69% GOLD OIL PLC ORD 0.025P 3.67 5.46% LOMBARD RISK MANAGEMENT PLC ORD 0.5 7.00 3.70% ARGO GROUP LIMITED ORD USD0.01 14.25
08-Jun-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 48.85 2.62% CAPITA GROUP PLC ORD 2.066666P 744.25 0.92% BARCLAYS PLC ORD 25P 264.03 0.56% ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC OR 41.62
08-Jun-2011 03:32 PM

US crude oil inventories fall by 4.8m barrels

US crude oil inventories fell by 4.8 million barrels to 369.0 million barrels in the week ending 3 June. The Energy Information Administration says US crude oil inventories are above the upper limit of the average range for this time of year. Total mo
08-Jun-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market SIERRA RUTILE LIMITED COM SHS NPV 15.12 3.42% UMC ENERGY PLC ORD 5P 4.00 3.09% CROSBY ASSET MANAGEMENT INC ORD SHS 4.62 2.67% RED ROCK RESOURCES PLC ORD 0.1P 8.09
08-Jun-2011 03:16 PM

FSA renews Tullett Prebon waiver

The Financial Services Authority has renewed Tullett Prebon's waiver from consolidated capital resources requirements. The renewed investment firm consolidation waiver runs for five years and will expire on 6 June 2016. The terms of the renewed wai
08-Jun-2011 03:12 PM

HCR buys contractor book and database from Kinsey Allen administrators

Human Capital Resources has acquired Kinsey Allen International's interim/contractor book and the contractors' database from administrators. The total consideration was £1,000, although it was also agreed that any fees generated by HCR from KA&
08-Jun-2011 03:04 PM

Kitron clinches $3.2m contract with Kongsberg

Kitron has won a $3.2m contract from Kongsberg Defense Corporation to deliver electronics. Kitron will manufacture components for the common remotely operated weapon station (CROWS II) contract that Kongsberg has with the US Army. The work will be ca
08-Jun-2011 03:01 PM

Online financial health-check service launched

An online service to give people a financial health-check has been launched by the government-backed Money Advice Service. The health-check is based on a series of multiple choice questions on an individual's budget. The system then produces and ac
08-Jun-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 48.84 2.59% CAPITA GROUP PLC ORD 2.066666P 746.50 1.22% BARCLAYS PLC ORD 25P 265.63 1.17% AGGREKO PLC ORD 20P 1923.50
08-Jun-2011 02:48 PM

Broker News & Views

Evolution has recommend a buy on Punch Taverns, target price cut to 100p from 160p. Nomura reiterates buy on Tesco, target price reiterated at 500p. Credit Suisse upgrades Land Securities to outperform from neutral. RBC say outperform on Resolution, tar
08-Jun-2011 02:39 PM

New Nissan Qashqai to be built in Sunderland

The new version of Nissan's Qashqai will be designed, engineered and built at the car firm's plant in Sunderland. Nissan said the £192m project will safeguard 6000 jobs both direclty and indirectly. Each Qashqai produced has 3,779 parts, of wh
08-Jun-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market GREATLAND GOLD PLC ORD 0.1P 2.92 12.31% LOOKERS PLC ORD 5P 69.62 8.14% BANK OF IRELAND (GOVERNOR & COMPANY 0.14 7.69% VPHASE PLC ORD 0.25P 1.08
08-Jun-2011 02:29 PM

Ondine Biomedical first quarter losses narrow

Ondine Biomedical posts a loss of $1.01m for the three months to the end of March - 18% down on the $1.24m loss a year ago. First quarter product sales revenue for Periowave lasers and treatment kits totalled $47,000 generating a gross margin of $14,00
08-Jun-2011 02:24 PM

FDA approves updates on Eli Lilly's Humalog label

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Eli Lilly & Co's supplemental new drug application with updates to the Humalog label. The update include: * continuous insulin infusion pump therapy in children 4 years of age and over with typ
08-Jun-2011 02:18 PM

FOGL gives operational update ahead of AGM

Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd has issued an operational update ahead of its annual general meeting. CEO Tim Bushell said: "Since becoming operator and 100% owner of our licences on 31 March, we have secured a suitable rig, put in place funding for a two
08-Jun-2011 02:10 PM

IMF expects Japan economy to shrink this year

Japan's economy is set to shrink this year as the country counts the cost of the huge earthquake and devastating tsunami in March. The International Monetary Fund says the disaster had taken a heavy toll on the country's economy, and even thoug
08-Jun-2011 02:05 PM

Poorest pensioners cut food bills to pay for heating, says IFS

Poor pensioners cut back on food to pay their heating bills, a new report shows. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said that all retired households raised fuel spending by 7% during cold snaps. But it says the poorest pensions cut their spending on food
08-Jun-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 48.70 2.30% BARCLAYS PLC ORD 25P 266.15 1.37% CAPITA GROUP PLC ORD 2.066666P 745.75 1.12% AGGREKO PLC ORD 20P 1918.00
08-Jun-2011 01:55 PM

Orosur gold output at San Gregorio tops forecast

Gold output at Orosur Mining's San Gregorio operations topped forecasts with 55,820 ounces of gold produced in the year to the end of May. The production target was 55,000 ounces. Ore processed for the year was 1,535,468 tonnes at a gold grade of
08-Jun-2011 01:48 PM

GoldLinQ reaches financial close on Gold Coast light rail project

GoldLinQ - a consortium which includes International Public Partnerships - has reached financial close on the Gold Coast rapid transit project in Australia. The project is a A$1bn, 18-year public private partnership contract with the Queensland state go
08-Jun-2011 01:42 PM

Banks face new taxes unless they lend more to SMEs

Banks will face further taxes if they fail fail to increase lending to small and medium-sized enterprises, Business Secretary Vince Cable warns. He told the House of Commons business, innovation and skills committee that the chancellor George Osborne and
08-Jun-2011 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market BIDTIMES PLC ORD 0.5P 1.50 8.70% EUROPEAN ISLAMIC INVESTMENT BANK PL 3.00 7.14% HARDIDE PLC ORD 0.1P 0.82 5.13% CONEXION MEDIA GROUP PLC ORD 1P 0.47
08-Jun-2011 01:14 PM

Qatar Investment Fund agrees new revision of IMA

Qatar Investment Fund has announced a further revision to the investment management agreement. In February, the company negotiated revised performance fee arrangements with the fee structure based upon the performance of the adjusted net asset value per