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Wednesday 22 June, 2011

22-Jun-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 241.80 4.86% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 4926.50 3.00% BURBERRY GROUP PLC ORD 0.05P 1392.00 2.65% KINGFISHER PLC ORD 15 5/7P 270.90
22-Jun-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market Guild Acquisitions plc 2.00 400.00% Sprue Aegis plc 68.00 294.20% Ezybonds (UK) plc - 10p Warrants 3.75 150.00% Oriental City Group Plc 0.23
22-Jun-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market CHOLET INVESTMENTS PLC ORD SHS NPV 5.50 10.00% RCG HOLDINGS LIMITED ORD SHS HKD0.0 8.88 7.38% PETREL RESOURCES PLC ORD EUR0.0125 14.37 5.51% PINNACLE TELECOM GROUP PLC ORD 0.1P 0.46
22-Jun-2011 04:25 PM

OFT considers Fray Bentos remedy in Princes-Premier Foods deal

The Office of Fair Trading is considering undertakings offered by Princes and Premier Foods in lieu of a reference to the Competition Commission and has suspended its duty to refer. Princes plans to acquire certain assets and operations of the canning b
22-Jun-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 243.20 5.46% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 4949.00 3.47% BURBERRY GROUP PLC ORD 0.05P 1397.50 3.06% KINGFISHER PLC ORD 15 5/7P 271.10
22-Jun-2011 03:46 PM

US crude oil inventories fall

US crude oil inventories fell by 1.7 million barrels in the week ending 17 June to 363.8 million barrels. The US Energy Information Administration said crude oil inventories are above the upper limit of the average range for this time of year. Total m
22-Jun-2011 03:41 PM

US House Price Index up 0.8%

US house prices rose 0.8% on a seasonally adjusted basis from March to April, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's monthly House Price Index. This is the first monthly increase since May 2010. The previously reported 0.3% decrease in M
22-Jun-2011 03:36 PM

red Rock gives update on Greenland exploration

Red Rock Resources has issued an update on the earn-in and exploration of iron ore deposits in north-west Greenland. The concessions held by NAMA Greenland Ltd have increased in area from 644 sq km to 1,013 sq km, and further areas are being applied for
22-Jun-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market LEGENDARY INVESTMENTS PLC ORD 0.1P 0.17 6.25% AVESCO GROUP PLC ORD 10P 119.50 3.91% CHAARAT GOLD HOLDINGS LTD ORD USD0. 30.25 3.42% PETROLATINA ENERGY PLC ORD USD0.10 23.25
22-Jun-2011 03:28 PM

Human Capital Resources acquires Berkeley Frost

Human Capital Resources has acquired Berkeley Frost - an executive search firm that specialises in the financial services sector - for £1. In addition, HCR has paid £38,00 - part of a loan outstanding to the vendor of Berkeley Frost. The balance of
22-Jun-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 243.70 5.68% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 4901.50 2.48% BURBERRY GROUP PLC ORD 0.05P 1389.50 2.47% ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC ORD 5 1076.50
22-Jun-2011 02:55 PM

H&M profits fall

Fashion group Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) saw its second quarter profits fall by 18% to SEK4.3bn. The group said raw material and wage costs had risen while increased interest rates, higher energy prices and austerity measures in many economies had decrease
22-Jun-2011 02:47 PM

Content Media director steps down

Content Media non-executive director Franco Franca - CEO of the firm's largest shareholder, Syntek Capital - has stepped down as from today (22 June). Franca plans to leave Syntek over the coming period and is resigning as a director of Content Med
22-Jun-2011 02:32 PM

Broker News & Views

Credit Suisse upgrades Man Group from neutral to outperform, target price raised from 270p to 285p. JP Morgan reiterates overweight on Kier Group. Citigroup upgrades Schroders from hold to buy, target price cut from 1850p to 1710p. Morgan Stanley reit
22-Jun-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market VIALOGY PLC ORD 1P 3.00 9.09% INVISTA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT MANA 30.75 3.81% NEW WORLD OIL AND GAS PLC ORD NPV 7.37 3.51% PETRONEFT RESOURCES PLC ORD EUR0.01 29.12
22-Jun-2011 02:23 PM

CQS Diversified Fund fact sheet online

CQS Diversified Fund's monthly fact sheet for May is now available on the company's website - www.cqsdiversifiedfund.com At 2:23pm: (LON:CQS) share price was +0.75p at 103.25p (LON:CQSU) share price was +0p at 1.03p Story provided by St
22-Jun-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 243.15 5.44% TUI TRAVEL PLC ORD 10P 224.15 1.24% BURBERRY GROUP PLC ORD 0.05P 1372.50 1.22% SCHRODERS PLC VTG SHS £1 1524.00
22-Jun-2011 01:54 PM

Noreco appoints CEO

Norwegian Energy Co has appointed Einar Gjelsvik as CEO. Gjelsvik has been with Noreco since 2006, and has served as acting CEO for the last three months. He has previously held positions as COO and vice-president strategy and investor relations. Be
22-Jun-2011 01:52 PM

Rolls-Royce and Qantas agree settlement on engine defect

Rools-Royce has agreed a $95m settlement with Qantas following a mid-air blast which led to the grounding of the Australian airline's entire A380 fleet. The settlement includes the discontinuance of the legal proceedings initiated by Qantas in the F
22-Jun-2011 01:41 PM

Low-paid missing out on pensions, says ONS

Only 16% of men and 27% of women earning less than £300 a week in 2010 belonged to a pension scheme, a new report by the Office for National Statistics reveals. The ONS's latest 'Pensions Trends' report shows that membership of employer-s
22-Jun-2011 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market XG TECHNOLOGY INC COM STK USD0.01 ( 0.59 5.36% ALECTO MINERALS PLC ORD 0.7P 3.00 4.17% ARIANA RESOURCES PLC ORD 1P 4.00 3.09% RED ROCK RESOURCES PLC ORD 0.1P 7.24
22-Jun-2011 01:22 PM

FirstRand Bank in tender offer

FirstRand Bank is launching a tender offer for its €500m floating rate notes due 2012 as part of its ongoing policy of active treasury management. Notes accepted for purchase will be cancelled. The bank will pay 99.50% of the nominal amount of the
22-Jun-2011 01:16 PM

NIB agrees loan for Oulun Energia power plant

The Nordic Investment Bank agreed a €40m loan with Finnish energy company Oulun Energia to finance a new power plant in Laanila. The new plant will mainly process recycled municipal waste, about 120,000 tonnes annually, into electricity and heat.
22-Jun-2011 01:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 13:00

FTSE 100 MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 241.20 4.60% ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC ORD 5 1074.50 1.56% KINGFISHER PLC ORD 15 5/7P 268.75 1.30% SCHRODERS PLC VTG SHS £1 1524.50
22-Jun-2011 12:47 PM

Brokers' round-up, Johnston Press and Trinity Mirror upgraded

Altium upgrades Johnston Press from sell to hold. Altium upgrades Trinity Mirror from sell to hold. Altium reiterates buy on Innovation Group, target price raised from 22p to 26p. Citigroup recommends buy Jupiter Fund Management, target price cut from