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Monday 01 August, 2011

01-Aug-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 INTERTEK GROUP PLC ORD 1P 1990.00 3.92% HSBC HOLDINGS PLC ORD $0.50 (UK REG 607.50 2.19% HAMMERSON PLC ORD 25P 472.50 1.44% TULLOW OIL PLC ORD 10P 1244.00
01-Aug-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market Oriental City Group Plc 20.50 8813.04% Mastermailer Holdings PLC 80.00 5697.10% Saregama plc 8.25 1550.00% Sprue Aegis plc 17.25
01-Aug-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market PUNCH TAVERNS PLC ORD SHS 0.04786P 12.73 5.47% SACOIL HOLDINGS LIMITED ORD SHS NPV 6.00 4.35% SUNKAR RESOURCES PLC ORD 0.1P 17.37 3.70% ITE GROUP PLC ORD 1P 220.30
01-Aug-2011 04:23 PM

OFT looks at Connect Distribution takeover of e-Spares

The Office of Fair Trading is looking at the completed acquisition of e-Spares by Connect Distribution Services. The OFT is considering whether arrangements are in progress or in contemplation which, if carried into effect, will result in the creation of
01-Aug-2011 04:17 PM

Hansteen schedules interims

Property investment group Hansteen Holdings will announce its results for the six months to the end of June on 25 August. At 4:17pm: (LON:HSTN) share price was +1.78p at 83.93p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
01-Aug-2011 04:15 PM

Flybe-Finnair takeover of Finnish Commuter Airlines gets clearance

Flybe's acquisition of Finnish Commuter Airlines with Finnair has been given competition clearance. The deal will now move to completion, which is expected within the next two to three weeks. At 4:15pm: (LON:FLYB) share price was +1p at 178p
01-Aug-2011 04:11 PM

Jupiter European Opps appoints audit committee chairman

Jupiter European Opportunities Trust has appointed Philip Best has been appointed as chairman of the audit committee with immediate effect. He replaces company chairman Hugh Priestley who has chaired the committee since October 2000. This decision was
01-Aug-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 INTERTEK GROUP PLC ORD 1P 1999.50 4.41% HSBC HOLDINGS PLC ORD $0.50 (UK REG 609.75 2.57% HAMMERSON PLC ORD 25P 473.45 1.64% TULLOW OIL PLC ORD 10P 1244.50
01-Aug-2011 03:37 PM

Chesnara schedules interims

Life assurance group Chesnara will report its half year results to the end of June on 31 August. At 3:37pm: (LON:CSN) Chesnara share price was +0.88p at 232.63p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
01-Aug-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market TOMCO ENERGY PLC ORD 0.5P 0.82 9.33% SAREUM HOLDINGS PLC ORD 0.025P 1.45 2.11% ILX GROUP PLC ORD 10P 31.50 1.61% KEWILL PLC ORD 1P 101.37
01-Aug-2011 03:21 PM

Quintain Estates and Development schedules IMS

Quintain Estates and Development will announce its first quarter interim management statement on 10 August. At 3:21pm: (LON:QED) Quintain Estates & Development share price was +0.25p at 59.25p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
01-Aug-2011 03:17 PM

Solo encouraged by progress on Ausable field

Solo Oil is encouraged by the latest update on the Ausable field in south-western Ontario operated by its joint venture partner Reef Resources. Solo said it had been informed by Reef that the Ausable No.5 well has been tied-in to the Ausable central pro
01-Aug-2011 03:13 PM

ISM Prices Index falls 9 percentage points

The rate of increase in prices slowed in July for the third consecutive month, the US Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing survey shows. The figures show a fall of 9 percentage points in July to 59%. In the last three months combined, t
01-Aug-2011 03:10 PM

ISM manufacturing index falls to 50.9

Economic activity in the US manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 24th consecutive month but at a slower rate, new figures from the Institute for Supply Management show. The PMI Index fell to 50.9% - down from 55.3% in June. Production and emplo
01-Aug-2011 03:06 PM

US construction spending up 0.2%

US construction spending during in June was estimated at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of $772.3bn - 0.2% above the revised May estimate of $770.5bn. The US Department of Commerce said the June figure is 4.7% below the June 2010 estimate of $810.4b
01-Aug-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 INTERTEK GROUP PLC ORD 1P 2036.00 6.32% HSBC HOLDINGS PLC ORD $0.50 (UK REG 613.50 3.20% TULLOW OIL PLC ORD 10P 1262.50 2.64% HAMMERSON PLC ORD 25P 477.10
01-Aug-2011 02:51 PM

RGI International sets date for EGM

RGI International will hold an extraordinary general meeting - requisitioned by Synergy Classic - on 25 August at noon. The meeting will be held in the private dining room at the La Fr�gate Hotel, Les Cotils, St Peter Port, Guernsey. At 2:51pm: (LON:RG
01-Aug-2011 02:39 PM

BNY Mellon becomes biggest custodian in Germany

BNY Mellon says it has achieved its goal of becoming the biggest custody provider in Germany. BNY Mellon says it took the top spot one year on from its acquisition of BHF Asset Servicing GmbH (BAS) and its affiliate Frankfurter Service Kapitalanlage-Gese
01-Aug-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market SKY HIGH PLC ORD 10P 11.00 10.00% STELLAR DIAMONDS PLC ORD 5P 7.12 3.49% AMERISUR RESOURCES PLC ORD 0.1P 21.50 1.80% GB GROUP PLC ORD 2.5P 46.75
01-Aug-2011 02:29 PM

Broker News & Views

UBS upgrades Vodafone from neutral to buy, target price raised from 170p to 190p. Espirito Santo downgrades Reed Elsevier from hold to sell, target price 380p. Numis downgrades Man Group from add to hold, target price cut from 300p to 230p. Oriel Securi
01-Aug-2011 02:21 PM

Financial services sector badly hit by pension deficits

Financial services firms are among the worst hit by their pension scheme obligations, a new study shows. Barnett Waddingham - the UK's largest independent firm of actuaries and consultants - says seven of the 46 companies in the financial sector i
01-Aug-2011 02:10 PM

Harmony Gold appoints executive to oversee safety

Harmony Gold Mining has appointed a senior executive to oversee safety. Alwyn Pretorius will take on the newly-created role safety and health executive to improve further the company's safety performance. Pretorius has been an executive of Harmony
01-Aug-2011 02:04 PM

Inmarsat selects ILS Proton for Inmarsat-5 launch

Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat has signed a contract with International Launch Services for the launch of three Inmarsat-5 satellites. The launches, scheduled for 2013-14, will use the ILS Proton launch vehicle from
01-Aug-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 INTERTEK GROUP PLC ORD 1P 2036.00 6.32% HSBC HOLDINGS PLC ORD $0.50 (UK REG 618.70 4.07% TULLOW OIL PLC ORD 10P 1272.00 3.41% HAMMERSON PLC ORD 25P 481.05
01-Aug-2011 01:45 PM

Panther Securities completes refinancing

Panther Securities has completed its refinancing arrangements - a facility totalling £75m provided by HSBC and Santander. The initial draw-down is £60m, by way of a five-year term loan. This provides the company with approximately £10m for immediate