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Thursday 04 August, 2011

04-Aug-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5920.00 6.57% UNILEVER PLC ORD 3 1/9P 1957.00 2.73% IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP PLC ORD 10P 2106.00 1.25% REXAM PLC ORD 64 2/7P 368.50
04-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% V2 Ventures plc 9.50 850.00% Judicium plc 60.00
04-Aug-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market GULF KEYSTONE PETROLEUM LTD COM SHS 110.50 20.77% CHURCHILL MINING PLC ORD 1P 31.37 12.04% MAX PETROLEUM PLC ORD 0.01P 11.87 6.74% XCITE ENERGY LIMITED ORD SHS NPV (C 123.25
04-Aug-2011 04:28 PM

Henderson Private Equity completes Palatine transfer

Henderson Private Equity Investment Trust has completed the transfer of its limited partnership commitment to Palatine Private Equity Fund LP to a third party. The net asset value of the company's interest in Palatine at the end of March was £390,8
04-Aug-2011 04:23 PM

Peninsular Gold's RAGM wins Malaysia court battle

Peninsular Gold subsidiary, Raub Australian Gold Mining, has won a victory in the Malaysia Court of Appeal. The appeal concerned the application for extension of time for leave of judicial review which had been brought against the director-general of the
04-Aug-2011 04:20 PM

Sound Oil appoints CFO

Sound Oil has appointed James Parsons as chief financial officer from 5 September. Parsons has more than more than 17 years' experience in the fields of finance and corporate development in the energy industry. He joins Sound Oil from the Europea
04-Aug-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5980.00 7.65% UNILEVER PLC ORD 3 1/9P 1981.00 3.99% IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP PLC ORD 10P 2119.50 1.90% NEXT PLC ORD 10P 2380.50
04-Aug-2011 03:55 PM

Investors Capital Trust beats index

Investors Capital Trust's net asset value rose by 3.6% in the three months to the end of June on a total return basis. This compares with a 2.1% rise in the FTSE All-Share Capped 5% Index At 3:55pm: (LON:ICTA) share price was 0p at 79.5p Stor
04-Aug-2011 03:46 PM

Invesco Income Growth Trust beats index

Invesco Income Growth Trust's net asset value rose by 4.2% in the three months to the end of June on a total return basis. This compares with a 1.9% rise in the FTSE All-Share Index. The company's share price rose by 6.9% during the period.
04-Aug-2011 03:33 PM

US gas storage up at 2,758bn cu ft

US working gas in storage rose to 2,758bn cu ft in the week ending 29 July 29. The Energy Information Administration says this is a net increase of 44bn cu ft from the previous week. Stocks were 186bn cu ft less than last year at this time and 68bn cu
04-Aug-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market OPTOS PLC ORD 2P 172.00 3.85% HERENCIA RESOURCES PLC ORD 0.1P 1.92 3.78% INDEPENDENT NEWS & MEDIA PLC ORD EU 0.30 3.45% LAMPRELL PLC ORD 5P 318.70
04-Aug-2011 03:23 PM

PetroNeft discovers new field at Sibkrayevskaya

PetroNeft Resources has discovered a new oil field at Sibkrayevskaya - its largest single find to date. It said the Sibkrayevskaya No. 372 well had found a significant disovery in the main Upper Jurassic target. Preliminary evaluation of the logs indic
04-Aug-2011 03:08 PM

Broker News & Views

West LB upgrades Thomas Cook Group from neutral to add, with target price 77p. Jefferies International initiates buy on SDL, with target price 785p. Jefferies International upgrades AstraZeneca from underperform to hold, target price unchanged at 2600p.
04-Aug-2011 03:02 PM

Concern over eurozone debt crisis grows

Concern over the eurozone debt crisis is greater than ever among investment professionals, a new survey shows. The Barings Investment Barometer found that over three-quarters (78%) cite the eurozone crisis as the biggest global macroeconomic challenge
04-Aug-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5907.50 6.35% UNILEVER PLC ORD 3 1/9P 2001.00 5.04% IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP PLC ORD 10P 2125.00 2.16% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1940.00
04-Aug-2011 02:40 PM

Solo pleased with progress on Ausable field

Solo Oil is pleased with further progress on the Ausable field in south-western Ontario by its joint venture partner Reef Resources. Reef said significant progress was being made on determining the Ausable No.5 future flow rate. It said the presence
04-Aug-2011 02:36 PM

Kraft unveils plans to split into two companies

Food giant Kraft plans to split into two independent, publicly-traded companies. These would comprise a high-growth global snacks business with estimated revenue of approximately $32bn and a high-margin North American grocery business with estimated reve
04-Aug-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market HOGG ROBINSON GROUP PLC ORD 1P 55.37 7.26% CHURCHILL MINING PLC ORD 1P 29.25 6.36% CAZA OIL & GAS INC COM NPV (CDI) 18.50 4.23% SINCLAIR IS PHARMA PLC ORD 1P 27.25
04-Aug-2011 02:26 PM

Major rethink on retirement urged by pensions expert

Pensions expert Ros Altmann has called for a major rethink on retirement following new figures which show another rise in life expectancy. The Department for Work and Pensions' latest figures show that one in three girls and one in four boys born t
04-Aug-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5872.50 5.72% UNILEVER PLC ORD 3 1/9P 1996.50 4.80% IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP PLC ORD 10P 2119.50 1.90% ADMIRAL GROUP PLC ORD 0.1P 1548.00
04-Aug-2011 01:54 PM

Mears acquires Choices' supported living division

Mears has acquired the supported living division of Choices, a leading provider of social care services in Scotland and the North of England. The main business of Choices is the provision of a supported living service to adults with learning disabili
04-Aug-2011 01:41 PM

RCG expects significant first half loss

Integrated biometrics and RFID security solutions provider RCG expects a significant net loss for the first half of the year. The group said the board decided to make further impairment provisions against the carrying value of contract rights, trade rec
04-Aug-2011 01:38 PM

US jobless claims fall

US seasonally-adjusted initial unemployment claims fell by 1,000 to 400,000 in the week ending 30 July, the Department of Labor said today (4 August). The four-week moving average was 407,750, a decrease of 6,750 from the previous week's revised av
04-Aug-2011 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market SUNKAR RESOURCES PLC ORD 0.1P 13.75 8.95% NOSTRA TERRA OIL AND GAS COMPANY PL 0.53 6.00% COSALT PLC ORD 1P 2.37 5.33% MS INTERNATIONAL PLC ORD 10P 237.50
04-Aug-2011 01:24 PM

Novae in the red after gruelling first half

Insurance group Novae posts a first half loss after a string of catastrophe loss and persistently low investment returns. The group reports an underlying loss before tax and foreign exchange gains on non-monetary items/exceptional costs of £30.1m co