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Monday 15 August, 2011

15-Aug-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 AMEC PLC ORD 50P 949.00 4.80% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1796.00 4.12% KAZAKHMYS PLC ORD 20P 1050.00 3.45% INTERTEK GROUP PLC ORD 1P 1958.00
15-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% China CDM Exchange Centre Ltd 32.50 2500.00% Sprue Aegis plc 17.25
15-Aug-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market INVESCO PROPERTY INCOME TRUST LD OR 1.30 18.18% SOCIALGO PLC ORD 1P 1.60 14.29% AMUR MINERALS CORPORATION ORD NPV 12.25 12.59% CHURCHILL MINING PLC ORD 1P 24.50
15-Aug-2011 04:29 PM

Personal Assets Trust beats index

Personal Assets Trust's net asset value per share rose by 2.6% in the three months to the end of July. This compares with a 4.1% fall in the FTSE All-Share Index. The company's share price rose by 3.0% during the period. At 4:29pm: (LON:PNL)
15-Aug-2011 04:27 PM

Court sanctions scheme of arrangement for Caledon acquisition

The High Court has sanctioned the scheme of arrangement for the recommended acquisition of Caledon Resources by Guangdong Rising (Australia) Pty. In order for the scheme to become effective, the court must confirm the reduction of capital at the second c
15-Aug-2011 04:23 PM

Ocean Wilsons first half profits rise

Bermuda based investment company Ocean Wilsons unveils an excellent first half performance with pre-tax profits up at $48.9m from $46.8m last time. Revenues increased to $338.9m from $252.5m - driven by increases in port terminal, logistics and shipyard
15-Aug-2011 04:14 PM

Shaft Sinkers sets date for interims

Shaft Sinkers Holdings will announce its results for the six months to the end of June on 31 August. At 4:14pm: (LON:SHFT) share price was +2.5p at 140.5p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
15-Aug-2011 04:13 PM

Futura Medical schedules interims

Futura Medical will issue its interim results for the six months to the end of June on 27 September. At 4:13pm: (LON:FUM) Futura Medical share price was +0.5p at 75p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
15-Aug-2011 04:04 PM

Aberdeen Private Equity NAV up 3.1%

Aberdeen Private Equity Fund's net asset value per share rose by 3.1% on a cumulative performance basis in the three months to the end of June. The share price rose by 0.7% during the period. At 4:04pm: (LON:APEF) share price was 0p at 68.75p
15-Aug-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1812.00 5.04% AMEC PLC ORD 50P 951.00 5.02% INTERTEK GROUP PLC ORD 1P 1976.00 4.05% KAZAKHMYS PLC ORD 20P 1049.50
15-Aug-2011 03:39 PM

SVG Capital to get £116.9m after Permira IV sells Provimi stake

Permira IV has agreed to sell its holding in Provimi to Cargill which will result in a realisation of £116.9m for SVG Capital. This is in line with SVG Capital's June valuation and the proceeds are expected later in the year. Permira IV acquired
15-Aug-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market PENINSULAR GOLD LIMITED ORD NPV 36.50 8.96% HAMPSON INDUSTRIES PLC ORD 25P 16.50 4.76% OPTOS PLC ORD 2P 172.50 4.62% IQE PLC ORD 1P 32.50
15-Aug-2011 03:19 PM

LukOil inks deal for production drilling in Iraq

LukOil Mid-East has signed a contract with Baker Hughes for production drilling and well development in the Mishrif formation of the West Qurna-2 field in Iraq. It says 23 directional production wells will be drilled and developed under the contract whic
15-Aug-2011 03:15 PM

Platmin mine ramp-up delayed

Platmin's planned ramp-up at the Pilanesberg platinum mine to 12,000oz per month by the end of the year could be delayed by three to six months. This follows illegal disruptions by a small group of employees of the company's mining contractor
15-Aug-2011 03:05 PM

NAHB Housing Market Index stays low at 15

US builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes held unchanged at a low level of 15 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August. NAHB chairman Bob Nielsen said: "Builders conti
15-Aug-2011 03:02 PM

Broker News & Views

JP Morgan Cazenove upgraded Standard Life to overweight, target cut from 285p to 269p. Arden upgraded Serco from hold to buy. Nomura upgrades SABMiller to buy, target price raised from 2150p to 2400p. Espirito Santo upgrades Shaftesbury to buy, target
15-Aug-2011 03:01 PM

NAHB Housing Market Index stays at 15

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15-Aug-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1825.00 5.80% AMEC PLC ORD 50P 956.00 5.58% INTERTEK GROUP PLC ORD 1P 1988.00 4.69% KAZAKHMYS PLC ORD 20P 1047.00
15-Aug-2011 02:48 PM

Platmin first half losses rise

South Africa-focussed platinum explorer and developer Platmin's first half pre-tax losses rose to $58.0m in the six months to the end of June - up from $29.2m last time. The loss attributable to owners of the parent rose to $44.2m from $24.3m a year
15-Aug-2011 02:42 PM

OPG Power Ventures profits soar

Pre-tax profits at OPG Power Ventures more than doubled in the year to the end of March while revenues jumped by 188%. OPG - the developer and operator of group captive power plants in India - saw income from continuing operations before tax and non-oper
15-Aug-2011 02:34 PM

JPMorgan Chase to present at Barclays Capital NY conference

JPMorgan Chase & Co's investment bank CEO Jes Staley will present at the Barclays Capital global financial services conference at the Hilton New York on 13 September. The live audio webcast - 9.45 a.m. Eastern time - will be posted on the day of the
15-Aug-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market NICHE GROUP (THE) PLC ORD 1P 3.30 9.27% BAHAMAS PETROLEUM COMPANY PLC ORD 0 10.12 4.12% BOTSWANA DIAMONDS PLC ORD 1P 4.00 3.09% PHYSIOMICS PLC ORD 0.04P 0.37
15-Aug-2011 02:23 PM

Qatar Telecom sees growth in revenues and earnings

Qatar Telecom unveils positive growth in revenue and earnings for the six months to the end of June, driven by improvements in operations across the group. revenues rose by 16.6% to QAR15,446m while earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortis
15-Aug-2011 02:09 PM

Investment in long-term US securities falls

Foreign residents decreased their holdings of long-term US securities in June. Figures from the US Treasury show net sales were $11.5bn. Net sales by private foreign investors were $23.0bn and net purchases by foreign official institutions were $11.5b
15-Aug-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1813.00 5.10% AMEC PLC ORD 50P 945.00 4.36% INTERTEK GROUP PLC ORD 1P 1965.00 3.48% KAZAKHMYS PLC ORD 20P 1036.00