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Wednesday 24 August, 2011

24-Aug-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 216.10 10.20% ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC OR 21.87 9.35% TULLOW OIL PLC ORD 10P 1026.00 8.40% WPP PLC ORD 10P 623.00
24-Aug-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market Sprue Aegis plc 65.00 276.81% Mechan Controls plc 203.50 77.73% Arsenal Holdings plc 1297500.00 51.75% Oriental City Group Plc 0.23
24-Aug-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market CLINTON CARDS PLC ORD 10P 12.75 6.25% SOUND OIL PLC ORD 0.1P 2.30 3.60% PACE PLC ORD 5P 105.70 2.82% INFRASTRATA PLC ORD 10P 9.93
24-Aug-2011 04:28 PM

EML weighs options for Ferrum funding

Emerging Metals Ltd is looking at options to fund the short term cash requirements of its 37.23%-held associate Ferrum Resources. But EML says that given current market conditions, it has decided not to exercise its option to acquire the 62.77% of Ferrum
24-Aug-2011 04:13 PM

Greencore takeover of Uniq cleared by Irish Competition Authority

The Irish Competition Authority has cleared the proposed acquisition of Uniq by Greencore Foods. The offer was declared unconditional as to acceptances on 29 July. The announcement can be found on the Irish Competition Authority's website at www.
24-Aug-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 216.35 10.33% TULLOW OIL PLC ORD 10P 1032.50 9.09% ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC OR 21.58 7.90% WPP PLC ORD 10P 621.75
24-Aug-2011 03:33 PM

IFG Group schedules interims

IFG Group will announce its interim results for the six months to the end of June on 31 August. At 3:33pm: (LON:IFP) IFG Group share price was -2.5p at 142.5p Story provided by
24-Aug-2011 03:32 PM

US crude oil inventories fall by 2.2m barrels

US commercial crude oil inventories decreased by 2.2 million barrels in the week ending 19 August. The US Energy Information Administration said that at 351.8 million barrels, US crude oil inventories are above the upper limit of the average range for t
24-Aug-2011 03:30 PM

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

24-Aug-2011 03:25 PM

Concentia sets closing date for Imagesound offer

Concentia's recommended cash offer for Imagesound will close on 8 September. Concentia said it had received valid acceptances in respect of 62,614,759 Imagesound shares - 97.93% of the existing issued ordinary share capital. Story provided by
24-Aug-2011 03:05 PM

OFT looks Monaghan takeover of Sussex Mushrooms

The Office of Fair Trading is looking at the completed acquisition of Sussex Mushrooms by Monaghan Mushrooms. The OFT is considering whether arrangements are in progress or in contemplation which, if carried into effect, will result in the creation of a
24-Aug-2011 03:02 PM

US house prices fall

US house prices were 0.6% lower in the second quarter than in the first quarter of 2011, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's seasonally-adjusted purchase-only house price index. The HPI is calculated using home sales price informatio
24-Aug-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 214.00 9.13% TULLOW OIL PLC ORD 10P 1016.50 7.40% WPP PLC ORD 10P 620.25 6.94% XSTRATA PLC ORD USD0.50 990.90
24-Aug-2011 02:55 PM

Artisan unit in investment property sale

Artisan subsidiary Artisan (UK) Properties has sold its long leasehold building on Artisan's Colmworth Business Park at St Neots, Cambridgeshire. The building is currently let to Black Teknigas & Electro Controls and Watts Industries Europe under
24-Aug-2011 02:51 PM

Ecclesiastical swings back into profit

Ecclesiastical Insurance Office bounced back into the black in the six months to the end of June. The group posted an after-tax profit of £12.6m compared with a £10.0m loss last time, 8.2m loss excluding discontinued operations). Shareholders' equi
24-Aug-2011 02:33 PM

OFT publishes decision on Kingfisher acquisition of Focus stores

The Office of Fair Trading has published the text of its decision on the anticipated acquisition by Kingfisher of 30 stores from Focus which is in administration. This decision can be found on the OFT's website at At 2:33pm: (LO
24-Aug-2011 02:30 PM

Oriental City Group profits rise

Oriental City Group's profits attributable to equity holders rose to £2.02m in the year to the end of February - up from £33,643. The profit from discontinued operations totalled £2.1m compared with £235,900 last time. Pre-tax losses from continuin
24-Aug-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market MEDICSIGHT PLC ORD 5P 1.06 24.71% ASSETCO PLC ORD 1P 2.55 7.14% NORTH RIVER RESOURCES PLC ORD 0.2P 2.00 6.38% UTV MEDIA PLC ORD 5P 115.00
24-Aug-2011 02:29 PM

Broker News & Views

Unicredit initiates a hold rating on Sage Group, target price 265p. Numis upgrades Admiral Group from add to buy, target price unchanged at 1,910p. Natixis upgrades SABMiller from neutral to buy. Liberum Capital upgrades Carillion from hold to buy. Pe
24-Aug-2011 02:09 PM

Studsvik appoints president and CEO

Studsvik has appointed Anders Jackson as president and CEO from the beginning of January. Jackson has held various senior positions within the Westinghouse Electric Co since 2000 and is currently responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Ja
24-Aug-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 209.45 6.81% WPP PLC ORD 10P 616.50 6.29% TULLOW OIL PLC ORD 10P 1000.50 5.71% ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC OR 20.89
24-Aug-2011 01:53 PM

Vernalis starts phase one trial of V81444 for Parkinson's Disease

Vernalis has dosed the first subjects in a phase one trial of V81444, its adenosine A2A receptor antagonist programme. A2A receptor antagonists are believed to have advantages over conventional dopaminergic strategies, in that they may be able to help
24-Aug-2011 01:50 PM

Sound Oil unit awarded Rapagnano concession

Sound Oil subsidiary Apennine Energy has been awarded the Rapagnano concession in the Marche region of central Italy. The award is subject to the acceptance of any environmental impact assessment that may be required by the Marche regional authorities.
24-Aug-2011 01:45 PM

Pohjola continues partnership with Finnish Ice Hockey Association

Pohjola Insurance will continue as the Finnish Ice Hockey Association's main partner for the 2011-12 season. Pohjola is the association's longest-standing partner in a relationship that goes back decades. During that time, Finland hosted the w
24-Aug-2011 01:38 PM

US core durable goods up 0.7%

New orders for core durable goods - which excludes transportation - rose by 0.7% in July, the US department of commerce said today (24 August). This follows a 0.6% rise in June. Story provided by