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Thursday 29 September, 2011

29-Sep-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 WOLSELEY PLC ORD 10P 1601.00 6.59% THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 39.00 5.66% SMITHS GROUP PLC ORD 37.5P 1006.00 3.76% AVIVA PLC ORD 25P 312.50
29-Sep-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market China CDM Exchange Centre Ltd 32.50 1893.87% Saregama plc 8.25 1550.00% Amicrest Holdings plc 170.00 1072.41% Sprue Aegis plc 17.25
29-Sep-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market SIRIUS PETROLEUM PLC ORD 0.25P 4.75 5.56% OROGEN GOLD PLC ORD 0.1P 0.97 4.30% CAZA OIL & GAS INC COM NPV (CDI) 10.12 3.79% WEATHER LOTTERY (THE) PLC ORD 0.1P 0.31
29-Sep-2011 04:24 PM

Aggreko schedules trading update

Temporary power and temperature control specialist Aggreko will be announcing an interim management statement on 21 October. At 4:24pm: (LON:AGK) Aggreko share price was -65.5p at 1679.5p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
29-Sep-2011 04:22 PM

Charter European Trust lags benchmark

Charter European Trust lagged its benchmark in the three months to the end of August. The net asset value on a total return basis was down 19.99% in the period. This compares with a 16.33% fall in the FTSE World Europe (ex-UK) Index, in sterling terms.
29-Sep-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 WOLSELEY PLC ORD 10P 1582.00 5.33% SMITHS GROUP PLC ORD 37.5P 997.75 2.91% THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 37.83 2.49% STANDARD CHARTERED PLC ORD USD0.50 1347.00
29-Sep-2011 03:57 PM

Rolls-Royce underlines commitment to diverse workforce

Rolls-Royce has underlined its commitment to developing a diverse workforce following the Davies report on women on boards. The company said it governs this through its global diversity and inclusion steering group, which includes main board directors an
29-Sep-2011 03:51 PM

Black Sea Property Fund NAV up

Black Sea Property Fund's net asset value per share was 9p at the end of June - up from 8.7p at the end of December. Black Sea said that according to Colliers there are more than 110,000 holiday homes on the market in Bulgaria. It says sales ar
29-Sep-2011 03:44 PM

Amicrest operating losses rise in challenging markets

Amicrest Holdings posts operating losses of £117,000 for the six months to the end of June - up from £101,000 last time. Group turnover fell to £49,000 from £56,000 while administration expenses were unchanged at £147,000. Chairman Gerard Lee said marke
29-Sep-2011 03:33 PM

US gas storage up at 3,312bn cu ft

US working gas in storage rose to 3,312bn cu ft in the week ending 23 September. The Energy Information Administration says this represents a net increase of 111bn cu ft from the previous week. Stocks were 91bn cu ft less than last year at this time a
29-Sep-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market MERCHANT HOUSE GROUP PLC ORD 0.01P 0.14 7.69% 3LEGS RESOURCES PLC ORD 0.025P 191.87 2.33% @UK PLC ORD 1P 11.87 2.15% IMMUPHARMA PLC ORD 10P 66.50
29-Sep-2011 03:11 PM

Alecto operating losses widen

Operating losses at Alecto Minerals rose to £469,944 in the six months to the end of June - up from £390,393 last time. Administration expenses fell slightly to £389,944 from £390,393 but there were acquisition costs of £80,000 compared with nil a year a
29-Sep-2011 03:04 PM

US pending homes sales index down at 88.6

US pending home sales slipped in August with a mixed regional performance but are higher than a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index - a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings - declined
29-Sep-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 40.00 8.37% WOLSELEY PLC ORD 10P 1574.00 4.79% SMITHS GROUP PLC ORD 37.5P 1001.50 3.30% STANDARD CHARTERED PLC ORD USD0.50 1357.00
29-Sep-2011 02:54 PM

TP70 VCT strengthens its board

TP70 VCT has appointed Richard Rose as an additional independent non-executive director. Rose qualified as a solicitor in 1977. He joined Surrey legal firm, Morrisons Solicitors LLP in 1988 and set up the firm's company and commercial team in 1994.
29-Sep-2011 02:53 PM

MITIE wins two Ministry of Justice contracts

Strategic outsourcing and energy services group MITIE has been awarded two contracts with the Ministry of Justice. The contracts follow the group's appointment to the MoJ's total facilities management framework in July. The company has been a
29-Sep-2011 02:42 PM

Broker News & Views

RBS downgrades Man Group from buy to hold, target price cut from 282p to 205p. Macquarie downgrades Man Group from outperform to neutral. Numis upgrades Thomas Cook Group from reduce to hold, target price unchanged at 35p. JP Morgan Cazenove initiates o
29-Sep-2011 02:35 PM

Music Festivals strengthens board

Music Festivals has appointed Mathew Heiman as a non-executive director. He has a mergers and acquisitions background and has founded, as well as invested in, a number of start-ups including Mobix Trading and Diagonal View. At 2:35pm: (LON:MFP) sha
29-Sep-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market GROUPE EUROTUNNEL S.A. ORD EUR0.4 6.63 7.80% COMS PLC ORD 1P 1.17 4.46% BEGBIES TRAYNOR GROUP PLC ORD 5P 24.62 3.66% FIDELITY JAPANESE VALUES PLC SUB SH 7.50
29-Sep-2011 02:17 PM

Northern Investors plans tender offer

Northern Investors plans to return cash to shareholders via a series of tender offers. The company will make an initial tender offer in the final quarter of 2011 with a view to returning approximately £13m to shareholders. At 2:17pm: (LON:NRI) Norther
29-Sep-2011 02:15 PM

OFT issues warning over mobility aid sales

The Office of Fair Trading has issued a warning about traders that use unfair sales practices to sell mobility aids such as scooters, stairlifts and adjustable beds to the elderly and disabled in their home. Last year, Consumer Direct, the OFT-managed ad
29-Sep-2011 02:11 PM

Nokia cuts another 3500 jobs

Mobile phone giant Nokia is cutting another 3,500 jobs and as part of its restructuring plan. Nokia is closing its plant in Cluj, Romania, and cutting jobs in its location division. The, cuts are in addition to thousands of job losses announced earlier
29-Sep-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 39.91 8.13% WOLSELEY PLC ORD 10P 1558.00 3.73% CAIRN ENERGY PLC ORD 8/13P 284.15 2.77% SMITHS GROUP PLC ORD 37.5P 991.25
29-Sep-2011 01:55 PM

Earthport clinches deal with international bank

Global payments provider Earthport has clinched a contract with an international bank to offer enhanced cross-border payment services to its customers. This contract will see Earthport automating payments, as well as providing enhanced cross-border remi
29-Sep-2011 01:52 PM

Witan Pacific IT beats index

Witan Pacific Investment Trust's net asset value per share rose by 1.3% on a total return basis in this six months to the end of July. This compares with a 0.8% fall in the MSCI AC Asia Pacific Free Index, in sterling. The total shareholder return