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Monday 17 October, 2011

17-Oct-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 BP PLC $0.25 425.60 2.21% MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 160.80 2.03% AMEC PLC ORD 50P 876.00 1.74% 3I GROUP PLC ORD 73 19/22P 204.50
17-Oct-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market Sprue Aegis plc 55.00 218.84% Ezybonds (UK) plc - 10p Warrants 3.75 150.00% Judicium plc 140.00 133.33% Oriental City Group Plc 0.25
17-Oct-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market OAK HOLDINGS PLC ORD 5P 1.25 25.00% LIVERMORE INVESTMENTS GROUP LIMITED 13.50 10.20% BLUE PLANET INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL 25.50 6.25% REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITIES PLC ORD N 0.85
17-Oct-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 BP PLC $0.25 423.65 1.74% MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 160.05 1.55% 3I GROUP PLC ORD 73 19/22P 203.70 0.84% NATIONAL GRID PLC ORD 11 17/43P 636.75
17-Oct-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market PETREL RESOURCES PLC ORD EUR0.0125 9.37 33.86% POWER CAPITAL GLOBAL LIMITED ORD NP 12.50 13.64% PHORM INC COM SHS USD0.001 (REG S) 145.00 3.57% DELCAM PLC ORD 10P 455.00
17-Oct-2011 03:29 PM

Omega gives update on possible offers

Insurer Omega Insurance Holdings (LON:OIH) has updated the market on the current status of discussions with three potential suitors: Haverford (Bermuda) Limited (HBL), Canopius Group Limited and Barbican Insurance Group Limited. Since their appointment i
17-Oct-2011 03:23 PM

'There will be discoveries in the Irish offshore' - Petrel Resources

The managing director of oil explorer Petrel Resources says there will be discoveries off the coast of Ireland after being awarded two licences in an Irish Offshore Licencing round. Petrel's new blocks are located in in the prospective Porcupine Bas
17-Oct-2011 03:16 PM

DTZ falls after suitor walks away

Shares in troubled property agent DTZ Holdings (LON:DTZ) fell nearly 14% after Saint Georges Participations SAS (SGP) walked away from a deal for the company. SGP, which already owns 55% of the company, was looking to take DTZ private before selling it o
17-Oct-2011 03:06 PM

Xstrata hit by South African strike

Mining giant Xstrata (LON:XTA), which produces ferrochrome and coal in South Africa, said some output in the country has been affected by a strike. At 3:04pm: (LON:XTA) share price was -14.9p at 959.2p At 3:06pm: (LON:XTA) Xstrata share price was -26.
17-Oct-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 BP PLC $0.25 428.93 3.01% MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 160.50 1.84% AMEC PLC ORD 50P 874.00 1.51% AVIVA PLC ORD 25P 343.85
17-Oct-2011 02:57 PM

Mouchel rebounds after resignation

Shares in embattled infrastructure and maintenance specialist Mouchel (LON:MCHL) rallied by more than 40% despite the resignation of interim chairman David Sugden. Although Sugden resigned just four days after being appointed the lending banks have infor
17-Oct-2011 02:47 PM

Broker News & Views

UBS upgrades Aviva from neutral to buy, target price raised from 290p to 350p. RBS upgrades WPP Group from hold to buy, target price unchanged at 800p. UBS downgrades Schroders from buy to neutral, target price cut from 1800p to 1430p. Seymour Pierce do
17-Oct-2011 02:38 PM

MWB extends offer period for Business Exchange deal

Hotel operator MWB Group has agreed to extend the offer period on its approach for office supplies group Business Exchange. On 13 July 2011, MWB Group and the Independent Directors of Business Exchange announced that they were in discussions about the po
17-Oct-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market WOBURN ENERGY PLC ORD 1P 1.37 9.60% DONGFANG SHIPBUILDING (GROUP) COMPA 100.00 6.38% WEST PIONEER PROPERTIES LIMITED ORD 11.50 4.55% SEFTON RESOURCES INC. COM SHS NPV 2.60
17-Oct-2011 02:28 PM

US capacity utilization edges up

Capacity utilization for total industry in the US edged up to 77.4%, a rate 1.7 percentage points above its level from a year earlier but 3.0 percentage points below its long-run (1972--2010) average. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com Story provide
17-Oct-2011 02:09 PM

All Leisure awarded nearly £2 million in court case

Specialist cruise company All Leisure group (LON:ALLG) has been awarded nearly £2 million after launching court proceedings to claim monies due from insurance policies. The company was awarded an aggregate sum of £1,971,900.48 by Mr Justice Teare in the
17-Oct-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 BP PLC $0.25 433.30 4.06% MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 162.30 2.98% AMEC PLC ORD 50P 879.00 2.09% VEDANTA RESOURCES PLC ORD USD0.10 1233.00
17-Oct-2011 01:57 PM

Market reacts negatively to £5.2 billion G4S merger

Shares in security firm G4S were down more than 20% as the market reacted negatively to a proposed £5.2 billion merger and associated £2 billion rights issue aimed at creating the largest security and facility services group in Europe. The company wants
17-Oct-2011 01:37 PM

US manufacturing index shows only modest improvement

The Empire State manufacturing index increased only slightly in October and remained in negative territory for the fifth straight month, according to the New York Federal Reserve Bank. The Empire state index inched higher to -8.5 in October from -8.8 in
17-Oct-2011 01:31 PM

Valiant effort as drilling begins on Zapffe well

Oil firm Valiant Petroleum has started drilling on the Zapffe exploration prospect (Valiant, 10%), located in PL518 in the Norwegian Barents Sea. The well is drilled by the Aker Barents semi-submersible rig and is targeting a Lower Cretaceous/Upper Juras
17-Oct-2011 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market WEBIS HOLDINGS PLC ORD 1P 0.87 16.00% WOODBURNE SQUARE AG PLC ORD 0.4P 2.25 15.38% MOUCHEL GROUP PLC ORD 0.25P 18.87 11.00% XTRACT ENERGY PLC ORD 0.1P 1.98
17-Oct-2011 01:26 PM

Petro Matad looks to stimulation

Mongolian oil explorer Petro Matad is considering a fracture stimulation programme to boost oil output from its Davsan Tolgoi 8 well (DT-8) on Block XX. The company has completed the analysis of the initial test results for DT-8. The well did not flow u
17-Oct-2011 01:18 PM

Providence wins new Irish licences

Oil explorer Providence Resources (PVR:LON) has won four new licences in the 2011 Irish Atlantic Margin Licensing Round. The announcement of the Licensing Round results was made by the Irish Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat
17-Oct-2011 01:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 13:00

FTSE 100 BP PLC $0.25 435.68 4.63% MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 162.55 3.14% AMEC PLC ORD 50P 882.75 2.53% AVIVA PLC ORD 25P 346.10
17-Oct-2011 12:45 PM

Brokers' round-up, buy Aviva and WPP Group

UBS upgrades Aviva from neutral to buy, target price raised from 290p to 350p. RBS upgrades WPP Group from hold to buy, target price unchanged at 800p. UBS downgrades Schroders from buy to neutral, target price cut from 1800p to 1430p. Barclays Capital