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Tuesday 18 October, 2011

18-Oct-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 G4S PLC ORD 25P 241.50 9.82% TULLOW OIL PLC ORD 10P 1410.00 2.55% WOLSELEY PLC ORD 10P 1697.00 2.29% ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC ORD SHS 20 700.00
18-Oct-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market Saregama plc 8.25 1550.00% Amicrest Holdings plc 170.00 1072.41% V2 Ventures plc 9.50 850.00% Sprue Aegis plc 17.25
18-Oct-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market SITESERV PLC ORD EUR0.0016 4.50 12.50% BANK OF IRELAND (GOVERNOR & COMPANY 0.10 11.11% WATERMARK GLOBAL PLC ORD 0.15P 0.28 7.69% ASCENT RESOURCES PLC ORD 0.1P 2.85
18-Oct-2011 04:22 PM

Fuller shares taken into treasury

London pub operator Fuller Smith & Turner has been informed that its broker, Numis Securities, under the irrevocable, non-discretionary programme as outlined in the Company's RNS of 30 September 2011, on 18 October 2011 purchased for holding in Treas
18-Oct-2011 04:14 PM

Goldman slips into loss on market turmoil

US investment bank Goldman Sachs slipped into a deeper than expected loss in the third quarter thanks to economic uncertainty. The company lost $393 million on a pre-tax basis in the last three months, only its second quarterly loss since going public in
18-Oct-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 G4S PLC ORD 25P 237.90 8.19% TULLOW OIL PLC ORD 10P 1412.00 2.69% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 675.50 1.58% BP PLC $0.25 432.23
18-Oct-2011 03:45 PM

Oil & Gas Sector: Market excited by Faroe's Butch discovery

Oil explorer Faroe Petroleum (LON:FPM) was up 6.6% after announcing it had made an oil discovery with its Butch exploration well in the Norwegian North Sea. The group, which has a 15% stake in the find, and its partners are set to drill an follow-up appr
18-Oct-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market SEFTON RESOURCES INC. COM SHS NPV 2.92 8.96% ZENERGY POWER PLC ORD 1P 8.32 4.00% PENINSULAR GOLD LIMITED ORD NPV 31.50 3.28% TOLEDO MINING CORPORATION PLC ORD 5 24.25
18-Oct-2011 03:09 PM

Improving confidence in US housing market

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index, a key measure of confidence in the industry, rose by four points to 18 in October, the biggest one-month gain since April 2010. The index, which measures builder confidence in t
18-Oct-2011 03:00 PM

Dragon Oil extends production contract

Turkemnistan-focused oil firm Dragon Oil (LON:DGO) has extended its contract with Socar Trading SA for the sale of the group's share of crude oil production, FOB the Aladja Jetty, through Baku, Azerbaijan. The price achieved will be marginally less
18-Oct-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 G4S PLC ORD 25P 233.15 6.03% TULLOW OIL PLC ORD 10P 1411.00 2.62% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 677.25 1.84% BG GROUP PLC ORD 10P 1365.00
18-Oct-2011 02:50 PM

WPP growth in line

Media group WPP (LON:WPP) outlined the group's digital strategy at an investor day in London and also indicated that organic growth in September was broadly in line with the reported performance for July. At 2:50pm: (LON:WPP) WPP Group share price
18-Oct-2011 02:46 PM

BT beefs up board

Karen Richardson, a San Francisco-based technology executive, is to join the board of BT (BT.A:LON) as a non-executive director. Her appointment takes effect from November 1 2011. In welcoming the appointment, BT's chairman, Sir Michael Rake, said:
18-Oct-2011 02:42 PM

San Leon offered Irish offshore licence

Oil explorer San Leon Energy (LON:SLE) has been offered a new licencing option, Licensing Option 11/13, in the 2011 Atlantic Margin Licensing Round, offshore Ireland. The Option area covers 986 km� and includes four full blocks, 27/13, 27/14, 27/19 and
18-Oct-2011 02:37 PM

Broker News & Views

Barclays Capital upgrades Marston's from equal weight to overweight, target price cut from 135p to 115p. Deutsche Bank initiates buy on ASOS, target price 1,970p. Espirito Santo downgrades G4S from buy to neutral, target price cut from 354p to 228p
18-Oct-2011 02:31 PM

Canaccord operating chief resigns

Canaccord Financial has announced the resignation, effective immediately, of Mark Maybank, as chief operating officer of Canaccord Financial Inc. and President of Canaccord Genuity Corp. 'I want to personally thank Mark Maybank for the significant r
18-Oct-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market BEOWULF MINING PLC ORD 1P 39.50 4.64% MAVEN INCOME AND GROWTH VCT 3 PLC O 51.50 4.04% LUMINAR GROUP HOLDINGS PLC ORD 25P 0.85 3.66% ANGEL BIOTECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS PLC OR 0.29
18-Oct-2011 02:27 PM

Toledo ships nickel from Berong

Toledo Mining (LON:TMC) has announced that the MV ZHE HAI 522 has now sailed for China with 52,800 wet metric tonnes of nickel ore from its Berong mining operation in the Philippines thereby completing the third and final shipment of lower grade ore. T
18-Oct-2011 02:23 PM

Production at Eastern Platinum mine back on track after strike

Production from Eastern Platinum's (LON:ELR) Crocodile River mine in South Africa improved on the second quarter when output was affected by an illegal sit-in and unprotected strike. Output in the second three months of the year was negatively impac
18-Oct-2011 02:10 PM

Foreign holdings of long-term US securities increase

The US Department of the Treasury has released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for August 2011. Foreign residents increased their holdings of long-term U.S. securities in August ? net purchases were $66 billion. Net purchases by private fore
18-Oct-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 G4S PLC ORD 25P 236.75 7.66% BP PLC $0.25 432.28 1.58% TULLOW OIL PLC ORD 10P 1390.50 1.13% ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC ORD SHS 20 696.75
18-Oct-2011 01:56 PM

Markets fall after Moody's warning on France debt rating

Rating agency Moody's said it may change its 'stable' outlook on France's top AAA rating to 'negative' in the coming months. Explaining its announcement, it said the financial strength of the French government 'has weak
18-Oct-2011 01:38 PM

US inflation ahead of expectations

The Producer Price Index (PPI) for finished goods rose 0.8 percent in September, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported - ahead of consensus forecasts of a 0.2% rise. Core PPI - which excludes the volatile food and energy
18-Oct-2011 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market ZENERGY POWER PLC ORD 1P 9.25 12.12% TOMCO ENERGY PLC ORD 0.5P 1.52 7.04% ASIA DIGITAL HOLDINGS PLC ORD 0.1P 0.23 4.55% @UK PLC ORD 1P 15.00
18-Oct-2011 01:21 PM

Active Cap Trust increases NAV in falling markets

Despite a turbulent quarter for equities and considerable falls in the value of small companies in general, with the FTSE AIM Index having fallen by over 13% during the period, the net asset value of Active Capital's (AIT) portfolio has increased by