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Thursday 03 November, 2011

03-Nov-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 INVENSYS PLC ORD 10P 220.00 6.02% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1880.00 5.44% CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 28.27 4.82% THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 49.63
03-Nov-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% Specialty Scanners plc 7.25 625.00% China CDM Exchange Centre Ltd 0.62
03-Nov-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market DATONG PLC ORD 0.5P 27.00 12.50% LEGENDARY INVESTMENTS PLC ORD 0.1P 0.18 12.50% SILENCE THERAPEUTICS PLC ORD 1P 2.62 8.26% CERES POWER HOLDINGS PLC ORD 5P 13.12
03-Nov-2011 04:27 PM

Asian Citrus winter orange crop prices up

Asian Citrus has achieved price increases for its winter orange crop. Asian Citrus, the largest orange plantation owner and operator in China, said selling prices for the Hepu and Xinfeng plantations were 3% and 4% higher respectively. The group will s
03-Nov-2011 04:07 PM

Henderson Fledgling Trust NAV up 8.8%

Henderson Fledgling Trust's net asset value per share increased by 8.8% in the year to the end of August compared with a 14.7% rise in the FTSE Fledgling (ex. Investment Companies) Index. The company said the majority of this underperformance arose
03-Nov-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 INVENSYS PLC ORD 10P 221.25 6.63% THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 49.97 5.49% CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 28.36 5.15% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1872.50
03-Nov-2011 03:47 PM

Unison members vote for strike over pension changes

Unison members have voted in favour of strike action over changes to public sector pensions. The union balloted members including nurses, teaching assistants, social workers, care assistants, paramedics, police staff, school dinner ladies, probation work
03-Nov-2011 03:43 PM

UK facing another recession, says NIESR

There is a 50% chance that the UK will fall back into recession even if the eurozone crisis resolved, a new report claims. And the National Institute of Economic and Social Research says the probability of recession rise to 70% if the policymakers ?muddl
03-Nov-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market OROGEN GOLD PLC ORD 0.1P 0.83 9.21% TOMCO ENERGY PLC ORD 0.5P 2.97 9.19% INVESCO ASIA TRUST PLC SUB SHS 1P 17.62 8.43% AUGEAN PLC ORD 10P 30.00
03-Nov-2011 03:23 PM

Global Brands unable to fund deal for Domino's Pizza franchise in Austria

Global Brands has been unable to raise the capital needed to acquire the exclusive master franchise rights for Domino's Pizza in Austria. Global Brands signed a letter of intent with Domino's Pizza Overseas Franchising in September. This gave
03-Nov-2011 03:12 PM

EIB completes €75bn funding programme

The European Investment Bank has completed its 2011 funding programme of €75bn. The EIB says it will remain attentive to issuance opportunities during the remainder of the year, and can conduct issuance on a selective basis. At 3:12pm: (LON:EIB)
03-Nov-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 INVENSYS PLC ORD 10P 220.75 6.39% RSA INSURANCE GROUP PLC ORD 27.5P 109.55 4.04% AGGREKO PLC ORD 13 549/775P 1760.50 3.68% VEDANTA RESOURCES PLC ORD USD0.10 1276.50
03-Nov-2011 02:56 PM

Skywest signs charter deal with BHP Iron Ore

Skywest Airlines has signed a scheduled charter contract with BHP Billiton Iron Ore to take production workers to and from Perth and the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The contract is for 12 months with an option for BHP to extend for a further 12
03-Nov-2011 02:51 PM

ABG in iron ore rights deal with Liontown

African Barrick Gold has agreed an iron ore rights deal with Liontown Resources. The agreement will allow Liontown to explore for iron ore deposits on certain exploration tenements held by ABG in Tanzania. The agreement allows for Liontown to earn an i
03-Nov-2011 02:46 PM

Arden results will be materially below market guidance

Stockbroker Arden Partners warns that its full-year results will be materially lower than market guidance. But the company says the balance sheet remains strong and given the difficult market conditions the directors believe the overall result is satisfa
03-Nov-2011 02:40 PM

Ashok Leyland net profits fall

Ashok Leyland posts net profits of Rs 24,033.48Lakhs for the six months to the end of September - down from Rs 28,970.30Lakhs last time. Net sales rose to Rs559,007.68Lakhs - up from Rs506,193.26Lakhs. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
03-Nov-2011 02:38 PM

Broker News & Views

Seymour Pierce initiates buy on Moss Bros, target price 45p. Societe Generale upgrades Next from sell to hold, target price raised from 2,300p to 2,530p. Evolution Securities upgrades Lloyds Banking Group from neutral to buy, target price unchanged at 50
03-Nov-2011 02:35 PM

US gas storage rises to 3,794bn cu ft

US working gas in storage rose to 3,794bn cu ft in the week ending 28. October. The US Energy Information Administration says this represents a net increase of 78bn cu ft from the previous week. Stocks were 17bn cu ft less than last year at this time a
03-Nov-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market TOMCO ENERGY PLC ORD 0.5P 2.97 15.12% AUGEAN PLC ORD 10P 30.00 9.09% JUST CAR CLINICS GROUP PLC ORD 1P 20.00 8.11% NAMAKWA DIAMONDS LIMITED ORD USD0.0 8.25
03-Nov-2011 02:17 PM

Deep Sea Supply agrees $260m refinancing deal

Deep Sea Supply has agreed a $260m deal to refinance its current senior loan facility. Deep Sea Supply said the new agreement was oversubscribed and was done at competitive terms with a syndicate consisting of five major international shipping banks.
03-Nov-2011 02:11 PM

ISM services index slips to 52.9

Economic activity in the US non-manufacturing sector grew in October for the 23rd consecutive month but at a slightly slower pace. The Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing index fell to 52.9% - 0.1 percentage point down on September.
03-Nov-2011 02:03 PM

US factory orders up 0.3%

New orders for US manufactured goods rose by $1.4bn or 0.3% in September, according to new figures from the US Department of Commerce. This followed a 0.1% increase in August. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 1.3%. Story provided by Sto
03-Nov-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 INVENSYS PLC ORD 10P 222.55 7.25% CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 28.52 5.75% MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 147.95 4.71% RSA INSURANCE GROUP PLC ORD 27.5P 109.60
03-Nov-2011 01:57 PM

Namakwa Diamonds agrees new terms with Jarvirne

Namakwa Diamonds has agreed renegotiated loan facility and recapitalisation terms with Jarvirne. Jarvirne has agreed to waive any historic breaches of covenant under the $40m loan facility and re-strike the levels of the financial covenants. In return
03-Nov-2011 01:48 PM

High Court rejects bid to halt low level waste at Augean facility

A High Court bid to prevent Augean's East Northants resource management facility accepting low level waste has been dismissed. The challenge to the Secretary of State's decision was made on a narrow point of law and did not relate to the safety