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Thursday 24 November, 2011

24-Nov-2011 12:06 PM

OFT looks at PHS- Connect Water Systems deal

The Office of Fair Trading is looking at the completed acquisitions by PHS Ltd of Connect Water Systems (UK) and related companies. The OFT is considering whether arrangements are in progress or in contemplation which, if carried into effect, will result
24-Nov-2011 12:03 PM

OFT looks at PHS takeover of Filterpure

The Office of Fair Trading is looking at the completed acquisition of Filterpure by PHS Ltd. The OFT is considering whether arrangements are in progress or in contemplation which, if carried into effect, will result in the creation of a relevant merger
24-Nov-2011 12:01 PM

Establishment Investment Trust lags index

The Establishment Investment Trust's net asset value fell by 8.5% in the six months to the end of September while its share price dropped by 9.7%. The company says the the total return numbers were a little better -down by 7.4% and 8.4% respectivel
24-Nov-2011 12:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 12:00

FTSE 100 THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 13.84 24.46% CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 15.07 6.13% VEDANTA RESOURCES PLC ORD USD0.10 968.50 4.25% ICAP PLC ORD 10P 323.45
24-Nov-2011 12:00 PM

PLUSquoted Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 12:00

PLUS Market Oriental City Group Plc 20.50 8100.00% Mastermailer Holdings PLC 80.00 4155.32% Saregama plc 8.25 1550.00% Sprue Aegis plc 17.25
24-Nov-2011 11:55 AM

Antofagasta boosted by higher copper prices

Higher copper prices and volumes boosted Antofagasta's revenues by 31.7% to $4,172.9m in the nine months to the end of September. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation increasec by 28% to $2,505.5m Antofagasta said London Met
24-Nov-2011 11:30 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 10:00 and 11:00

Overall Market CERES POWER HOLDINGS PLC ORD 5P 9.30 9.15% HAMPSON INDUSTRIES PLC ORD 25P 3.10 8.39% TRIPLE PLATE JUNCTION PLC ORD 1P 4.55 7.06% SEFTON RESOURCES INC. COM SHS NPV 2.72
24-Nov-2011 11:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 11:00

FTSE 100 THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 13.93 25.27% CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 14.96 5.35% LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 22.67 3.80% XSTRATA PLC ORD USD0.50 918.15
24-Nov-2011 10:30 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 09:00 and 10:00

Overall Market FUTURE PLC ORD 1P 8.37 11.60% COSALT PLC ORD 1P 0.30 11.11% CERES POWER HOLDINGS PLC ORD 5P 9.18 8.00% ENTERPRISE INNS PLC ORD 2.5P 32.75
24-Nov-2011 10:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 10:00

FTSE 100 THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC ORD EUR0.10 13.70 23.20% CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 15.33 7.96% ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC OR 18.13 4.56% LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 22.80
24-Nov-2011 09:57 AM

Female Christmas shoppers face higher online fraud risk

In the lead-up to Christmas, The UK Cards Association is running its successful Be Card Smart Online campaign again. The focus this year is on younger female shoppers, as research shows they are at greater risk of online fraud as many of them are failing
24-Nov-2011 09:54 AM

Hidong Estate pre-tax profits rise

Hidong Estate posts pre-tax profits of RM99,780 for the six months to the end of September - up from RM50,441 last time. The retained profit increased to RM81,142 from RM29,287. Administrative expenses fell to RM79,515 during the period - down from RM11
24-Nov-2011 09:52 AM

Phytopharm loss after tax increases to £7.6m

Loss after tax increased to £7.66 million for Phytopharm reflecting increased focus on the development of its pharmaceutical programmes (FY 2010: £3.80 million) In its preliminary results for the year ended 30 September 2011 the company also reported cas
24-Nov-2011 09:50 AM

Castings pre-tax profits almost double

Interim pre-tax profits at Castings almost doubled to £10.13m in the six months to the end of September - up from £5.12m last time. Revenues rose to £64.0m from £44.6m and gross profits increased to £17.1m from £10.6m a year ago. The company said it had
24-Nov-2011 09:47 AM

St Ives acquires minority interest in Evolved

St Ives plc has made a minority investment in The Evolved Group a provider of eBook conversion software to the publishing industry. St Ives has agreed to invest £1.5m in cash for a 15.75% equity stake in Evolved and will have a right of first refusal in
24-Nov-2011 09:46 AM

CoAL and Save Mapungubwe Coalition sign 'historic' ' MOU

Coal of Africa has signed what it describes as an historic memorandum of understanding with the Save Mapungubwe Coalition. The coalition comprises the Endangered Wildlife Trust, BirdLife South Africa, Wilderness Foundation South Africa, World Wide Fund f
24-Nov-2011 09:41 AM

Warning for SacOil shareholders

SacOil shareholders are advised that the Company is still in the process of considering various proposals and potential transactions, which if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of SacOil ordinary shares. Accordingly, Shareh
24-Nov-2011 09:41 AM

Bank Ekonomi pre-tax profits down 26%

Bank Ekonomi posts pre-tax profits of IDR262.7bn for the nine months to the end of September - 26% down on last time. The bank said this was due to an increase in employee expenses of IDR74.7bn, on higher headcount and increased staff benefits to align
24-Nov-2011 09:39 AM

Noricum Gold reports significant results from Rotg�lden sampling

Noricum Gold has reported significant Multi-Element Results Received from Rotg�lden Regional Sampling The work was undertaken at three targets along both the northern and southern extension of the 100% owned, 51 sq km Rotg�lden gold and precious metal li
24-Nov-2011 09:36 AM

Household final consumption expenditure unchanged

The ONS said today the UK gross domestic product (GDP) in volume terms increased by 0.5% in the third quarter of 2011. Output of the production industries rose by 0.4%, within which manufacturing rose by 0.2%. Output of the service industries increased
24-Nov-2011 09:34 AM

Pointon York confirms end of sale process

Back in September, the Pointon York board announced that it had received several confidential approaches and therefore intended to undertake a formal sale process in order to seek potential offerors for the Company. The Board now announces that the form
24-Nov-2011 09:34 AM

UK service sector output up 0.1% September m/m

The ONS reported today that the seasonally adjusted index of services increased by 1.2% in September 2011 compared with September 2010. Three of the four main service sector components increased in the most recent month compared with the same month a yea
24-Nov-2011 09:32 AM

Insetco and ARM in talks to extend offer deadline

Insetco is holding talks over extending the deadline for the proposed takeover of ARM Asset Backed Securities. It says the proposed acquisition has involved extensive discussions and negotiations with the relevant regulatory bodies, and in particular wit
24-Nov-2011 09:30 AM

Moran resigns from Worldspreads board

Kevin Moran has resigned as a Non-Executive Director of Worldspreads to pursue other business interests. Moran's resignation was effective from 23 November 2011. Appointed to the Board in April 2002, Moran has participated in the transition of a sm
24-Nov-2011 09:30 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 08:00 and 09:00

Overall Market BANCO SANTANDER S.A. EUR0.50 449.50 115.07% WHITBREAD PLC ORD 76 122/153P 1531.00 89.26% TRICOR PLC ORD 0.01P 0.03 50.00% WEBIS HOLDINGS PLC ORD 1P 0.75