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Tuesday 29 November, 2011

29-Nov-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 HOME RETAIL GROUP PLC ORD 10P 84.95 6.86% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 6600.00 5.77% MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 138.00 4.31% AGGREKO PLC ORD 13 549/775P 1841.00
29-Nov-2011 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market Rare Earths and Metals plc 0.17 -2.78% Early Equity plc 0.38 -1.32% Consolidated Africa Mining Plc 0.42 -1.16% Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
29-Nov-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market ABBEYCREST PLC ORD 1P 0.87 16.00% COSALT PLC ORD 1P 0.17 13.33% BERKELEY MINERAL RESOURCES PLC ORD 2.30 8.49% GREEN DRAGON GAS LTD. ORD USD0.0001 8.30
29-Nov-2011 04:27 PM

Montanaro UK Smaller Cos beats index

Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust's net asset value fell by 7% in the six months to the end of September. This compares with a 14% drop in the FTSE SmallCap Index. The company's share price fell by 8% during the period. At 4:27
29-Nov-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 HOME RETAIL GROUP PLC ORD 10P 84.68 6.52% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 6597.50 5.73% MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 137.50 3.93% AGGREKO PLC ORD 13 549/775P 1838.00
29-Nov-2011 03:57 PM

Balfour Beatty inks £850m credit facility

Balfour Beatty has signed a five-year £850m syndicated revolving credit facility from a number of leading international financial institutions. The syndicated facility refinances a number of bi-lateral agreements which were due to expire in the next 12 t
29-Nov-2011 03:53 PM

GDF Suez and Intl Power inaugurate two thermal plants in Chile

GDF Suez and its 70%-owned International Power have inaugurated two 150MW thermal power plants in Chile. The Andina and Hornitos plants will supply Chile's Norte Grande Interconnected Power System, which mainly supplies power to the Esperanza and Ga
29-Nov-2011 03:34 PM

Henderson Global Trust lags benchmark

Henderson Global Trust's net asset value per share fell by 5.6% in the three months to the end of October. This compares with a 4.6% fall in its benchmark, 50% FTSE All-Share and 50% MSCI World (ex-UK). The share price fell by 7.1% during the perio
29-Nov-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market COSALT PLC ORD 1P 0.15 25.00% BEST OF THE BEST PLC ORD 5P 33.00 22.22% ABBEYCREST PLC ORD 1P 0.87 16.00% BERKELEY MINERAL RESOURCES PLC ORD 2.35
29-Nov-2011 03:21 PM

Fidelity Systems continues to make good progress

Fidelity Systems continues to make good progress despite the current financial gloom and remains extremely busy with orders for the vertical markets it supplies. Chairman Paul Lowsley said that during the summer the company either installed new systems o
29-Nov-2011 03:07 PM

OFT clears Unifrax I takeover of Saffil 2011 and Saffil America

The Office of Fair Trading has cleared the completed acquisition by Unifrax I of Saffil 2011 Ltd and Saffil America. The OFT said it had decided, on the information currently available to it, not to refer the merger to the Competition Commission under t
29-Nov-2011 03:04 PM

CB Consumer Confidence Index bounces back

US consumer confidence bounced back in November to levels last seen during the summer. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 56.0 (1985=100) - up from 40.9 in October. The Present Situation Index increased to 38.3 from 27.1 while
29-Nov-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 HOME RETAIL GROUP PLC ORD 10P 83.83 5.45% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 6537.50 4.77% MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 136.15 2.91% AGGREKO PLC ORD 13 549/775P 1821.00
29-Nov-2011 02:51 PM

Aberdeen Asian Smaller Cos beats indices

Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust's net asset value fell by 8.5% in the three months to the end of October on a cumulative performance basis. This compares with an 8.8% drop in the MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex-Japan and a 14.4% fall in t
29-Nov-2011 02:44 PM

AFI gets green light for Moscow office development

AFI Development has been given the green light to build new office accommodation in central Moscow. The company says this follows progress in its talks with the City of Moscow over the Tverskaya Zastava shopping centre project. In March, the company iss
29-Nov-2011 02:36 PM

Skipton Building Society appoints non-execs

Skipton Building Society has appointed Graham Picken and Robert East as non-executive directors. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
29-Nov-2011 02:36 PM

Broker News & Views

Espirito Santo upgrades Land Securities from neutral to buy, target price raised from 820p to 829p. Northland Capital iniitiates an add status on Marshalls. Espirito Santo upgrades British Land from neutral to buy, target price cut from 587p to 575p. In
29-Nov-2011 02:35 PM

WPP to take over The Glover Park Group

WPP has agreed to acquire the stock of The Glover Park Group, a leading independent strategic communications firm in the US, subject to regulatory approval. Founded in 2001, The Glover Park Group employees 140 people, and has become one of the fastest
29-Nov-2011 02:31 PM

CBI welcomes Osborne's moves to secure growth and jobs

Britain's business leaders have welcomed Chancellor George Osborne's autumn statement as 'an imaginative framework' to secure growth and jobs. The Confederation of British Industry particularly welcomed the new emphasis on capital spe
29-Nov-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market ASTERAND PLC ORD 5P 2.37 18.50% NOSTRA TERRA OIL AND GAS COMPANY PL 0.47 17.50% WESTMOUNT ENERGY LIMITED ORD 20P 29.00 13.73% GCM RESOURCES PLC ORD 10P 60.12
29-Nov-2011 02:09 PM

S&P-Case-Shiller 20-city composite index falls

US house prices dropped 0.6% in September, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city composite home price index. Year-on-year, home prices fell by 3.6%. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
29-Nov-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 HOME RETAIL GROUP PLC ORD 10P 83.85 5.47% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 6502.50 4.21% MAN GROUP PLC USD0.03428571 135.50 2.42% TUI TRAVEL PLC ORD 10P 163.20
29-Nov-2011 01:49 PM

Alexander Forbes welcomes delay in pension auto-enrolment

Employee benefits consultant Alexander Forbes Financial Services has welcomed the government's decision to delay pension auto-enrolment for smaller firms. The consultant's head of delivery, Stephen Watson, says the delay will be a relief for ma
29-Nov-2011 01:44 PM

Saga welcomes increase in state pensions

Saga has welcomed Chancellor George Osborne's decision to increase state pension benefits in line with the full September inflation figure. Director general Ros Altmann says: "The Chancellor has delivered an astute political budget, and has fin
29-Nov-2011 01:37 PM

Osborne caps public sector rises at 1%

Chancellor George Osborne has pledged to do 'whatever it takes' to protect Britain from the European debt storm. His autumn statement confirmed that economic growth would be lower and borrowing higher than he forecast in his Budget - 0.9% this