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Wednesday 11 April, 2012

11-Apr-2012 01:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 13:00

FTSE 100 BARCLAYS PLC ORD 25P 216.20 4.80% LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 30.94 3.83% EURASIAN NATURAL RESOURCES CORPORAT 577.00 3.50% ANTOFAGASTA PLC ORD 5P 1105.00
11-Apr-2012 12:43 PM

Porvair trading ahead of last year

Porvair, the specialist filtration and environmental technology group, has made a good start to the 2012 financial year. In the four months to 31 March 2012, revenues were around 12% ahead of the same period in the prior year and profit before tax is a
11-Apr-2012 12:40 PM

Paragon encouraged by diamond samples found in Lesotho

Paragon Diamonds, the African-focused diamond explorer and developer, is encouraged by the results from its bulk sampling programme at Lemphane in Lesotho. Three samples of over 4,700 tonnes have so far been processed. Over half the carats are in 1+ ca
11-Apr-2012 12:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 11:00 and 12:00

Overall Market CIC MINING RESOURCES LTD COM SHS NP 1.58 26.40% INFRASTRATA PLC ORD 10P 10.13 8.00% PREMIER GOLD RESOURCES PLC ORD 0.1P 0.75 7.14% AMERISUR RESOURCES PLC ORD 0.1P 23.88
11-Apr-2012 12:29 PM

Bullabulling Gold allot shares following merger with Auzex

Following court approval of the merger between the Bullabulling Gold and Auzex Resources by way of a scheme of arrangement implementation of the scheme has been completed. Consequently, 118,353,573 new ordinary shares of no par value in the company have
11-Apr-2012 12:25 PM

OFT probe Sainsbury plan to buy 18 petrol stations

The Office of Fair Trading is to look into a proposal by the supermarket group, Sainsbury, to acquire 18 petrol stations from Rontec Investments. It wants to ascertain whether this could result in a substantial lessening of competition in that market sec
11-Apr-2012 12:19 PM

Brokers' round-up, buy Barclays and Cairn Energy

Investec upgrades Barclays from hold to buy, target price unchanged at 240p. Liberum Capital upgrades Cairn Energy from hold to buy, target price raised from 370p to 470p. Merrill Lynch downgrades British Sky Broadcasting from neutral to underperform, t
11-Apr-2012 12:10 PM

CIC builds up its minority interests

CIC, the consulting and advisory firm operating primarily in the mining and energy infrastructure sectors, has been working on a number of advisory mandates. As part of its fee for its advisory services, the company will typically earn an equity interes
11-Apr-2012 12:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 12:00

FTSE 100 BARCLAYS PLC ORD 25P 214.60 4.02% G4S PLC ORD 25P 281.30 3.00% LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 30.67 2.92% ANTOFAGASTA PLC ORD 5P 1100.50
11-Apr-2012 12:00 PM

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

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11-Apr-2012 11:30 AM

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

Overall Market RED ROCK RESOURCES PLC ORD 0.1P 2.60 9.24% LEGENDARY INVESTMENTS PLC ORD 0.1P 0.16 6.67% ACTIVE ENERGY GROUP PLC ORD 1P 2.25 5.63% OPTARE PLC ORD 0.1P 0.66
11-Apr-2012 11:21 AM

Red Rock Resources identifies gold in Kenya

Red Rock Resources, the gold mining and exploration company with projects in Kenya, Costa Rica and Colombia, and interests in steel feed and uranium, has identified significant gold deposits from a two part aircore (AC) drilling programme at its Migori Pr
11-Apr-2012 11:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 11:00

FTSE 100 BARCLAYS PLC ORD 25P 215.00 4.22% LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC ORD 10P 30.85 3.52% G4S PLC ORD 25P 281.00 2.89% KAZAKHMYS PLC ORD 20P 872.50
11-Apr-2012 10:41 AM

FD at Providence lands new job

Providence Resources, the oil and gas exploration and production company, has announced that Philip O'Quigley has accepted an offer to become Chief Executive of Falcon Oil and Gas, a Canadian oil and gas exploration business. Accordingly, Mr. O&apo
11-Apr-2012 10:32 AM

Increase in job vacancies

A growth in jobs in IT and computing has led to the number of job vacancies in the UK growing in March at the fastest rate for eight months. According to figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation the number of permanent staff placements i
11-Apr-2012 10:30 AM

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

Overall Market RARE EARTHS GLOBAL LIMITED ORD USD0 1249.50 35.82% WILDHORSE ENERGY LIMITED ORD NPV (D 5.88 6.91% NAMAKWA DIAMONDS LIMITED ORD USD0.0 3.12 5.76% THOR MINING PLC ORD 0.3P 2.30
11-Apr-2012 10:12 AM

Michael Page shares down almost 5%

Shares in the recruitment company, Michael Page International, dropped nearly 5% in early trading in London. Earlier it had reported an increase in quarterly profit overall but a drop in the UK. The brokers, Investec, downgraded their forecast on Michae
11-Apr-2012 10:01 AM

SkyePharma signs second agreement with RespiVert

SkyePharma, a developer of inhaled products and drug delivery technologies, has signed a second agreement to conduct a feasibility study with RespiVert. The agreement is for a feasibility study to develop a dry powder inhaler (DPI) dosage form for a Resp
11-Apr-2012 10:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 10:00

FTSE 100 BARCLAYS PLC ORD 25P 213.75 3.61% G4S PLC ORD 25P 279.60 2.38% KAZAKHMYS PLC ORD 20P 872.50 2.29% CAIRN ENERGY PLC ORD 231/169P 328.45
11-Apr-2012 09:57 AM

Volga Gas positive on results from VM field

Volga Gas has provided an update on operations on well #30 on its Vostochny Makarovskoye (VM) field. The VM #30 well, which was drilled by a previous licencee as an exploration well, and tested at commercial flow rates on an open hole in the Bobrikovsk
11-Apr-2012 09:49 AM

Vitec acquires Camera Corps for £8m

The Vitec Group, the international provider of products and services for the broadcast, photographic, and MAG (military, aerospace and government) markets, announces that it has acquired the entire share capital of Camera Corps Limited. Camera Corps is a
11-Apr-2012 09:49 AM

African Minerals operating losses narrow

African Minerals posts operating losses of $41.5m for the year to the end of December - down from $51.9m last time. After-tax losses from continuing operations narrowed to $13.3m - down from $36.1m in 2010. Executive chairman Frank Timis said: "It
11-Apr-2012 09:46 AM

Manroy secures £0.4m in new orders

Manroy, the UK machine gun manufacturer, has secured two new orders for its General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) valued at a combined total of £0.4 million. The orders have been placed by two new overseas customers and, although relatively small in value,
11-Apr-2012 09:44 AM

Park group boosted by improved sales volume

Park Group has maintained the significant progress reported in the first half. The investment in flexecash its prepaid card system and the ongoing development of its web based business have created substantial opportunities, the results of which are now
11-Apr-2012 09:39 AM

Burdett joins Optos as CFO

Optos the medical retinal imaging company, announces that Louisa Burdett will succeed Christine Soden as Chief Financial Officer when she steps down from this role on 31 May 2012. Burdett joins Optos from the Financial Times Group, where she has been Chi