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Monday 23 April, 2012

23-Apr-2012 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 35.90 12.19% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 679.00 0.67% SMITHS GROUP PLC ORD 37.5P 1052.00 0.38% AUTONOMY CORPORATION PLC ORD SHS 1/ 0.00
23-Apr-2012 05:00 PM

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

PLUS Market MAGNOLIA PETROLEUM ORD 1.12 -0.44% Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
23-Apr-2012 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market WEATHER LOTTERY (THE) PLC ORD 0.1P 0.13 8.33% CAZA OIL & GAS INC COM NPV (CDI) 10.75 7.50% MATRA PETROLEUM PLC ORD 0.1P 2.92 6.18% VIRIDAS PLC ORD 0.1P 0.37
23-Apr-2012 04:28 PM

RusHydro electricity generation up 6%

RusHydro's total electricity generation rose to to 27,800 Gwh in the first quarter - 6% up on a year ago. Total generation - mostly hydro - was 4% higher excluding RAO Energy Systems of East which was acquired in October. The underlying factors of
23-Apr-2012 04:11 PM

Nautilus signs landmark off-take deal

Nautilus Minerals has signed a binding heads of agreement with Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group for the sale of the product extracted from the Solwara 1 deposit located in the Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea. The agreement provides for the purchase by Ton
23-Apr-2012 04:00 PM

Forum Energy expects new data to show resources improvement

Philippines-focused Forum Energy has confirmed that interpretation of new 3D and 2D data acquired over the service contract 72 licence area in 2011 is scheduled to be presented later this week. This report is expected to show an improvement in the reso
23-Apr-2012 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 35.97 12.41% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 680.25 0.85% AUTONOMY CORPORATION PLC ORD SHS 1/ 0.00 0.00% CADBURY ORD 10P 0.00
23-Apr-2012 03:55 PM

Akzo Nobel appoints new CEO

Akzo Nobel has appointed Ton Büchner as the company's new chief executive. He takes over from Hans Wijers who has stepped down from the board. The annual general meeting thanked Wijers for his long and successful tenure at AkzoNobel, transforming
23-Apr-2012 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market YANGTZE CHINA INVESTMENT LIMITED OR 1.50 100.00% BLACKROCK NEW ENERGY INV TST PLC SU 0.81 52.83% ABERDEEN DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL PLC OR 2.50 25.00% GMA RESOURCES PLC ORD 1P 0.07
23-Apr-2012 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 36.31 13.47% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 684.25 1.45% VODAFONE GROUP PLC ORD USD0.11 3/7 171.98 0.28% AUTONOMY CORPORATION PLC ORD SHS 1/ 0.00
23-Apr-2012 02:58 PM

IGRE cuts holding in Dexus Wholesale Property Fund

Investors in Global Real Estate has sold 7,658,020 units in the Dexus Wholesale Property fund at A$0.761798 apice. IGRE says this represents a marginal premium to the December 2011 net asset value reported by the Dexus management team. IGRE says the sa
23-Apr-2012 02:43 PM

Domino Printing Sciences wins Queen's Award for trade

Domino Printing Sciences has been awarded the Queen's Award for Continuous Achievement in International Trade. The award, the company's fifth since 1985, affirms Domino's position as the one of the UK's leaders in continuous growth
23-Apr-2012 02:31 PM

Dar Al Arkan Real Estate net income up 7.1%

Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co's first-quarter net income rose to SAR292.6m - 7.1% up on last year and 1% higher than the previous three months. The gross profit generated during the first quarter amounted to SAR367.5m, compared to SAR366.6
23-Apr-2012 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market KARELIAN DIAMOND RESOURCES PLC ORD 1.31 15.93% WEATHER LOTTERY (THE) PLC ORD 0.1P 0.12 9.09% BORDERS & SOUTHERN PETROLEUM PLC OR 93.88 6.38% AEA TECHNOLOGY GROUP PLC ORD 1P 0.25
23-Apr-2012 02:26 PM

LED notes screen may have caused HK fire

LED has noted media reports that a fire at the Harbour Grand Hotel, North Point, Hong Kong, may have started at the giant LED display screen which the company supplied. LED understands that the cause is currently under investigation and will contribute f
23-Apr-2012 02:22 PM

Broker News & Views

Numis downgrades Carnival from add to hold, target price unchanged at 2,150p. Goldman Sachs downgrades Old Mutual from conviction buy to buy. Barclays Capital upgrades AstraZeneca from underweight to equal weight, target price raised from 3200p to 3250p.
23-Apr-2012 02:15 PM

GDF Suez confirms FY guidance after solid first-quarter

GDF Suez has confirmed its full year guidance after unveiling solid first-quarter results. Revenues for the three months to the end of March rose to �?¬28.2bn - a 10.5% gross increase and 8.4% organic growth. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciat
23-Apr-2012 02:07 PM

Mwana Africa bullish after output rises

Mwana Africa is bullish about the rest of the year after seeing significant progress at its gold mines during the first quarter. The company said output at Freda Rebecca averaged 4,760 ozs per month in the quarter to the end of March - 19% up on the prev
23-Apr-2012 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 CABLE & WIRELESS WORLDWIDE PLC ORD 36.63 14.47% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 683.00 1.26% VODAFONE GROUP PLC ORD USD0.11 3/7 172.78 0.75% AUTONOMY CORPORATION PLC ORD SHS 1/ 0.00
23-Apr-2012 01:56 PM

BAA sells Edinburgh Airport

BAA has agreed to sell Edinburgh Airport to GIP for £807.2m. The sale price is payable in full at closing. BAA chief executive Colin Matthews said: "Edinburgh Airport and its team have been part of BAA for a long time and we are proud of its ach
23-Apr-2012 01:48 PM

PKN ORLEN issues bonds to ORLEN PetroCentrum

PKN ORLEN has issued PLN15m of short term bonds to its subsidiary, ORLEN PetroCentrum. The bonds - which have a redemption date of 30 April - were issued in accordance with a programme signed by PKN ORLEN and a syndicate of six banks in November 2006.
23-Apr-2012 01:45 PM

PKN ORLEN issues bonds to Anwil

PKN ORLEN has issued PLN100m and PLN70m of short term bonds to its subsidiary, Anwil. The bonds - issued in accordance with a programme signed by PKN ORLEN and a syndicate of six banks in November - have redemption dates of 30 April and 11 May respecti
23-Apr-2012 01:42 PM

Metso clinches deal with MMX in Brazil

Metso has signed a contract with MMX mining company in Brazil containing vertical grinding technology. Metso's 14 vertical grinding mills will be assembled to the expansion of the Serra Azul iron ore project, located in S�£o Joaquim de Bicas, Bruma
23-Apr-2012 01:40 PM

SLI Property Income Trust buys multi-let office

Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust has exchanged contracts for the purchase of St James's House in Cheltenham with completion due on Wednesday (25 April). The multi-let office, which was built in 1982, had a major refurbishment in 2000
23-Apr-2012 01:35 PM

Ofgem sets out Scottish Power and SSE RIIO-T1 price control proposals

Ofgem has published the RIIO-Transmission final proposals for the two fast tracked companies, Scottish Power and SSE. As part of the price controls, over £7bn has been earmarked for Scotland's high voltage network, delivering much needed investme