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Tuesday 05 March, 2013

05-Mar-2013 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market Image Scan Holdings PLC 2.13 13.30% Red Emperor Resources 4.13 10.13% Anglesey Mining PLC 7.65 8.51% Pittards PLC 2.00
05-Mar-2013 04:04 PM

Kibo Mining raises nearly �?¬161,000

Tanzania-focused Kibo Mining has raised �?¬160,994 through a placing of 16,099,466 new ordinary shares together with 16,099,466 free attached warrants. Kibo has also paid certain advisory fees and other creditors through the issue of a further 27,93
05-Mar-2013 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 Serco Group PLC 634.00 9.50% Xstrata PLC 1170.75 6.48% Home Retail Group PLC 126.30 3.78% Kingfisher PLC 286.70
05-Mar-2013 03:56 PM

Royal Bank of Canada net income up 12%

Royal Bank of Canada reported net income of $2,070m for the first quarter to the end of January - 12% up a year ago and 8% higher than the previous quarter. It said this reflected record earnings in both personal & commercial banking and wealth manage
05-Mar-2013 03:38 PM

OTMT's Alfa contract extended

The Republic of Lebanon has extended Orascom Telecom Media and Technology's management contract of Alfa for four additional months to 30 June. The terms of the new extension, just like the one month extension received on 1 January, remain the sam
05-Mar-2013 03:34 PM

Regal buoyed by strong Ukraine gas prices

Regal Petroleum continues to benefit from relatively strong gas prices in Ukraine, according to an update on its 100%-owned and operated Mekhediviska-Golotvshinska and Svyrydivske gas and condensate fields. The company's Ukrainian gas and condens
05-Mar-2013 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market Image Scan Holdings PLC 2.13 21.71% 1pm PLC 0.14 7.69% United Carpets Group PLC 2.25 5.63% Scancell Holdings PLC 33.50
05-Mar-2013 03:27 PM

OFT publishes Nakano-Premier Foods decision

The Office of Fair Trading has published the text of its decision to accept undertakings in lieu of a reference in the completed acquisition by Nakano UK Holding Limited of the vinegar and pickles in vinegar businesses of Premier Foods Group Limited. Th
05-Mar-2013 03:22 PM

OFT publishes AG Barr-Britvic decision

The Office of Fair Trading has published the text of its decision on the anticipated acquisition by A.G. Barr of Britvic which was referred. This decision can be found on the OFT's website at www.oft.gov.uk. At 3:22pm: (LON:BAG) Barr (A.G.) sh
05-Mar-2013 03:09 PM

ISM manufacturing index rises

Economic activity in the US non-manufacturing sector grew in February for the 38th consecutive month, according to the Institute for Suppl Management's latest report. The non-manufacturing index registered 56% in February, 0.8 percentage point highe
05-Mar-2013 03:03 PM

IBD-TIPP Economic Optimism Index tumbles

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index declined by 5.1 points, or 10.8%, in March, posting 42.2 vs. 47.3 in February. The index is 5.5 points below its 12-month average of 47.7, 2.2 points below its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy ente
05-Mar-2013 03:00 PM

Kea sets up joint share ownership plans

Kea Petroleum has established the Kea Petroleum Employee Benefit Trust, the Kea Petroleum Plc Joint Share Ownership Plan and the Kea Petroleum Plc Overseas Employee Share Benefit Trust with effect from 28 February. At 3:00pm: (LON:KEA) share pri
05-Mar-2013 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 Serco Group PLC 630.25 8.85% Xstrata PLC 1165.25 5.98% Home Retail Group PLC 125.80 3.37% BHP Billiton PLC 2099.00
05-Mar-2013 02:34 PM

Skyepharma schedules FY results

Skyepharma will announce its preliminary results for the year to the end of December on 21 March. At 2:34pm: (LON:SKP) SkyePharma share price was +0.01p at 63.13p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
05-Mar-2013 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market Neos Resources PLC 0.08 14.29% Altona Resources PLC 1.60 10.34% 1pm PLC 0.14 7.69% Image Scan Holdings PLC 1.88
05-Mar-2013 02:29 PM

Tupras pre-tax profits fall

Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri's pre-tax profits fell by 11.1% to TL1,371.7m in 2012. Tupras said that in a year when crude and product supply issues were crucial, it increased its production by 7.5% and sales by 6.5%. Turpas said oil prices began 201
05-Mar-2013 02:28 PM

Broker News & Views

Panmure Gordon lifts Ashtead Group to buy from hold, target price 626p from 447p. Numis lifts John Wood Group to add from hold, target price 835p. Jefferies International cuts Man Group to underperform from hold, target 75p. Credit Suisse cuts Rentokil
05-Mar-2013 02:19 PM

Ryanair passenger figures fall

Low-cost airline Ryanair carried 4.20 million passengers in February down from 4.47 million a year ago as it grounded up to 80 aircraft. The load factor was 77% compared with 76% a year ago. At 2:19pm: (LON:RYA) Ryanair Holdings PLC share price was +0
05-Mar-2013 02:11 PM

Astar Minerals non-executive director steps down

Astar Minerals non-executive director Dr. Anton Schrafl has stepped down with immediate effect. The board thanked him for his contribution and wished him well for the future. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
05-Mar-2013 02:06 PM

OFT looks at Coca-Cola-Fresh Trading deal

The Office of Fair Trading is looking at the anticipated acquisition by The Coca-Cola Company of full control over Fresh Trading. The OFT is considering whether arrangements are in progress or in contemplation which, if carried into effect, will result i
05-Mar-2013 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 Serco Group PLC 628.25 8.51% Xstrata PLC 1157.00 5.23% Rio Tinto PLC 3433.75 3.55% Home Retail Group PLC 125.90
05-Mar-2013 01:58 PM

Sound Oil gets go ahead for Nervesa drilling

Sound Oil has been given final written authorisation for the forthcoming Nervesa appraisal well in northern Italy. The company says that as previously announced, it will now mobilise the rig around 25 March with a view to commencing drilling in the first
05-Mar-2013 01:52 PM

HSBC Finance to sell homeowner loan portfolios

HSBC Finance Corporation has agreed to sell its personal unsecured loan and personal homeowner loan portfolios to SpringCastle Acquisition and Newcastle Investment Corp. The transaction is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2013 and is su
05-Mar-2013 01:39 PM

Faroe Petroleum schedules FY results

Faroe Petroleum will announce its preliminary results for the year to the end of December on 26 March. At 1:39pm: (LON:FPM) Faroe Petroleum share price was -1.25p at 143.75p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
05-Mar-2013 01:35 PM

Redhall non-executive director to step down

Redhall non-executive director Jim Carrick will be standing down from the board on 31 May. Chief executive Richard Shuttleworth said: "The board of Redhall Group plc would like to thank Jim for his service and support during his tenure and wish hi

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