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Thursday 21 March, 2013

21-Mar-2013 04:30 PM

Northern acquires additional leases

Northern Petroleum has acquired additional leases in Canada, following yesterday's Alberta Crown lands sale, and provided further detail of the production opportunity. Northern acquired additional leases over 4,000 acres increasing its aggregate ho
21-Mar-2013 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market Namakwa Diamonds Ltd 1.88 22.88% Phorm Inc 6.63 20.55% Coms PLC 0.83 7.79% ValiRx PLC 0.52
21-Mar-2013 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 Thomas Cook Group PLC 112.35 5.39% Next PLC 4296.00 3.59% AstraZeneca PLC 3127.75 2.89% United Utilities Group PLC 709.25
21-Mar-2013 03:52 PM

EMED Mining maintains targets for Rio Tinto mine

EMED Mining is maintaining its target date of end-2015 for establishing initial base case production of 37,000 tonnes copper-in-concentrate per annum at its Rio Tinto project in Spain. EMED aims to start construction in the second half of 2013 and produ
21-Mar-2013 03:45 PM

Balfour Beatty non-exec to step down

Balfour Beatty non-executive director Hubertus Krossa will be retiring from the board at the company's annual general meeting on 16 May. His retirement arises as a result of the board's strategic decision to divest itself of its mainland Eur
21-Mar-2013 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market Phorm Inc 6.50 18.18% Namakwa Diamonds Ltd 1.63 6.54% SolGold PLC 2.38 5.78% Xtract Energy PLC 0.19
21-Mar-2013 03:10 PM

GO chief technical officer resigns

GO chief technical officer Dr. Michael Mertsch has resigned with immediate effect. Story provided by
21-Mar-2013 03:08 PM

Telekomunikacja Polska issues bonds to subsidiaries

Telekomunikacja Polska has issued PLN325.7m of short term bonds to subsidiaries in the pas two days. Yesterday (20 March) it issued bonds of PLN100m and PLN20m with redemption dates of 28 March and 3 April respectively to PTK Centertel. Today it issue
21-Mar-2013 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 AstraZeneca PLC 3119.75 2.62% Next PLC 4246.00 2.39% United Utilities Group PLC 706.50 1.58% TUI Travel PLC 311.55
21-Mar-2013 02:57 PM

Valiant after-tax profits fall

Valiant Petroleum's after-tax profits fell to $1m in the year to the end of December - down from $108m last time - as output and sales fell. Revenues fell to $233m from $318m in 2011 while production dropped to 6,497 barrels of oil per day - down fr
21-Mar-2013 02:46 PM

GO appoints chief technical officer

GO has appointed Kelvin Camenzuli as chief technical officer with immediate effect. Camenzuli joined Data Stream on 1 January 2001 as a product executive and subsequently took up the post of technical director at Multiplus, a GO plc subsidiary. Sinc
21-Mar-2013 02:40 PM

Henderson Eurotrust lags benchmark

Henderson Eurotrust's net asset value rose by 21.2% in the six months to the end of January. This compares with a 24.6% increase in its benchmark, the FTSE World Europe (ex-UK) Index. At 2:40pm: (LON:HNE) Henderson EuroTrust share price was -8p at
21-Mar-2013 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market Xtract Energy PLC 0.18 12.50% LP Hill PLC 8.38 8.13% Totally PLC 1.33 6.40% Turbo Power Systems Inc 0.72
21-Mar-2013 02:28 PM

Aberdeen Asian Smaller Cos beats indices

Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust's diluted net asset value rose by 23.5% in the six months to the end of January. This compares with a rise of 13.6% in the MSCI Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index and an increase of 17.0% in the MSCI Asia
21-Mar-2013 02:14 PM

CB Leading Economic Index increases

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the US rose 0.5% in February to 94.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5% increase in January, and a 0.4% increase in December. Conference Board economist Ataman Ozyildirim said: �€?This month�€?s incr
21-Mar-2013 02:11 PM

Philly-Fed rises to 2.0

Manufacturers responding to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's March Business Outlook Survey reported slight increases in business activity this month. Indicators for general activity and new orders increased notably, following negative rea
21-Mar-2013 02:07 PM

Broker News & Views

Canaccord Genuity lifts AG Barr to buy from hold, target 570p, up from 490p. Liberum Capital lifts WS Atkins to buy from hold, target 1,020p, up from 880p. Shore Capital downgrades AG Barr to hold from buy. RBC Capital Markets cuts WS Atkins to sector p
21-Mar-2013 02:06 PM

US existing-home sales rise

February existing-home sales and prices affirm a healthy recovery is under way in the housing sector, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales have been above year-ago levels for 20 consecutive months, while prices show 12 consecutive mo
21-Mar-2013 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 AstraZeneca PLC 3119.75 2.62% Next PLC 4246.00 2.39% United Utilities Group PLC 706.50 1.58% TUI Travel PLC 311.55
21-Mar-2013 01:44 PM

Brewin Dolphin appoints new chairman and CEO

Brewin Dolphin has unveiled a raft of board changes including the appointment of a non-executive chairman and chief executive officer. Simon Miller - who joined the board in October 2005 - is taking over as non-executive chairman having been deputy chair
21-Mar-2013 01:34 PM

LSR Group pays fourth coupon on bonds

LSR Group has fully paid the fourth coupon on its series BO-03 certificated interest-bearing non-convertible bearer bonds with mandatory safekeeping worth RUB94,740,000. The fourth coupon rate amounts to RUB47.37 per one bond. The total interest paid for
21-Mar-2013 01:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 12:00 and 13:00

Overall Market Nova Resources Ltd 3.50 21.53% Verdes Management PLC 0.09 12.50% Totally PLC 1.33 6.40% Pittards PLC 2.00
21-Mar-2013 01:14 PM

Pires resolutions passed at AGM

Pires Investments has confirmed that all resolutions proposed at its annual general meeting were duly passed. At 1:14pm: (LON:PIRI) share price was +0.01p at 0.08p Story provided by
21-Mar-2013 01:10 PM

OFT looks at Skanska-Atkins deal

The Office of Fair Trading is looking at the anticipated acquisition by Skanska Construction UK of the UK highways operational services business of Atkins. The OFT is considering whether arrangements are in progress or in contemplation which, if carried
21-Mar-2013 01:07 PM

Markit 'flash' PMI up at 54.9

The expansion of the US manufacturing sector strengthened to the second-fastest pace in almost a year during March with the Markit 'flash' manufacturing purchasing managers�€? index rising to 54.9 from 54.3 in February, consistent with a so

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