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Thursday 15 August, 2013

15-Aug-2013 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market Hotel Corporation (The) PLC 2.00 21.21% Wessex Exploration 1.30 10.17% Frontier IP Group PLC 10.38 5.06% Optare PLC 0.30
15-Aug-2013 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 Imperial Tobacco Group PLC 2212.50 2.72% Admiral Group PLC 1277.00 0.79% Eurasian Natural Resources Corporat 229.60 0.13% Cable and Wireless Worldwide PLC 0.00
15-Aug-2013 03:42 PM

Accumuli resolutions passed at AGM

Accumuli has confirmed that all resolutions proposed at its annual general meeting earlier today (15 August) were passed. At 3:42pm: (LON:ACM) Acambis share price was -0.38p at 15.25p Story provided by
15-Aug-2013 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market Xtract Energy PLC 0.29 11.54% QUORAM PLC ORD 0.25P 0.19 5.56% Inditherm PLC 6.88 3.77% MediaZest PLC 0.29
15-Aug-2013 03:26 PM

Fitch upgrades VTB Insurance rating

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Russia-based VTB Insurance's insurer financial strength rating to 'BBB' from 'BBB-' and national IFS rating to 'AAA(rus)' from 'AA+(rus)'. The outlooks are negative. Fitch has aligne
15-Aug-2013 03:06 PM

Philly-Fed falls to 9.3 from 19.8

Manufacturing activity continues to expand but at a slower rate, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's latest Business Outlook Survey. The survey�€?s broadest measure of manufacturing conditions, the diffusion index of current
15-Aug-2013 03:03 PM

NAHB index rise to near 8-year high

US builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose three points to 59 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August. This fourth consecutive monthly gain brings the index to its highe
15-Aug-2013 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 Imperial Tobacco Group PLC 2214.00 2.79% Admiral Group PLC 1281.50 1.14% Eurasian Natural Resources Corporat 230.05 0.33% BT Group PLC 326.70
15-Aug-2013 02:46 PM

BACIT beats indices

BACIT's unaudited net asset value increased by 0.90% during the second quarter. Over the same period the FTSE All-Share (total return in sterling) declined by 1.66%, and the HFRI Fund of Funds Strategic Index rose by 0.07% in sterling. From launch
15-Aug-2013 02:39 PM

Ebiquity gives update on strategic review

Ebiquity has appointed Ingenious Corporate Finance to assist the company in a review of its strategic options, which may include a sale of the company. Ebiquity says there can be no certainty that an offer will be made for the Company or as to the terms
15-Aug-2013 02:35 PM

Zoltav awards 3D seismic contract

Zoltav, the CIS-focused oil and gas exploration and development company, has awarded a 3D seismic survey acquisition contract to GEOTECH Holding, following a competitive tender process. GEOTECH Holding, Russia's largest geophysical company, will und
15-Aug-2013 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market Vipera Plc 7.88 10.52% PeerTV PLC 3.50 7.69% Crescent Hydropolis Resorts Plc 7.13 7.54% Ebiquity PLC 121.00
15-Aug-2013 02:23 PM

OFT publishes text of Web Reservations decision

The Office of Fair Trading has published the text of its decision on the anticipated acquisition by Web Reservations International (websites including and a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman LLC) of Limited, which w
15-Aug-2013 02:20 PM

US capacity utilisation falls

Capacity utilisation for US industry edged down 0.1 percentage point to 77.6% in July, according to the US Federal Reserve. This is 0.3 percentage point below its level of a year earlier and 2.6 percentage points below its long-run (1972-2012) average.
15-Aug-2013 02:18 PM

US industrial output flat

US industrial production was unchanged in July after having gained 0.2 percent in June, according to the US Federal Reserve. In July, manufacturing production declined 0.1%. The output of mines advanced 2.1%, its fourth consecutive monthly increase, and
15-Aug-2013 02:14 PM

CIPD calls for action to stem flow of top female talent

Urgent action needs to be taken to stem the leaking talent pipeline that could hinder the progress of growth, according to new research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. The research - building on the messages in a report from the
15-Aug-2013 02:12 PM

Broker News & Views

Jefferies International reiterates hold on TUI Travel, target raised from 315p to 380p. Investec retains buy on Ferrexpo, target raised from 192p to 201p. JP Morgan Cazenove lifts Old Mutual to overweight from neutral, target raised from 215p to 228p. J
15-Aug-2013 02:09 PM

US TIC long term flows -$66.9bn

The net foreign purchases of US long-term securities totalled -$66.9bn in June compared with -$27.0bn in May, according to the US Treasury. Story provided by
15-Aug-2013 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 Imperial Tobacco Group PLC 2213.00 2.74% Admiral Group PLC 1277.00 0.79% BT Group PLC 326.40 0.06% Cable and Wireless Worldwide PLC 0.00
15-Aug-2013 01:57 PM

CATCo performance 'very satisfactory'

CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund's net asset value capital return for the first six months was 7.90%. The share price capital return was 3.74%, compared to the insurance-linked securities benchmark total return of 3.47%. The NAV total returns
15-Aug-2013 01:41 PM

US core CPI up 0.2%

The US Consumer Price Index for all items except food and energy - the so-called core CPI - increased by 0.2% in July, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The core CPI has increased by 0.2% in each of the last three months. Story prov
15-Aug-2013 01:40 PM

US Consumer Price Index up 0.2%

The US Consumer Price Index increased 0.2% in July on a seasonally-adjusted basis, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This follows a 0.5% rise in June. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 2.0% before seasonal adjustme
15-Aug-2013 01:38 PM

Empire State Index falls to 8.2

Conditions for manufacturers in the New York region increased at a slightly slower pace in August than in the prior month, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The bank's Empire State general business conditions index slipped to 8.2 i
15-Aug-2013 01:34 PM

US jobless claims fall by 15,000

US initial unemployment claims fell to 320,000 in the week ending 10 August, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 335,000. The US Department of Labor said the four-week moving average was 332,000, a decrease of 4,000 fro
15-Aug-2013 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market Touchstone Gold Limited 1.70 9.68% Leed Resources PLC 0.13 8.33% Orogen Gold PLC 0.34 6.25% CLONTARF ENERGY PLC ORD 0.25P 2.28

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