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Monday 16 September, 2013

16-Sep-2013 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market IBEX GLOBAL SOLUTIONS PLC ORD 1P 194.00 9.92% Premier African Minerals 1.75 6.06% Andes Energia PLC 20.38 5.87% Aeorema Communications 23.88
16-Sep-2013 04:27 PM

City of London IT net asset value up 23.8%

City of London Investment Trust produced a net asset value total return of 23.8% for the year ended 30 June. It said that while this slightly lagged the average for the UK growth and income investment trust sector (26.0%), it was well ahead of the FTSE
16-Sep-2013 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 Antofagasta PLC 883.00 3.94% Standard Life PLC 355.00 3.59% Aviva PLC 420.10 2.26% Sage Group (The) PLC 358.45
16-Sep-2013 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market Xtract Energy PLC 0.26 8.33% Plutus Resources 1.18 7.27% Creon Corporation PLC 0.62 5.08% Premier African Minerals 1.50
16-Sep-2013 03:12 PM

Glencore to sell Dakota Growers for $370m

Glencore Xstrata has agreed to sell the Dakota Growers Pasta Company to Post Holdings for $370m in cash. Dakota Growers was acquired by Glencore as part of its acquisition of Viterra Inc. The sale of Dakota Growers is subject to the satisfaction of cus
16-Sep-2013 03:10 PM

Prime Active Capital operating losses narrow

Prime Active Capital posts operating losses of �?¬218,000 for the six months to the end of June - down from �?¬1.5m last time. Turnover increased by 3%, but this was on units sales down 5% as it closed loss making stores and customers continued t
16-Sep-2013 03:07 PM

F&C Capital and Income strengthens its board

F&C Capital and Income Investment Trust has appointed Sharon Brown as a non-executive director with immediate effect. Brown is a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Fidelity Special Values plc. She is a fellow of the Institu
16-Sep-2013 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 Standard Life PLC 355.10 3.62% Antofagasta PLC 876.50 3.18% Sage Group (The) PLC 359.25 2.44% Shire PLC 2532.50
16-Sep-2013 02:55 PM

Premier African Minerals pre-tax losses rise

Premier African Minerals posts pre-tax losses of $1.2m for the six months to the end of June - up from $493,109 last time. Executive chairman and chief executive George Roach said: "I am delighted with the progress that we have made these past six m
16-Sep-2013 02:47 PM

Ryanair agrees 10-year growth deal at Stansted

Ryanair and Manchester Airport Group have concluded a 10 year growth agreement at London Stansted Airport. This will see Ryanair grow its traffic at Stansted by over 50%, from 13.2 million passengers in 2012 to more than 20 million passengers per annu
16-Sep-2013 02:43 PM

Premier lifts NPV for Zimbabwe tungsten project

Premier African Minerals has revealed positive results from additional technical study work at its flagship RHA tungsten project in the prospective Kamativi tin belt in north-west Zimbabwe. The work has extended the proposed open pit mine life and furth
16-Sep-2013 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market Premier African Minerals 1.50 30.43% Legendary Investments PLC 0.11 10.00% SnackTime PLC 13.75 5.77% Plutus Resources 1.10
16-Sep-2013 02:24 PM

Broker News & Views

Nomura lifts Barclays to buy from reduce, target raised from 260p to 340p. Credit Suisse cuts Wolseley to neutral from outperform, 3700p target unchanged. Beaufort Securities lifts JD Wetherspoon to buy from hold. Liberum Capital cuts Cobham to hold fro
16-Sep-2013 02:24 PM

US capacity utilisation rises

Capacity utilisation for the US industrial sector increased 0.2% point in August to 77.8%. The US Federal Reserve said this is 0.6 percentage point above its level of a year earlier and 2.4 percentage points below its long-run (1972-2012) average. Sto
16-Sep-2013 02:22 PM

US industrial output up 0.4%

US industrial production rose by 0.4% in August after having been unchanged in July. The US Federal Reserve said the gains in August were broadly based. Following a decrease in July of 0.4%, which was steeper than previously reported, manufacturing pro
16-Sep-2013 02:14 PM

OFT publishes DFDS, NTEX, North Sea RORO decision

The Office of Fair Trading has published the text of its decision on the completed transaction involving DFDS A/S, NTEX AB and North Sea RORO AB which was found not to qualify. This decision can be found on the OFT's website at www.oft.gov.uk. Sto
16-Sep-2013 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 Antofagasta PLC 879.75 3.56% Standard Life PLC 352.00 2.71% Sage Group (The) PLC 360.20 2.71% Man Group PLC 89.85
16-Sep-2013 01:52 PM

CEPS pre-tax profits fall

CEPS posts pre-tax profits of £172,000 for the six months to the end of June - down from £222,000 last time. Group revenue was flat at £7.8m but operating profits fell by 21.1% to £232,000 due to slightly reduced margins and one-off group costs assoc
16-Sep-2013 01:35 PM

Empire State Index falls to 6.3

The latest Empire State Manufacturing Survey suggests that conditions for New York manufacturers improved modestly for the fourth straight month. The general business conditions index edged down two points but, at 6.3, remained in positive territory. A
16-Sep-2013 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market Verdes Management PLC 0.13 18.18% ASTAR MINERALS PLC ORD 0.1P 0.18 5.88% Severfield-Rowen PLC 66.88 4.50% Oxford Technology Venture Capital T 100.00
16-Sep-2013 01:15 PM

Vodafone gives update on KD offer

Vodafone Vierte Verwaltungs AG's offer for Kabel Deutschland Holding AG will remain open until midnight on 30 September. Vodafone announced on Friday that the 75% minimum acceptance condition had been met. At 1:15pm: (LON:VOD) Vodafone Group s
16-Sep-2013 01:03 PM

xG Technology deploys xMax for beta test

xG Technology has deployed xMax equipment for a beta network to be operated in cooperation with NEFCOM, the local internet and telecom service provider. xG will use the beta network to validate various features and capabilities of the xMax system, inclu
16-Sep-2013 01:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 13:00

FTSE 100 Antofagasta PLC 877.00 3.24% Sage Group (The) PLC 361.80 3.17% Standard Life PLC 352.30 2.80% Shire PLC 2543.00
16-Sep-2013 12:56 PM

Medgenics appoints a new executive team

Medgenics, a developer of a technology for the sustained production and delivery of therapeutic proteins in patients using their own tissue, has announced the appointment of a new executive leadership team with the goal of accelerating the development of
16-Sep-2013 12:41 PM

Brokers' round-up, buy Barclays and JD Wetherspoon

Nomura lifts Barclays to buy from reduce, target raised from 260p to 340p. Beaufort Securities lifts JD Wetherspoon to buy from hold. RBC Capital Markets starts outperform on RPC Group, target 540p. Jefferies International starts buy on NMC Health, tar

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