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Monday 16 December, 2013

16-Dec-2013 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market Redhall Group PLC 56.50 13.00% Mwana Africa PLC 1.43 11.72% Greka Drilling 14.50 9.43% Kibo Mining 4.50
16-Dec-2013 04:25 PM

OFT clears Telecom Plus-Npower deal

The Office of Fair Trading has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Telecom Plus of Electricity Plus Supply and Gas Plus Supply from Npower. The OFT has decided, on the information currently available, not to refer the merger to the Competition Commiss
16-Dec-2013 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 Aggreko PLC 1644.50 8.48% Vedanta Resources PLC 798.75 3.06% Diageo PLC 1933.50 2.65% Wolseley PLC 3203.50
16-Dec-2013 03:54 PM

Northern Bear operating profits rise

Northern Bear posts operating profits of £0.9m for the six months to the end of September - up from £0.8m last time. Gross profits rose to £4.2m from £4.0m and earnings per share increase to 3.2p from 2.6p. Non-executive chairman Howard Gold said: &
16-Dec-2013 03:52 PM

Magnit opens hypermarket and 'family' store

Russia retailer Magnit has opened a new hypermarket and a 'Magnit Family' store. The 155th hypermarket (medium format) is located at Bystrinskaya str./ Profsoyuzov str., Surgut, Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous district, Urals federal district. Ass
16-Dec-2013 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market DORIEMUS PLC ORD 0.001P 0.24 14.29% Frontline Ltd 225.00 12.50% Serabi Mining PLC 6.25 11.01% ReNeuron Group PLC 3.25
16-Dec-2013 03:25 PM

Inspirit in line with forecasts

Inspirit Energy Holdings says the business is currently developing in line with the board's expectations. It said the board is pleased with the progress that has been made in the past year and hopes to have increased news flow to shareholders in th
16-Dec-2013 03:22 PM

REH gives loan update

Renewable Energy Holdings says all loan conversion terms have been waived by Utilico Investments Limited. At 3:22pm: (LON:REH) Renewable Energy Holdings PLC share price was +0.01p at 2.88p Story provided by
16-Dec-2013 03:12 PM

Northcote Energy MD interview online

An interview with Northcote Energy managing director Randy Connally is available at The video will also be available on the company's website. Connally was interviewed on today's (16 December
16-Dec-2013 03:05 PM

Hargreave Hale AIM VCT1 NAV up

Hargreave Hale AIM VCT1's net asset value per share rose to 71.87p in the year to the end of September - up from 61.35p. The investment manager, Hargreave Hale Limited, invested a further £1.76m in 10 qualifying companies during the year. The fai
16-Dec-2013 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 Aggreko PLC 1646.50 8.61% Vedanta Resources PLC 800.50 3.29% 3i Group PLC 370.75 2.67% Rolls-Royce Group PLC 1233.50
16-Dec-2013 02:44 PM

SIG schedules update

SIG will announce its trading update for the 12 months to the end of December on 9 January. At 2:44pm: (LON:SHI) SIG PLC share price was +2.6p at 208.6p Story provided by
16-Dec-2013 02:42 PM

WPP unit to acquire Fisheye Analytics

WPP's wholly-owned data investment management business, Kantar, has agreed to acquire Fisheye Analytics Pte, a leading media monitoring and analytics services business based in Singapore. The company, which will become part of Kantar Media, works wi
16-Dec-2013 02:36 PM

Doriemus confirms 1000%-plus rise in Lidesey-1 output

Oil production at the the Lidesey-1 well in the UK Weald basin has increased by more than 1000% since the start of a work-over programme, according to Doriemus. The company - which has a 20% working interest - says the well is flowing at a restricted ra
16-Dec-2013 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market DORIEMUS PLC ORD 0.001P 0.24 14.29% Frontline Ltd 225.00 12.50% Sareum Holdings PLC 0.55 10.00% Bumi PLC 232.88
16-Dec-2013 02:23 PM

Urals Energy files removed by Moscow police

Urals Energy has confirmed that police removed a number of files from its Moscow office towards the end of last week. The directors believe that the visit may be related to the requisitioned extraordinary general meeting (which is scheduled to be held on
16-Dec-2013 02:20 PM

US capacity utilisation up 0.8%

Capacity utilisation for the US industrial sector increased 0.8 percentage point in November to 79.0%, according to the US Federal Reserve. The rate is 1.2 percentage points below its long-run (1972-2012) average. Story provided by
16-Dec-2013 02:19 PM

US industrial output up

US industrial production increased 1.1% in November after having edged up 0.1% in October, according to the US Federal Reserve. Output was previously reported to have declined 0.1% in October. The gain in November was the largest since November 2012, w
16-Dec-2013 02:13 PM

TIC long-term flows rise

Net long-term purchases of US securities rose to $35.4bn in October, up from $31.3bn in September, according to the US Treasury. Story provided by
16-Dec-2013 02:07 PM

Markit 'flash' US PMI slips to 54.4

The Markit 'flash' Manufacturing Purchasing Managers�€? Index slipped marginally in December to 54.4 from 54.7 in November. The index - which is based on approximately 85% of usual monthly replies - shows that manufacturing business cond
16-Dec-2013 02:06 PM

Broker News & Views

Espirito Santo lifts Rolls-Royce to neutral from sell, target raised from 950p to 1,100p. Investec starts buy on Petra Diamonds, target price 152p. Deutsche Bank lifts Direct Line to buy from hold, target raised from 240p to 265p. Deutsche Bank lifts St
16-Dec-2013 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 Aggreko PLC 1664.00 9.76% Vedanta Resources PLC 799.00 3.10% Rolls-Royce Group PLC 1233.50 2.54% Associated British Foods PLC 2296.00
16-Dec-2013 01:38 PM

US labour costs fall

US unit labour costs in non-farm businesses decreased 1.4% in the third quarter, while hourly compensation increased 1.6%, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS says unit labour costs rose 2.1% over the last four quarters. BLS defi
16-Dec-2013 01:36 PM

US output up

US non-farm labour productivity increased at a 3.0% annual rate during the third quarter of 2013, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The increase in productivity reflects increases of 4.7% in output and 1.7% in hours worked. The latest r
16-Dec-2013 01:34 PM

Empire State index goes positive at 1.0

Conditions were flat for New York manufacturers. according to the Feder Reserve Bank of New York's Empire State Manufacturing Survey for December. The general business conditions index rose three points but, at 1.0, indicated that activity changed

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