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Friday 20 December, 2013

20-Dec-2013 10:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 10:00

FTSE 100 Carnival PLC 2398.50 3.74% Schroders PLC 1942.50 2.78% 3i Group PLC 387.35 2.07% Schroders PLC 2512.00
20-Dec-2013 09:57 AM

HK's Nan Fung affirmed at 'BBB'

Fitch has affirmed Hong Kong-based property developer Nan Fung International Holdings' long-term issuer default rating at 'BBB'. The outlook is stable. Fitch has also affirmed Nan Fung's senior unsecured rating at 'BBB'.
20-Dec-2013 09:56 AM

ICG-Longbow NAV up

ICG-Longbow Senior Secured UK Property Debt Investments' estimated net asset value per ordinary share rose 98.27p at the end of October - up from 97.74p at the end of July. The board expects the company will be substantially (95%) invested by the m
20-Dec-2013 09:51 AM

Lighthouse group risk director resigns

Lighthouse group risk director and company secretary Mark Ross has resigned from the company with effect from 31 March. Ross joined Lighthouse on 1 January 2008 and was appointed to the board on 20 October 2009. The board wishes him every success wit
20-Dec-2013 09:45 AM

Compass schedules AGM

Compass Group will hold its annual general meeting at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE. on 6 February at noon. At 9:45am: (LON:CPG) Compass Group PLC share price was -0.75p at 930.25p Story provided by StockM
20-Dec-2013 09:44 AM

Close Brothers schedules trading update

Close Brothers Group will release its pre-close period trading update for the half year to the end of January on 24 January. At 9:44am: (LON:CBG) Close Brothers Group PLC share price was +11p at 1390p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
20-Dec-2013 09:42 AM

Index of Services increased 2.1% y/y in October

The ONS said today the Index of Services increased by 2.1% in October 2013 compared with October 2012. All of the four main components of the services industries increased in the most recent month compared with the same month a year ago. �€¢T
20-Dec-2013 09:40 AM

UK trade deficit widened to £10bn in Q3

The ONS said today the United Kingdom�€?s current account deficit was £20.7 billion in Quarter 3 2013, up from a revised deficit of £6.2 billion in Quarter 2 2013. The deficit in Quarter 3 2013 equated to 5.1% of GDP at current market prices, up fr
20-Dec-2013 09:39 AM

Lombard Risk confirms contract wins

Lombard Risk Management has confirmed the conclusion of a major contract win and revealed other wins since the interim results on 14 October. The company announced on 10 October that its COLLINE product had been selected by a large European bank, but th
20-Dec-2013 09:36 AM

Serco wins £120m extension to MoJ contract

Serco has expanded its contract with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to build and operate an extension to HMP Thameside. The expansion has a total value to Serco of £120m over 22 years, including £36m for the 18-month construction phase which has now comm
20-Dec-2013 09:34 AM

UK GDP growth for Q1 and Q2 revised up

The ONS said today GDP grew by 0.8% in Q3 2013, while growth on the same quarter a year ago was 1.9%. GDP growth in Q1 2013 and Q2 2013 has been revised up by 0.1 percentage points to 0.5% and 0.8% respectively. The Quarterly National Accounts (QNA) expa
20-Dec-2013 09:32 AM

Empyrean net profits up 3,512%

US onshore oil, gas and condensate explorer, developer and producer Empyrean Energy's net profits soared by 3,512% to £2.4m in the six months to the end of September. First half net profit was 18% higher than the full year to the end of March with
20-Dec-2013 09:30 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 08:00 and 09:00

Overall Market Mar City PLC 97.50 84.38% Feedback PLC 1.25 34.41% Solo Oil PLC 0.28 27.27% Anglo Asian Mining PLC 18.75
20-Dec-2013 09:28 AM

BPI broadly in line with forecasts

British Polythene Industries expects underlying trading results for the year will be broadly in line with current market forecasts. BPI says trading remains broadly consistent with that disclosed in the interim management statement on 8 November. It
20-Dec-2013 09:23 AM

Camco Clean Energy completes acquisition of biogas facility

Camco Clean Energy has completed the acquisition of the Twin Falls biogas facility in Idaho, US. This brings the combined installed capacity of Camco Clean Energy's two operating dairy biogas to power facilities in the US to 6.6MW. At 9:23am:
20-Dec-2013 09:22 AM

Gemfields gets $6m dividend from Kagem

Gemfields' 75%-held Kagem Mining Limited - Zambia's largest emerald producer - has declared and paid its first dividend of $8m. The Zambia government, a 25% shareholder in Kagem, has received its $2m share of the dividend, and Gemfields has re
20-Dec-2013 09:18 AM

Indus Gas pre-tax profits jump

Indus Gas posts pre-tax profits of $4.99m for the six months to the end of September - up from $0.6m last time. Revenues rose to $9.6m from $2.9m and gross profits increased to $7.9m from $2.3m. Chairman Peter Cockburn said: "Indus continues to mak
20-Dec-2013 09:15 AM

Anglo Asian gold output to miss target

Anglo Asian Mining's full year gold output at the Gedabek gold/copper/silver mine in Azerbaijan will be lower than target. The company expects gold production to be around 52,000 oz compared with the previous target of 60,000 oz. The company annou
20-Dec-2013 09:14 AM

SpaceandPeople wins German, UK contract wins

SpaceandPeople confirms contract wins in Germany and the UK, respectively with Corio and The Garden Centre Group Holdings Ltd. Its German subsidiary, SpaceandPeople GmbH, has been awarded a five-year exclusive commercialisation contract with Corio GmbH
20-Dec-2013 09:06 AM

Caza reveals strong result on Bone Spring well

Caza Oil & Gas has confirmed another strong result for the its Bone Spring exploration and development programme. The Jazzmaster 17 State No. 4H horizontal Bone Spring test well reached its intended total measured depth of approximately 15,315 feet in
20-Dec-2013 09:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 09:00

FTSE 100 Carnival PLC 2391.00 3.42% RSA Insurance Group PLC 92.28 1.80% Schroders PLC 1922.50 1.72% Schroders PLC 2490.50
20-Dec-2013 08:59 AM

Lombard Capital losses narrow

Lombard Capital posts operating and pre-tax losses of £27,923 for the six months to the end of September - down from £50,755 a year ago. The group reports finance income of £19,547 against nil last time and operating expenses of £38,222 compared wit
20-Dec-2013 08:51 AM

Botswana Diamonds outlines exploration programme

Botswana Diamonds shareholders will be told that an active exploration programme, focused on ground which is part of the 50-50 Alrosa joint venture, will begin in January. Shareholders at the annual general meeting later today (20 December) will be that
20-Dec-2013 08:44 AM

Enegi pre-tax losses rise

Enegi Oil posts pre-tax losses of £3.1m for the year to the end of June - up from £2.4m last time. Enegi said losses rose as a result of the company seeking additional opportunities for future growth. The company said the result of this additional act
20-Dec-2013 08:40 AM

OFT to consult over online hotel booking commitments

The Office of Fair Traiding has opened a consultation on revised commitments proposed by Booking.com, Expedia and InterContinental Hotels Group. These are designed to address competition concerns in relation to the online offering of room-only hotel ac

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