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Tuesday 28 January, 2014

28-Jan-2014 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market EMMIT PLC ORD 0.001P 26.00 188.89% Albemarle & Bond Holdings PLC 9.46 14.67% Sports Stars Media Plc 0.58 9.43% JPMorgan Emerging Mkts Inv Trust 14.50
28-Jan-2014 04:17 PM

Good Energy gets final approval for Norfolk solar farm

Good Energy Group has been granted full planning consent for its 49.9MW solar farm in West Raynham, near Fakenham, Norfolk. The proposed solar farm will generate enough electricity to supply around 11,287 homes. The board is considering the options ava
28-Jan-2014 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 Severn Trent PLC 1787.50 5.15% Thomas Cook Group PLC 177.45 5.12% Lloyds Banking Group PLC ORD 83.01 3.25% Kazakhmys PLC 178.40
28-Jan-2014 03:44 PM

Orange Polska issues bonds to subsidiaries

Orange Polska has issued PLN109m in short term bonds to subsidiaries in the past two days. Yesterday it issued bonds of PLN50m with a redemption date of 3 February to Orange Customer Service; bonds of PLN25m and PLN10m both with a redemption date of 3 F
28-Jan-2014 03:35 PM

Former Carnival exec appointed Costa Crociere chairman

Longtime Carnival executive Howard Frank has been named chairman of Costa Crociere, the largest Italian travel group and a major force in cruising throughout Europe, Asia and South America. In this role, Frank will support Costa Crociere chief executiv
28-Jan-2014 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market JPMorgan Emerging Mkts Inv Trust 13.50 17.39% Alba Mineral Resources PLC 0.38 15.15% Solitaire Group Plc 0.50 11.11% Kea Petroleum Ltd 1.20
28-Jan-2014 03:29 PM

Communisis clinches Lloyds outsourcing deal

Personalised customer communication services provider Communisis has clinched a new outsourcing arrangement from Lloyds Banking Group for in-bound imaging and mail processing services. The arrangement is for an initial 10 year term, with a further five
28-Jan-2014 03:23 PM

TouchStar launches rugged tablet

Rugged computing manufacturer TouchStar Technologies has launched what it describes as the world's toughest and most advanced tablet - the Z710 - equipped with Android 4.1. Aimed at sectors such as utility, automotive, transportation, and field serv
28-Jan-2014 03:17 PM

Alternative Networks non-exec steps down

Alternative Networks non-executive director Mark Quartermaine has resigned from the board with immediate effect. Quartermaine has been a board member since December 2012. Executive chairman James Murray said: "Regretfully, Mark has had to resign du
28-Jan-2014 03:13 PM

OFT looks at Alliance Medical Molecular deal

The Office of Fair Trading is looking at the completed acquisition by Alliance Medical Molecular Imaging of the assets of IBA Molecular UK. The OFT is considering whether this acquisition has resulted in the creation of a relevant merger situation under
28-Jan-2014 03:09 PM

Richmond Manufacturing Index slips slightly

Manufacturing in the Fifth District maintained a steady pace of growth in January, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, slipping slightly to 12 from 13. Shipments continued at about last month's pace, while the volume of new orders edg
28-Jan-2014 03:06 PM

CB Consumer Confidence Index up at 80.7

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had rebounded in December, increased again in January. The index now stands at 80.7 (1985=100), up from 77.5 in December. The present situation index increased to 79.1 from 75.3 while the expectati
28-Jan-2014 03:00 PM

Standard Life European resolutions passed at AGM

Standard Life European Private Equity Trust has confirmed that all resolutions proposed at the annual general meeting today (28 January) were passed on a show of hands. At 3:00pm: (LON:SEP) Standard Life European Private Equity Trust Plc share price was
28-Jan-2014 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 Thomas Cook Group PLC 174.25 3.23% Lloyds Banking Group PLC ORD 82.99 3.22% Severn Trent PLC 1754.00 3.18% Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The) 340.75
28-Jan-2014 02:56 PM

Hill & Smith schedules FY results

Hill & Smith - the international group with leading positions in the supply of infrastructure products and galvanising services to global markets - will announce its preliminary results for the year to the end of December on 11 March. At 2:56pm: (LON:H
28-Jan-2014 02:38 PM

Standard Life European share price up

Standard Life European Private Equity Trust's share price rose to 204.0p at the end of December - 3.0% up from 30 September. The MSCI Europe Index (in euros) and the FTSE All Share Index (in sterling) rose by 5.6% and 4.8% respectively in the period
28-Jan-2014 02:33 PM

France 24 signs contract with Ericsson

Ericsson and France 24 have signed a five-year broadcast services contract following a tender process conducted by the international channel. The contract is effective from the start of this year. France 24 has renewed Ericsson's playout managemen
28-Jan-2014 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market Alba Mineral Resources PLC 0.38 15.15% Leed Resources PLC 0.08 14.29% Petro Matad Ltd 8.25 8.13% Premier Gold Resources PLC 0.14
28-Jan-2014 02:29 PM

Taihua's forsythia sales revenues rise

Taihua's total sales revenue generated from forsythia increased to RMB43.28m in the year to the end of December - up from RMB27.2m in 2012 - despite adverse weather conditions. Taihua - a China-based pharmaceutical company specialising in the cult
28-Jan-2014 02:16 PM

Sesa Sterlite oil and gas output at record levels

Vedanta Resources' subsidiary Sesa Sterlite posts attributable adjusted proforma after-tax profits of Rs.1,780crore in the third quarter compared with Rs.1,402crore in the previous three months. Proforma net sales totalled Rs19,414crore compared wit
28-Jan-2014 02:06 PM

S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index slips

The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Index fell by 0.1% in November after nine consecutive months of gains. Nine out of 20 cities recorded positive monthly returns; of these nine, Boston and Cleveland were the only cities not in the Sun Belt. Minn
28-Jan-2014 02:02 PM

Broker News & Views

Investec upgrades Royal Bank of Scotland to hold from sell, 345p target unchanged. Morgan Stanley starts underweight on G4S, target 235p. Deutsche Bank reiterates hold on G4S, target raised from 212p to 225p. Goldman Sachs reiterates conviction buy on S
28-Jan-2014 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 Lloyds Banking Group PLC ORD 83.01 3.25% Severn Trent PLC 1750.50 2.97% Johnson Matthey PLC 3332.00 2.71% Thomas Cook Group PLC 172.95
28-Jan-2014 01:55 PM

RusHydro electricity generation up 10%

RusHydro increased electricity generation in 2013 by 10% to a record 124 TWh with generation from hydro up by 16%. In the fourth quarter total electricity generation amounted to 30,707 GWh, a 1% decrease as compared to the corresponding period of 2012.
28-Jan-2014 01:35 PM

US core durable goods orders fall

New orders for US manufactured durable goods excluding transportation - the so-called core durable - fell by 1.6% fell in December, according to the US Commerce Department. An increase of 0.70% had been forecast. Story provided by

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