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Thursday 27 February, 2014

27-Feb-2014 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market Snoozebox Holdings PLC 15.38 8.85% Kazakhmys PLC 306.25 6.65% ImmuPharma PLC 58.50 6.36% Macfarlane Group PLC 39.00
27-Feb-2014 04:26 PM

Driver resolutions passed at AGM

Driver, the global construction consultancy to the construction and engineering industries, has confirmed that all resolutions proposed at its annual general meeting earlier today were passed without amendment. At 4:26pm: (LON:DRV) Driver Group PLC shar
27-Feb-2014 04:24 PM

Edinburgh Worldwide beats index

Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust's s net asset value rose by 1.4% in the three months to the end of January on a total return basis. This compares with a fall of 3.1% in the comparative index. The share price total return was 0.4%. At 4:24pm:
27-Feb-2014 04:21 PM

JPMorgan Global Convertibles NAV up

JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income Fund recorded a total return on net assets of +5.8% from the launch on 11 June to the end of December. Shares in the company have traded strongly since launch and the total return for shareholders who subscribed in th
27-Feb-2014 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 Kazakhmys PLC 287.30 28.60% Man Group PLC 95.45 13.50% Capita Group (The) PLC 1159.50 6.87% Whitbread PLC 4379.50
27-Feb-2014 03:58 PM

Schroder AsiaPacific lags index

Schroder AsiaPacific Fund's net asset value fell by 0.8% in the three months to the end of December on a total return basis. This compares with a 1.12% rise in the MSCI AC Asia (ex Japan) Index. At 3:58pm: (LON:SDP) Schroder Asiapacific Fund Plc sh
27-Feb-2014 03:34 PM

UTV Ireland signs content contract with BAI

UTV Ireland Limited, a subsidiary of UTV Media, has signed a ten year television content provision contract with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), under section 71 of the Irish Broadcasting Act. UTV Ireland plans to start broadcasting in the
27-Feb-2014 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market GoldStone Resources Ltd 1.00 11.11% Vitesse Media PLC 3.63 7.40% Phorm Inc 11.75 6.82% Armadale Capital PLC 0.16
27-Feb-2014 03:23 PM

Verdes intention to appoint administrator

Verdes Management has filed a further notice of intention to appoint administrators to enable the company to have the benefit of the statutory moratorium for a further two-week period. The company says the board has continued to explore one particular op
27-Feb-2014 03:11 PM

Polyus Gold CFO steps down

Russia gold producer Polyus Gold International chief financial officer Oleg Ignatov is leaving to pursue other activities. Deputy chief executive for strategy and corporate development Mikhail Stiskin will take over as CFO from 27 March. Ignatov will c
27-Feb-2014 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 Kazakhmys PLC 283.50 26.90% Man Group PLC 94.38 12.22% Capita Group (The) PLC 1149.50 5.94% Whitbread PLC 4384.00
27-Feb-2014 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market Evocutis plc 0.35 16.67% BOXHILL TECHNOLOGIES PLC ORD 0.1P 0.18 12.50% Strategic Natural Resources PLC 9.13 10.67% GoldStone Resources Ltd 0.98
27-Feb-2014 02:29 PM

Foresight Solar VCT's NAV falls

The net asset value of Foresight Solar VCT's ordinary shares fell to 111.1p at the end of December - 4.6p down from the end of June. This reduction comprises 3.0p in respect of the second interim dividend from the last financial year paid in October
27-Feb-2014 02:22 PM

Minco completes metallurgical development programme

Minco has completed a bench scale test programme that has defined a hydrometallurgical process for the company's 100%-owned Plymouth manganese deposit and successfully produced commercial grade electrolytic manganese metal containing between 99.71%
27-Feb-2014 02:13 PM

Waitrose in export South Africa export deal

Waitrose has announced its first export deal in South Africa. The deal means that the supermarket will be selling its products in every continent, with the exception of Antarctica, and exports to 50 countries across the globe. In one of its biggest deals
27-Feb-2014 02:09 PM

CIBC adjusted net income up

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce posts first quarter adjusted net income of $951m - up from $882m a year ago and $894m for the prior quarter. Reported net income was $1,177m compared with $785m a year ago and $825m for the prior quarter. Reported dilu
27-Feb-2014 02:01 PM

Broker News & Views

Citigroup downgrades Travis Perkins from buy to neutral, target up from 1,910p to 2,040p. Citigroup reiterates sell on Ladbrokes, target cut from 125p to 110p. Liberum Capital downgrades Rio Tinto from buy to hold, target increased from 3450p to 3600p.
27-Feb-2014 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 Kazakhmys PLC 274.70 22.96% Man Group PLC 93.98 11.75% Capita Group (The) PLC 1149.50 5.94% Whitbread PLC 4394.00
27-Feb-2014 01:38 PM

US core durables up 1.1%

New orders for US durable goods excluding transportation - the so-called core durables - rose by 1.1% in January, according to the US Census Bureau. A fall of 0.1% had been forecast. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
27-Feb-2014 01:36 PM

US durable goods orders fall 1%

New orders for US durable goods fell by $2.2bn or 1.0% to $225.0bn in January, according to the US Census Bureau. This decrease, down three of the last four months, followed a 5.3% December decrease. A fall of 0.7% had been forecast. Story provided
27-Feb-2014 01:34 PM

US jobless claims rise

US initial unemployment claims rose to 348,000 in the week ending 22 February, an increase of 14,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 334,000. A fall to 333,000 had been forecast. The US Department of Labor said the four-week moving aver
27-Feb-2014 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market Uranium Resources PLC 1.00 25.00% Amphion Innovations PLC 5.38 16.20% W.H. Ireland Group PLC 124.50 7.33% San Leon Energy PLC 4.21
27-Feb-2014 01:17 PM

Fitch affirms China's CIFI at 'B+'

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Chinese property developer CIFI Holdings (Group) Co's long-term foreign currency issuer default rating and senior unsecured rating at 'B+'. The outlook is positive. Fitch says CIFI's ratings remain on posit
27-Feb-2014 01:13 PM

Qantas interims ' highlight significant challenges'

Qantas Airways' half year results highlight significant challenges and the ratings outlook remains negative, according to Moody's Investors Service. But the ratings agency says that while the airline's results to 30 December were credit n
27-Feb-2014 01:13 PM

Energy XXI chairman to present at Orlando conference

Energy XXI chairman and chief executive John Schiller will present at Raymond James's institutional investor conference in Orlando on 4 March at 7:30 a.m. EST. Information regarding webcasting will be available on the Energy XXI homepage (www.Ener

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