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Tuesday 24 February, 2015

24-Feb-2015 04:27 PM

BlackRock Latin American IT beats benchmark

BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust's net asset value fell by 9.3% in US dollar terms and 3.7% in sterling terms in the year to the end of December. This compares with a benchmark return of -12.0% in US dollars and -6.6% in sterling terms.
24-Feb-2015 04:21 PM

Quarto unit to acquire Lewes Holdings

Quarto Group's wholly-owned subsidiary, Quarto Publishing, has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Lewes Holdings, the owner of The Ivy Press Limited, which will become part of the Quarto International Co-Editions division. The acquisi
24-Feb-2015 04:16 PM

Lonmin COO resigns

Lonmin chief operating officer Johan Viljoen has resigned fro personal reasons. The company's head of its business support office, Ben Moolman, will become acting COO for the time being, alongside his current role. Moolman rejoined Lonmin in Aug
24-Feb-2015 04:02 PM

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

Overall Market Doriemus Ord 0.001p 0.07 +16.67% Distil Ord 0.1p 0.85 +13.33% Kimberly Enterprises N.V. 0.33 +10.00% W Resources 0.25
24-Feb-2015 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 BHP Billiton 1642.00 +6.14% Anglo American 1237.50 +3.30% Glencore 296.33 +3.21% Fresnillo 828.00 +3.
24-Feb-2015 03:56 PM

Fyffes schedules FY results

Fyffes will release its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December on 27 February. At 3:56pm: (LON:FFY) Fyffes PLC share price was 0p at 86p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
24-Feb-2015 03:47 PM

OMG resolutions passed at AGM

OMG, the technology group providing image understanding solutions for the entertainment, defence, life science, engineering and consumer electronics markets, has confirmed that all resolutions put to shareholders at its annual general meeting earlier tod
24-Feb-2015 03:46 PM

Telecom Egypt schedules FY results

Telecom Egypt will be announcing its results, according to the Egyptian Accounting Standards, for the year ended 31 December on 10 March. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
24-Feb-2015 03:40 PM

Gemfields schedules interims

Gemfields will be reporting its interim results for the six months to the end of December on 9 March. At 3:40pm: (LON:GEM) Gemfields PLC share price was -0.87p at 46.63p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
24-Feb-2015 03:38 PM

Ceres Power Holdings schedules interims

Ceres Power Holdings will announce its interim results for the six months ended 31 December on 11 March. At 3:38pm: (LON:CWR) Ceres Power Holdings PLC share price was +0.1p at 8.75p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
24-Feb-2015 03:37 PM

Total Produce schedules FY results

Total Produce will announce its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December on 3 March. At 3:37pm: (LON:TOT) Total Produce PLC share price was 0p at 76.5p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
24-Feb-2015 03:32 PM

Mosman to start flow test at Cross Roads-1

Mosman Oil and Gas is preparing for a 60-day flow test at the Petroleum Creek project, onshore New Zealand. The said the Drill Force Rig #1 has been mobilised and is now rigged up at the Cross Roads-1 location. Planned activities include perforation o
24-Feb-2015 03:10 PM

Richmond Manufacturing Index falls to 0

Fifth District manufacturing activity slowed in February, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Manufacturing Index which fell to 0 - down from 6 in January. An increase to 7 had been forecast. Shipments and the volume of new orders fl
24-Feb-2015 03:07 PM

CB consumer confidence index falls to 96.4

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index fell to 96.4 in February - down from 103.8 in January and lower than the 99.6 forecast. CB director of economic indicators Lynn Franco said: �€?After a large gain in January, consumer confidence retreat
24-Feb-2015 03:02 PM

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

Overall Market Kimberly Enterprises N.V. 0.30 +20.00% Leed Resources 0.07 +16.67% Alecto Minerals 0.17 +6.25% Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) 7.63
24-Feb-2015 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 BHP Billiton 1634.00 +5.62% Tullow Oil 403.85 +3.00% Glencore 294.40 +2.54% Hargreaves Lansdown 1105.50 +2.
24-Feb-2015 02:48 PM

Markit 'flash' US services PMI rebounds

February data pointed to a robust and accelerated increase in US service sector business activity according to Markit's 'flash' US Services Purchasing Managers' Index activity index which rose to 57.0 from 54.2 in January. Markit said
24-Feb-2015 02:42 PM

Qannas Investments secures $30m loan

Qannas Investments Limited has secured a two year term loan facility of $30m from First Gulf Bank. This is an extension of $20m to a previous facility of $10m, which the company had fully drawn down on 25 November. The loan has a rate of 2.5% margin over
24-Feb-2015 02:20 PM

Xtract's earn-in

Xtract Resources has renegotiated the earn-in option agreement at the Chepica gold and copper mine in Chile and agreed a revised payment schedule commencing in October. Under the revised payment schedule, a payment of US$350,000 is due by 15 October, r
24-Feb-2015 02:10 PM

Meggitt wins multi-million dollar contract

Meggitt - a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets - has been selected by AVIC Aircraft Xi'an Branch to embark on a multi-million dollar programme involv
24-Feb-2015 02:06 PM

S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index up 0.1%

US house prices rose by 0.1% in December, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Index. Over the year the index gained 4.5%. December recorded mixed monthly figures. Nine cities recorded higher monthly figures, and six posted decreases. Fi
24-Feb-2015 02:02 PM

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

Overall Market Clear Leisure 1.08 +10.20% Torotrak 14.00 +9.80% Xtract Energy 0.13 +8.33% China Africa Resources 7.50
24-Feb-2015 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 BHP Billiton 1624.25 +4.99% SSE 1568.50 +2.18% Hargreaves Lansdown 1103.50 +2.18% Tullow Oil 399.85 +1.
24-Feb-2015 01:53 PM

Mar City director resigns

London and Midlands house-builder Mar City non-executive director Michael Brown has resigned. He joined the board in March 2014. Mar City says that following this resignation and in the context of recent announcements, the company will be strengthening
24-Feb-2015 01:45 PM

Qatar Investment Fund beats index

Qatar Investment Fund's net asset value per share rose by 8.6% in the six months to the end of December. This compares with a 6.9% increase in the Qatar Exchange Index. Chairman Nicholas Wilson said: "The Qatar Exchange was the only market to

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