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Monday 30 March, 2015

30-Mar-2015 04:23 PM

Schroder Japan Growth beats benchmark

Schroder Japan Growth Fund's net asset value rose by 12.1% in the six months to the end of January on a total return basis. This compares with an 8.9% rise in its benchmark. The share price produced a total return of 11.3% during the period. At 4
30-Mar-2015 04:17 PM

CMA looks at Auden McKenzie-Actavis deal

The Competition and Markets Authority is looking at the anticiapted acquisition of Auden McKenzie by Actavis Holdings UK. The CMA is considering whether this may result in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the provisions of the Enterpris
30-Mar-2015 04:02 PM

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

Overall Market Stobart Group 103.50 +1.22% Amur Minerals Corporation 12.88 +1.02% Trinity Mirror 184.38 +0.89% RPS Group 227.70
30-Mar-2015 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 Antofagasta 746.75 +4.44% Ashtead Group 1099.50 +2.76% Coca-Cola HBC 1225.00 +2.42% Anglo American 1069.00 +2.
30-Mar-2015 03:37 PM

MBL Group CEO to take medical leave

MBL Group chief executive Trevor Allan will be taking an indefinite period of absence for medical reasons and will resign from the board with immediate effect. It is expected that he will be re-appointed to the board upon his return to work. Finance d
30-Mar-2015 03:17 PM

Informa non-exec resigns

Informa non-executive director Geoffrey Cooper has resigned from the board. Senior independent director Gareth Bullock will become chairman of the remuneration committee with immediate effect. Chairman Derek Mapp said: "On behalf of the board, I wou
30-Mar-2015 03:11 PM

Bristol Water non-execs resign

Bristol Water non-executive directors Paul Bourdillon and Jack Bittan have resigned from the board. Both will continue in senior positions at their respective employers within the Suez Environnement and Capstone Infrastructure Corporation groups. This
30-Mar-2015 03:08 PM

US pending home sales rise

US pending home sales in February reached their highest level since June 2013 the National Association of Realtors said today. The NAR's Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 3.1% to 106.9 in Februar
30-Mar-2015 03:02 PM

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

Overall Market Teathers Financial 5.73 +0.88% Interserve 595.00 +0.76% Summit Corporation 159.50 +0.63% Brewin Dolphin Holdings 309.55
30-Mar-2015 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 Antofagasta 735.75 +2.90% Ashtead Group 1098.50 +2.66% Kingfisher 366.50 +2.43% Standard Chartered 1124.50 +1.
30-Mar-2015 02:47 PM

PeerTV upgrades set top box

PeerTV has added DVB-T2 connectivity to the features of its standard set top box. DVB-T2 is the world's most advanced digital terrestrial television (DTT) system, offering more robustness, flexibility and at least 50% more efficiency than any other
30-Mar-2015 02:02 PM

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

Overall Market DDD Group 2.50 +5.04% Sound Oil 15.50 +0.78% COLT Telecom Group SA 132.65 +0.64% Tungsten Corporation 183.13
30-Mar-2015 02:01 PM

GEONG and Hanafin agree extension on CULS maturity

The maturity date of GEONG International convertible unsecured loan stock held by Hanafin Investments has been extended until the end of June. The £1m of CULS held by Hanafin had been due to mature at the end of March. All other terms of the CULS remai
30-Mar-2015 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 Ashtead Group 1095.00 +2.34% Kingfisher 366.05 +2.31% Antofagasta 728.25 +1.85% RSA Insurance Group 429.60 +1.
30-Mar-2015 01:57 PM

Kazatomprom CEO dies on visit to China

Kazatomprom chief executive Nurlan Kapparov has died during a visit to China. He was 44. Kapparov founded and headed 'Accept' corporation in the 90s and from 1997 to 1999 he was the CEO of the national company KazTransOil and oil and gas compan
30-Mar-2015 01:42 PM

Plethora's loss

Plethora reports losses from continuing operations - post exceptional costs - of £15.7m for the year to the end of December, up from £8.8m last time. Exceptional costs relate to termination and release agreements with each of Shionogi and Paul Capital
30-Mar-2015 01:36 PM

US core PCE prices index up 0.1%

The US personal consumption expenditures prices index, excluding food and energy - the so-called core PCE - increased 0.1% in February, the same increase as in January, the US Bureau of Economic Analysis said today. Story provided by
30-Mar-2015 01:34 PM

US personal spending up 0.1%

US personal consumption expenditures increased $11.8bn, or 0.1%, in February, according to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis. In January, PCE decreased $28.5bn, or 0.2%, based on revised estimates. Story provided by
30-Mar-2015 01:33 PM

US personal income up 0.4%

US personal income increased $58.6bn, or 0.4%, in February, according to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis. In January, personal income increased $61.8bn, or 0.4%, based on revised estimates. Story provided by
30-Mar-2015 01:23 PM

RBS unveils senior management changes

Royal Bank of Scotland Group has reached agreement with Rory Cullinan, executive chairman of its corporate and institutional bank, that he will leave the company. To ensure an effective transfer of responsibilities he will remain with the bank until th
30-Mar-2015 01:02 PM

Fitch affirms Portugal at 'BB+'

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Portugal's long-term foreign and local currency issuer default rating at 'BB+'. The outlook is positive. The agency has also affirmed Portugal's short-term foreign-currency IDR at 'B' and the cou
30-Mar-2015 01:02 PM

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

Overall Market Green Dragon Gas 375.00 +2.74% Highlands Natural Resources Ord 5p 15.25 +1.67% Powerflute Oyj 53.00 +0.47% Gulf Keystone Petroleum 38.63
30-Mar-2015 01:00 PM

Biofrontera schedules FY results

Biofrontera, the European biopharmaceutical company, will be announcing its annual results for the 12 months period ending 31 December on 10 April. At 1:00pm: (LON:B8F) Biofrontera Ag Ord Npv di share price was 0p at 207.5p Story provided by StockMa
30-Mar-2015 01:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 13:00

FTSE 100 Kingfisher 366.70 +2.49% Ashtead Group 1090.50 +1.92% RSA Insurance Group 429.90 +1.58% Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The) 347.45 +1.
30-Mar-2015 12:56 PM

Brokers' round-up, buy Rathbone Brothers and Treatt

Canaccord Genuity lifts Rathbone Brothers to buy from hold, 2310p target unchanged. Investec lifts Treatt to buy from hold, 150p target unchanged. finnCap lifts LSL Property Services to buy from hold, target raised from 340p to 430p. Numis lifts Carniv

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