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Tuesday 10 November, 2015

10-Nov-2015 01:00 PM

Fitch affirms Kazakhtelecom at 'BB'

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Kazakhtelecom JSC's long-term issuer default rating at 'BB' with a positive outlook. Story provided by
10-Nov-2015 01:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 13:00

FTSE 100 Experian 1175.50 +6.48% Vodafone Group 224.90 +4.87% National Grid 912.60 +1.85% BT Group 466.15 +1.
10-Nov-2015 12:44 PM

Brokers' round-up, sell Morrison and Drax Group

Deutsche Bank cuts Morrison to sell from hold, target cut from 180p to 105p. Deutsche Bank cuts Drax Group to sell from hold, 220p target unchanged. Deutsche Bank cuts Tesco to hold from buy, target cut from 240p to 210p. Peel Hunt cuts DCC to add from
10-Nov-2015 12:12 PM

Vodafone excites with H1 numbers, rosy outlook

Vodafone said it returned to H1 underlying earnings growth, up 1.9% to GBP5.8bn, and expected a FY total of GBP11.7bn-GBP12bn. It had previously guided for about GBP11.5bn. The news helped vault the company's shares towards the top of the blue-chip
10-Nov-2015 12:02 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 11:00 and 12:00

Overall Market CAP-XX 5.68 +15.21% Sirius Petroleum 0.37 +8.82% Sovereign Mines of Africa 0.88 +7.32% KEFI Minerals 0.40
10-Nov-2015 12:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 12:00

FTSE 100 Experian 1168.50 +5.84% Vodafone Group 224.48 +4.68% National Grid 915.25 +2.15% BT Group 465.93 +1.
10-Nov-2015 11:37 AM

Kcell director steps down

Kcell, the leading provider of mobile telecommunications services in Kazakhstan by market share in terms of revenue and subscribers, has announced that Erik Hallberg, a non-executive director of Kcell, has stepped down from the Board. Story provided b
10-Nov-2015 11:02 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 10:00 and 11:00

Overall Market Techfinancials Inc Ord Usd0.0005 Di 17.50 +16.67% MediLink-Global UK 2.88 +9.51% Servision 3.25 +8.33% Premier Foods 44.50
10-Nov-2015 11:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 11:00

FTSE 100 Experian 1169.50 +5.93% Vodafone Group 224.60 +4.73% National Grid 913.85 +1.99% Berkeley Group Holdings (The) 3139.50 +1.
10-Nov-2015 10:02 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 09:00 and 10:00

Overall Market Nyota Minerals 0.06 +20.00% Sovereign Mines of Africa 0.96 +15.66% Scientific Digital Imaging 11.50 +9.52% Orchard Funding Group Ord 1p 120.50
10-Nov-2015 10:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 10:00

FTSE 100 Experian 1175.50 +6.48% Vodafone Group 223.93 +4.42% National Grid 915.35 +2.16% BT Group 468.65 +1.
10-Nov-2015 09:55 AM

IP Group holds technology summit in New York

IP Group, the developer of intellectual property-based businesses, will be holding its first US technology summit for the investment community in New York later today. The event will include an overview on IP Group and its US business as well as present
10-Nov-2015 09:53 AM

Globalworth acquires building in Bucharest

Globalworth Real Estate Investments has announced the acquisition of Skanska's second building in the Green Court Bucharest project. The gross transaction value is approximately �?¬47 million. Closing of the acquisition is expected in December.
10-Nov-2015 09:43 AM

Bowleven losses widen

 Africa focused oil and gas explorer Bowleven reports a loss of $90.0m for the year to the end of June - up from $13.6m last time. The loss included an impairment charge of $76.0m following a review of the Etinde intangible exploration asset. Given the
10-Nov-2015 09:39 AM

French, Italian industrial production rise in October

French industrial production rose 0.1% in October, from a 1.7% rise in the preceding month. The rise was as expected. Italian industrial production was up 0.2% in October, from a prior-month fall of 0.5% and against expectations for a 0.6% rise. Story
10-Nov-2015 09:37 AM

UK retails sales rise in October - BRC

British Retail Consortium said the total worth of UK sales in the period Oct. 4-31 was up 0.9% on the same period a year ago, and down from a 3.9% rise in September. BRC said this could be part due to customers waiting until so-called Black Friday sales.
10-Nov-2015 09:32 AM

Acer sales fall

Acer Inc's sales totalled NT$22,042,650,000 in October - down from NT$28,222,787,000 a year ago. At 9:32am: Story provided by
10-Nov-2015 09:27 AM

CentralNic achieves 2m TLD registrations

CentralNic is the first 'registry backend' (i.e. wholesaler) to achieve sales of two million new TLD domain names, according to the domain industry statistics website CentralNic says that as at 0700hrs today it is ranked in t
10-Nov-2015 09:24 AM

Energy Assets revenue up 22%

Energy Assets Group's total revenue increased to £20.6m in the six months to tne end of September - 22% on last time. Recurring revenue generated from the group's meter and data asset portfolio increased by 15% to £12.7m (H1 2014/15: £11.0m
10-Nov-2015 09:21 AM

Oxford Instruments more than doubles H1 pretax profit

Oxford Instruments has more than doubled its H1 pretax profit to GBP6.1m, from GBP2.5m a year earlier. Revenue was GBP164.8m, from GBP175.0m. It proposed an interim dividend of 3.7p a share, unchanged. Meantime, chairman Nigel Keen is to step down at the
10-Nov-2015 09:20 AM

Fitch downgrades Volkswagen to 'BBB+'

Fitch Ratings has downgraded Volkswagen AG's long-term issuer default rating to 'BBB+' from 'A' and short-term IDR to 'F2' from 'F1'. The outlook on the long-term IDR is negative. Fitch says the downgrade ref
10-Nov-2015 09:19 AM

KKB merges insurance subsidiaries

JSC Kazkommertsbank has completed the reorganisation of its insurance subsidiary companies. It says that as a result, JSC BTA Insurance has joined JSC Kazkommerts-Policy. Story provided by
10-Nov-2015 09:19 AM

Trifast hikes H1 pretax profit by c.44%

Trifast improved its H1 pretax profit by 43.9% to GBP7.1m, while group revenue rose 5.6% to GBP78.1m. Its interim dividend was up 33.3% to 0.8p a share. It is optimistic about its FY prospects. Executive chairman Malcolm Diamond commented: "We are
10-Nov-2015 09:16 AM

WOS' revenue

Wolseley has hiked its Q1 revenue to GBP3.56bn, up 5.3%, and trading profit to GBP250m, up 6%. Its gross margin was ahead of the same time last year at 28%. However, UK Q1 revenue was down 1.1%. CEO Ian Meakins said: "Wolseley generated 3.2% like-f
10-Nov-2015 09:16 AM

Elektron performance 'holding up well'

Elektron Technology says while it is somewhat cautious about the trading outlook given current market conditions, performance has so far held up well. Elektron says trading has continued the pattern of the first half of the financial year. Sales of pro

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