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Monday 18 July, 2011

18-Jul-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1659.00 2.09% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5560.00 1.74% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 713.50 0.56% SHIRE PLC ORD 5P 2075.00
18-Jul-2011 05:00 PM

PLUSquoted Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

PLUS Market Oriental City Group Plc 20.50 8813.04% Mastermailer Holdings PLC 80.00 5697.10% Aspartus Resources plc 5.50 2650.00% Sprue Aegis plc 17.25
18-Jul-2011 04:30 PM

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

Overall Market LEED PETROLEUM PLC ORD 0.1P 0.13 8.33% TOLEDO MINING CORPORATION PLC ORD 5 34.75 3.73% AKERS BIOSCIENCES, INC. COM SHS NPV 3.62 3.43% ZANAGA IRON ORE COMPANY LIMITED ORD 148.37
18-Jul-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1666.50 2.55% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5540.00 1.37% BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC 714.25 0.67% AUTONOMY CORPORATION PLC ORD SHS 1/ 1733.50
18-Jul-2011 03:57 PM

Aspartus Resources pre-tax losses narrow

Aspartus Resources posts pre-tax losses of £7,322 for the year to the end of February - down from £42,078 last time. Operating losses fell to £30,063 from £48,019 in 201 while cash at bank stood at £3,813 - down from £8,295 a year ago. Story pr
18-Jul-2011 03:52 PM

OFT publishes Atlas Copco-Penlon decision

The Office of Fair Trading has published the text of its decision on the anticipated acquisition by Atlas Copco of the medical gas division of Penlon which was cleared on 7 July. This decision can be found on the OFT's website at www.oft.gov.uk.
18-Jul-2011 03:41 PM

Russia recovery continues to gather momentum, says Baring

Russia will become an increasingly attractive market to investors over the next 18 months, according to Baring Asset Management. The asset manager expects Russia's economic recovery to continue to gather pace on the back of higher public sector inv
18-Jul-2011 03:35 PM

Tau Capital pays final tranche of Lucent funding

Tau Capital has paid the third tranche of funding - $4m - following the completion of operational milestones in the Lucent Petroleum business plan. This amount is the final tranche of the total commitment of $15m to Lucent, as announced on 22 Septemb
18-Jul-2011 03:30 PM

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

Overall Market HOT TUNA (INTERNATIONAL) PLC ORD 0. 0.10 11.11% AGRITERRA LD ORD 0.1P 3.41 3.96% NAUTILUS MINERALS INC. COM SHS NPV 180.50 3.74% EUROPEAN NICKEL PLC ORD 4P 14.62
18-Jul-2011 03:23 PM

Novolipetsk steel output increases

Russia steel producer Novolipetsk saw output rise to 3.0 million tonnes in the second quarter - up 3.1% quarter-on-quarter. The group's steelmaking facilities were running at about 97% - around 99% at the Lipetsk production site and 91% at the long
18-Jul-2011 03:17 PM

Eros enters Taiwan and South Korea

Indian film group Eros International is continuing its advance into new international territories. 'Ra.One' - starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal - is being released in Taiwan and 'Endhiran' (Hindi version &apos
18-Jul-2011 03:09 PM

NAHB Housing Market Index rises

US builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 15 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for July. The gain largely offsets a three-point dip recorded in June, and
18-Jul-2011 03:01 PM

NPRFL granted access to Gibraltar plant

Nature Port Reception Facilities has been granted full access to the waste treatment facility in Gibraltar which was damaged in an explosion on 31 May. The Gibraltar authorities restricted access to the site after the explosion while they conducted thei
18-Jul-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1667.50 2.62% CENTRICA PLC ORD 6 14/81P 321.45 1.28% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5522.50 1.05% AUTONOMY CORPORATION PLC ORD SHS 1/ 1742.00
18-Jul-2011 02:54 PM

Sainsbury's commercial director joins Greene King board

Sainsbury's group commercial director Mike Coupe is joining Greene King's board as a non-executive director. He will also become a member of the audit committee. As Sainsbury's group commercial director, Coupe is responsible for trading
18-Jul-2011 02:44 PM

Southern Cross welcomes commitment from NHP

Southern Cross Healthcare Group has welcomed an announcement by its largest landlord, NHP. Southern Cross says this gives further positive clarification on the restructuring process and the company is encouraged by NHP's continued commitment to the
18-Jul-2011 02:31 PM

Broker News & Views

Liberum Capital downgrades Majestic Wine from buy to hold, with the target price unchanged at 509p. Evolution upgrades Rank Group from neutral to buy. Barclays Capital upgrades Centrica from underweight to overweight, target price raised from 320p to 370
18-Jul-2011 02:30 PM

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

Overall Market SEEING MACHINES LIMITED ORD NPV 3.87 10.57% CENTRAL RAND GOLD LIMITED ORD 1P 0.84 10.53% DAVENHAM GROUP PLC ORD 1P 1.62 8.00% CLEAN AIR POWER LIMITED COM SHS USD 6.50
18-Jul-2011 02:12 PM

Endeavour to raise $110m

Endeavour International Corporation intends to offer up to $110m aggregate principal amount of its convertible senior notes due 2016 in a private placement. Endeavour also intends to grant to the initial purchasers of the notes an option to purchase u
18-Jul-2011 02:10 PM

TIC long-term securities fall

Net long-term securities transactions totalled $23.6bn in May compared with $30.6bn in April, the US Department of Treasury said today (18 July). A rise to $48.6bn had been forecast. Treasury international capital figures show that foreign residents inc
18-Jul-2011 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1656.50 1.94% RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ORD $0.05 5550.00 1.56% CENTRICA PLC ORD 6 14/81P 320.75 1.06% AUTONOMY CORPORATION PLC ORD SHS 1/ 1734.50
18-Jul-2011 01:58 PM

Endeavour buys SM Energy assets in Marcellus shale

Endeavour International Corporation has agreed to acquire the leasehold and producing interests held by SM Energy and its partners in the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania. The $110m deal - which also includes a pipeline and related facilities - gives En
18-Jul-2011 01:51 PM

Treveria agrees standstill deal on debt facility

Treveria - the German retail focussed real estate investment company - has signed a standstill agreement with debt servicer Hatfield Phillips for the €424m Silo E securitised debt facility, which was due to mature on 15 July. The standstill agreemen
18-Jul-2011 01:48 PM

HCL's Australian unit sellshomecare division

Healthcare Locums' Australian subsidiary, Healthcare Australia Holdings Pty, has completed the sale of its homecare division. The gross consideration, before expenses, was A$34m. The net proceeds of the sale will be used to reduce the company&ap
18-Jul-2011 01:30 PM

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

Overall Market AGRITERRA LD ORD 0.1P 3.26 8.67% COMS PLC ORD 1P 3.25 8.33% FERREX PLC ORD 0.5P 3.50 7.69% BLACKS LEISURE GROUP PLC ORD 1P 9.37

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