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Thursday 18 July, 2013

18-Jul-2013 01:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 13:00

FTSE 100 London Stock Exchange Group PLC 1564.00 5.68% WPP Group PLC 1207.50 3.38% Thomas Cook Group PLC 149.90 2.32% Marks & Spencer Group PLC 484.40
18-Jul-2013 12:42 PM

Brokers' round-up, downgrades for Shell and Smiths Group

Nomura cuts Royal Dutch Shell to neutral from buy, target cut from 2500p to 2400p. JP Morgan Cazenove cuts Smiths Group to neutral from overweight, target cut from 1500p to 1460p. JP Morgan Cazenove lifts easyJet to overweight from underweight, target
18-Jul-2013 12:30 PM

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

Overall Market Univision Engineering Ltd 0.90 8.43% Bullabulling Gold Ltd 1.75 7.36% Creightons PLC 3.88 6.89% Edenville Energy PLC 0.17
18-Jul-2013 12:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 12:00

FTSE 100 London Stock Exchange Group PLC 1551.50 4.83% WPP Group PLC 1202.00 2.91% Marks & Spencer Group PLC 481.85 1.74% RSA Insurance Group PLC 129.90
18-Jul-2013 11:33 AM

DTEK Trading imports natural gas from Europe

DTEK Trading, one of Ukraine's largest energy traders, has started importing natural gas from Europe. It plans to import up to 100m cubic metres of natural gas in July. Throughout the year import volumes will be set based on conditions in the Ukrai
18-Jul-2013 11:30 AM

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

Overall Market TOP CREATION INVESTMENTS LIMITED OR 0.83 6.41% Sirius Minerals PLC 22.00 6.02% Pure Wafer PLC 4.75 5.56% Max Petroleum PLC 4.09
18-Jul-2013 11:15 AM

LSE becomes even more diversified

Chris Gibson-Smith, chairman of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), will tell this afternoon's AGM that this has been another year of significant progress for the company as it has become an even more international and diversified business. He said: &
18-Jul-2013 11:07 AM

Ofcom briefs analysts on postal services sector

Ofcom will be briefing analysts and the investment community this afternoon on the UK postal services sector. It will cover the regulatory framework and Ofcom's duties. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
18-Jul-2013 11:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 11:00

FTSE 100 London Stock Exchange Group PLC 1538.00 3.92% WPP Group PLC 1199.00 2.65% Marks & Spencer Group PLC 482.75 1.93% RSA Insurance Group PLC 130.05
18-Jul-2013 10:30 AM

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

Overall Market Intandem Films PLC 0.53 8.16% Sirius Minerals PLC 20.63 3.15% Hummingbird Resources 23.38 2.77% Hayward Tyler Group 37.50
18-Jul-2013 10:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 10:00

FTSE 100 London Stock Exchange Group PLC 1538.00 3.92% WPP Group PLC 1197.00 2.48% Marks & Spencer Group PLC 484.85 2.38% RSA Insurance Group PLC 130.20
18-Jul-2013 09:52 AM

Carrier bag use up 1% in 2012

A small increase in the number of carrier bags being used by supermarket shoppers across the UK reflects changing shopping trends and shouldn't detract from areas where excellent progress has been made, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) says. The
18-Jul-2013 09:45 AM

Greencore schedules trading update

Greencore Group will release its next interim management statement on 31 July. At 9:45am: (LON:GNC) Greencore Group share price was +3.75p at 149.5p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
18-Jul-2013 09:34 AM

AECI earnings per share to be 190-200% up

AECI expects earnings per share for the six months to the end of June to be between 190% and 200% higher than a year ago. It says headline earnings per share are expected to be between 230% and 240% up on last time. AECI says that as indicated in the
18-Jul-2013 09:34 AM

Estimated weekly spend across all retailing averaged £6.9bn June

The ONS said today estimates of retail sales for June show continued growth in the quantity bought (or sales volumes) in the retail sector and an underlying pattern of moderate growth. Comparing quarter 2 with quarter 1 in 2013, the quantity bought increa
18-Jul-2013 09:30 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 08:00 and 09:00

Overall Market Mountfield Group PLC 1.40 7.69% Naibu Global International Company 68.00 5.43% 1pm PLC 0.26 4.00% Sirius Minerals PLC 20.00
18-Jul-2013 09:18 AM

Tax incentives needed to save for care costs, says Altmann

The Government should introduce special tax incentives to save for care, a former Downing Street adviser says. Ros Altmann - a pensions adviser to Tony Blair during his premiership - says pensions are not the best financial product for covering care cos
18-Jul-2013 09:10 AM

Bumi takes next step in 'separation'

Bumi has taken the next step in the process of separating itself from the Bakrie Group and PT Bumi Resources Tbk. Bumi and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vallar Investments UK Limited, have agreed to sell their 29.2% interest in Bumi Resources to the Bakr
18-Jul-2013 09:01 AM

Moody's affirms South Africa government bond ratings

Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the Baa1/(P)Prime-2 government debt ratings of the Republic of South Africa and maintained the negative rating outlook. The key drivers for maintaining the government ratings are: 1) Stricter public spending d
18-Jul-2013 09:01 AM

Anglo American production results mixed in Q2

Anglo American reports mixed production results for the second quarter to the end of June with increases in copper, phosphates, diamond and platinum output but decreases in iron ore, coal, nickel and niobium. Kumba Iron Ore production decreased marginall
18-Jul-2013 09:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 09:00

FTSE 100 London Stock Exchange Group PLC 1527.00 3.18% WPP Group PLC 1198.00 2.57% Marks & Spencer Group PLC 483.65 2.12% Petrofac Ltd 1288.00
18-Jul-2013 08:54 AM

Fitch affirms Sweden at 'AAA'

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Sweden's long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings at 'AAA'. The outlook on both ratings is stable. Fitch has also affirmed Sweden's short-term rating at 'F1+' and country cei
18-Jul-2013 08:51 AM

LondonMetric acquires two retail warehouses

LondonMetric Property has exchanged on a portfolio comprising two retail warehouses in Cardiff and Milton Keynes from clients of JP Morgan Asset Management for £25.8m The figure - net of acquisition costs - reflects a combined net initial yield of 8.0%.
18-Jul-2013 08:49 AM

Conroy confirms discovery of high zinc levels

Conroy Gold and Natural Resources has confirmed the discovery of highly positive zinc results of up to 30% within the gold licence area. Grab samples were taken from 12 of the old lead workings spoil heaps in the company's licence area. Conroy sai
18-Jul-2013 08:46 AM

American Express net income up 5%

American Express Co's second quarter net income rose to $1.4bn, up 5% from $1.3bn a year ago. Diluted earnings per share was $1.27, up 10% from $1.15 a year ago. Second quarter consolidated total revenues net of interest expense rose 4% to $8.2bn,

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