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Citywire Top Stocks Daily News Digest

All the news from across the web about the companies featured in Citywire's Top Stocks

AstraZeneca PLC

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  • Financial Times: AstraZeneca has deferred the break-up of its longstanding partnership with Merck of the US in a move that allows it to conserve several hundred million dollars in cash in the short term

Barclays PLC

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  • Financial Times: US and UK authorities have fined Barclays more than $450 million for attempting to manipulate the London interbank offered rate
  • The Guardian: Bob Diamond forfeits bonus over Barclays’ 'serious, widespread' breaches of City rules
  • Bloomberg: The Barclays settlements on interbank rates shows the need for the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission to be “appropriately funded”
  • Reuters: New York's highest court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Barclays and S&P's over two failed structured investment vehicles that held subprime mortgage-backed securities

BG Group PLC

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  • Bloomberg: BG Group rallied 3.8% to 1,256 pence in London on Wednesday as oil rose as much as 2% to $80.92 a barrel

BP PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: BP has regained some control over the running of Russian joint venture TNK-BP, securing the agreement of its oligarch partners to meet as a board next month for the first time since December
  • The Wall Street Journal: BP is set to invest in two pipeline projects vying to carry Caspian natural gas to Europe
  • Reuters: TNK-BP said it was encouraged by the results of unconventional drilling at an old West Siberian field, the first of several projects to determine the efficacy of "fracking"

BT Group PLC

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  • Money Management: BT Financial Group has retained SFG Australia - the result of the merger between Shadforths and Snowball - on its BT Wrap platform

Domino Printing Sciences

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  • 4-traders: Domino Printing Sciences has fully acquired shares in PostJet Systems; the initial purchase price of £6.5 million was paid from Domino's existing cash resources

GKN PLC

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  • SacBee: GKN Driveline's recently-completed all-wheel-drive acquisition positions the company as the only driveline automotive supplier capable of providing complete driveline systems to its customers.

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • MarketWatch: Nearly 100 GlaxoSmithKline employees will be setting out for long term (up to six months) assignments in 2012 with 52 nonprofit and non-governmental organisations in 25 countries

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Reuters: HSBC will sell its entire stakes in Indian lenders Axis Bank and Yes Bank, in a deal through its Mauritius subsidiary that will raise up to $429.5 million
  • The Wall Street Journal: HSBC Canada is offering Chinese renminbi commercial savings account that will allow businesses to hold the Chinese currency
  • AME Info: HSBC announces that it has launched HSBC Connect, a highly advanced internet banking proposition, for its corporate customers in Kuwait

National Grid PLC

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  • BBC: National Grid says it could cost an extra £900 million to run parts of a new power line through North Somerset underground instead of using pylons

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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