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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

Barclays PLC

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  • Financial Times: Bob Diamond, chief executive of Barclays, was engulfed in a political firestorm on Thursday following revelations of his bank’s attempts to rig market interest rates for financial gain
  • The Independent: More than £4 billion was wiped from the value of Barclays on Thursday as shareholders fled the bank in the wake of its £290 million fines for trying to fix interest rates

BG Group PLC

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  • Bloomberg: BG Group completed an agreement giving Kazakhstan 10% of the Karachaganak oil project; the government acquired the stake for $2 billion in cash and $1 billion in non-cash payments

BP PLC

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  • The Wall Street Journal: Mikhail Fridman, the billionaire who leads BP’s partners in TNK-BP, said there are no other credible buyers for the British giant's 50% stake in the conflict-plagued Russian venture
  • Reuters: Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz II consortium, led by BP and Statoil, selected the Nabucco West pipeline as one of two possible routes to carry Caspian gas to western Europe

Diageo PLC

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  • DBR: Diageo has unveiled a new line of frozen malt beverage pouches for its Parrot Bay and Smirnoff brands

DS Smith PLC

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  • Reuters: DS Smith said full-year pretax profit for the company rose to £110.2 million for the year ended 30 April from £76.7 million pounds a year ago
  • Lesprom: DS Smith has decided to recommend a final dividend per share of 4 pence per share together with the interim dividend of 1.9 pence per share

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • MarketWatch: GlaxoSmithKline has received FDA approval for vaccine MenHibrix(R), which is used to stop invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups C and Y and Haemophilus influenzaetype b

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • NDTV: Four more global banks, including HSBC, are being probed for allegedly providing false figures on key interest rates upon which mortgages and consumer loans are priced
  • Reuters: HSBC raised about $430 million after selling its holdings in India's Axis Bank and Yes Bank on Thursday

Prudential PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: An infrastructure fund owned by Prudential and Morgan Stanley has bought a 90% stake in Veolia’s regulated water businesses for £1.2 billion

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Reuters: Shell has again extended a deadline for Cove Energy shareholders to accept its $1.8 billion takeover offer
  • Reuters: A glitch at a new diesel making unit at Shell's Pernis refinery in the Netherlands is causing delays because of problems linked to the quality of its output
  • Punch: Shell Petroleum has concluded plans to build a $3.5billion gas plant in Imo state, Nigeria

Taylor Wimpey PLC

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  • Dunmow Broadcast: Taylor Wimpey has been granted outline planning permission to build 100 homes on land south of Ongar Road in the UK

Tullow Oil PLC

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