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

 
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: Barclays and Absa Group, one of South Africa’s top four banks, on Thursday said they planned to combine their Africa operations in a £1.3 billion deal
  • The Guardian: Hector Sants, the former chief executive of the Financial Services Authority, is in talks to join embattled Barclays in a senior role barely six months after the leaving the City regulator

BG Group PLC

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  • Financial Times: BG Group is exploring selling more assets linked to its $20 billion natural gas development in Australia

BP PLC

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  • Nola: BP is building the world's largest complex of supercomputers for commercial research in the US for processing and management of massive amounts of geological and seismic data
  • Bloomberg: The BP-led Shah Deniz 2 natural gas project in Azerbaijan will cost $28 billion, up from the previous estimate of $25 billion
  • Economic Times: BP, along with its partner Reliance Industries, has begun drilling on a satellite discovery surrounding the now flagging gas fields in the KG-D6 block in India

BT Group PLC

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  • Business Standard: BT Group plans to raise about $184.71 million by selling its remaining stake of 9.09% in India’s Tech Mahindra, a joint venture between BT and Mahindra & Mahindra

DS Smith PLC

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  • Financial Times: Pre-tax profit of DS Smith rose from £60.8 million to £88.9 million in the half to October 31 as sales went up almost two-thirds to £1.7 billion

First Quantum Minerals PLC

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  • The Northern Miner: First Quantum Minerals has started commercial production at its Kevitsa open-pit, nickel-copper mine in northern Finland

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • Daily Political: GlaxoSmithKline’s stock had its “underperform” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Exane BNP Paribas with target price of $23.33

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: HSBC is expected to pay more than $1.5 billion in fines to US authorities within weeks to settle money-laundering investigations into its business

Imagination Technologies Group PLC

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  • ShareCast: Stocks of Imagination Technologies Group rose 5.81% to 424.30 pence on Thursday after JP Morgan Chase reiterated its overweight rating on the stock

Lloyds Group PLC

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  • Scotsman: Lloyds Banking Group has sold a £778.6 million debt portfolio backing properties in Scotland and the north of England for just £390 million – a 50% discount
  • The Guardian: Major City investors have issued a stark warning to the government that there is little chance of selling off the taxpayers' stakes in RBS and Lloyds
  • Financial Times: High-street banks including Lloyds and RBS are still putting pressure on staff to sell high volumes of products to retail customers, despite recent mis-selling scandals

Micro Focus International PLC

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