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Citywire Top Stocks Daily News Digest

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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  • Reuters: Barclays expects approximately $14 billion in Nigerian debt to become eligible for its emerging market government bond index at the end of the first quarter of 2013
  • Reuters: Fitch Ratings has assigned Barclays Bank’s potential issue of contingent capital notes an expected rating of 'BBB-(EXP)'

BG Group PLC

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  • Reuters: Fitch Ratings has placed BG Energy’s Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of 'A' and Short-term IDR of 'F1' on Rating Watch Negative


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  • Reuters: The Soviet-born billionaires who share ownership of TNK-BP with partner BP declared an end to a boardroom stalemate on Thursday, a step that could smooth the way to selling the business
  • Bloomberg: TNK-BP will invest $58 million in developing a network of filling stations in Ukraine this year and in 2013
  • Bloomberg: BP and the lead lawyers representing victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Thursday asked a judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion partial settlement of claims

Diageo PLC

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  • Reuters: Diageo was close to a deal for a stake in Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya's United Spirits after months of talks, with a deal likely to be announced as soon as Friday

Experian PLC

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  • Reuters: Experian reported a 6% rise in profit to $563 million in the six months to 30 September, ahead of the $561 million expected by analysts in a company poll
  • Reuters: Credit data firm Experian is to spend $110 million on a restructuring programme aimed at reducing costs and increasing its focus on key markets

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: HSBC is at centre of a major HM Revenue and Customs investigation after it opened offshore accounts in Jersey for serious criminals living in this country

Lloyds Group PLC

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  • Reuters: Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised its outlook on Lloyds to negative from stable

Premier Oil PLC

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  • AFP: Iraq on Thursday signed a deal with Russia's Bashneft and Britain's Premier Oil to explore an area believed to hold oil in the country’s southern part

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC

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  • 4-traders: Rolls-Royce on Thursday officially opened its new European Marine Technology and Training Centre in Ålesund, Norway

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Bloomberg: New Hampshire reached a $35 million settlement with Shell and Sunoco on a lawsuit over claims that the gasoline refiners and manufacturers used chemicals that contaminated groundwater

Tate and Lyle PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: Tate & Lyle is to launch a £30 million venture capital fund to help develop food science startups and develop new ingredients
  • City AM: Tate & Lyle posted adjusted pre-tax profit of £179 million, up 2%, stifled by the cost of restarting a second plant for its zero-calorie sucralose sweetener Splenda in Alabama earlier this year

Vedanta Resources PLC

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  • Economic Times: Vedanta Resources has reported a 49% jump in core profits as earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose to $2.6 billion in the first half of FY13

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