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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

Afren PLC

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  • Reuters: Fitch Ratings has revised the Outlook on Afren’s Long-term Issuer Default Rating to Stable from Negative and affirmed its Long-term IDR and senior unsecured rating at 'B'

BG Group PLC

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  • IT News: BG Group has set up a centralised planning capability for up to 600 staff in over 20 countries to aid business forecasting


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  • Bloomberg: TNK-BP can’t sue Igor Lazurenko, former head of logistics, in the UK over its allegations of fraud, a court ruled
  • Daily Finance: UGI Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Flaga GmbH, has reached a definitive agreement to acquire LPG distribution business of BP in Poland

BT Group PLC

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  • Daily Political: BT Group’s shares had its “neutral” rating restated by analysts at HSBC with target price on the stock set at $3.50

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • Vaccine News: The UK has chosen GlaxoSmithKline’s Rotarix vaccine for the nation’s first routine rotavirus immunisation programme for infants and children to protect against the most common cause of severe vomiting and diarrhea

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • The Buffalo News: HSBC Bank USA is laying off about 60 workers in downtown Buffalo following a reorganisation last week, with some positions transferred to third-party vendors

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Bloomberg: Shell may delay until 2014 a decision on its Arrow LNG venture that’s forecast to cost $20 billion amid rising expenses for energy projects in Australia
  • AsiaOne: Shell Deepwater Borneo, a Shell exploration entity based in Brunei, is eyeing the drilling of a well for an offshore exploration block in the Sultanate that was previously deemed "uneconomical"
  • Bloomberg: Shell, which has been operating in Malaysia for more than a century, linked its Gumusut-Kakap oil field with production facilities belonging to Murphy Oil to start early output from the deposit
  • Fox Business: Shell is confident the US government will approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline extension that will carry crude from western Canada to the US Gulf Coast, its chief financial officer Simon Henry said

Shire PLC

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  • Shire and Boston Children’s Hospital said on Tuesday they will collaborate on researching treatments for rare pediatric diseases

Tullow Oil PLC

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  • Reuters: Oil and gas explorer Hyperdynamics Corp said it will sell a 40% interest in its primary asset, a license offshore Guinea, to Tullow Oil
  • Fox Business: Tullow Oil has agreed to issue 224,955 shares to Petrolin Trading in settlement of a $5 million debt obligation of its subsidiary, Tullow Gabon

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: Britain's biggest mobile operator, EE, has accused its rival Vodafone of "misleading" customers by offering them 4G services it will not necessarily be able to deliver

Xstrata PLC

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  • Financial Times: Xstrata’s investors on Tuesday approved the union of the mining company with Glencore to create a commodities behemoth but voted en masse against a £140 million retention package for Xstrata’s executives
  • Financial Times: Sir John Bond, Xstrata’s chairman, is to resign once the merger with Glencore is completed
  • The Daily Telegraph: Shareholders in commodity trader Glencore have voted overwhelmingly in favour of its long-awaited takeover of miner Xstrata
  • MarketWatch: Shares of Glencore and Xstrata stood out among the biggest gainers in an upbeat UK stock market on Tuesday as they moved closer to completing a high-profile merger

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