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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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  • Bloomberg: Barclays’ deferred prosecution for dealings with sanctioned countries has ended

BG Group PLC

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  • The Age: After unveiling a $5 billion blowout earlier this year, BG Group is confident costs are under control at its huge Curtis LNG project in Australia


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  • Reuters: State Oil Co of Azerbaijan urged BP for a rapid completion of repairs at the Caspian natural gas field of Shah Deniz as demand for the fuel grows in winter
  • The Salt Lake Tribune: Utah is suing BP Amoco for allegedly double-dipping insurance reimbursements tied to cleanups of leaking underground tanks
  • Chicago Tribune: Igor Lazurenko, a former TNK-BP employee, may have confessed to fraud out of fear during a meeting in the office of German Khan, the head of the oil company and one of Russia's most prominent businessmen, according to a British High Court judge

BT Group PLC

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  • Financial Times: BT will on Wednesday say that Openreach will next summer charge broadband providers £38 a month for its 330Mbps fibre-to-the-premises service, down from £60 a month currently
  • 4-traders: BT has introduced BT One Cloud for the Brazilian market designed to increase workforce productivity, motivation and efficiency by reducing travel time and expenses

Diageo PLC

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  • Beverage Daily: Diageo has filed patents in a range of nations detailing a formulation process for alcoholic cocktails, sold in bottles at ambient temperatures then frozen by consumers to form a ready-to-serve pourable slush

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • Economic Times: GlaxoSmithKline’s open offer to acquire 31.8% stake in its Indian subsidiary GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare will begin on January 17 next year
  • Jags Report: Societe Generale reaffirmed buy rating on shares of GlaxoSmithKline; price target on stocks stands at $29.31

Lloyds Group PLC

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  • FT Adviser: Lloyds Banking Group shrank its loan books by £2.7 billion in the three months to September, despite the launch of the Bank of England’s Funding for Lending Scheme
  • Financial News: Lloyds Banking Group is poised to make a round of cuts to its currency trading team, at a time when many dealers’ revenues from foreign exchange trading are suffering amid declining volumes

National Grid PLC

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  • Recharge: National Grid will make a $40 million equity investment in Clean Line, developer of long distance, high-voltage direct current transmission projects for moving large-scale wind energy from the US Midwest to market
  • Equities: National Grid has reported profit attributable to equity shareholders of the parent of £1.05 billion, or 28.7 pence per diluted share, for the six months ended 30 September

Premier Oil PLC

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  • Offshore: Premier Oil has awarded TWMA a $3.2 million contract to dispose of drill cuttings and associated materials from a drilling program in the UK central North Sea

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Offshore: Shell Eastern Petroleum has contracted Leighton Offshore, in partnership with Boskalis Offshore, for subsea works offshore Singapore
  • Reuters: Shell RDSA.L will not extend its 6-month oil processing contract with troubled French Petit-Couronne refinery beyond mid-December
  • Bloomberg: Nigeria said it’s in talks with Shell, Exxon Mobil and other energy companies to reach an agreement on tax demands proposed in draft legislation
  • Bloomberg: Solar Frontier KK, a unit of Japan’s Showa Shell Sekiyu KK, will supply 14 megawatts of thin-film solar panels for four projects by Mitsui & Co, a Japanese trading company

Smith & Nephew PLC

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  • StockMarketWire: Adrian Hennah, director of Smith & Nephew, sold post-exercise 203,316 shares in the company at a price of 664.26 pence; the Director now holds 279,511 shares
  • Daily Political: Smith & Nephew’s stock had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by Societe Generale; the shares have a $9.50 price target

Tullow Oil PLC

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  • Financial Times: Shares in Tullow Oil slipped 6% to close at £12.92 on Tuesday after drilling results off French Guiana failed to reveal commercial deposits close to its Zaedyus discovery, made last year

Unilever PLC

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  • Business Recorder: The Board of Directors of Unilever Pakistan will accept the proposal on de-listing of company shares from the Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad stock exchanges

Vedanta Resources PLC

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  • MoneyControl: India's largest aluminium maker, Vedanta Aluminium, will temporarily shut its alumina refinery in Odisha due to bauxite shortages

Xstrata PLC

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  • The Guardian: Xstrata's chief financial officer is to quit the miner following its takeover by Glencore, becoming the first director to abandon ship after investors failed to approve a gold-plated retention plan as part of the deal
  • Yahoo: Xstrata has blamed mechanical issues at an acid plant in Mount Isa in north-west Queensland for air quality breaches in the city

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