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

Barclays PLC

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  • Indian Express: Barclays Capital Mauritius has acquired 1.16 million shares of Indian private sector lender Karnataka Bank for $4.14 million


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  • Oil & Gas Eurasia: TNK-BP is reinvesting $74.5 million of tax benefits in oil production development in Orenburg region in Russia in 2013
  • Mining Weekly: Indonesia's Tangguh liquefied natural gas project Train 2 has resumed production after a fire forced operator BP to shut it down in mid-November
  • Bloomberg: BP sold a cargo of Russian Urals crude to Trafigura Beheer BV in northwest Europe at a higher price than the previous trade
  • Oil & Gas Eurasia: TNK-BP announces completion of construction of a gas pipeline from its Verkhne-Kolik-Yoganskoe field to the Bakhilovskaya Compressor Station

Diageo PLC

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  • Equities: Diageo has announced a $10 million strategy to empower two million women in 17 countries in Asia-Pacific by 2017

DS Smith PLC

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  • Insider Media: Packaging company Cepac has agreed a deal to acquire DS Smith's corrugated packaging business in Darlington in the UK, formerly known as SCA Branded Packaging

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • Sacramento Bee: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and GlaxoSmithKline has announced a partnership to develop therapeutics to treat an inherited form of muscular dystrophy

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: HSBC is expected to pay US authorities a record $1.9 billion to settle allegations that its failure to enforce anti-money laundering rules left America's financial system exposed to drug cartels
  • Financial Times: HSBC has completed the $800 million sale of some of its central American operations to Banco Davivienda, Colombia’s third-biggest bank by assets
  • Reuters: Fitch Ratings has affirmed HSBC Bank Middle East's Long-term Issuer Default Ratings at 'AA-' and HSBC Bank Oman's Long-term IDR at 'A+'
  • Finextra: HSBC Global Payments and Cash Management has been appointed to provide liquidity management services to CLSA Asia-Pacific Market's operations across Asia

Imagination Technologies Group PLC

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  • Financial Times: Imagination Technologies has increased its offer for US chip designer MIPS Technologies to $80 million from $60 million

National Grid PLC

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  • Syracuse: A typical household in new York state would pay National Grid $5.44 a month less for electricity and $3.42 a month less for natural gas beginning April if regulators approve a three-year rate plan negotiated by the utility

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: A whistleblower at the centre of bribery allegations concerning Rolls-Royce claims he was left feeling "depressed" and "cheated" by his experiences at the FTSE 100 manufacturer
  • 4-traders: Rolls-Royce said Monday it has secured a comprehensive $15 million project management and integrated propulsion and control systems package with Jackson Offshore Operators, for two advanced offshore support vessels

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • AlJazeera: A University of Essex report has concluded that the Shell is responsible for cleaning up the mess it has made of the Niger Delta

Shire PLC

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  • 4-traders: Shire has purchased 110,443 of its own ordinary shares of 5 pence each

Tullow Oil PLC

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  • Business Recorder: Pakistan Petroleum is likely to purchase entire interest of Tullow Oil in Pakistan and Bangladesh after formal approval from the federal government

Vedanta Resources PLC

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  • The Hindu: Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed Vedanta Resources’s corporate family rating at Ba1 and its senior unsecured rating at Ba3; the outlook for both ratings remains negative
  • Money Control: Shares of Cairn India, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources, dropped 1.7% to $6.02 in India on Monday as Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to neutral

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • Reuters: Vodafone and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline are joining forces on a novel project to increase childhood vaccination rates in Mozambique using text messaging

Xstrata PLC

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  • The Independent: Lengthy antitrust regulatory processes in China and South Africa have forced commodities trader Glencore to delay the date for completion of its tie-up with Xstrata until the end of January