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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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  • The Daily Telegraph: Barclays has appointed City headhunters to find three new non-executive directors, as Sir David Walker looks to refresh the bank's board
  • Financial Times: Barclays and Credit Suisse are both preparing collateralised loan obligations for investment groups Pramerica and Cairn Capital


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  • Reuters: BP said it was reconsidering plans to drill for oil in Libya due to heightened security fears following an attack by Islamist militants on a gas plant in neighbouring Algeria earlier this month
  • The Scotsman: BP has removed all foreign nationals from its production facilities in Algeria, after the hostage crisis that claimed the lives of dozens of workers

Debenhams PLC

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  • Fiber2fashion: Sales of swimwear are up 51% in Debenhams compared to this time last year, with bikinis, swimsuits, beach hats and flip flops all being popular January purchases

Diageo PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: Diageo will signal this week that its £1.3 billion deal for a majority stake in Indian drinks giant United Spirits could be delayed until the second quarter of the year as it continues to negotiate with regulators

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Money News: HSBC has quietly amassed large amounts of silver bullion, according to a report from precious metals dealer report GoldCore

Imagination Technologies Group PLC

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  • Extreme Tech: Imagination Technologies has unveiled first ray tracing graphics cards

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Hurriyet Daily News: Turkish Petroleum Corporation plans to search for oil in the Black Sea with Shell
  • ABC News: A spokesman for the salvage of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge says salvers have not made a plan for moving the vessel from Alaska's Kodiak Island

Unilever PLC

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  • Bloomberg: Unilever said on Friday that it will close an Atlanta factory by the end of June, eliminating 125 jobs
  • The Jakarta Post: PT Unilever Indonesia has said that the recent hike in royalty fees payable to its Anglo-Dutch parent company, Unilever NV, will not dent the Indonesian subsidiary’s earnings
  • The Hindu: Hindustan Unilever has launched ultraviolet technology-based water purifier ‘Pureit Marvella UV’

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • Operating profit at Vodafone's Irish arm jumped 12% to €114.5 million in the 12 months to the end of March 2012, but revenue was down by 2.7% to €1.13 billion in the period
  • Irish Times: Vodafone Ireland paid a dividend of €60 million to its global parent group last year

Xstrata PLC

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  • Financial Times: Mick Davis, the chief executive of Xstrata, has lost faith in the public markets as a place to fund entrepreneurial businesses, as the miner edges closer to completing its long-awaited deal with commodities trader Glencore
  • Bloomberg: Xstrata maintained the cost of its Las Bambas mine in Peru at $5.2 billion after raising it last year

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