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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 Guardian: Barclays is preparing to hand its chief executive Antony Jenkins a bonus of at least £1 million for 2012
  • Reuters: Regulators correctly found that traders for Barclays manipulated the California power market from late 2006 to 2008 and should pay the record penalties proposed in October, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff said in a report
  • The Economic Times: Barclays Capital Mauritius on Tuesday offloaded 1.76 million shares of the infrastructure major IVRCL Ltd for $1.06 million

BG Group PLC

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  • Reuters: BG Group's planned sale of a remaining stake in a shared liquefied natural gas terminal in Chile is being blocked by another operator of the Quintero station, a spokesperson told Reuters on Tuesday


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  • Financial Times: BP has been given approval from a US judge for its $4 billion settlement with the US Department of Justice over the criminal action resulting from the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010
  • Financial Times: Ashti Hawrami, the Kurdish minister of natural resources, has said BP risked putting itself in the “frontline” of a conflict between Baghdad and the Kurds if it proceeded with plans to revive a vast oilfield in disputed territory in northern Iraq
  • The Guardian: Iran believes BP-operated Azeri oil platforms have polluted the Caspian Sea and may sue the UK oil group if it continues
  • Rigzone: John Mingé has been appointed chairman and president of BP America Inc and will serve as BP's chief representative in the US

BT Group PLC

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  • Bloomberg: BT Group slipped 2.3% to 246.2 pence on Tuesday, its largest drop in two months, after Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch unit lowered its recommendation on the telco to neutral from buy
  • 4-traders: The National Bank of Abu Dhabi has selected BT to connect its expanding network of regional and global operations

First Quantum Minerals PLC

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  • Bloomberg: First Quantum Minerals wants the Zambian government to waive a 10% levy on nickel-concentrate exports that the company said threatens its newest mine

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • The Guardian: Thousands of families in the UK could be deprived of compensation for the death or harm of a relative caused by diabetes drug Avandia, even though GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay billions of dollars to settle similar claims in the US

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Market Place: Three Atlanta-area counties in the US are taking on HSBC; they say the bank's predatory lending triggered their budget shortfalls

National Grid PLC

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  • Platts: National Grid expects to invest $5.66 billion in its UK and US transmission and distribution infrastructure this year

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Global Post: A Dutch court will rule on Wednesday whether Shell is responsible for pollution in Nigeria

Tate and Lyle PLC

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  • 4-traders: Tate & Lyle has announced the launch of a new, dedicated Open Innovation web portal to encourage universities, start-ups and companies specialising in food science to submit proposals aligned with the company’s innovation priorities

Vedanta Resources PLC

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  • Bloomberg: Sesa Goa, a unit of Vedanta Resources, plans to invest as much as $2.4 billion to develop assets in Liberia in its first overseas expansion after a court-ordered mining ban halted production at home
  • ShareCast: Sterlite Industries (India), a non-ferrous metals division of Vedanta Resources, posted a 30% rise in earnings per share in the nine months to 31 December

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • Financial Times: India’s finance minister P Chidambaram is confident that a $2.6 billion tax dispute with Vodafone is close to being settled as the Indian government attempts to win back international investor confidence

Xstrata PLC

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  • Platts: Xstrata's Australian coal unit has declared force majeure on several export shipments of thermal coal out of the Queensland port of Gladstone after rail links were shut because of heavy flooding
  • Financial Times: Vince Cable has written to the chairmen and chief executives of the seven FTSE 100 companies with all-male boards, including Xstrata, urging them to appoint female directors

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