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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’ former pay chief Alison Carnwath believed that former chief executive Bob Diamond should have received 'zero' bonus
  • BBC: Barclays has said staff at a Salford call centre marked for closure later in the year will be offered jobs in Liverpool or Sunderland


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  • The Christian Science Monitor: BP and Exxon Mobil are caught on opposite sides of the front line of the oil war between the Iraqi central government and the Iraqi Kurds

Experian PLC

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  • Daily Political: Experian’s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Jefferies Group; a $18.91 target price has been fixed on the stock

First Quantum Minerals PLC

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  • Fox Business: First Quantum Minerals on Wednesday called on Zambia to lift export levies on copper concentrates

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • Jags Report: Exane BNP Paribas reaffirmed their underperform rating on shares of GlaxoSmithKline with a $22.06 price target on the stock

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Bloomberg: Prosecutors asked a federal judge to sign off on HSBC’s $1.9 billion settlement of charges that it enabled drug cartels to launder millions of dollars in trafficking proceeds
  • Reuters: HSBC pay chair says the bank will claw back some of the past bonuses following anti-money laundering penalties
  • Financial Times: HSBC has recruited a panel of experts to beef up its defences against financial crime, two months after the bank was fined almost $2 billion by US authorities
  • Bloomberg: HSBC Holdings’s agreement to sell a $7.4 billion stake in Ping An Insurance, China’s second-largest insurer, to Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont is set to expire on Thursday
  • Reuters: HSBC Bank Oman posted a 62.7% slump in 2012 net profit to $15.1 million, hurt by integration costs and bad loans

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Financial Times: A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday that a subsidiary of Shell was partly responsible for oil pollution in the Niger Delta
  • Reuters: Shell will spend about two years and $410 million to explore the Yuzivska shale gas area in Ukraine and assess its reserves

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • Economic Times: Vodafone plans to dismiss 650 staff in its Spanish division, labour unions said on Wednesday, lower than the cuts of up to 1,000 initially expected
  • Bloomberg: Vodafone Czech Republic AS plans to cut 218 jobs, or about 10% of its workforce, Lidove Noviny reported, citing spokeswoman Alzbeta Houzarova
  • LiveMint: Vodafone India has called the spectrum auction guidelines illegal, discriminatory and contrary to the government’s earlier decisions
  • Fox Business: Vodafone Group has purchased 5 million of its ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange from Barclays Capital Securities at 172.6057 pence

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