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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

Afren PLC

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  • Bloomberg: China Petrochemical Corp, the country’s largest refiner, is in talks to buy more than $1 billion of assets from Afren Plc, sources said

Barclays PLC

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  • Financial Times: Chris Lucas, Barclays’ finance director since 2007, and Mark Harding, general counsel, are to step down
  • Reuters: Barclays chief Antony Jenkins has opted not to take a bonus for 2012, saying he should "bear an appropriate degree of accountability" for the difficult year the British bank endured

BP PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: BP is expected to report a 22% fall in underlying profits this week as its fourth-quarter earnings suffer from the ending of the Russian joint venture TNK-BP
  • The Moscow Times: Lower output from TNK-BP's mature fields led to an overall decrease in crude oil production, which edged down 0.1% in January, Energy Ministry data issued on Saturday show
  • Daily Express: BP is hoping to settle outstanding liabilities for the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of a trial for civil claims due to start in the US on 25 February
  • Reuters: Marathon Petroleum Corp on Friday closed its $2.4 billion acquisition of BP's Texas City, Texas, refinery, both companies said
  • Bloomberg: State Oil Co of Azerbaijan said production from the BP-led Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli field was unchanged in January from a year earlier, indicating that output has recovered from a dip during 2012

BT Group PLC

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  • Bloomberg: BT Group posted third-quarter adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation of £1.55 billion, compared with the average analyst estimate for profit of £1.53 billion

DS Smith PLC

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  • 4-traders: Chris Britton will join the Board of DS Smith as a non-executive director on 6 March

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: GlaxoSmithKline is expected to start moving resources away from continental Europe and into emerging markets to react to the “changed environment” on the Continent

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Bloomberg: HSBC Holdings’s $7.4 billion sale of its stake in Ping An Insurance to Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont was cleared by regulators

Lloyds Group PLC

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  • The Guardian: António Horta-Osório, chief executive of bailed-out Lloyds Banking Group, is expected to be questioned on Monday about whether he should pocket a potential £2.5 million bonus

Prudential PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: Tidjane Thiam, the chief executive of Prudential, has warned incoming Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, that Britain is at risk of fresh financial turmoil unless Mr Carney halts quantitative easing

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC

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  • 4-traders: Rolls-Royce has opened a new Marine Service facility in Guangzhou, to better serve its growing customer base in southern China

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • MarketWatch: The Indian unit of Shell on Saturday said it is in talks with tax authorities in India over alleged tax evasion
  • Royal Dutch Shell: Shell has revealed that the grounding of the Kulluk in Alaskan waters has already cost the company $90 million for salvage and other costs
  • Manila Standard Today: The Court of Appeals has held in abeyance its ruling on the appeal made by Pilipinas Shell Petroleum on its motion seeking to block the opening of its books for audit, pending resolution by the Supreme Court in a related case

Shire PLC

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  • Philly.com: Shire said on Friday that it would pay $57.5 million as part of a tentative agreement with the Justice Department to settle an investigation related to marketing practices of five drugs - Adderall XR, Vyvanse, Daytrana, Lialda, and Pentasa

Unilever PLC

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  • Business Green: Unilever will on Monday unveil a major packaging breakthrough, after scientists spent years sweating over designs for a more efficient compressed aerosol deodorant can

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • Fox Business: Vodafone Group’s India unit has asked the country's telecom department for immediate allotment of the spectrum won by the British company through an auction in November

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