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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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  • Bloomberg: Barclays will cap cash bonuses at $102,000 for staff at its investment bank and defer awards for senior managers, according to a person with knowledge of the plans
  • Reuters: Barclays said on Thursday it added 16 new investment representatives to its wealth and investment management division as the British bank expands its presence in the US
  • Bloomberg: Absa Group investors, including Africa’s largest pension fund, are questioning the bank’s $2.1 billion all-share offer for Barclays’s Africa assets, saying the lender should use its cash surplus to help finance the deal

Experian PLC

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  • StockMarketWire: Experian CEO Donald Robert has sold post-exercise 552,453 shares in the company at a price of 1103.76 pence; Robert now holds 1,101,685 shares in the company

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • KATC: Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a lawsuit, on behalf of the state of Louisiana, against GlaxoSmithKline over its illegal promotion of the drugs Paxil, Wellbutrin, Advair, Lamictal, Zofran, Imitrex, Lotronex, Flovent and Valtrex for off-label, non-covered uses in violation of state laws

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Reuters: HSBC will close the accounts of some customers in the Middle East and North Africa with links to sanction-targeted nations, the bank said on Thursday

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC

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  • 4-traders: Rolls-Royce Holdings on Thursday said it has been awarded engine type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency for the Trent XWB that will power the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft

Shire PLC

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  • 4-traders: Shire has purchased 21,800 of its ordinary shares of 5 pence each through both direct purchases of Ordinary Shares and through the purchase of Ordinary Shares underlying ADRs

Smith & Nephew PLC

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  • Bloomberg: Smith & Nephew’s trading profit, which excludes reorganization and acquisition costs, fell to $272 million in the fourth quarter from $279 million a year earlier

Unilever PLC

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  • The Express Tribune: Unilever’s plan to delist one of its Pakistan subsidiaries appears to have hit a snag

Vedanta Resources PLC

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  • Mining Weekly: Zambia's Konkola Copper Mines, owned by Vedanta Resources, plans to invest $200 million in an abandoned open-pit mine which last produced copper in the 1970s

Virgin Media INC

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  • Bloomberg: Virgin Media raised $3.65 billion with bonds in dollars and pounds as part of a planned $8.3 billion financing package to help fund its acquisition by John Malone’s Liberty Global

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • Wall Street Journal: Mobile revenues at Vodafone Group fell 2% to £11.39 billion in the final quarter of 2012, as Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said he can't make out when a steepening revenue decline at the company will abate or turn around
  • Reuters: Shares in Vodafone rose by 1.7% on Thursday as the group maintained its outlook for the year and as analysts said the results were not quite as bad as some had feared after torrid results from KPN and Mobistar earlier this week

Weir Group PLC

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  • Financial Times: Weir Group rose 0.6% to £20.78 in London on Thursday - its highest in nearly a year - after Patterson UTI Energy reported a surge in demand for fracking equipment

Xstrata PLC

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  • Dominican Today: The UNDP reiterated on Thursday that its sole role is to advise Dominican Republic’s Government by evaluating the environmental impact study submitted by Xstrata Nickel for its planned mine at Loma Miranda

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