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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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  • Daily Mail: Questions emerge over Middle East fundraising as Barclays bids to leave dark days behind

BG Group PLC

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  • StockMarketWire: BG Group non-executive director Philippe Varin has stepped down from the board after almost seven years

BP PLC

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  • Reuters: BP has backed a move by Shell to head off a liquidity crunch in the Brent crude market where falling output and oilfield outages can boost global prices
  • Bloomberg: BP signed a deal to export US gas from the Freeport terminal in Texas, joining Shell, Exxon Mobil and Total SA in the race to ship burgeoning North American production overseas
  • Bloomberg: OAO Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil company, is raising $14.2 billion of loans to finance the second part of its acquisition of TNK-BP

Diageo PLC

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  • Reuters: Diageo will complete by November a $372 million investment in Nigeria to boost its beer production capacity in Africa's most populous nation by 50%
  • The Hindu: Diageo has requested the Securities and Exchange Board of India to allow it to launch an open offer for the purchase of shares in United Spirits after receipt of all regulatory approvals

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • Proactive Investors: GlaxoSmithKline, rated ‘underweight’, saw its valuation tweaked 10 pence a share higher to £14.60 by JP Morgan

National Grid PLC

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  • Fox Business: National Grid North America is planning a benchmark-size, euro-denominated bond issue, one of the banks running the deal said on Monday

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC

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  • The Independent: Rolls-Royce has been awarded a $97.3 million contract by the US Air Force to provide logistics and programme management support for the C-130J fleet and engineering services, spare parts and data support

Shire PLC

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  • 4-traders: Shire has purchased 21,050 ordinary shares at 2123.00 pence to 2104.00 pence per share through both direct purchases of ordinary shares and through purchase of ordinary shares underlying ADRs

Unilever PLC

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  • The Nation: Unilever is investing $93.8 million in Thailand this year in a new factory for liquid home-care products as well as a distribution centre
  • Bloomberg: Unilever is seeking higher royalty from its units in emerging markets as business slows at home, spurring protests by minority investors

Virgin Media INC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: Virgin Media, the pay-television business being bought by US giant Liberty Global, has invited staff to delay their bonuses so that they can avoid the top rate of tax

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • Fox Business: Vodafone Group priced the largest industrial bond offering of the year on Monday, with a $6 billion deal in five parts

Xstrata PLC

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  • Mining.com: Dominican Republic’s Mining Agency director denied on Monday local reports saying the government would not let Xstrata go ahead with its planned expansion plans at Loma Miranda, as it would harm the region’s ecosystems

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