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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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  • Oil Price: The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is using instant messaging banter between traders to build a case that proves that Barclays manipulated the US energy markets from 2006 to 2008, costing other market investors over $139.3 million
  • Daily Mail: Barclays has raked in up to £750 million betting on food prices in just three years, the World Development Movement said, after the bank vowed to end the controversial practice
  • Reuters: Barclays has paid to exercise the last warrants from its controversial fundraising from Middle East investors four years ago in a move to boost the British bank's capital by $1.2 billion

BP PLC

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  • Financial Times: BP has put in place safety systems for offshore drilling that are ahead of any other company, the UK oil group has said as it prepares for the trial over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster
  • Wall Street Journal: Before the recent terrorist attack on a natural-gas facility in Algeria, internal BP reports in 2011 and 2012 cautioned the oil giant's staff that the killing of Osama bin Laden could give rise to new threats from al Qaeda offshoots in Africa
  • MarketWatch: Russia's state-controlled oil giant OAO Rosneft has signed a $14.212 billion financing deal with a group of international banks for the purchase of 50% of TNK-BP from a consortium of Soviet-born tycoons

BT Group PLC

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  • Financial Times: Google on Wednesday sued BT Group, the UK telecoms company, for patent infringement, the first time the internet search group has launched such a case in its own name
  • The Independent: BT Openreach's chief executive Liv Garfield, arguably the most senior woman in the British telecoms industry, has landed her first FTSE 100 directorship with a non-executive role at Tesco

Diageo PLC

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  • Live Mint: The Competition Commission of India will likely clear the majority stake acquisition by Diageo in Vijay Mallya’s United Spirits, after representatives of the companies met government officials last week

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • Fox Business: GlaxoSmithKline is one of several groups exploring a potential takeover of Ache Laboratorios Farmaceuticos, one of Brazil's biggest drugmakers

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • MarketWatch: Analysts at HSBC on Wednesday lifted their silver forecasts for 2013 and 2014, as growing industrial demand and loose monetary policies is likely to boost appetite for the precious metal

ITV PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: ITV has apologised "unreservedly" to the Duchess of Cambridge for showing pictures of her in a bikini, displaying her pregnancy bump, on the This Morning programme

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: Rolls-Royce has struck an £800 million deal with the Ministry of Defence, cementing its place as supplier of nuclear propulsion technology to the military for the next decade

Shire PLC

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  • 4-traders: Shire has purchased 16,500 of its ordinary shares of 5 pence each

Tullow Oil PLC

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  • Bloomberg: Tullow Oil rallied 6.8% to 1,260 pence on Wednesday, the biggest jump since September 2011, as the oil explorer reported a 4% increase in full-year pretax profit to $1.1 billion and forecast production of 86,000-92,000 barrels a day this year
  • Financial Times: Tullow Oil has committed itself to edging up capital expenditure to $2 billion this year

Unilever PLC

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  • 4-traders: Hindustan Unilever has emerged as the No. 1 employer of choice for B-School students in India who will graduate in 2013, according to the latest Nielsen Campus Track-B School Survey

Virgin Media INC

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  • Bloomberg: Virgin Media’s board and Chief Executive Officer Neil Berkett were sued by a shareholder over the company’s $16 billion sale to Liberty Global

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: Vodafone is looking at a potential takeover approach of Kabel Deutschland, Germany's largest cable provider, with a market value of €6.2 billion
  • MarketWatch: Vodafone's depositary shares fell 1.8% on volume of 1.1 million in premarket action on Wednesday, while shares in London dropped 1.2% after a German magazine said the company is weighing a possible takeover of Kabel Deutschland

Xstrata PLC

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  • Platts: The timetable for the proposed $500 million Donkin Coal Project in Nova Scotia has not yet been altered by Xstrata Coal's failure to meet a self-imposed 31 December 2012, deadline to sell its 75% stake in the project, an official said Wednesday

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