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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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  • Reuters: Fitch Ratings says that Barclays Bank's ('A'/Stable/'F1'/'a') strategic review and its announced adequate adjusted Q412 results have no immediate rating implications


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  • Nasdaq: BP is restarting a key gasoline-production unit at its refinery in Carson, California, after more than a month of maintenance, a person familiar with the refinery's operations said Thursday

Debenhams PLC

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  • Fibre2fashion: Debenhams is strengthening its foothold in the Baltic market by opening two stores in Latvia and Estonia

Diageo PLC

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  • The Drum: Diageo has launched a new luxury e-commerce platform dedicated to its collection of reserve brands including Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Gold Label Reserve, Tanqueray No. TEN, Ciroc Ultra Premuim Vodka, Ketel One Vodka and selected Diageo single malts

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Economic Times: Leading life insurance companies in India such as HDFC Life, Birla Sun Life and ICICI Prudential have shown interest in purchasing HSBC's stake in its three-cornered JV with two public sector banks
  • NBC 12: HSBC Card Service is closing its call center in Chesapeake culling more than 160 jobs

Imagination Technologies Group PLC

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  • Jags Report: Jefferies Group reiterated buy rating on shares of Imagination Technologies with $9.75 price target on the stock

Lloyds Group PLC

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  • The Independent: Eric Daniels, the former boss of Lloyds Bank, on Thursday denied widespread mis-selling of payment protection insurance policies, as he said the multi-billion scandal was instead caused by a “misunderstanding” between banks and watchdogs

Premier Oil PLC

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  • Daily Political: Societe Generale reaffirmed “buy” rating on Premier Oil as it fixed $7.15 price target on the stock

Prudential PLC

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  • Daily Political: RBC Capital reaffirmed outperform rating on Prudential Plc as it fixed a $14.13 price target on the stock

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC

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  • The Independent: Rolls-Royce announced a 24% leap in profits for 2012 to £1.4 billion, as a strong performance in its key civil aerospace business pushed up revenues by 8% to £12.2 billion
  • The Guardian: Rolls-Royce has appointed Ian Davis, the former head of McKinsey, as chairman, ending the eight-year tenure of Sir Simon Roberston

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Huffington Post: A multi-agency group formed to deal with the New Year's Eve grounding of a Shell drill barge near an Alaskan island says the rig is safe to tow to its next port and the unified command is disbanding

Shire PLC

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  • 4-traders: Shire on Thursday reported a fall in operating income for the three months ended 31 December to $78.6 million primarily due to charges to impair intangible assets and higher legal and litigation costs in 4Q 2012

Virgin Media INC

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  • Bloomberg: Virgin Media, the UK cable television company that’s being bought by Liberty Global, announced 400 new jobs to meet demand for the TiVo TV system and broadband products

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • Reuters: Shares of Vodafone fell 2.4% on Thursday due to concerns over weakness in its southern European business and the possibility it might be lining up a pricey bid for Germany's Kabel Deutschland
  • NDTV: India’s telecommunications department has raised demand of around $162.66 million from Vodafone as spectrum charges for the period between 2008-09 and 2011-12, sources said

Xstrata PLC

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  • Mining Weekly: Wescoal on Thursday said several conditions precedent for its Vlaklaagte disposal and Elandspruit acquisition had been met; the group is selling its Vlaklaagte mining rights to diversified miner Xstrata

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Asset managers: 'There is going to be a distribution revolution'

1 Comment Play Asset managers: 'There is going to be a distribution revolution'

In footage not used in our original CEO tapes videos, five CEOs discuss how distribution will change in the future. Will 'distribution' be revolutionised by technology the same way that Spotify changed music or the Kindle changed publishing?