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Citywire Top Stocks Daily News Digest

by Himanshu Singh on Feb 28, 2012 at 02:46

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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  • Financial Times: Barclays has been blocked from implementing two “highly abusive” tax schemes that could have cost the Treasury £500 million
  • Bloomberg: Barclays and Evercore Partners may split as much as $22 million in fees for advising Kinder Morgan on the $7.15 billion sale of El Paso’s oil-exploration business

BG Group PLC

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  • LiveMint: GVK Power and Infrastructure, which needs to raise $1.1 billion, is said to be in talks with BG Group to sell a part of its stake in seven oil and gas blocks off India’s west coast

BP PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: BP is reported to be close to agreeing a $14 billion settlement with the thousands of businesses and individuals over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill
  • BP PLC: Linn Energy LLC is buying natural gas properties in southwest Kansas from BP America for $1.2 billion
  • MarketWatch: BP shares advanced 1.2% on Monday as the company negotiated possible payments to businesses and property owners damaged by the Gulf of Mexico accident
  • MarketWatch: BP shares advanced 1.2% on Monday as the company negotiated possible payments to businesses and property owners damaged by the Gulf of Mexico accident

Centrica PLC

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  • Fox Business: Centrica has planned an investors conference call ahead of a potential sterling-denominated bond

Cookson Group PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: Cookson has unveiled an 11.7% increase in full-year profits to £211.6 million, sending its shares 3.5% higher to 694 pence

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • MarketWatch: Angiochem has announced a global collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline to discover, develop and commercialise treatments for lysosomal storage diseases

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • The Independent: HSBC on Monday reported the largest profit made by any bank in the Western world in 2011 with a 15% rise to $21.9 billion
  • The Independent: Senior UK ‘code staff’ at HSBC received $1.2 million in salaries and bonuses last year while similar positions overseas were given $2.3 million
  • Financial Times: HSBC fell short of a goal to provide £12.9 billion of loans to small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK last year, blaming muted demand from these borrowers

Lloyds Banking Group PLC

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  • Financial Times: Glen Moreno has resigned as deputy chairman of Lloyds Banking Group, adding further to the disruption at the part-nationalised lender
  • The Independent: The Lloyd's of London firm Hiscox has announced profits of £17.3 million, compared with £211.4 million last time, a fall of 92%
  • The Australian: Lloyds International, the Australian arm of British giant Lloyds Banking Group, has posted a $1.2 billion loss for 2011

National Grid PLC

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