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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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  • The Guardian: Barclays was one of the most complained about banks in the UK in the second six months of 2011

BG Group PLC

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  • Reuters: Endesa Chile is evaluating increasing its stake in the GNL Quintero regasification terminal, as gas producer BG Group has started the process to sell half of its stake in the plant

BP PLC

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  • The Independent: BP is selling its interests in the Hugoton natural gas field in Kansas and its associated processing plant to America's Linn Energy for $1.2 billion in cash
  • Reuters: TNK-BP reported reserve replacement of 145% in 2011 under US Securities and Exchange Commission rules, putting total reserves at the end of the year at 9.11 billion barrels of oil equivalent
  • BP PLC: Russian oil company TNK-BP, which is half owned by BP, will take part in a tender for a potentially large shale gas field in Ukraine

Centrica PLC

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  • Fox Business: Centrica is to price its GBP750 million, 17-year bond at 175 basis points over the corresponding government gilt

GKN PLC

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  • Fox Business: Centrica is to price its GBP750 million, 17-year bond at 175 basis points over the corresponding government gilt

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • MSNBC: GlaxoSmithKline has recalled 394,230 bottles of its DynaCirc CR hypertension drug from the US market after the manufacturer, Novartis, reported inconsistent packaging practices
  • Bloomberg: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria will pay a 1.20-naira per share dividend for the 2011 full-year, which analysts say ‘is too small for a 21-naira stock’

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: HSBC has admitted for the first time it may face criminal charges that could see it hit with "significant" penalties stemming from a US investigation into alleged money-laundering
  • Economic Times: HSBC has provided available information in its possession to US authorities probing whether any US-based client used accounts in HSBC India to evade federal income taxes
  • Economic Times: HSBC Singapore said it is on track to achieving its annual profit target of $1 billion dollars by 2016

Lloyds Banking Group PLC

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  • Reuters: Lloyds received the most complaints among UK financial companies in the second-half of last year, drawing 20,310 complaints from July to December last year

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Bloomberg: Shell has asked the US Supreme Court to rule that the company can’t be sued by Nigerians seeking damages for torture and murders committed by their government in the early 1990s
  • Reuters: A last-minute offer from India’s ONGC and GAIL India for Cove Energy would pit them against PTT and Shell in a race for the London-listed company's promising gas reserves in Mozambique

Tullow Oil PLC

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  • Financial Times: News that US explorer Kosmos Energy had exercised an option to extend its acreage off Ghana sent Tullow Oil shares 1.5% lower at £15.08 in London Tuesday
  • The Wall Street Journal: Tullow Oil has invested at least $1 billion in the exploration of oil and gas in Uganda

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • Bloomberg: Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom will this summer offer an instant messaging application to combat the free services provided by WhatsApp and Google
  • Bloomberg: Tesco has teamed up with Vodafone to start a mobile phone service in Hungary

Weir Group Plc

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  • Reuters: Shareholders in Ludowici are expecting that Weir Group will submit a higher takeover bid for the local mineral processing equipment manufacturer, after FLSmidth's A$388 million bid received the unanimous support of Ludowici's board

Xstrata PLC

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  • Metal Bulletin: Xstrata Alloys is losing 1,000 tpd of chrome ore through its offtake agreement with Impala Platinum because of industrial action in South Africa
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