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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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  • AllAfrica: Barclays Bank Uganda has registered profit of $8.4 million for the year ended 31 December up from $3.6 million in 2010

BP PLC

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  • AFP: BP said on Wednesday it has finalised a $7.8 billion deal to settle thousands of claims from fishermen and others affected by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill
  • Bloomberg: BP started drilling exploratory wells at the Risha natural-gas deposit in Jordan, near the border with Iraq, to assess reserves
  • Reuters: Russia's third largest crude producer TNK-BP plans to significantly reduce headcount in its marketing division in Ukraine
  • BP PLC: TNK-BP and US chemical company Ashland signed a five-year agreement under which the Russian company will distribute Ashland's Valvoline motor oil to the passenger car market in Russia

Centrica PLC

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  • Reuters: Production at Centrica's South Morecambe field, which feeds gas into the Barrow terminal in the UK, was still cut on Wednesday after a technical issue on Monday

GKN PLC

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  • Reuters: Production at Centrica's South Morecambe field, which feeds gas into the Barrow terminal in the UK, was still cut on Wednesday after a technical issue on Monday

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • Colombo Page: GlaxoSmithKline's firm in Sri Lanka, Glaxo Wellcome Ceylon, will launch the country's first solid pharma production facility in Moratuwa on 24 April

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Fox Business: HSBC Holdings set the final size of its yuan-denominated bond at CNY2 billion; the final yield of the issue has been confirmed at 3%
  • Seattle Times: HSBC Holdings will combine its Omani division with local lender Oman International Bank in a deal that will give it control of just over half of the new company

Hunting PLC

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  • RTT News: Hunting on Wednesday said first-quarter trading remains in line with the board's expectations

International Personal Finance PLC

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  • RTT News: International Personal Finance said first-quarter pretax profit fell 27% to $9.7 million because of higher costs and weaker exchange rates

Rio Tinto PLC

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  • Bloomberg: Rio Tinto tightened its grip on Ivanhoe Mines as part of a $3.3 billion financing deal Wednesday that will see chief executive and founder Robert Friedland step away from the company
  • Bloomberg: Rio Tinto Group is planning to invest about $100 million to explore for copper in northern Kazakhstan

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Reuters: Shell is assessing projects that could be worth around $4 billion to boost oil production in Nigeria and cut flaring of associated natural gas
  • Reuters: Japan's Showa Shell Sekiyu KK has renewed its annual oil purchase deal with Iran but cut the volume in line with other Japanese refiners to comply with US sanctions

Unilever PLC

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  • Reuters: Unilever will have invested $500 million and built a new factory in Mexico once a five-year investment plan ends in 2015

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • Bloomberg: Vodafone Group is left as the only potential bidder for Cable & Wireless Worldwide after Tata Communications failed to agree on a price and decided against making an offer for the UK network operator

Xstrata PLC

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  • AJM: Xstrata Coal has turned its mothballed Baal Bone mine, near Lithgow, Australia, into an underground coal mining training facility

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