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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 Daily Telegraph: Barclays was warned by the Financial Services Authority before it appointed Bob Diamond as chief executive nearly two years ago about concerns that he could be implicated in the Libor-rigging scandal
  • Reuters: Barclays Bank was unable to prise the majority of its targeted bonds from investors' hands in its latest liability management exercise as accounts brace themselves for a significant decline in UK FIG supply

BG Group PLC

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  • Upstream Online: BG Group is planning a new 3D seismic survey over the L10A and L10B licence areas, off Kenya, after shoots carried out earlier this year yielded promising results


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  • Financial Times: Rosneft is seeking $15 billion in financing for a potential deal to buy a 50% stake in BP’s troubled Russian oil venture, people familiar with the matter said

Debenhams PLC

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  • Jags Report: HSBC reiterated their overweight rating on shares of Debenhams, with target stock price set at $1.85

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • Jags Report: Exane BNP Paribas downgraded shares of GlaxoSmithKline from an outperform rating to an underperform rating in a report issued on Wednesday

Lloyds Group PLC

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  • The Independent: Lloyds Banking Group took an initial £1 billion from the Bank of England’s funding for lending scheme, becoming the first lender to draw funds from the initiative
  • Bloomberg: The UK government may sell its stake in Lloyds Banking Group before its Royal Bank of Scotland holding through share buybacks and a special dividend, Mediobanca SpA analysts said

Premier Oil PLC

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  • Fox Business: Premier Oil said on Wednesday, noting an announcement by Eni Pakistan, that a significant gas discovery has been made in the Kirthar fold belt onshore Pakistan, in which Premier has a 6% working interest

Prudential PLC

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  • Bloomberg: Prudential was picked as the preferred bidder for some of Thanachart Bank’s insurance assets, valued at about $500 million; the bank is partly owned by Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC

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  • 4-traders: Rolls-Royce has initiated testing on a new, advanced technology engine compressor focusing on reducing fuel consumption

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Bloomberg: Shell will forge the hull of a floating LNG plant in South Korea by year-end that will be the world’s largest vessel, weighing six times the biggest aircraft carrier, a Nimitz-class warship

Vedanta Resources PLC

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  • Times of India: The Lok Shakti Abhiyan, a civil society organization in India, has demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into Vedanta Resources' donations to various political parties

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • Bloomberg: Vodafone Group has sold $2 billion of debt at its lowest coupons on record for five- and 10-year bonds in the operator’s second offering in the U.S. this year

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