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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

Aviva PLC

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  • Daily Mail: More than four million people have been put on alert they could be impacted by a series of failures spanning a decade at Britain’s biggest insurer, Aviva

Barclays PLC

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  • The Guardian: Controversy over City bonuses will be reignited this week when Barclays admits it paid its staff around £2 billion last year, fuelling predictions that the amount of bonuses paid out across the Square Mile since the 2008 crisis could soon hit £80 billion
  • The Guardian: Barclays is under scrutiny by regulators and could face a hefty fine after thousands of confidential customer files were stolen in a data breach described as catastrophic by an adviser to the business secretary, Vince Cable

easyJet PLC

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  • Financial Times: Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, easyJet’s founder and largest shareholder, is expected to vote against plans to award chief executive Carolyn McCall a £6.4 million pay package

Glencore Xstrata PLC

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  • The Times: Glencore Xstrata helped to orchestrate the secret cut-price purchase of a stake in one of the world’s highest-grade copper mines located in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s
  • Financial Times: Deal or no deal? That’s the question facing Glencore Xstrata as it considers the possible sale of a top tier copper project to a Chinese consortium led by China Minmetals for as much as $6 billion

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Bloomberg: JP Morgan Chase is offering $390 million of non-performing loans as banks including HSBC Holdings and Regions Financial Corp increasingly look to sell troubled mortgage debt

Lloyds Group PLC

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  • Sky News: Lloyds Banking Group is negotiating an increase to last year's staff bonus pool that will see the taxpayer-backed lender awarding close to £400 million in incentive payments
  • Yahoo! News: Lloyds Banking Group is to break new ground in the debate about gender diversity in British business by pledging that 40% of its top 5,000 jobs will be occupied by women within six years
  • Daily Express: Lloyds Banking Group chief Antonio Horta-Osorio will this week say the bank is fit to be privatised and has returned to the black with a pre-tax profit of about £250 million

Rio Tinto PLC

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  • MarketWatch: Rio Tinto’s head of business development, Philip Mitchell, has left the company at a time when the world's second-largest iron-ore producer is working to overhaul its business following massive writedowns last year and its first full-year loss
  • Economic Times: Rio Tinto has denied allegations made by an NGO about environment and rehabilitation issues related to the Bunder Diamond Mining project in Chhattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh in India
  • Financial Review: Rio Tinto is expected to give shareholders a healthy dividend boost when it reports full-year financials this week, with analysts expecting chief executive Sam Walsh to make good on his mantra of seeking to increase returns to –investors

Tullow Oil PLC

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  • Irish Independent: The government of Uganda signed a deal with Tullow, Total and Cnooc on a refinery and pipeline that may clear the way for the start of crude output

Unilever PLC

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  • Financial Review: Ten Network Holdings has been accused of ignoring explicit requests from Unilever not to announce its Sochi ad package as a sponsorship

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • Bloomberg: Vodafone Group has approached Grupo Corporativo ONO SA’s owners about a potential acquisition as the cable company meets this week to discuss an initial public offering or a sale

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