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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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  • FT Adviser: Strong investment beliefs and the exploitation of investors’ behavioural biases have helped the £948 million Aviva Investors UK Equity Income fund to outperform over one, three, five and 10-year periods, manager Chris Murphy said

Barclays PLC

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  • Financial Times: Barclays said pre-tax profit fell by one-quarter to £5.2 billion in 2013; that was well below the £7 billion for 2012 and the consensus of market forecasts of £5.41 billion collated by Barclays

BP PLC

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  • TwinCities.com: Minnesota is suing BP for $25 million, alleging the company double dipped when it sought state funds on top of insurance payments to clean up contamination from leaking petroleum storage tanks
  • The Sydney Morning Herald: BP has dismissed speculation about its future in Australia, declaring that it wants to be a ''major player'' in the local fuel market for the forseeable future

Genel Energy PLC

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  • Arabian Oil & Gas: Genel Energy has completed the pipeline infrastructure to export Kurdish crude to Turkey
  • Ticker Report: Genel Energy’s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Deutsche Bank in a report issued on Monday; the stock currently has a $22.97 target price

Glencore Xstrata PLC

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  • Newcastle Herald: Glencore Xstrata’s Bulga coalmine in Australia has been acquitted of failing to report a pollution incident within a reasonable amount of time at its Broke complex in 2011

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Bloomberg: HSBC Holdings, which gets more than half of its revenue from emerging markets, says it’s time to start buying their currencies after a selloff pushed exchange rates to their lowest levels since 2009
  • Digital Journal: English branches of the multinational bank HSBC have refused to let customers withdraw large amounts of cash from their own accounts unless they present documents proving how it will be spent, British media reports

Reed Elsevier PLC

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  • Mideast Times: Reed Elsevier’s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Deutsche Bank in a research report issued on Monday; the stock currently has a $15.42 target price

Rio Tinto PLC

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  • Macau Hub: Rio Tinto increased coal production at its Benga mine in Mozambique by around 230% year on year in 2013

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • The Nation: Shell has postponed its plan to invest in the liquefied-natural-gas business in Thailand because of the current political situation in the country

Tullow Oil PLC

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  • Mideast Times: Tullow Oil’s stock had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at UBS AG in a research report issued on Monday; the stock currently has a $15.18 price target

Unilever PLC

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  • East African Business Week: Unilever has chosen the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania to expand its tea production
  • Law360: Unilever will pay $10.2 million to settle a class action accusing it of misleading consumers about a Suave brand hair treatment that allegedly causes unwanted, significant hair loss

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