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Citywire Top Stocks Daily News Digest

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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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  • Mortgage Solutions: Aviva has withdrawn its corporate hospitality events for its life distributors following the release of the Financial Conduct Authority's guidance on inducements and conflicts of interests

Barclays PLC

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  • Financial Times: Attempts by Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins to clean up his bank’s image faced a serious setback on Tuesday amid criticism of his decision to boost bonuses by 10% even as the group announced falling profits and 12,000 job cuts
  • The Daily Telegraph: Barclays is planning to cut 820 managing director and director-level staff, of which about half are expected to come from its investment banking arm, as part of an effort to reduce costs
  • Reuters: Barclays private bank in Switzerland became the latest bank to say it would work with US officials in a crackdown on wealthy Americans evading taxes through hidden offshore accounts

BP PLC

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  • Platts: BP this year will increase its capital investment in Alaska by 25% to $1.2 billion, the company's regional president Janet Weiss said
  • Reuters: The board of Russia's top oil producer Rosneft has approved deals to supply BP with crude oil and fuel oil worth up to $273 million
  • Rigzone: BP said on Tuesday it had returned some staff to Algeria but more security arrangements would need to be completed before it sends expatriates back to In Amenas, the southern gas plant attacked by Islamic militants last year

Glencore Xstrata PLC

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  • Financial Times: Glencore Xstrata lifted copper output 25% last year after expanding mines in Africa
  • Reuters: Glencore Xstrata's Pacorini has delisted 14 metals warehouses in the Dutch port of Vlissingen, the London Metal Exchange (LME) said on Tuesday

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Bloomberg: HSBC Holdings was sued by Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim’s ex-wife, who claimed she suffered losses because of the bank’s negligence

Invensys PLC

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  • Zawya: Invensys has unveiled a new version of its SimSci advanced process control software, which is set to be released this spring

ITV PLC

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  • Invezz: ITV’s share price has seen significant gains, after the UK communication watchdog Ofcom announced that it has renewed the licences of Channel 3 (ITV) and Channel 5 for another 10 years from 1 January 2015

Prudential PLC

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  • Mideast Times: Prudential’s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Citigroup Inc in a research report issued on Tuesday; the stock currently has a $25.43 price objective

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • GMA News: Filipino Lawmakers on Tuesday pilloried Pilipinas Shell Petroleum for decommissioning and shutting down its refrigerated liquefied petroleum gas storage facility in Tabangao, Batangas despite the ongoing supply shortage of the commodity
  • MarketWatch: Shell on Tuesday purchased for cancellation 709,102 "B" Shares at a price of 2261.21 pence per share

Travis Perkins PLC

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  • WKRB News & Analysis: Travis Perkins’ stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at Deutsche Bank in a note issued to investors on Tuesday; the stock currently has a $26.12 target price

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • Reuters: Directors of Spain's largest cable operator Ono met on Tuesday to weigh up whether they should accept a takeover offer from Britain's Vodafone or push ahead with their original plan to list the company on the stock market
  • The Daily Telegraph: Vodafone's £5.8 billion Ono bid is expected to be rejected as the Spanish cable operator's board leans towards IPO
  • Reuters: India plans to withdraw from talks with Vodafone Group to resolve a nearly $2 billion tax dispute after the British operator pushed for the inclusion of a separate tax case in the talks
  • Reuters: Vodafone Group could have the capacity to spend $30 billion to $40 billion on acquisitions in coming years and no deal should be too big if it makes strategic sense, Chief Executive Vittorio Colao has said
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