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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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  • Financial Times: Aviva has reported a £120 million hit from the recent storms and flooding, but confirmed that its turnaround is still on track with a 6% rise in annual profits
  • The Guardian: Aviva's new boss is making progress in restoring investors' confidence
  • Reuters: Aviva has agreed to transfer the risk of members of its staff pension scheme living longer than expected to three reinsurers for £5 billion in the largest deal of its kind

BP PLC

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  • The Guardian: The pay of Bob Dudley, BP's chief executive, tripled last year; the oil boss received $8.7 million in salary, bonus and share awards last year, compared with $2.6 million in 2012
  • Reuters: Oil and gas major BP said it had stalled plans to explore in Libya's Ghadames basin because of security concerns
  • Bloomberg Businessweek: BP Splitter refinery seen skirting US oil export ban as it has signed on to take at least 80% of the capacity of a new $360 million mini-refinery in Houston that will process crude just enough to escape restrictions on sales outside the country
  • The Advocate: Florida has joined a multistate lawsuit stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, seeking to hold British oil company BP accountable for damage to the state’s natural resources

DS Smith PLC

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  • IFA Magazine: DS Smith said that trading in its third quarter was as expected, driven by volume growth and synergies from the acquisition of SCA Packaging in 2012

easyJet PLC

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  • Globes: easyJet launches Tel Aviv-Milan flights; fares for Tel Aviv-Milan start from €64 and €51.5 for Milan-Tel Aviv

Genel Energy PLC

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  • Financial Times: Genel Energy, the Anglo-Turkish oil company, expects to boost output in Kurdistan by at least half this year as its oil finally finds a route to market
  • Rigzone: Genel Energy reported a strong rise in profits on Thursday after its first year of exporting oil from Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Offshore Magazine: Genel Energy reports oil indications from Cap Juby well offshore Morocco

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Wall Street Journal: Wells Fargo WFC & Co. and HSBC Holdings PLC have agreed to pay refunds to potentially hundreds of thousands of borrowers under deals to end allegations the banks overcharged for homeowners insurance

International Consolidated Airlines Group SA

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  • Financial Times: Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group, is set to receive estimated £5 million compared with £1.1million in 2012

Legal and General Group PLC

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  • The Guardian: Legal & General Property has bought £550 million worth property including Royal Bank of Scotland's Coutts headquarters in London

Lloyds Group PLC

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  • The Guardian: The bailed-out Lloyds Banking Group is to take an unexpected £1 billion accounting charge as the result of a complex scheme to buy back financial instruments it issued during the banking crisis

Rio Tinto PLC

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  • Reuters: Global miner Rio Tinto pledged on Thursday to press ahead with finalising an investment framework for the long-delayed Simandou iron ore project

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Financial Times: Shell has become the latest big business to issue a warning against Scottish independence

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • Wall Street Jornal: Huawei Technologies said it has signed a five-year contract with Vodafone Group to help upgrade the UK-based carrier’s networks in 15 countries in Europe and Africa

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