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All the news from across the web about the companies featured in Citywire's Top Stocks.

 
Citywire Top Stocks Daily News Digest

All the news from across the web about the companies featured in Citywire's Top Stocks

AstraZeneca PLC

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  • Bloomberg: AstraZeneca, whose setbacks in drug development have made the stock the cheapest among the largest pharmaceutical companies, is turning to RNA technology to boost its chances of discovering new therapies

Bodycote PLC

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  • Zolmax: Bodycote had its target price boosted by JP Morgan Cazenove from $5.79 to $7.54

BP PLC

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  • Bloomberg: BP was warned days before its Gulf of Mexico well exploded that its decision to forgo 15 stabilizers meant the effort to seal gas leaks with cement could result in an increased blowout risk called “channeling,” a Halliburton witness testified
  • Financial Times: The share price of TNK-BP has fallen nearly 40% over the past five trading days amid uncertainty about new owner Rosneft’s commitment to minority shareholders

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • Texas A&M University: Texas A&M University System and GlaxoSmithKline have received the US government approval to establish $91 million influenza vaccine facility in Texas, the US
  • PM Live: The US FDA has said it needs more time to review a vaccine against the influenza H5N1 strain developed by GlaxoSmithKline because of an "administrative" issue

Lloyds Group PLC

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  • Financial Times: Lloyds and RBS, Britain’s two part-nationalised banks, account for as much as £20 billion of a £25 billion capital shortfall across the sector identified by the UK’s new financial stability regulator, people close to the process said
  • ShareCast: Lloyds Banking Group’s shares rose on Wednesday as Citigroup said the company’s capital position was strong and reiterated its ‘buy’ rating on the stocks

National Grid PLC

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  • Fox Business: Speedy Hire said on Wednesday its UK & Ireland Asset Services division has entered into a contract with National Grid to provide hired plant and equipment

Prudential PLC

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  • Fox Business: The UK's Financial Services Authority on Wednesday fined Prudential £30 million for breaching FSA Principles and UKLA Listing Principles by failing to inform the FSA that it was seeking to acquire AIA in early 2010
  • Financial Times: Shareholders in Prudential have rallied behind Tidjane Thiam even after the insurance company was fined £30 million by the City regulator and the chief executive was personally rebuked over its aborted $35.5 billion takeover of a rival three years ago

Resolution PLC

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  • Daily Political: Resolution Ltd’s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by Bank of America in a research note issued on Wednesday

Rio Tinto PLC

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  • Nasdaq: Rio Tinto is having problems over rising costs at its Oyu Tolgoi copper mine as well as a planned progressive royalty scheme being introduced; the cost blowout is estimated at $1.4 billion
  • Middle East North Africa Financial Network: Rio Tinto Minerals under Rio Tinto Group has declared the foundation of its Asia Technology Center in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, east China

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Fox Business: Shell said on Wednesday that repair crews have arrived at the site of a small leak that shut down the Eugene Island Pipeline System in the US Gulf of Mexico last weekend, but it's still too early to estimate when operations might restart
  • Bloomberg: Shell’s venture with Russia’s OOO Aerofuels Group will invest $5 million in a fuel storage depot at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport as it begins supplying jet fuel to Russia’s third-biggest airport

Taylor Wimpey PLC

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