Wednesday 05 June 1996
The company has recovered from a poor run and the market is speculating that it is about to attract the attention of one of the leading media groups.
Shoprite, which was forced into a distressed sale of its once high- flying supermarket chain two years ago, jumped 2.25p to 21.5p. The shares were 6p in January. Figures are due tomorrow and there is talk they may be accompanied by a revamping deal.
Abbeycrest, the country's largest jewellery maker, managed to sparkle 6p higher to 128p. The company is trading well and stockbroker Panmure Gordon expects profits of pounds 3.5m this year against pounds 2.5m.
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- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
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