TAKING STOCK

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r There was strong speculation of a imminent takeover bid for Fine Decor, the wallpaper company. Shares rose 8p to 169p. Favoured suitor is Vymura, steady at 129p, although there was some talk of a bid being made from Canada. Fine Decor shares have been a disappointing performer since they joined the market at 210p in 1993. The company recently warned it was being squeezed by higher raw material prices and lacklustre consumer demand.

r Dealings in Bullers shares were suspended at 1.25p pending clarification of the giftware and media company's financial position. Bullers lost pounds 394,000 last year, and figures for the first half of 1995 have yet to be released. There are rumours that Derek Holmes, the broker, is about to reverse a profitable Scandinavian media company into Bullers.

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