Shares in property website Rightmove (LON:RMV) dipped by just over 1% to 691p this morning despite the company delivering an upbeat trading statement for the four months to April 30. Website usage by home hunters has continued to set records, with March being the busiest month ever. A raft of price rises have apparently been accepted by advertisers leading the company to state its confidence in meeting full year expectations.

Pub group Wetherspoon (J.D.) (LON:JDW) said it was “slightly more cautious” about the outlook for the next financial year because of the combined effect of recent tax and duty increases, and higher interest charges, together with the risk of more subdued consumer expenditure. Reporting on its third quarter performance, JD said like-for-like sales had fallen by 0.8%, with total company sales increasing by 3.6%. So far this year, the group has opened 26 of a planned 45 new pubs and closed just two. Its shares were trading down by more than 8% at 499.50p.

Mondi Plc (LON:MNDI) , the packaging and paper producer, is selling its Europapier paper merchant business for €60m (£51.3m) in cash to Heinzel Group. The deal gives Mondi the chance to focus on its core business and offload a business that last year suffered from declining sales prices and volumes. In its full year results last month, Mondi was forced to accept a goodwill write-down of €12m on the business. The loss on the sale of the business is set to be around €25m.

Elsewhere, Jkx Oil & Gas (LON:JKX) , the exploration and production group operating in Russia and eastern Europe, reported a 15% rise in daily production during the first quarter of 2010, which topped 11,384 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Daily oil production rose by 17% to 3,621 barrels and gas production was up 14% to 46.6 million cubic feet per day. The price achieved for gas rose by 5% to $7.39 per thousand cubic feet while the average oil price rose by 76% to $61.60 per barrel. The company said it was continuing to look for attractive opportunities to add to its exploration and development portfolios. Its shares were down by just over 2% at 254.5p.

Insurance and reinsurance underwriting group Amlin (LON:AML) is preparing to set up a reinsurance…

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