Another good week last week in the financial markets with the FTSE 100 gaining 30 points to close at 6,120 and the AIM All share gaining 15 points to close at 735. UK Interest rate rates continued at 0.5 per cent, and similarly in Europe the ECB continued interest rates at 0.75 per cent. On the key indicators, UK industrial production figures grew by 0.3 per cent in November whilst construction sector output contracted 3.4 per cent in the month and UK consumer price inflation held steady at 2.7 per cent in December. Talk of a triple dip recession in the UK continues, of concern being the construction sector and industrial production output numbers. Whilst there was an announcement about new hires in Solihull at Jaguar, losses were seen elsewhere with 800 announced last week at Honda in Swindon, and HMV has put 4,000 jobs at risk. UK retail figures appear on the whole to be reading out as a mixed bag, with winners and losers, which could make for an exciting 2013 retail roller coaster. The week ahead sees Eurozone and US inflation announcements, together with UK retail sales figures on Friday. 

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Alliance Pharma (LON:APH) (LON:APH 32.25p/£78.38m)

Alliance Pharma (LON:APHA) the speciality pharmaceutical company, announced its pre-close trading update ahead of its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2012. Turnover for 2012 is expected to be £44.9m (2011: £46.0m). There was a record increase of £1.1m in HydromolTM sales,…

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