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  • 27 May
    15:54
    Independent Resources repays CULS

    Independent Resources has exercised its option to repay, through the issue of new ordinary shares, the outstanding principal of GBP200,000 and accrued interest of GBP17,143 due on its issue of...

  • 27 May
    15:07
    UoM consumer sentiment falls to 94.7

    US consumer sentiment has weakened, according to the revised University of Michigan survey for May. It showed sentiment at 94.7 - down from 95.8 and lower than the 95.7 forecast. Story provided...

  • 27 May
    15:02
    FLASH: UoM consumer sentiment falls

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  • 27 May
    14:55
    Big Yellow offers insufficient upside for Goldman Sachs

    Equity research analysts at Goldman Sachs have downgraded their investment rating on self-storage group Big Yellow (LON:BYG) to Neutral following the strong share price performance and stating that...

  • 27 May
    14:52
    Phoenix Group raises GBP193.9m

    Phoenix Group Holdings has raised GBP193.9m, gross, through a placing of 22,542,000 new ordinary shares at 860.00p apiece. The price represents a premium of 1.24% to the closing price on 26 May...

  • 27 May
    14:05
    Marks & Spencer downgraded by SocGen

    Societe Generale has moved to a Hold rating on Marks & Spencer (MKS) stating that it would need to see more than 15 per cent total shareholder return (TSR) to maintain a Buy recommendation but...

  • 27 May
    13:56
    Queros Capital Partners raises GBP95,000

    Queros Capital Partners has raised GBP95,000, gross, through the placing of 8% unsecured bonds due 2025. The proceeds of the placing will be used to provide the company with additional working...

  • 27 May
    13:37
    US GDP price index up 0.2%

    The US price index for gross domestic purchases, which measures prices paid by US residents, increased 0.2% in the first quarter, compared with an increase of 0.4% in the fourth, the US Bureau of...

  • 27 May
    13:35
    US GDP growth revised up at 0.8%

    US real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 0.8% in the first quarter, according to the 'second' estimate released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the advance...

  • 27 May
    13:33
    US GDP price index up 0.2%

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  • 27 May
    13:32
    US GDP growth revised to 0.8%

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  • 27 May
    13:30
    SOF reduces stake in Shawbrook Group

    Shawbrook Group says it has been informed that on 25 May the Special Opportunities Fund (Guernsey) LP sold 13.8 million shares in the company- 5.51% of the company's issued share capital....

  • 27 May
    13:02
    Compass buys back shares

    Compass Group bought back 50,000 ordinary shares yesterday at 1290.5143p apiece for cancellation. At 1:02pm: (LON:CPG) Compass Group PLC share price was -1.5p at 1285.5p Story provided by...

  • 27 May
    09:22
    UK consumer confidence improves in May - GfK

    UK consumer confidence improved unexpectedly in May. GfK's consumer confidence index for the country rose to -1, from -3 in April. A print of -4 was expected by the market. Story provided by...

  • 27 May
    09:20
    European Metals baffled by share price move on ASX

    European Metals Holdings has made the following announcement in response to an enquiry from the ASX following a movement in the company's share price on the ASX. The company confirmed that it was...

  • 27 May
    09:17
    FLASH: Synety Group changes name to Cloudcall Group

    Synety Group said that, further to its May announcement, it has changed its name to Cloudcall Group. Trading in the Company's shares under the new name of Cloudcall Group PLC and under the new...

  • 27 May
    08:58
    Shire shareholders approve merger with Baxalta

    Shire said its shareholders today approved proposals relating to the company's combination with Baxalta Inc, which would create the leading global biotechnology company in rare diseases and other...

  • 27 May
    07:52
    Range Resources updates on ASX suspension

    Range Resources said its voluntary suspension on ASX will not affect its share trading on AIM. Range is in the process of appointing an Australian resident director, as a result of David Chen...

  • 27 May
    07:36
    LSR Group pays dividend

    LSR Group has paid a dividend of RUB78.00 per ordinary share - RUB8,036,210,062 in total - for 2015. Shareholders approved the board's recommended dividend at the annual general meeting on 5...

  • 27 May
    07:35
    Arbuthnot to sell 31.9% stake in Secure Trust

    Arbuthnot Banking Group intends to sell around 5.8 million ordinary shares in Secure Trust - about 31.9% of the issued share capital - through a secondary placing to institutional investors. The...

  • 27 May
    07:25
    JLEN raises GBP35.19m

    John Laing Environmental Assets Group Limited has raised GBP35.19 million, gross, through the issue of 36,000,000 ordinary shares at 97.75p apiece under its existing placing programme. The net...

  • 27 May
    07:24
    Koovs in talks over investment by HT Media

    Koovs has confirmed it is holding talks over a potential investment by HT Media. Koovs issued the confirmation after noting an announcement by HT Media Limited that its board had approved a...

  • 27 May
    07:23
    Target Healthcare acquires Halifax care home

    Target Healthcare REIT has completed the buy of a care home in Halifax, West Yorkshire, for about GBP7.2m, including acquisition costs. This deal was in line with Target's investment policy....

  • 27 May
    07:20
    Pinnacle Tech acquires adept4

    Pinnacle Technology has acquired the entire issued share capital of adept4 Ltd, a provider of cloud based IT services and solutions headquartered in Warrington. The deal would be funded through...

  • 27 May
    07:19
    PuriCore says resolution reached with EPA

    PuriCore has reached resolution with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following their investigation of the company's concentrate products, which began last year. The Company has agreed...

  • 27 May
    07:17
    Ultra Electronics to sell Ultra Electronics ID

    Ultra Electronics has agreed to sell its global ID business, Ultra Electronics ID, to leading mid-market private equity firm LDC, for an initial cash consideration of GBP22m. Additional payments...

  • 27 May
    07:13
    FLASH: JLEN raises GBP35.19m

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  • 27 May
    07:09
    FLASH: Target Healthcare acquires Halifax care home

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  • 27 May
    07:06
    FLASH: Phoenix Group acquires Axa Wealth businesses

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  • 27 May
    07:05
    FLASH: PuriCore says resolution reached with EPA

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  • 27 May
    06:16
    Press Roundup

    A brief summary of Friday's business headlines, including coverage of growth in the UK economy, the Brexit or Bremain debate, oil prices, Tata Steel and pension rules, BHS, Sports Direct, M&S and...

  • 26 May
    15:04
    US pending homes sales up 5.1%

    US pending home sales rose for the third consecutive month in April and reached their highest level in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors. All major regions saw gains...

  • 26 May
    15:00
    FLASH: US pending home sales rise

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  • 26 May
    14:30
    Clipper downgraded by Numis

    Numis has lowered its recommendation on Clipper Logistics (LON:CLG) to Hold from Buy following the company's latest trading update and with the shares closing in on its unchanged 290 pence a share...

  • 26 May
    14:18
    Brokers mixed on outlook for M&S

    Exane BNP Paribas has downgraded Marks & Spencer (LON:MKS) to Underperform from Neutral, stating that the valuation support looks limited in light of near-term forecast momentum, medium-term...

  • 26 May
    14:15
    Greene King completes GBP30m secured bond issue

    Greene King has finalised terms of a tap of its secured financing vehicle (the "third tap issue) including the issue, by Greene King Finance plc, of GBP300m Class A6 notes due 2035 with a 4.0643%...

  • 26 May
    14:04
    Avingtrans options exercised

    Avingtrans has issued 8,000 ordinary shares following the exercise of options under the company's share option scheme. At 2:04pm: (LON:AVG) Avingtrans PLC share price was -1.5p at 179p...

  • 26 May
    13:36
    US durable goods orders up 3.4%

    New orders for US manufactured durable goods in April increased $7.7 billion or 3.4% to $235.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau said today. This increase, up three of the last four months, followed...

  • 26 May
    13:33
    US jobless claims fall by 10,000

    US initial unemployment claims fell to 268,000 in the week ending 21 May, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 278,000, the US Department of Labor said today. The...

  • 26 May
    13:32
    FLASH: US core durable goods orders up

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  • 26 May
    13:32
    FLASH: US durable goods orders rise

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  • 26 May
    13:32
    FLASH: US jobless claims fall

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  • 26 May
    13:28
    Inchcape buys back shares

    Car dealer Inchcape back 12,250 ordinary shares yesterday at 718.7100p apiece for cancellation. At 1:28pm: (LON:INCH) Inchcape PLC share price was -20.25p at 692.75p Story provided by...

  • 26 May
    13:13
    Compass buys back shares

    Compass Group bought back 50,000 ordinary shares yesterday at 1297.0253p apiece for cancellation. At 1:13pm: (LON:CPG) Compass Group PLC share price was -1.5p at 1288.5p Story provided by...

  • 26 May
    10:06
    Savannah says gravity surveys completed in Oman

    Savannah Resources has completed three targeted gravity surveys on its Block 4 and 5 properties in the Sultanate of Oman, which are prospective for copper and gold. Savannah is earning a 65%...

  • 26 May
    10:04
    Italian retail sales slip unexpectedly in April

    Italian retail sales fell unexpectedly in April. Istat reported that Italy's retail sales slipped 0.6%, which was below the 0.2% gain expected by the market and from a 0.3% rise previously....

  • 26 May
    09:58
    STV Productions wins new commission

    STV Productions is making a four-part series, Tour De Celeb, for Channel 5. The reality series will follow eight celebrities who have just three months to prepare for the toughest physical and...

  • 26 May
    09:58
    ASOS co-founder sells shares for GBP46m

    Online fashion retailer ASOS co-founder Nick Robertson has sold 1,305,000 ordinary shares at 3,525 pence apiece raising GBP46m, gross. At 9:58am: (LON:ASC) ASOS Plc share price was -30p at...

  • 26 May
    09:55
    UK mortgage approvals fall in April - BBA

    UK mortgage approvals fell to a seasonally adjusted 40.1k in April, data from British Bankers' Association showed. This was below the 44.8k expected by the market, and from 45.1k previously....

  • 26 May
    09:53
    UK second-estimate GDP growth steady in Q1 - ONS

    UK gross domestic product growth rose 0.4%, unrevised from its preliminary estimate, Office for National Statistics said. The print was in line with forecasts. Business investment slipped 0.5%,...

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