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  • 16:27
    Capital Gearing Trust in equity issue

    Capital Gearing Trust issued 4,500 ordinary shares today at 3,620p apiece from its block listing facility. At 4:27pm: (LON:CGT) Capital Gearing Trust Plc share price was -25p at 3635p Story...

  • 16:24
    Oilex options cancelled

    Oilex has cancelled a total of 3 million unlisted employee options due to cessation of employment. Oilex said 1,500,000 unlisted options exercisable at $0.25 expiring 25 August 2017 and 1,500,000...

  • 15:57
    Burberry buys back shares

    Burberry Group bought back 48,408 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 1361.68p apiece to be held in treasury. At 3:57pm: (LON:BRBY) Burberry Group PLC share price was -19.5p at...

  • 15:34
    US gas storage rises to 3,350 bn cu ft

    Working gas in storage rose to 3,350bn cu ft on 19 August, according to US Energy Information Administration estimates today. This represents a net increase of 11bn cu ft from the previous week....

  • 15:30
    FLASH: US gas storage rises

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  • 14:58
    Tavistock options exercised

    Tavistock Investments chairman Oliver Cooke and chief executive Brian Raven have exercised their options to subscribe for G ordinary shares in the company. Cooke and Raven each held options to...

  • 14:48
    Markit 'flash' manufacturing PMI falls to 52.1

    The seasonally adjusted Markit Flash US Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index registered at 52.1 in August, down from July's nine-month high of 52.9. The PMI has now pointed to improving business...

  • 14:46
    FLASH: Markit 'flash' manufacturing PMI falls

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  • 14:43
    Finsbury Growth & Income in equity issue

    Finsbury Growth & Income Trust issued 25,000 new ordinary shares today at 654.75p apiece and 40,000 at 656.50p each from its block listing authority. At 2:43pm: (LON:FGT) Finsbury Growth...

  • 14:39
    Wentworth downgraded by Canaccord

    Canaccord Genuity has moved to a 'speculative buy' recommendation (from 'buy') on Wentworth Resources (LON:WRL) after reviewing its stance in light of concerns over production and the impact of the...

  • 14:36
    WPP downgraded by Beaufort

    Beaufort Securities has moderated its investment rating on WPP (LON:WPP) and moved to a 'hold' recommendation (from 'buy') after the advertising and communications group reported its interim...

  • 14:34
    Carillion downgraded by JP Morgan

    JP Morgan Cazenove has downgraded its recommendation on Carillion (LON:CLLN) to 'underweight' from 'neutral' on the back of the construction and support services group's half year results. The...

  • 14:05
    Compass buys back shares

    Compass Group bought back 5,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 1,474.3800p apiece for cancellation. At 2:05pm: (LON:CPG) Compass Group PLC share price was -2.5p at 1466.5p...

  • 13:39
    US core durable orders up 1.5%

    New orders for manufactured durable goods excluding transportation - the so-called core durable goods - increased 1.5% in July, the US Census Bureau said today. This followed a 0.3% fall in...

  • 13:37
    US durable goods orders up 4.4%

    New orders for manufactured durable goods in July increased $9.7 billion or 4.4% to $228.9 billion, the US Census Bureau said today. This increase, up following two consecutive monthly decreases,...

  • 13:33
    US jobless claims fall by 1000

    US initial unemployment claims fell to 261,000 in the week ending 20 August, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 262,000, the US Department of Labor said today. The...

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

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  • 13:32
    FLASH: US durable goods orders rise

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  • 13:31
    FLASH: US jobless claims fall

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  • 13:03
    Kingfisher buys back shares

    Kingfisher bought back 350,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 370.58[ apiece for cancellation. At 1:03pm: (LON:KGF) Kingfisher PLC share price was -0.55p at 373.45p Story...

  • 09:54
    EFG Hermes unit inks IFSL deal

    EFG Hermes subsidiary EFG Hermes Frontier Holding has completed the due diligence process and signed a share purchase agreement with the shareholders of Invest & Finance Securities owning c.78%...

  • 09:44
    German business confidence slips in August - Ifo

    German business confidence slipped unexpectedly in August to a four-month low. Ifo said its business-climate index eased to a seasonally adjusted 106.2 in August, from 108.3 in July. Forecasts were...

  • 08:47
    Custodian REIT raises £1,369,810

    Custodian REIT has raised £1,369,810, gross, through the issue of 1,300,000 new ordinary shares at 105.37p apiece from its block listing facility to satisfy continued investor demand. At...

  • 07:26
    Royal Bank of Scotland declares dividends

    Royal Bank of Scotland's directors have declared the specified dividends on a Series of non-cumulative preference shares of $0.01 each, all of which are represented by American Depositary Shares,...

  • 07:08
    FLASH: Royal Bank of Scotland declares dividends

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  • 05:58
    Press Roundup

    A brief roundup of Thursday's main headlines, with plenty of coverage of Alibaba, Glencore, US elections, banking, Sports Direct, sterling, WPP, Paddy Power Betfair, Brexit, Hikma, Apple, and much...

  • 24 Aug
    15:34
    US crude oil inventories rise

    US commercial crude oil inventories increased by 2.5 million barrels in the week ending 19 August, the US Energy Information Administration said today. At 523.6 million barrels, US crude oil...

  • 24 Aug
    15:32
    FLASH: US crude oil inventories rise

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  • 24 Aug
    15:11
    Barclays completes sale of BRAIS

    Barclays has completed the sale of Barclays Risk Analytics and Index Solutions Ltd to Bloomberg LP for approximately £615m. The pre-tax gain recognised on completion of the transaction is...

  • 24 Aug
    15:04
    US existing-home sales fall 3.2%

    Slowed by frustratingly low inventory levels in many parts of the country, US existing-home sales lost momentum in July and decreased year-over-year for the first time since November 2015,...

  • 24 Aug
    15:00
    FLASH: US existing-home sales fall

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  • 24 Aug
    14:47
    AcenciA Debt Strategies declares divi

    AcenciA Debt Strategies' board has declared an interim dividend for the half year ended 30 June 2016 of 2.72c per share. The dividend will be paid to shareholders on the register on the record...

  • 24 Aug
    14:06
    US house prices up 1.2%

    US house prices rose 1.2% in the second quarter of 2016 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index. House prices rose 5.6% from the second quarter of 2015 to the...

  • 24 Aug
    14:05
    FLASH: US house prices up

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  • 24 Aug
    13:39
    TT Electronics upgraded by Canaccord

    Canaccord Genuity has upgraded its recommendation on TT Electronics (LON:TTG) to 'buy' from 'hold', highlighting that the company is just over three years into its self-help story and momentum is...

  • 24 Aug
    13:30
    MedicX Fund sells shares from treasury

    MedicX Fund 1,000,000 ordinary shares from treasury today at 88.75p apiece. The net proceeds will be used in further pursuing the investment objectives of the company. At 1:30pm: (LON:MXF)...

  • 24 Aug
    13:28
    Drax upgraded by Citi

    Citigroup has removed electricity generator Drax (LON:DRX) from its list of stocks to steer clear of and moved to a more moderate 'neutral' rating (from 'sell') after the shares came within sight...

  • 24 Aug
    13:26
    Cape upgraded by Macquarie

    Equity research analysts at Macquarie have upgraded their investment rating on Cape (LON:CIU) to 'neutral' following the latest set of interim results from the mid-cap industrial services company....

  • 24 Aug
    13:10
    Inchcape buys back shares

    Car dealer Inchcape bought back 66,211 ordinary shares yesterday at prices ranging from 716.00p to 726.00p apiece for cancellation. At 1:10pm: (LON:INCH) Inchcape PLC share price was +2.75p at...

  • 24 Aug
    13:02
    Kingfisher buys back shares

    Kingfisher bought back 400,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 367.05p apiece for cancellation. At 1:02pm: (LON:KGF) Kingfisher PLC share price was +6.4p at 372.3p Story...

  • 24 Aug
    09:52
    UK mortgage approvals drop in July - BBA

    UK mortgage approvals dropped to a seasonally adjusted 37.7k in July, from a downwardly revised 39.8k in June, British Bankers' Association said. The market had looked for a print of 38.5k....

  • 24 Aug
    09:45
    LoopUp starts trading on AIM

    LoopUp Group started trading on AIM today with a market capitalisation of approximately £40.8m, following a successful placing with institutional and private investors, raising total gross...

  • 24 Aug
    09:31
    Germany's GDP growth rate slows in Q2

    Germany's final gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate eased in Q2 to 0.4%. This was down on Q1's rate of growth at 0.7%. The print was in line with an earlier flash reading. Story provided...

  • 24 Aug
    09:17
    Thor Mining responds to working capital inquiry

    Thor Mining has issued a response to an enquiry from ASX in relation to the Company's working capital position. "The Board of Thor have confirmed that they expect the Company to continue...

  • 24 Aug
    08:56
    Finsbury Growth & Income in equity issue

    Finsbury Growth & Income Trust issued 50,000 new ordinary shares yesterday at 664.25p apiece from its block listing authority. At 8:56am: (LON:FGT) Finsbury Growth Income Trust Plc share price...

  • 24 Aug
    07:42
    Pathfinder notes enforcement of English costs orders

    Pathfinder Minerals said that on Aug. 23 the High Court of England made orders for the sale of a total of 19.8m shares held by JV Consultores Internacionais (JVC) and Mr Diogo Cavaco in the...

  • 24 Aug
    07:38
    Milestone Group issues options, warrants

    Milestone said that on Aug. 23 directors waived their entitlement to historic contingent liabilities of £704,347. As a consequence, the company had issued them options over about 78.3m...

  • 24 Aug
    07:27
    Red Rock Resources to raise £300,000

    Red Rock Resources is to raise £300,000 via the issue of 75m shares at 0.4p each, with 1-for-1 twenty four-month warrants at 0.8p each. Substantial shareholder Metal Tiger would subscribe for 25m...

  • 24 Aug
    07:10
    Ultra completes divestment of ID cards business

    Ultra Electronics confirms the divestment of its global ID cards business to private equity firm LDC £22m cash has received US regulatory approval and the transaction has been completed....

  • 24 Aug
    07:09
    FLASH: LoopUp starts trading on AIM

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