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  • 23 Sep
    15:31
    Hansard downgraded by Macquarie

    Macquarie has downgraded its recommendation on Hansard Global (LON:HSD) to 'neutral' from 'outperform', which it says is based on valuation grounds and that it expects the shares to pause for...

  • 23 Sep
    15:29
    EnQuest downgraded by Barclays

    Barclays Capital has downgraded its investment rating on EnQuest (LON:ENQ) to 'underweight' from 'equal weight', stating that there may be pain before gain for the North Sea oiler until the oil...

  • 23 Sep
    15:28
    Persimmon upgraded by Liberum

    Liberum Capital has upgraded its recommendation on house builder Persimmon (LON:PSN) to 'buy' from 'hold', stating that the market's search for yield makes it stand out. The broker added: "We are...

  • 23 Sep
    15:00
    Renewables Infrastructure Group raises £62.62m

    The Renewables Infrastructure Group has raised £62.62 million through the issue of 62 million new ordinary shares at 101.0p apiece. The placing was materially oversubscribed, and, at the...

  • 23 Sep
    14:50
    Markit 'flash' manufacturing PMI falls to 51.4

    US manufacturing growth eased again in September amid the slowest expansion of new orders so far this year, according to Markit. At 51.4 in September, the seasonally adjusted Markit Flash US...

  • 23 Sep
    14:47
    FLASH: Markit 'flash' manufacturing PMI falls

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  • 23 Sep
    14:14
    VAST Resources warrants exercised

    Vast Resources has issued 120,691 ordinary shares following the exercise of warrants to subscribers to the open offer completed on 1 August. Vast said £603.46 had been received as a result...

  • 23 Sep
    14:03
    Sistema unit sells 1.27% of MTS

    Sistema subsidiary Sistema Finance SA has sold 12,697,918 American depositary shares of PJSC MTS, representing 1.27% of MTS's share capital, for $100.4m. Sistema president and chief executive...

  • 23 Sep
    13:51
    Inmarsat capital markets day

    Inmarsat will host a presentation for analysts and investors on 7 October. The event will be held at Inmarsat's offices at 99 City Road, London, EC1Y 1AX. An optional satellite sector primer is...

  • 23 Sep
    13:48
    City Merchants High Yield in equity issue

    City Merchants High Yield Trust Limited has issued 100,000 ordinary shares at 191.21p apiece under its block listing facility to satisfy secondary market demand. At 1:48pm: (LON:CMHY) City...

  • 23 Sep
    13:09
    Inchcape buys back shares

    Car dealer Inchcape bought back 200,437 ordinary shares yesterday at prices ranging from 663.5p to 674.0p apiece for cancellation. At 1:09pm: (LON:INCH) Inchcape PLC share price was +2.25p at...

  • 23 Sep
    13:02
    Compass buys back shares

    Compass Group bought back 32 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 1,485.0000p apiece for cancellation. At 1:02pm: (LON:CPG) Compass Group PLC share price was -2.5p at 1488.5p...

  • 23 Sep
    10:00
    OptiBiotix notes issue of equity

    OptiBiotix Health has received notification from warrant holders to exercise warrants over 34,050 ordinary shares of 2p each at an exercise price of 8p a share, providing the company with gross...

  • 23 Sep
    09:58
    Metal Tiger updates on Thailand permitting process

    Metal Tiger announces positive developments in respect of permitting applications being submitted by its JV partner, Metal Tiger Thailand and in respect of the national exploration programme...

  • 23 Sep
    09:57
    Premaitha Health extends investment agreement

    Premaitha Health has entered into an extension of the investment agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific announced on 14 December 2015, further developing this important relationship. Premaitha is...

  • 23 Sep
    09:28
    Euro-zone flash PMI data confounds forecasts

    Euro-zone's flash manufacturing purchasing-managers' index (PMI) for September was 52.6, which was up on expectations for 51.5 and from a previous reading of 51.7. The bloc's flash services PMI...

  • 23 Sep
    07:56
    Aminex appoints joint corporate broker

    Aminex has appointed Investec Bank as joint corporate broker together with Davy, Aminex's sponsor, and Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 23 Sep
    07:34
    Sound Energy revises Sidi Moktar terms

    Sound Energy said it and PetroMaroc Corp. have revised the terms relating to the former's acquisition of a 50% operated stake in in three onshore gas permits in Morocco, together known as the Sidi...

  • 23 Sep
    07:30
    Tullow Oil updates on Jubilee Turret insurance

    Tullow Oil said that Hull & Machinery insurance cover has been confirmed for the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah by its reinsurers following the failure of the Jubilee turret bearing earlier this year. The...

  • 23 Sep
    07:29
    Premier African Minerals updates on RHA

    Premier African Minerals said the new mesh inserts for the RHA crushing screens have been installed and commissioned. A further update on RHA will follow in the Chairman's Statement of the...

  • 23 Sep
    07:24
    Obtala updates on disposal in Lesotho

    Obtala Limited has, via subsidiary African Home Stores Ltd, finalised an agreement to dispose of its 72.69%-owned chain of Lifes' Comfort Solutions retail outlets in Lesotho for $100 cash. The...

  • 23 Sep
    07:21
    NSCI says Wanda Tech. selected by 24Hr HomeCare

    NetScientific said portfolio company Wanda has been selected by the Los Angeles-based 24Hr HomeCare to provide its predictive analytics and behavioural guidance technology to improve outcomes for...

  • 23 Sep
    07:20
    RQIH completes buy of US Sports Insurance Co.

    Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings confirms the acquisition of US Sports Insurance Company, LLC (USSIC), a wholly owned captive insurer of USA Swimming, Inc. (USAS). The Company was...

  • 23 Sep
    07:17
    Smiths Group to divest Artificial Lift business

    Smiths Group has entered into an agreement to sell its Artificial Lift business, part of the John Crane division, to Endurance Lift Solutions, LLC. The total gross consideration payable at...

  • 23 Sep
    07:16
    Solo Oil inks drilling rig contract for Ntorya-2 Well

    Solo Oil has been told by the Ruvuma Petroleum Sharing Agreement (PSA) operator, Aminex plc, that a rig contract has now been signed for the drilling of the Ntorya-2 appraisal well in the Ruvuma...

  • 23 Sep
    07:15
    MX Oil more than doubles H1 pretax loss

    MX Oil has more than doubled its H1 pretax loss to £1.83m, from a year-earlier loss of £0.7m. "With the Aje Field commencing production, the year to date has been an exciting...

  • 23 Sep
    07:13
    Vodafone extends Afrimax partner market agreement

    Vodafone and Afrimax Group have jointly announced a new non-equity Partner Market agreement for Cameroon. The two companies will launch LTE data services under the 'Vodafone Cameroon' brand...

  • 23 Sep
    07:09
    FLASH: Solo Oil inks drilling rig contract for Ntorya-2 Well

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  • 23 Sep
    07:07
    FLASH: Premier African Minerals updates on RHA

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  • 23 Sep
    07:06
    FLASH: Obtala updates on disposal in Lesotho

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  • 23 Sep
    07:05
    FLASH: NSCI says Wanda Technology selected by 24Hr HomeCare

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  • 23 Sep
    07:04
    FLASH: Tullow Oil updates on Jubilee Turret insurance

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  • 23 Sep
    07:02
    FLASH: Smiths Group to divest Artificial Lift business

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  • 23 Sep
    07:02
    FLASH: Vodafone extends Afrimax partner market agreement

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  • 23 Sep
    05:58
    Press Roundup

    A brief summary of Friday's key headlines... Coverage of Apple, central banks and interest rates, Lloyds of London, Airbus, banking, Roll-Royce, BT Group, Serco, Kier, M&C Saatchi, Tesco,...

  • 22 Sep
    16:13
    Draganfly raises £145,000

    Draganfly Investments has raised £145,000, before expenses, through a placing of 18,125,000 new ordinary shares at 0.8 pence per share, a discount of approximately 27% to the closing middle...

  • 22 Sep
    16:01
    Ground Rents Income Fund warrants exercised

    Ground Rents Income Fund has received warrant exercise notices and subscription monies in respect of 277,700 ordinary shares. The warrants have been exercised at a subscription price of...

  • 22 Sep
    15:26
    Troy Income & Growth declares divi

    Troy Income & Growth Trust's board has declared a fourth interim dividend of 0.625p per share (2015 - fourth interim of 0.60p per share) for the year to 30 September payable on 28 October to...

  • 22 Sep
    15:21
    HICL raises £113.4m

    HICL Infrastructure Co Ltd has raised gross proceeds of £113.4m through the issue of 66,727,515 ordinary shares at 170.0 pence apiece. The issue was materially oversubscribed, and accordingly...

  • 22 Sep
    15:13
    F&C Global Smaller Cos in equity issue

    F&C Global Smaller Companies has issued 20,000 ordinary shares at 1145.75p per share from its general corporate purposes block listing facility. At 3:13pm: (LON:FCS) FC Global Smaller Companies...

  • 22 Sep
    15:07
    CB Leading Economic Index for US falls 0.2%

    The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the US declined 0.2% in August to 124.1 (2010 = 100), following a 0.5% increase in July, and a 0.2% increase in June. Director of business cycles...

  • 22 Sep
    15:05
    US existing-home sales fall 0.9%

    US existing-home sales eased up in August for the second consecutive month despite mortgage rates near record lows as higher home prices and not enough inventory for sale kept some would-be buyers...

  • 22 Sep
    15:03
    FLASH: CB Leading Economic Index for US falls

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  • 22 Sep
    15:02
    FLASH: US existing-home sales soften

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  • 22 Sep
    14:43
    Pearson downgraded by Exane

    Exane BNP Paribas has cut its investment rating on Pearson (LON:PSON) to 'neutral' from 'outperform' believing another setback is likely to weigh on the share price until the second half of 2017....

  • 22 Sep
    14:41
    Glencore upgraded by Liberum

    Liberum Capital has upgraded its recommendation on Glencore (LON:GLEN) to 'hold' from 'sell' stating that the miner should benefit in the long term from changes in Chinese government policy. The...

  • 22 Sep
    14:33
    PuriCore CMO granted options

    PuriCore has granted options over 500,000 new ordinary shares to chief medical officer Dr. Christian Peters. The options, granted on 21 September, have an exercise price of 27.00 pence each and a...

  • 22 Sep
    14:23
    Totally warrants exercised

    Totally has issued 17,958 new ordinary shares following the exercise of warrants by Optiva Securities. The proceeds realisable by the company from this warrant exercise are approximately...

  • 22 Sep
    14:03
    US house prices up 0.5%

    US house prices rose in July, up 0.5% on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency monthly House Price Index (HPI). The previously...

  • 22 Sep
    14:01
    FLASH: US house prices up 0.5%

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

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