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  • 05 Mar
    16:48
    ECB holds rates, to begin QE next week

    European Central Bank has hiked its 2015 euro-zone growth forecast to 1.5%, from 1%, expecting it to hit 2.1% by 2017. It said the bloc would experience low negative inflation in the months...

  • 05 Mar
    16:27
    Baillie Gifford Japan in equity issue

    The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust issued 200,000 new ordinary shares today due to demand in the market. The shares were issued at 442.50p apiece and at a premium to the prevailing net asset value....

  • 05 Mar
    16:21
    Unicorn AIM VCT buys back shares

    Unicorn AIM VCT bought back 205,000 ordinary shares today at 123.50p apiece for cancellation. At 4:21pm: (LON:UAV) Unicorn Aim Vct Plc share price was 0p at 124p Story provided by...

  • 05 Mar
    15:37
    Direct Line confirms dividend dates

    Direct Line Insurance Group has confirmed relevant dates for the final and second special interim dividends announced in the preliminary results on 3 March. The dividends will be paid on 17 April...

  • 05 Mar
    15:14
    Threadneedle UK Select declares dividend

    Threadneedle UK Select Trust has declared a second interim dividend of 2.5p per ordinary share for the year ended 31 December. The dividend will be paid on 11 May to shareholders of the register at...

  • 05 Mar
    15:03
    US factory orders fall 0.2%

    New orders for US manufactured goods in January, down six consecutive months, fell $0.9bn or 0.2% to $470.0bn , the US Census Bureau said today. This followed a 3.5% December decrease. Excluding...

  • 05 Mar
    15:01
    US factory orders fall

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Mar
    14:54
    Nomura turns its attention to retail stocks

    Nomura has come out and said that its strategists remain cautious over the general European retail sector; but, in spite of this, upped its target prices on UK retailers ASOS (LON:ASC) and Next...

  • 05 Mar
    14:41
    1Spatial grants 37m options

    1Spatial has granted shares options to both its executive team and other members of staff. Options over 11,000,000 new ordinary shares were issued to a number of employees under the company's...

  • 05 Mar
    14:27
    ITV added to Goldman's conviction buy list

    Goldman Sachs has promoted broadcaster ITV (LON:ITV) to its much watched conviction buy list (previously rated buy), stating that now might be a good a time for investors to get into, what it...

  • 05 Mar
    14:24
    Redhall notes share price rise

    Redhall noted the rise in its share price today and confirmed that it continues to implement the strategy outlined in December to focus on higher margin manufacturing activities as well as...

  • 05 Mar
    14:09
    F&C Managed Portfolio in equity issue

    F&C Managed Portfolio Trust has issued 250,000 Income shares at 123.75p apiece under its general business purposes block listing facility. The company also allotted 100,000 Growth shares from its...

  • 05 Mar
    14:03
    GAIL (India) declares dividend

    GAIL (India) has confirmed that the board meeting on 26 February approved an interim dividend of Rs3 per share for the the 2014-15 financial year. The dividend will be paid by 26 March at the...

  • 05 Mar
    14:00
    QIA and Brookfield update on Songbird and CWG offers

    Qatar Investment Authority and Brookfield Property Partners have despatched formal compulsory acquisition notices for outstanding Songbird Estates' shares. QIA and Brookfield have now acquired...

  • 05 Mar
    13:47
    Tissue Regenix options exercised

    Tissue Regenix Group issued 240,240 ordinary shares today following an exercise of options which were granted under the company's unapproved share option scheme. At 1:47pm: (LON:TRX) Tissue...

  • 05 Mar
    13:45
    JPMorgan US Smaller Cos issues shares from treasury

    JPMorgan US Smaller Companies Investment Trust issued 135,000 new ordinary shares from treasury today at 191.60p per share. At 1:45pm: (LON:JUSC) JPMorgan US Smaller Companies IT PLC share price...

  • 05 Mar
    13:44
    88 Energy changes ticker

    88 Energy's AIM ticker will change to AIM:88E from tomorrow following the change of company name announced on 20 February. The new ISIN for the company will be AU00000088E2. The SEDOL will become...

  • 05 Mar
    13:39
    US unit labour costs rise

    US unit labour costs in the non-farm business sector increased 4.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics said today, reflecting a 1.9% increase in hourly...

  • 05 Mar
    13:37
    US productivity down 2.2%

    US non-farm business sector labour productivity decreased at a 2.2% annual rate during the fourth quarter of 2014, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics said today. Its revised figures for the...

  • 05 Mar
    13:34
    US jobless claims rise by 7000

    US initial unemployment claims rose to 320,000 in the week ending 28 February - an increase of 7,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 313,000, the US Department of Labor said today....

  • 05 Mar
    13:32
    FLASH: US labour costs up 4.1%

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Mar
    13:31
    FLASH: US productivity falls

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Mar
    13:31
    FLASH: US jobless claims rise

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Mar
    13:23
    Edison update on Miton Worldwide Growth IT

    Edison has issued a research update on Miton Worldwide Growth Investment Trust. Edison says: "Miton Worldwide Growth Investment Trust (MWGT) is a fund of investment trusts that aims to exploit the...

  • 05 Mar
    13:14
    Richard Griffiths increases stake in Synairgen

    Private investor Richard Griffiths has increased his stake in Synairgen to 6.1%. At 1:14pm: (LON:SNG) Synairgen PLC share price was +3.5p at 31.5p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Mar
    12:11
    BoE holds rates at 0.5%, QE at £375bn

    Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee held the benchmark interest rate at 0.5%, and stayed its Quantitative Easing programme at £375bn. The decision was widely anticipated by the market....

  • 05 Mar
    11:27
    Ryanair to have new base at Berlin

    Ryanair has announced it will open a new base at Berlin from October. There will be 16 new routes and 22 in total. Ryanair's chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs, said: "Ryanair is pleased to...

  • 05 Mar
    10:48
    Clinical trial reported by Tissue Regenix

    Tissue Regenix, the regenerative medical device company, has announced that for the first time a patient has successfully received a partial knee meniscal replacement using its OrthoPure XM....

  • 05 Mar
    09:58
    DMGT buys back shares

    Daily Mail and General Trust bought back 88,567 A ordinary non-voting shares yesterday at an average price of £8.4045 apiece. The company now holds 6,508,353 A shares in treasury and has...

  • 05 Mar
    09:57
    Compass buys back shares

    Compass Group bought back 130,000 ordinary shares yesterday at 1149.9907p apiece for cancellation. At 9:57am: (LON:CPG) Compass Group PLC share price was -4.5p at 1158.5p Story provided by...

  • 05 Mar
    09:55
    Inchcape buys back shares

    Luxury car dealer Inchcape bought back 66,000 ordinary shares yesterday at prices ranging from 752.50p to 739.50p per share for cancellation. At 9:55am: (LON:INCH) Inchcape PLC share price was...

  • 05 Mar
    09:55
    Experian buys back shares

    Global information services provider Experian bought back 32,199 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 1,165.6883p apiece. The shares will initially be held in treasury. At 9:55am:...

  • 05 Mar
    09:54
    Euro-zone retail PMI slips in February

    The euro-zone retail purchasing managers' index fell to 46.4 in February, from 46.6 in January. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Mar
    09:53
    German factory orders slip in January

    German factory fell 3.9% in January, adjusted for seasonal swings and inflation, after a revised gain of 4.4% in December, data from the Economy Ministry showed. Story provided by...

  • 05 Mar
    09:17
    Jupiter European Opps in equity issue

    Jupiter European Opportunities Trust issued 150,000 new ordinary shares yesterday at 509.0p apiece under its ordinary share block listing facility. At 9:17am: (LON:JEO) Jupiter European...

  • 05 Mar
    09:17
    Amino CEO and CFO exercise options

    Amino Technologies chief executive Donald McGarva and chief financial officer Julia Hubbard exercised options over 780,000 ordinary shares and 375,000 ordinary shares respectively yesterday. Garva...

  • 05 Mar
    09:15
    SVR signs 5yr contract for ServiceScheduling solution

    ServicePower Technologies has signed a five-year contract for its ServiceScheduling solution with a leading global manufacturer of hot water products. The client manufactures and distributes...

  • 05 Mar
    09:15
    Telford Homes signs new £180m loan facility

    Telford Homes has signed a new £180m corporate loan facility to support its stated growth plans. This revolving-credit facility, which extends to March 2019, is being provided by the Group's...

  • 05 Mar
    09:14
    UKCM in advanced talks to refinance Lloyds facility

    UK Commercial Property Trust Ltd is in advanced talks to refinance its £80m term loan facility with Lloyds through a 12-year term loan facility with a new lender. It was repayable in June 2015. It...

  • 05 Mar
    09:05
    Northern Petroleum subsidiary signs farm-out deal

    Northern Petroleum subsidiary Northern Petroleum (UK) Limited has signed a farm-out agreement, which includes the agreed terms of a joint operating agreement, with Shell Italia E&P S.p.A., a...

  • 05 Mar
    08:45
    Hot Rocks takes stake in Datanostic

    Hot Rocks has agreed to invest £25,000 in to Datanostic Limited or a 10.8% equity stake as part of a £92,500 fundraising. And Hot Rocks managing director Gavin Burnell is joining the Datanostic...

  • 05 Mar
    07:45
    Insetco corrects loan notes conversion figures

    Insetco has corrected its release yesterday about the issue of 290 million new ordinary shares following the conversion of loan notes at 0.025p apiece. Insetco has issued 40 million shares to...

  • 05 Mar
    07:43
    MRS proposes acquisition of D&M Group

    Management Resource Solutions announces the proposed acquisition of the D&M Group, a manufacturing, wet plant hire and dry plant hire group based in Queensland, Australia. Highlights: ·...

  • 05 Mar
    07:19
    FLASH: UKCM in advanced talks to refinance Lloyds facility

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Mar
    07:18
    FLASH: Hot Rocks takes stake in Datanostic

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Mar
    07:12
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    07:10
  • 05 Mar
    07:09
    FLASH: SUMM announces pricing of US IPO

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Mar
    07:06
  • 05 Mar
    07:02
    FLASH: Telford Homes signs new £180m loan facility

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

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