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  • 09:54
    Carnival buys back shares

    Carnival Corporation & plc bought back 50,000 shares yesterday at an average price of 5088.9281p apiece to be held in treasury. At 9:54am: (LON:CCL) Carnival PLC share price was +7.5p at...

  • 09:39
    Steady underlying growth in UK retail sales

    Retail sales in the UK slipped in September but the underlying pattern is one of growth, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show. Sales slipped by 0.8% between August and...

  • 09:33
    Landore raises £1m

    Landore Resources has raised £1m, gross, through a subscription of 50,000,000 new ordinary shares at 2.0p apiece. It said the net proceeds would be used to finance working capital and exploration...

  • 09:01
    Diageo buys back shares

    Diageo bought back 281,589 ordinary shares yesterday at the volume weighted average price of 2,560.79p apiece to be held in treasury. At 9:01am: (LON:DGE) Diageo PLC share price was -11.75p...

  • 08:54
    HSBC buys back shares

    HSBC Holdings bought back 1,991,870 ordinary shares yesterday at the volume weighted average price of £7.4782 apiece for cancellation. At 8:54am: (LON:HSBA) HSBC Holdings PLC share price was...

  • 08:41
    Alba to increase stake in Horse Hill

    Alba Mineral Resources agreed to acquire Regency Mines' 3.1% interest in Horse Hill Developments. It said the total consideration payable was £630,000 including the assignment to Alba of the...

  • 08:23
    Grand Group Investment update on Nomad

    Grand Group Investment has confirmed that although its shares are currently suspended, AIM rules still applied and as its nominated adviser would no longer be authorised from today it had one month...

  • 08:08
    Gocompare.com chairman reduces stake

    Gocompare.com Group chairman Sir Peter Wood has reduced his stake from 30.7% to just over 25% through the sale of 21.3 million ordinary shares at 100p apiece. He will remain as chairman of the...

  • 08:06
    Clear Leisure shares suspended

    Trading in Clear Leisure's shares has been suspended on AIM as its nominated adviser is no longer authorised. If the company does not appoint a replacement by 20 Nov, admission of its shares to...

  • 18 Oct
    15:03
    US markets remain bullish on rising oil prices

    Wall Street made solid progress at the beginning of today's session on the back of the latest rally in crude oil prices and despite data regarding building permits and housing starts coming in a...

  • 18 Oct
    13:40
    US housing starts down 4.7% in September

    Privately-owned housing starts in the US in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,127,000, the Census Bureau and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development said today....

  • 18 Oct
    13:37
    US building permits down 4.5% in September

    Privately-owned housing units authorised by building permits in the US in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,215,000, the Department of Housing and Urban Development said...

  • 18 Oct
    10:01
    DS Smith acquires Romanian group for €208m

    DS Smith has agreed to acquire Romania's EcoPack and EcoPaper for an enterprise value of around €208m. The target is a leading integrated packaging and paper group in Romania, family owned for...

  • 18 Oct
    09:59
    City Natural Resources declares interim divi

    City Natural Resources High Yield Trust's board has declared a first interim dividend of 0.86p (2016: 0.86p per share) payable on 24 Nov to shareholders on the register on 27 Oct. The ex-dividend...

  • 18 Oct
    09:56
    Oncimmune signs Poland sales agreement

    Oncimmune has signed an exclusive agreement for the distribution of its EarlyCDT lung test in Poland with local group SmartGene. The agreement allows for the sale of the CE marked product as a...

  • 18 Oct
    09:54
    Share appoints customer experience manager

    Share has appointed Richard Stollery as Director of Customer Experience at The Share Centre, effective November 1. Stollery, 55, has previously held senior roles at Lego, Adidas and Marks &...

  • 18 Oct
    09:52
    IAG buys back shares

    International Consolidated Airlines Group bought back 126,615 ordinary shares yesterday for cancellation, IAG bought back 83,219 shares in London at prices ranging from £6.125 to £6.365 apiece and...

  • 18 Oct
    09:50
    Nostrum Oil & Gas to cut output guidance

    Nostrum Oil & Gas said operational delays would force it to downgrade its production guidance for the first six months of 2018. Revised full-year guidance for production will be given no later...

  • 18 Oct
    09:49
    Carnival buys back shares

    Carnival Corporation & plc bought back 50,000 shares yesterday at an average price of 5037.2228p apiece to be held in treasury. At 9:49am: (LON:CCL) Carnival PLC share price was +17.5p at...

  • 18 Oct
    09:44
    Ubisense raises £5.5m from share placing

    Ubisense Group has raised £5.5m from a share placement to support its growth plans and strengthen its balance sheet. The company placed 17,187,500 new ordinary shares at 32p each. The placing...

  • 18 Oct
    09:41
    Realm Therapeutics applies for block listing

    Realm Therapeutics said an application has been made for the block admission of 21,139,826 ordinary shares of 10p each in the company. The listing was in relation to certain outstanding, but not...

  • 18 Oct
    09:34
    UK unemployment rate 4.3%

    The unemployment rate was 4.3%, down from 5.0% for a year earlier and the joint lowest since 1975, according to an October update from the Office of National Statistics. Average weekly earnings...

  • 18 Oct
    09:28
    Shanta Gold provides update on debt restructuring

    Shanta Gold said that lender Investec Bank's due diligence period is continuing whilst it evaluates Tanzanian legislative changes announced by the company in June and July. Shanta Gold had agreed...

  • 18 Oct
    09:23
    Ncondezi Energy raises £750,000

    Ncondezi Energy said it has raised £750,000 before expenses through an oversubscribed placing of shares. The company issued 15,000,000 ordinary shares at 5p each. It will use the funds to cover...

  • 18 Oct
    09:20
    Bluejay appoints joint broker

    Bluejay Mining has appointed Hannam & Partners as joint broker and financial adviser to the company with immediate effect. SP Angel will continue to act as nominated adviser and joint...

  • 18 Oct
    09:19
    Hilton Food raises £55.9m

    Hilton Food has raised £55.9m, gross, through a placing of 7,350,000 new ordinary shares at 760p apiece. Thew proceeds will be used to part-fund the proposed acquisition of Icelandic Group UK...

  • 18 Oct
    09:06
    Dunedin Enterprise to sell investment in Kee Safety

    Dunedin Enterprise Investment Trust has agreed to sell its investment in Kee Safety, the market-leading provider of collective fall protection, safety systems and solutions. It said completion...

  • 18 Oct
    09:03
    Silence Therapeutics granted US patents

    Silence Therapeutics said the US Patent and Trade Mark Office yesterday granted it with two new patents. US patent application 15/589,968 was granted as US Patent 9,790,501 and US patent...

  • 18 Oct
    08:39
    HSBC buys back shares

    HSBC Holdings bought back 2,099,746 ordinary shares yesterday at the volume weighted average price of £7.4572 apiece for cancellation. At 8:39am: (LON:HSBA) HSBC Holdings PLC share price was...

  • 18 Oct
    08:35
    Diageo buys back shares

    Diageo bought back 377,059 ordinary shares yesterday at the volume weighted average price of 2,551.54p apiece for cancellation. At 8:35am: (LON:DGE) Diageo PLC share price was +13.25p at...

  • 18 Oct
    08:35
    Sula Iron & Gold mulls asset farm out

    Sula Iron & Gold said it may solicit expressions of interest for a joint venture or farm out of the Ferensola Gold Project. The company said this may provide a cost-effective means to...

  • 18 Oct
    08:18
    Spectris completes Omnicon acquisition

    Spectris has completed its acquisition of US company The Omnicon Group for an initial consideration of $29m. Omnicon provides a range of services to help its customers analyse and improve product...

  • 18 Oct
    08:01
    Beowulf chairman sells 8.5m shares

    Beowulf Mining non-executive chairman Bevan Metcalf sold 8,500,000 shares on 16 Oct following the exercise of options announced on 10 Oct. Beowulf said Metcalf now had 2,165,841 ordinary shares...

  • 18 Oct
    08:01
    Shell director stands down

    Royal Dutch Shell said that Guy Elliott had stood down as a non-executive director of the company, with immediate effect. Shell said Elliott's departure was related to legal proceedings regarding...

  • 18 Oct
    07:09
    Gama Aviation takes full control of Gama MENA

    Gama Aviation has acquired the 51% Jet Set interest in Gama MENA for $5.1m in cash. Following the acquisition, the company will own 100% of Gama MENA. In the year ended 31 Dec 2016, Gama MENA...

  • 17 Oct
    15:12
    US traders hold positions at start of today's session

    Wall Street got off to a flat start as traders take time to assess the wider impact of economic discussions in Europe along with ongoing tensions in the Pacific. Shortly after the open, the Dow...

  • 17 Oct
    14:25
    US capacity utilisation unchanged at 75.1% in September

    Capacity utilisation for manufacturing in the US was unchanged at 75.1% in September, the Federal Reserve said today. Utilisation for durables increased 0.7 percentage point to 74.9%, while the...

  • 17 Oct
    14:22
    US industrial production rises 0.3% in September

    US industrial production rose 0.3% in September, the Federal Reserve said today. It added that the rates of change for July and August were notably revised; the current estimate for July, a...

  • 17 Oct
    13:37
    Price index for US exports rises 0.8% in September

    The price index for exports in the US rose 0.8% in September, after increasing 0.7% the previous month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said today. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 17 Oct
    13:33
    US import prices up 0.7%

    Prices for US imports rose 0.7% in September, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, after advancing 0.6% the previous month. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 17 Oct
    09:59
    IAG buys back shares

    International Consolidated Airlines Group bought back 124,588 ordinary shares yesterday for cancellation. IAG bought back 82,222 shares in London at prices ranging from £6.17 to £6.22 apiece and...

  • 17 Oct
    09:56
    Carnival buys back shares

    Carnival Corporation & plc bought back 50,000 shares yesterday at an average price of 5013.8387p apiece to be held in treasury. At 9:56am: (LON:CCL) Carnival PLC share price was +2.5p at...

  • 17 Oct
    09:53
    TP ICAP appoints new director

    TP ICAP has appointed Edmund Ng as an independent non-executive director, fulfilling its pledge to recruit a director from Asia. Ng is based in Hong Kong and has extensive experience of Asia, the...

  • 17 Oct
    09:45
    Alliance Pharma building international sales, says Hardman

    Hardman Research has issued a report noting that Alliance Pharma's Kelo-cote brand is building international sales. Hardman said: 'Alliance Pharma's buy-and-build strategy to evolve into a...

  • 17 Oct
    09:45
    Smiths Group appoints new CFO

    Smiths Group has appointed John Shipsey as its new chief financial officer designate, ahead of his official commencement on January 1. Bill Seeger will retain full responsibility for the role...

  • 17 Oct
    09:36
    UK September PPI 3.3%

    The headline rate of inflation for goods leaving the factory gate (output prices) rose 3.3% on the year to September 2017, from 3.4% in August 2017, according to the Office of National Statistics....

  • 17 Oct
    09:34
    Kingfisher buys back shares

    Kingfisher bought back 495,175 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 305.3100p apiece for cancellation. At 9:34am: (LON:KGF) Kingfisher PLC share price was +0.85p at 306.85p Story...

  • 17 Oct
    09:32
    UK September CPI 2.8%

    The UK consumer price index hit 2.8 in September, according to the Office of National Statistics. Excluding owner occupiers’ housing costs the CPI index in September was 3.0%. Story provided by...

  • 17 Oct
    09:24
    Equiniti rights issue has 97.43% take-up

    Equiniti Group received valid acceptances in respect of 62,658,832 new shares under its 3 for 14 rights issue - 97.43% of the total number of new shares offered to qualifying shareholders. At...

  • 17 Oct
    09:15
    Crimson Tide appoints marketing director

    Crimson Tide said Tobias Hawkins has been appointed to its board as sales and marketing director. Hawkins has held numerous sales and account management roles in his career, most recently as...

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