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  • 09:42
    Compass buys back shares

    Compass Group bought back 200,000 ordinary shares yesterday at 950.8297p apiece for cancellation. At 9:42am: (LON:CPG) Compass Group PLC share price was +5p at 955.5p Story provided by...

  • 09:41
    BAE Systems buys back shares

    BAE Systems bought back 250,000 ordinary shares yesterday at the volume weighted average price of 441.094p apiece for cancellation. At 9:41am: (LON:BA.) BAE Systems Plc share price was -0.35p at...

  • 09:40
    dotdigital options exercised

    dotDigital, a leading provider of intuitive software-as-a service and managed services to digital marketing professionals, has issued 730,000 ordinary shares following the exercise of options under...

  • 09:38
    Devro upgraded by N+1

    N+1 Singer has upgraded its recommendation on food casings manufacturer Devro (LON:DVO) to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’, believing today’s third quarter update indicates that the company is “over the worst in...

  • 09:27
    InterQuest puts itself up for sale

    InterQuest Group has put itself up for sale as part of a review of options to maximise value for shareholders. The company says its focus on specialist niche recruitment services providing some of...

  • 09:21
    KWERE raises £351.5m

    Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate has raised £351.5m through a placing of around 10.0 million shares and 25.0 million open offer shares at £10.06 apiece. KWERE said it received valid acceptances...

  • 09:15
    Lancashire buys back shares

    Lancashire Holdings bought back 4,244 common shares at a price of 628.50p apiece yesterday. The shares will be held initially in treasury but the company expects to use them in the future towards...

  • 09:14
    Costain to issue 73,270 scrip shares

    Costain is issuing 73,270 ordinary shares under its scrip dividend scheme for the interim payout due on 24 October. Costain said director Jane Lodge had elected to receive 40 scrip shares which...

  • 09:11
    Informa upgraded by Westhouse

    Westhouse Securities has upgraded its recommendation on specialist publisher Informa (LON:INF) to ‘buy’ from ‘neutral’ on the back of today’s interim management statement, which revealed that the...

  • 08:47
    Macau Property Fund acquires luxury villa

    Macau Property Opportunities Fund (MPO), managed by Sniper Capital, has entered into a promissory sales and purchase agreement to acquire a luxury private house located in Macau's exclusive...

  • 08:44
    City of London IT in equity issue

    City of London Investment Trust issued 1,050,000 ordinary shares yesterday at 356.25p apiece under its block listing facility. At 8:44am: (LON:CTY) City Of London Investment Trust Plc the share...

  • 08:03
    PureCircle raises $22m through share placing

    PureCircle (LSE: PURE), the world's largest producer and marketer of high purity stevia, has announced the placing of 2.5m new ordinary shares to existing shareholders (including directors and...

  • 08:00
    Magnit continues to expand

    PJSC Magnit, Russia's largest food retailer has opened its 70th family store. It is located at Rtishchevo, Saratov oblast in the Volga federal region and will be open seven days a week....

  • 07:41
    JZCP to sell stake in Milestone Aviation

    JZ Capital Partners Limited has announced an agreement to sell its equity interest in Milestone Aviation Group to GE Capital Aviation Services. JZCP first invested in Milestone Aviation in...

  • 07:19
    FLASH: KWERE fundraising has excellent response

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 07:19
    Total chairman dies in air crash in Moscow

    Total (LSE:TTA), one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries, has confirmed the death of its chairman and CEO in an air crash. Christophe de...

  • 07:17
    FLASH: JZCP to sell stake in Milestone Aviation

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 07:05
    FLASH: Total confirms the death of chairman and CEO

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 06:18
    The Press Roundup

    A brief summary of Tuesday’s main business headlines... Extensive coverage of encouraging iPhone sales, the Spirit-Greene King offer, the BoE probe into payment system failure, potential winter...

  • 20 Oct
    16:27
    JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets in equity issue

    JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income Trust has issued 550,000 new ordinary shares at 118.00p apiece under its olordinary share block listing facility. At 4:27pm: (LON:JEMI) JPMorgan Gbl...

  • 20 Oct
    16:23
    JPMorgan Global Convertibles in equity issue

    JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income Fund has issued an additional 250,000 new ordinary shares at 103.80p apiece under its ordinary share block listing. At 4:23pm: (LON:JGCI) JPMorganGlobal...

  • 20 Oct
    15:51
    JPMorgan Global Convertibles in equity issue

    JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income Fund issued 250,000 new ordinary shares today at 103.80p apiece under its ordinary share block listing. At 3:51pm: (LON:JGCI) JPMorganGlobal ConvertiblesINC...

  • 20 Oct
    14:06
    BAE Systems transfers treasury shares

    BAE Systems transferred 63,409 ordinary shares from treasury today to a participant of its restricted share plan at nil consideration. At 2:06pm: (LON:BA.) BAE Systems Plc share price was -2.55p...

  • 20 Oct
    13:57
    EU needs to interfere less, says CBI

    Britain's bosses believe the European Union should interfere less in countries' domestic rules. The Confederation of British Industry was responding to outgoing European Commission head Jose...

  • 20 Oct
    13:40
    Kazakhmys downgraded by Westhouse

    Westhouse Securities has downgraded its recommendation on hole digger Kazakhmys (LON:KAZ) to ‘sell’ from ‘neutral’ after revising its copper price forecast and lowering its target to 220 pence a...

  • 20 Oct
    13:20
    Evraz downgraded by JP Morgan

    JP Morgan Cazenove has added Russian steelmaker Evraz (LON:EVR) to its list of stocks to steer clear of and downgraded to an ‘underweight’ rating (from ‘neutral’) in a research note to investors,...

  • 20 Oct
    13:13
    Jupiter US Smaller Cos appoints broker

    Jupiter US Smaller Companies has appointed Winterflood Securities as the company's broker with immediate effect. At 1:13pm: (LON:JUS) Jupiter Us Smaller Companies Plc Ord 25p share price was...

  • 20 Oct
    13:06
    Rolls Royce shunned by the City

    Investec, Liberum Capital and JP Morgan Cazenove were swift to react to Friday’s profit warning from power systems developer Rolls Royce (LON:RR.) and have all downgraded their respective...

  • 20 Oct
    13:01
    Shell Midstream Partners launches IPO

    Shell Midstream Partners, a limited partnership formed by Royal Dutch Shell, has launched its initial public offering of 37,500,000 common units, representing limited partner interests. The...

  • 20 Oct
    11:28
    Magnit opens new distribution centre

    PJSC Magnit, Russia's largest food retaile, has opened a new distribution centre in Kolomna in the Moscow region. The company now operates 27 distribution centres. Story provided by...

  • 20 Oct
    09:59
    DMGT buys back shares

    Daily Mail and General Trust bought back 118,289 A ordinary non-voting shares on Friday at an average price of £7.4129 apiece. The company now holds 26,510,018 A shares in treasury and has...

  • 20 Oct
    09:57
    Compass buys back shares

    Compass Group bought back 200,000 ordinary shares on Friday at 951.5738p apiece for cancellation. At 9:57am: (LON:CPG) Compass Group PLC share price was -6p at 952p Story provided by...

  • 20 Oct
    09:35
    German producer prices broadly in line annually

    Germany's producer prices fell 1% on the year in September, after a fall of 0.8% in August, data from Destatis showed. The reading was in line with forecasts. On a monthly basis, producer prices...

  • 20 Oct
    09:31
    Euro zone current account surplus narrows in August

    Euro zone's current account surplus narrowed to 18.9bn euros in August, from an upwardly revised 21.6bn euros surplus in July, European Central Bank data showed. Story provided by...

  • 20 Oct
    09:27
    UK average house asking price up 2.6% in October

    The average asking price for a UK house rose in October, said online property specialist Rightmove. It said the average price rose 2.6% on the month in October to £271,669. It followed a 0.9% hike...

  • 20 Oct
    09:26
    Centrica buys back shares

    Centrica bought back 1,100,000 ordinary shares on Friday at an average price of 292.4196 apiece to be held in treasury. At 9:26am: (LON:CNA) Centrica PLC share price was -2.7p at 292.8p...

  • 20 Oct
    09:24
    Asian Total Return buys back shares

    Asian Total Return Investment Co bought back 100,000 ordinary shares on Friday at 182.72p apiece to be held in treasury. At 9:24am: (LON:ATR) Asian Total Return Investment Company share price was...

  • 20 Oct
    09:12
    Glencore buys back shares

    Glencore bought back 1,000,000 ordinary shares on Friday at prices ranging from 322.19p to 314.00p apiece to be held in treasury. At 9:12am: (LON:GLEN) Glencore Xstrata share price was -1.85p at...

  • 20 Oct
    09:08
    BP buys back shares

    BP bought back 3,625,000 ordinary shares on Friday at pries ranging from 430.95p and 419.70p apiece for cancellation. At 9:08am: (LON:BP.) BP PLC share price was -4p at 424.5p Story provided...

  • 20 Oct
    09:08
    Nord Gold completes acquisition of Ronquen Gold

    Nord Gold NV has completed the acquisition of the Ronguen Gold Project, a late-stage exploration project located just 10km northwest of Nordgold's Bissa mine, from Canada's Goldrush Resources Ltd....

  • 20 Oct
    09:01
    Creston buys back shares

    Creston, the international marketing communications group, bought back 88,000 ordinary shares on Friday at an average price of 109.3p apiece to be held in treasury. At 9:01am: (LON:CRE) Creston...

  • 20 Oct
    08:43
    BBA Aviation buys back shares

    BBA Aviation bought back 115,000 ordinary shares on Friday at 322.199p apiece to be held in treasury. At 8:43am: (LON:BBA) BBA Aviation PLC share price was 0p at 322.9p Story provided by...

  • 20 Oct
    08:33
    Inchcape buys back shares

    Luxury car dealer Inchcape bought back 76,500 ordinary shares on Friday at an average price of 622.7626p apiece for cancellation. At 8:33am: (LON:INCH) Inchcape PLC share price was +1.75p at...

  • 20 Oct
    08:32
    BAE Systems buys back shares

    BAE Systems bought back 250,000 ordinary shares on Friday at the volume weighted average price of 441.039p apiece for cancellation. At 8:32am: (LON:BA.) BAE Systems Plc share price was -1.6p at...

  • 20 Oct
    08:30
    GVC appoints adviser

    GVC, a multinational e-gaming operator in both b2c and b2b markets, has appointed Cenkos Securities as the company's nominated adviser and broker with immediate effect. At 8:30am: (LON:GVC) GVC...

  • 20 Oct
    08:25
    BH Macro buys back shares

    BH Macro bought back 75,000 sterling shares on Friday at £20.0866 apiece to be held in treasury. At 8:25am: (LON:BHMG) BH Macro Limited GBP share price was -1p at 2014p Story provided by...

  • 20 Oct
    08:23
    Hightex appoints adviser

    Hightex has appointed ZAI Corporate Finance as nominated adviser and broker with immediate effect. At 8:23am: (LON:HTIG) Hightex Group PLC share price was 0p at 0.16p Story provided by...

  • 20 Oct
    08:15
    Biofrontera appoints Nomad and broker

    Biofrontera, the biopharmaceutical company focusing on skin cancer, has appointed Shore Capital and Corporate as nominated adviser and Shore Capital Stockbrokers as sole broker with immediate...

  • 20 Oct
    08:09
    Fulham Shore completes Kefi acquisition

    The Fulham Shore has completed its acquisition of 99.04% of Kefi Limited and the subscription to raise approximately £1.6 million and admission of its ordinary shares to trading on AIM. The...

  • 20 Oct
    07:54
    Close Brothers transfers treasury shares

    Close Brothers Group transferred 4,765 ordinary shares from treasury on Friday to participants in its employee share plans. The transfer price was nil pence. Story provided by...

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