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  • 15:23
    Maven Income and Growth VCT 4 buys back shares

    Maven Income and Growth VCT 4 bought back 25,000 ordinary shares today at 84.5p per share for cancellation. At 3:23pm: (LON:MAV4) Maven Income and Growth VCT 4 PLC share price was +0.25p at 84p...

  • 14:29
    Tracsis options exercised

    Tracsis has issued 19,762 ordinary shares following the exercise of employee options. At 2:29pm: (LON:TRCS) Tracsis PLC share price was -2.5p at 447.5p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 14:01
    GKN downgraded by Investec

    Investec has downgraded its recommendation on global engineering group GKN (LON:GKN) to hold from buy, stating that is adopting a more cautious view on the outlook for Driveline and Powder Met to...

  • 13:37
    US average earnings rise

    US average hourly earnings for all employees on private non-farm payrolls rose by 8 cents to $25.09 in August following a 6-cent gain in July, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics said today....

  • 13:35
    US unemployment rate falls

    The US unemployment rate edged down to 5.1% in August from 5.3% and the number of unemployed persons edged down to 8.0 million, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics said today. The unemployment...

  • 13:33
    US adds 173,000 jobs in August

    US total non-farm payroll employment increased by 173,000 in August, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics said today. Job gains occurred in health care and social assistance and in financial...

  • 13:32
    FLASH: US average earnings up

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  • 13:31
    FLASH: US unemployment rate falls to 5.1%

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  • 13:31
    FLASH: US adds 173,000 jobs in August

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  • 13:22
    IPF buys back shares

    International Personal Finance bought back 88,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 390.1460p each to be held in treasury. At 1:22pm: (LON:IPF) International Personal Finance PLC...

  • 13:09
    Baring Emerging Europe buys back shares

    Baring Emerging Europe bought back 9,000 ordinary shares yesterday at £4.8567 apiece for cancellation. At 1:09pm: (LON:BEE) Baring Emerging Europe Plc share price was -10.37p at 476.63p...

  • 13:02
    Howden Joinery buys back shares

    Howden Joinery Group bought back 100,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 490.19p apiece to be held in treasury. At 1:02pm: (LON:HWDN) Howden Joinery share price was -7.85p at...

  • 09:57
    Experian buys back shares

    Global information services provider Experian bought back 250,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 1,093.2147p apiece. The shares will initially be held in treasury. At 9:57am:...

  • 09:52
    DMGT buys back shares

    Daily Mail and General Trust bought back 70,752 A ordinary non-voting shares yesterday at an average price of £8.35107 apiece. The company now holds 8,275,771 A shares in treasury and has...

  • 09:45
    German retail PMI slips in August

    Euro zone's retail purchasing managers' index printed at 51.4 for August, from 54.2 previously. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 09:39
    Hibernia REIT included in EPRA Index

    Hibernia REIT has confirmed it will become a constituent of the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index from 21 September, having met the eligibility criteria. Investment manager WK Nowlan REIT...

  • 09:06
    German factory orders fall in July

    German factory orders fell a greater than expected 1.4% in July, from June's revised 2.0% gain and against expectations for a fall of 0.5%. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 08:47
    BlueCrest AllBlue buys back shares

    BlueCrest AllBlue Fund bought back 375,000 sterling shares yesterday at an average price of 189.00p apiece for cancellation. At 8:47am: (LON:BABS) Bluecrest Allblue Fund GBP share price was +0.3p...

  • 08:45
    Diageo buys back shares

    Diageo bought back 587,774 ordinary shares yesterday at 1713.56p apiece. The shares will be held in the employee share nominee accounts for the purpose of satisfying employee share awards. Diageo...

  • 08:42
    BH Macro buys back shares

    BH Macro bought back 7,000 US dollar, 16,000 euro and 25,000 sterling shares yesterday at $19.7586, €19.8163 and £20.5609 apiece to be held in treasury. At 8:42am: (LON:BHMG) BH Macro Limited...

  • 08:22
    European Assets Trust in equity issue

    European Assets Trust issued 25,000 ordinary shares yesterday at £10.65 apiece from its block listing facility. At 8:22am: (LON:EAT) European Assets Trust NV share price was -2.5p at 1070p...

  • 08:18
    AMG declares interim dividend

    AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group has declared an interim dividend of €0.10 per ordinary share for the six months to the end of June. The dividend is payable on or around 16 September to...

  • 08:18
    Edinburgh Dragon Trust buys back shares

    Edinburgh Dragon Trust bought back 25,000 ordinary shares yesterday at 232.12p apiece to be held in treasury. At 8:18am: (LON:EFM) Edinburgh Dragon Trust Plc share price was -3.62p at 229.38p...

  • 08:03
    JZ Capital Partners to raise up to $150m

    JZ Capital Partners has announced a proposed placing and open offer to raise up to $150m; a rollover offer of 2016 ZDP shares for 2022 ZDP shares and a proposed investment in Spruceview Capital...

  • 07:21
    Clean Air Power sells subsidiaries

    Clean Air Power has agreed the sale of its subsidiaries on a going concern basis to Hardstaff Dual Fuel Technology, a subsidiary of Vayon Holdings. The total consideration is £250,000 plus Clean...

  • 07:20
    Vinaland divests stake in firm that owns HAS Project

    VinaLand Limited has divested its stake in the company that owns the HAS Project located in the central region of Quang Nam Province, Vietnam to Gold Yield Enterprises Limited. Gold Yield...

  • 07:19
    Scisys gives positive update on banking position

    Scisys said it is pleased that its UK banks have confirmed their position and continue to be very supportive of the business. In the trading update issued on 4 June 2015 Scisys indicated that,...

  • 07:11
    FLASH: JZ Capital Partners to raise $150m

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  • 07:08
    FLASH: NCT participating in Mexican onshore field bid round

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  • 07:05
    FLASH: Roxi Petroleum updates on operations at BNG

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 07:04
    FLASH: Vinaland divests stake in firm that owns HAS Project

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 07:02
    FLASH: Scisys gives positive update on banking position

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  • 06:16
    Press Roundup

    A brief summary of Friday's main business headlines... Extensive coverage of the ECB and quantative easing, the falling pound, the impact of the washout summer, EDF putting Hinkley plans in the...

  • 03 Sep
    16:21
    BlackRock Commodities Income in equity issue

    BlackRock Commodities Income Investment Trust issued 500,000 new ordinary shares at 64.50p apiece under its ordinary share block listing facility. At 4:21pm: (LON:BRCI) Blackrock Commodities...

  • 03 Sep
    15:51
    Standard Life Equity Income in equity issue

    Standard Life Equity Income Trust issued 250,000 new ordinary shares yesterday at 452.50p apiece. At 3:51pm: (LON:SLET) Standard Life Equity Income Trust share price was +1.63p at 460.63p...

  • 03 Sep
    15:20
    City of London IT in equity issue

    City of London Investment Trust issued 350,000 ordinary shares today at 379.2p apiece under its block listing facility. At 3:20pm: (LON:CTY) City Of London Investment Trust Plc the share price...

  • 03 Sep
    15:05
    ISM services index falls

    Economic activity in the US non-manufacturing sector grew in August but at a slower rate, according to the Institute for Supply Management. Its Non-Manufacturing Index fell to 59% in August from...

  • 03 Sep
    15:01
    FLASH: ISM services index at 59%

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 03 Sep
    14:47
    Markit 'final' services index up at 56.1

    The final Markit US Services Business Activity Index posted 56.1 in August, above the earlier ‘flash’ reading (55.2) and up from 55.7 in July, to signal the sharpest pace of expansion since...

  • 03 Sep
    14:46
    FLASH: Markit 'final' services PMI up

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 03 Sep
    14:36
    BG Group transfers shares from treasury

    BG Group has transferred 1,925,000 shares from treasury to the trustee of its employee share trust to satisfy awards made to participants which are due to vest under the LTIP on 4 September. At...

  • 03 Sep
    14:15
    Reckitt Benckiser upgraded by JP Morgan

    JP Morgan Cazenove has upgraded its recommendation on Reckitt Benckiser (LON:RB.) to overweight from neutral on the expectation that the consumer goods group will deliver the sector's strongest...

  • 03 Sep
    13:58
    Finsbury Growth & Income in equity issue

    Finsbury Growth & Income Trust has issued 250,000 new ordinary shares at 553.00p apiece under its block listing facility. At 1:58pm: (LON:FGT) Finsbury Growth Income Trust Plc share price was...

  • 03 Sep
    13:55
    Virgin Money upgraded by Investec

    Investec has upgraded its investment rating on Virgin Money (LON:VM.) to buy from hold, stating that the economic fundamentals are "flashing green" for the retail bank. Analyst Ian Gordon went on...

  • 03 Sep
    13:50
    F&C Commercial Property declares divi

    F&C Commercial Property Trust Limited has declared a monthly interim dividend 0.5p per share for the year ended 31 December. The dividend will be paid on 30 September to shareholders of record on...

  • 03 Sep
    13:43
    DMGT buys back shares

    Daily Mail and General Trust bought back 82,543 A ordinary non-voting shares yesterday at an average price of £8.15883 apiece. The company now holds 8,205,019 A shares in treasury and has...

  • 03 Sep
    13:35
    US jobless claims rise by 12,000

    US initial unemployment claims rose to 282,000 in the week ending 29 August, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week's revised level, the US Department of Labor said today. The previous...

  • 03 Sep
    13:34
    US trade deficit falls to $41.9bn

    The US trade deficit fell to $41.9bn in July, down $3.3bn from a revised $45.2bn in June, the US Census Bureau and the US Bureau of Economic Analysis said today. July exports were $188.5bn,...

  • 03 Sep
    13:31
    FLASH: US trade gap narrows

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 03 Sep
    13:31
    FLASH: US jobless claims rise

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