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  • 07:13
    FLASH: National Milk Record acquires Inimex Genetics Ltd

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  • 07:12
    FLASH: Steppe Cement declares 1p a share interim dividend

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  • 07:11
    FLASH: SIG Plc refinances £250m revolving credit facility

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  • 07:10
    FLASH: RAME says laws open domestic Chilean solar market

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  • 07:09
    Xtract agrees to sell Mejillones phosphate deposit

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  • 07:08
    FLASH: Urals Energy publishes reserves report

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  • 07:03
    FLASH: PREM confirms accelerated completion of equity swap

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  • 07:01
    FLASH: Synety announces integration with IQX

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  • 06:32
    The Press Roundup

    A brief summary of Thursday’s main business headlines... Extensive coverage of Tescogate, Cameron’s tax giveaway pledge, the latest UK economic data, reaction to Sainsbury’s results and much more…...

  • 01 Oct
    16:11
    Urban&Civic awards over 1.2m options

    Urban&Civic has awarded options over 1,213,332 ordinary shares to four directors. Executive chairman Nigel Hugill and managing director Robin Butler were each awarded 342,222 options while...

  • 01 Oct
    15:43
    Scottish Mortgage IT in equity issue

    Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust has issued 500,000 ordinary shares from treasury due to demand in the market. The shares were issued at 232.5p apiece and at a premium to the prevailing net asset...

  • 01 Oct
    15:34
    NewRiver Retail warrants exercised

    NewRiver Retail has issued 2,207 ordinary shares following the exercise of warrants at 172p per share. At 3:34pm: (LON:NRR) NewRiver Retail Ltd share price was 0p at 296p Story provided by...

  • 01 Oct
    15:32
    US crude oil inventories fall by 1.4m barrels

    US commercial crude oil inventories decreased by 1.4 million barrels in the week ending 26 September, the US Energy Information Administration said today. The EIA said that at 356.6 million...

  • 01 Oct
    15:30
    FLASH: US crude oil inventories fall

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  • 01 Oct
    15:17
    Merchants Trust in equity issue

    The Merchants Trust has issued 125,000 new ordinary shares at 479.10p per share under its general corporate purposes block listing facility. The issue price represents a premium of 1.5% to the...

  • 01 Oct
    15:15
    F&C Capital and Income IT in equity issue

    F&C Capital and Income Investment Trust has issued 400,000 ordinary shares at 255.5p apiece under its general corporate blocklisting facility. At 3:15pm: (LON:FCI) FC Capital Income...

  • 01 Oct
    15:10
    ISM manufacturing prices up

    The Institute for Supply Management's Prices Index registered 59.5% in September, which is an increase of 1.5 percentage points compared to the August reading of 58%. In September, 28% of...

  • 01 Oct
    15:09
    ISM Manufacturing PMI falls to 56.6

    Economic activity in the US manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 16th consecutive month but at a slower pace, according to the latest report by the Institute for Supply Management....

  • 01 Oct
    15:04
    US construction spending falls 0.8%

    US construction spending during August was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $961.0bn, 0.8% below the revised July estimate of $968.8bn, according to the US Department of Commerce....

  • 01 Oct
    15:02
    FLASH: ISM manufacturing prices up

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  • 01 Oct
    15:02
    FLASH: ISM Manufacturing PMI falls

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  • 01 Oct
    15:01
    FLASH: US construction spending falls

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  • 01 Oct
    14:56
    CEB Resources appoints adviser

    CEB Resources, the mining projects investment company, has appointed Sanlam Securities UK as the company's nominated adviser and joint broker with immediate effect. At 2:56pm: (LON:CEB) CEB...

  • 01 Oct
    14:51
    African Minerals downgraded by Canaccord

    Canaccord Genuity has downgraded its recommendation on African Minerals (LON:AMI) to ‘hold’ from ‘buy’, which it stated was primarily prompted by its concerns over funding. The broker also...

  • 01 Oct
    14:49
    Markit 'final' US manufacturing PMI slips to 57.5

    Markit's final US Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index registered 57.5 in September, down slightly from 57.9 in August. An increase to 58 had been forecast. The earlier ‘flash’ reading was...

  • 01 Oct
    14:47
    FLASH: Markit 'final' US manufacturing PMI falls

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  • 01 Oct
    13:47
    7digital sells part of its stake in Audioboom

    7digital has raised £3.5m through the sale of part of its investment in Audioboom Group. 7digital's sale was part of a larger placing of new and existing ordinary shares undertaken by Audioboom....

  • 01 Oct
    13:43
    Audioboom raises £8m

    Audioboom Group, the digital social media audio platform, has raised £8m from new and existing institutional and other shareholders through the issue of 64 million new ordinary shares at 12.5p...

  • 01 Oct
    13:36
    CBI welcomes Cameron's economic plan

    Britain's bosses have welcomed prime minister David Cameron's s commitment to a long-term economic plan for a successful Britain. Confederation of British Industry director-general John Cridland...

  • 01 Oct
    13:20
    Sage Group buys back shares

    The Sage Group bought back 700,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 366.66p apiece to be held in treasury. At 1:20pm: (LON:SGE) Sage Group The PLC share price was -1.95p at...

  • 01 Oct
    13:19
    ADP new job figures beat forecasts

    US private-sector employment increased by 213,000 from August to September, on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report. An increase of 204,000 had been...

  • 01 Oct
    13:16
    FLASH: US private sector adds 213,000 jobs, says ADP

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  • 01 Oct
    13:14
    BP buys back shares

    BP bought back 3,370,000 ordinary shares yesterday at prices ranging from 458.50p to 450.75p apiece for cancellation. At 1:14pm: (LON:BP.) BP PLC share price was -3.2p at 450.25p Story...

  • 01 Oct
    13:13
    Ariana chairman lifts stake

    Ariana Resources chairman Michael de Villiers has increased his stake in the company. Ariana said it had been informed that de Villiers bought 1,000,000 of the company's ordinary shares yesterday...

  • 01 Oct
    13:01
    APC Technology options exercised

    APC Technology has issued 45,000 new ordinary shares following the exercise of employee share options. The options were granted under the company's 2003 employee share option scheme. At 1:01pm:...

  • 01 Oct
    12:59
    SSE sells its data centre in Hampshire

    SSE has agreed the sale of its Hampshire data centre to SCC for a total consideration estimated to be £12m, subject to capital adjustment and provision of transition services for a period of three...

  • 01 Oct
    10:43
    First Quantum upgraded by Citigroup

    Citigroup has upgraded its recommendation on First Quantum Minerals (LON:FQM) to ‘neutral’ from ‘sell’, stating that the risk-reward is now more balanced. “We are not more positive on the stock,...

  • 01 Oct
    09:58
    Lansdowne Oil & Gas appoints adviser

    Lansdowne Oil & Gas, the North Celtic Sea focussed oil and gas exploration company, has appointed Cantor Fitzgerald Europe as the company's nominated adviser and broker with immediate effect....

  • 01 Oct
    09:51
    BAE Systems in bond issue

    BAE Systems has announced a private placement of guaranteed notes to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933 and to non-US persons outside the United States in...

  • 01 Oct
    09:38
    Atlantis Japan Growth Fund scales back redemption

    Atlantis Japan Growth Fund has scaled back the redemption facility to 5% of the current number of ordinary shares in issue. The company says that 2,185,754 shares have been accepted for redemption...

  • 01 Oct
    09:32
    Centrica buys back shares

    Centrica bought back 1,000,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 307.4968p apiece to be held in treasury. At 9:32am: (LON:CNA) Centrica PLC share price was +0.05p at 307.85p...

  • 01 Oct
    09:25
    Henderson Far East Income in equity issue

    Henderson Far East Income issued 50,000 ordinary shares yesterday at 322.5p apiece under its block listing facility. The net asset value per ordinary share at the close of business on 29 September...

  • 01 Oct
    09:21
    Euro zone manufacturing PMI slows in September

    Euro zone's manufacturing growth slowed in September. Markit's final September manufacturing PMI printed at 50.3, from August's 50.7 and below expectations for a reading of 50.5. A reading above...

  • 01 Oct
    09:05
    City of London IT in equity issue

    City of London Investment Trust issued 150,000 ordinary shares yesterday at 372.65p apiece under its block listing facility. At 9:05am: (LON:CTY) City Of London Investment Trust Plc the share...

  • 01 Oct
    09:03
    Lancashire buys back shares

    Lancashire Holdings bought back 23,500 common shares yesterday at 624.93p apiece. The shares will be held initially in treasury shares but the company expects to use them in the future towards...

  • 01 Oct
    09:02
    Balfour upgraded by JP Morgan

    JP Morgan Cazenove has upgraded its recommendation on Balfour Beatty (LON:BBY) to ‘neutral’ from ‘underperform’ following the infrastructure group’s latest profit warning, stating that the...

  • 01 Oct
    08:47
    BH Macro buys back shares

    BH Macro bought back 17,505 sterling, 4,935 US dollar and 1,136 euro shares yesterday at £20.2700, $19.6357 and €19.6600 apiece respectively to be held in treasury. At 8:47am: (LON:BHMG) BH...

  • 01 Oct
    07:58
    Pressure Tech agrees banking facilities

    Pressure Technologies has agreed new bank facilities with Bank of Scotland, part of Lloyds Banking Group. The facilities comprise a £15.0m multi-currency revolving credit facility, available to the...

  • 01 Oct
    07:55
    REM notes expansion plans for Sonora Lithium Project

    Rare Earth Minerals advises that its JV partner in the Sonora Lithium Project in Mexico, Bacanora Minerals Ltd, has said it will commence a significant drilling and exploration programme in early...

  • 01 Oct
    07:50
    PhosAgro to up Brazil exports

    PhosAgro is considering increasing exports to Brazil following a decision by the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (CAMEX) to suspend the 6% import duty on high-quality diammonium phosphate (DAP)....

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