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  • 16:22
    Milroy Capital aims to oust Wessex board

    Milroy Capital is urging Wessex Exploration shareholders to back plans to turn around the company and replace the board at general meting on 15 May. Milroy Capital says the value of Wessex has...

  • 15:05
    US new home sales down 14.5%

    Sales of new single-family houses in March fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, according to estimates released today by the US Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and...

  • 15:01
    FLASH: US new home sales slump

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  • 14:49
    Henderson Far East in equity issue

    Henderson Far East Income has allotted 75,000 ordinary shares at 311.00p apiece under its block listing facility. The net asset value per ordinary share at the close of business on 22 April was...

  • 14:48
    Starwood European declares dividend

    Starwood European Real Estate Finance has declared a dividend of 1.25p per share for the three months to the end of March. The dividend will be paid to shareholders on the register on 2 May. The...

  • 14:46
    Tracsis options exercised

    Tracsis has issued 2,500 ordinary shares following the exercise of employee options. At 2:46pm: (LON:TRCS) Tracsis PLC share price was -12p at 302.5p Story provided by

  • 13:50
    Henderson Diversified Income in equity issue

    Henderson Diversified Income issued 500,000 ordinary shares at 91.30p apiece yesterday under its block listing facility. The net asset value per ordinary share at the close of business on 17 April...

  • 13:26
    ADI changes name to Tiziana Life Sciences

    Alexander David Investments' change of name to Tiziana Life Sciences has been registered at Companies House and is now effective. Trading in the company's shares on AIM under the new name of...

  • 13:22
    UK manufacturing optimism sees fastest rate rise since early 70s

    Business optimism among manufacturers saw its sharpest improvement since 1973, on the back of strong growth in orders at home and abroad. This is according to the Confederation of British...

  • 13:10
    City of London IT in equity issue

    City of London Investment Trust has issued 200,000 ordinary shares under its block listing facility at 379.3p apiece. At 1:10pm: (LON:CTY) City Of London Investment Trust Plc the share price was...

  • 11:46
    Concha raises £2m to pursue its growth agenda

    Concha, the AIM quoted investment company focused on investing in technology, media and communications companies, has raised gross proceeds of £2m through a subscription of 333,333,333 new ordinary...

  • 11:42
    Nature Group settles insurance claim

    Nature Group (AIM:NGR), the provider of port reception facilities and waste treatment solutions for the oil, marine and process industries, has announced that, following extensive negotiations with...

  • 11:00
    UMC suspends its plans for a Hong Kong listing

    UMC Energy Corporation has announced that it has currently suspended its endeavours to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It says this is due to the challenging fundraising environment. At...

  • 10:14
    BoE MPC's April rate decision unanimous

    Bank of England policymakers held differing views about the amount of labour slack in the economy and the medium-term outlook for inflation, minutes from the MPC's April 9 meeting show. Members of...

  • 09:41
    JD Wetherspoon buys back shares

    Pub group JD Wetherspoon bought back 63,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 862.00p apiece for cancellation. At 9:41am: (LON:JDW) Wetherspoon J D PLC share price was +0.75p at...

  • 09:36
    Berkeley Mineral warrants exercised

    Berkeley Mineral Resources is issuing 54,250,000 new ordinary shares following the exercise of warrants at 1.25p apiece - a total of £678,125 before expenses. The company says a total of...

  • 09:32
    BP buys back shares

    BP bought back 890,000 ordinary shares yesterday at prices ranging from 488.05p to 483.25p apiece for cancellation. At 9:32am: (LON:BP.) BP PLC share price was -1.77p at 484.83p Story...

  • 09:06
    Centrica buys back shares

    Centrica bought back 1,000,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 346.0309p apiece to be held in treasury. At 9:06am: (LON:CNA) Centrica PLC share price was -15.1p at 329.8p...

  • 08:41
    JPMorgan Indian IT buys back shares

    JPMorgan Indian Investment Trust bought back 75,000 ordinary shares yesterday at 366.24p apiece to be held in treasury. At 8:41am: (LON:JII) JPMorgan Indian Investment Trust Plc share price was...

  • 08:36
    Man Group buys back shares

    Man Group bought back 760,000 ordinary shares at an average price of 102.81p apiece yesterday for cancellation. At 8:36am: (LON:EMG) Man Group PLC share price was -3p at 100.1p Story...

  • 08:32
    BAE Systems buys back shares

    BAE Systems bought back 300,000 ordinary shares yesterday at the volume weighted average price of 391.291p apiece for cancellation. At 8:32am: (LON:BA.) BAE Systems Plc share price was +0.7p at...

  • 08:24
    British American Tobacco buys back shares

    British American Tobacco bought back 200,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 3,426.2459p each to be held in treasury. At 8:24am: (LON:BATS) British American Tobacco PLC share...

  • 08:17
    China Meihua Biological to delist from ISDX

    China Meihua Biological Technology intends to seek shareholder approval to cease trading on the ISDX Growth Market. The company says that in the board's opinion, the costs of admission outweigh...

  • 08:15
    Vmoto in Vietnam distribution deal with Euro Ebike

    Vmoto Limited has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Euro Ebike Company Limited to distribute, stock and market the company's Vmoto and E-Max range of electric scooter products in...

  • 08:10
    Rambler Metals ships more high-grade concentrate

    Rambler Metals and Mining has delivered about 8,925 wet metric tonnes ('wmt'), the largest shipment to date, of copper and gold concentrate from Goodyear's Cove, NL Canada. The Company's internal...

  • 08:03
    Sable Mining Africa says resource increase at Nimba

    Sable Mining Africa Limited, the AIM-listed exploration company, confirms a further JORC Code-compliant Resource update at the Nimba Iron Ore Project in south-east Guinea following expansion...

  • 07:55
    Thor Mining eyes significant upgrade to Molyhil DFS

    Thor Mining said ore sorting, improved metallurgical processing and cost reductions options are on track to deliver a significant upgrade to the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) for its Molyhil...

  • 07:47
    Close Brothers transfers shares from treasury

    Close Brothers Group transferred 119 ordinary shares from treasury yesterday to participants in its employee share plans. The transfer price was nil pence. The company now holds 1,743,535...

  • 07:47
    McKay announces £19m acquisition of The Mille

    McKay Securities, the REIT specialising in South East and London office and industrial property, confirms the freehold purchase of The Mille, 1000 Great West Road, Brentford, London from Forthright...

  • 07:40
    REM updates on Sonora

    Rare Earth Minerals said JV partner Bacanora Minerals Ltd is able to produce battery grade lithium carbonate (99.5%) from the lithium bearing clays on the Sonora Lithium Project in northern Mexico....

  • 07:38
    Porta Comms acquires 51% stake in Redleaf Polhill

    Porta Communications, the AIM-quoted international marketing and communications group, has acquired 51% of the issued share capital of Redleaf Polhill Limited, a full-service communications...

  • 07:36
    Bellway submits half year report

    Bellway's half year report for the six months ended 31 January has today been sent to all shareholders and submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection...

  • 07:35
    Carnival grants shares to non-execs

    Cruise shipping giant Carnival Corporation & plc has granted seven non-executive directors 3,215 restricted shares each under the Carnival Corporation 2011 Stock Plan. The seven non-executive...

  • 07:31
    Scottish food sales slump in March

    The SRC-KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor for March shows total Scottish sales decreased by 2.5% compared with March 2013, when they had increased by 1.8%. Like-for-like sales decreased by 3.8%...

  • 07:29
    FLASH: Symbiosis Healthcare receives majority stake offer

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  • 07:29
    FLASH: Shefa changes name to Australian Sapphire Corp

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  • 07:23
    FLASH: China Meihua Biological to delist from ISDX

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  • 07:23
    FLASH: Rcord Plc's AUME at March 31 $51.9bn

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  • 07:18
    FLASH: Provexis raises £45,403 via draw down on EFF

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  • 07:17
  • 07:13
    FLASH: Thor Mining eyes significant upgrade to Molyhil DFS

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  • 07:10
    FLASH: Rambler Metals ships more high-grade concentrate

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  • 07:08
    FLASH: REM says battery-grade Lithium Carbonate at Sonora

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  • 06:26
    The Press Roundup

    A brief summary of Wednesday's main business headlines... Extensive coverage of pharmaceutical frenzy, business lending, blue chips' bonus payments.... FINANCIAL TIMES Allergan fights back in...

  • 22 Apr
    F&C Global Smaller Cos in equity issue

    F&C Global Smaller Companies has allotted 20,000 ordinary shares from the company's general corporate purposes blocklisting facility at 853.5p per share. At 3:47pm: (LON:FCS) FC Global Smaller...

  • 22 Apr
    HSBC confirms dividend exchange rates

    HSBC has confirmed the exchange rates for the fourth interim dividend which is payable on 30 April. The dividend is payable in cash in US dollars, sterling or Hong Kong dollars, or a combination...

  • 22 Apr
    US existing homes sales down 0.2%

    US existing home sales fell by 0.2% in March to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 4.59 million, according to the National Association of Realtors. The median sales price of used homes rose to...

  • 22 Apr
    Richmond Manufacturing Index up at 7

    Manufacturing activity in the 'Fifth District' improved in April, according to the latest survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The index rose to 7 from -7 in March. Shipments and the...

  • 22 Apr
    FLASH: US existing home sales fall

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  • 22 Apr
    Richmond Manufacturing Index up at 7

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