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  • 14:57
    Wall Street opens cautiously higher

    US stock markets started the last session of the week in plus territory, despite sentiment being tempered by the US administrations' ability to implement its well-publicised economic reforms, with...

  • 13:56
    US 'flash' services PMI shows moderate growth

    The Markit 'flash' US Services PMI Business Activity Index signalled a moderate rate of growth across the service economy, with a reading of 52.9 in March. Story provided by

  • 13:53
    Markit 'flash' US manufacturing PMI falls

    The Markit 'flash' US Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 53.4, down from 54.2 in February. Markit said the headline seasonally adjusted reading signalled the slowest overall...

  • 13:01
    US core durables up 0.4%

    New orders for US manufactured durable goods excluding transportation - the so-called core durables - increased 0.4% in February, the US Census Bureau said today. Story provided by...

  • 13:01
    US durable goods orders up 1.7%

    New orders for US manufactured durable goods in February increased $3.9bn or 1.7% to $235.4bn, the US Census Bureau said today. Story provided by

  • 09:53
    HSBC buys back shares

    HSBC Holdings bought back 6,000,000 ordinary shares yesterday at the volume weighted average price of £6.4713 for cancellation. At 9:53am: (LON:HSBA) HSBC Holdings PLC share price was +2.85p at...

  • 09:52
    Eurozone PMI data for March beat forecasts

    Eurozone's flash manufacturing purchasing-managers' index (PMI) for March rose to 56.2, from 55.4 previously and against views for 55.3. The flash services PMI for March was at 56.5, above views...

  • 09:44
    UK mortgage approvals fall in February - BBA

    UK banks approved a smaller number of mortgages in February, the British Banking Association's monthly report has showed. BBA said mortgage approvals in February totalled 42,613, down 3.4% from...

  • 09:43
    Inchcape buys back shares

    Car dealer Inchcape bought back 61,062 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 803.0300p apiece for cancellation. At 9:43am: (LON:INCH) Inchcape PLC share price was -14.5p at 795.5p...

  • 09:43
    First Sentinel starts trading on NEX

    First Sentinel's ordinary shares have started trading on the NEX Exchange Growth Market. The company said that on admission it would have net funds of approximately £500,000 and there would be...

  • 09:42
    MRS updates on financing, suspension, warns of cancellation

    Management Resource Solutions warned that if a fundraising was not concluded and suspension in trading of its shares was not lifted by April 28 its AIM listing would be cancelled. The company said...

  • 09:37
    Regional REIT completes acquisitions from Conygar

    Regional REIT Ltd has completed the acquisition of about £129m of UK regional office, industrial and retail & retail distribution investment properties from The Conygar Investment Company. The...

  • 09:31
    Compass buys back shares

    Compass Group bought back 5,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 1,490.3600p apiece for cancellation. At 9:31am: (LON:CPG) Compass Group PLC share price was +5.5p at 1504.5p...

  • 09:30
    Tiziana Life Sciences notes exercise of warrants

    Tiziana Life Sciences has received a notification from warrant holders to exercise warrants over 1.8m shares at an exercise price of 32p each, providing gross proceeds of &pound572,648. "All...

  • 09:28
    Minoan updates on Presidential Decree for Crete project

    Minoan Group said reports in the Greek media had stated that appeals against the Presidential Decree (PD) granting land use approval for its Project in Crete were rejected by the Greek Supreme...

  • 09:24
    Tethys Petroleum seeks cancellation of London listing

    London- and Toronto-listed Tethys Petroleum has applied to the UK listing authority to cancel the standard listings of its shares on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. The company had...

  • 08:57
    Capital Gearing Trust in equity issue

    Capital Gearing Trust issued 2,500 ordinary shares yesterday at 3,844p apiece from its block listing facility. At 8:57am: (LON:CGT) Capital Gearing Trust Plc share price was -12.5p at 3859.5p...

  • 08:30
    Dalradian warrants exercised

    Dalradian Resources has issued 344,875 ordinary share following the exercise of warrants at C$1.04, resulting in proceeds to the company of C$358,670. At 8:30am: (LON:DALR) Dalradian Resources...

  • 08:01
    BrainJuicer changes name to System1

    BrainJuicer has changed its name to System1 Group. The company said the launch of the rebranding to System1, including the rebranded company website, would take effect at the start of April. It...

  • 07:50
    Syncona says Blue Earth Diagnostics gets positive CHMP opinion

    Syncona Ltd said portfolio company Blue Earth Diagnostics Ltd confirmed the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) had issued a positive...

  • 07:39
    Powerhouse updates on G3-UHt gasification system

    PowerHouse Energy Group said its G3-UHt ultra-high temperature gasification demonstration unit had been delivered to its initial recommissioning site near Manchester. Work would begin immediately...

  • 07:24
    Tlou Energy raises A$5.2m

    Tlou Energy Ltd has successfully raised a A$5.2m in a placement of 51.8m new shares at A$0.10 each, with proceeds being used for a variety of purposes as the company also unveiled a share purchase...

  • 07:10
    FLASH: Powerhouse updates on G3-UHt gasification system

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  • 06:13
    Press Roundup

    A summary of Friday's business headlines. Coverage of Brexit, sterling, UK interest rate, UK retail sales, Westminster terror attack, inflation, Next, Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest, Deutsche...

  • 23 Mar
    Wall Street mildly firmer as healthcare bill comes under scrutiny

    US stock markets were a pinch higher in early trading, as investors remain cautious over the extent and delivery of reforms by the Trump administration, including proposed changes to the healthcare...

  • 23 Mar
    US new home sales rise 6.1% in Feb

    Sales of new single-family houses in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the US Census Bureau and the US Department of...

  • 23 Mar
    US jobless claims increase by 15k

    US initial claims in the week ending March 18 was to 258,000, an increase of 15,000 from the previous week's revised level, the US Department of Labor said today. The previous week's level was...

  • 23 Mar
    Compass buys back shares

    Compass Group bought back 5,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 1,496.2300p apiece for cancellation. At 9:49am: (LON:CPG) Compass Group PLC share price was -2.5p at 1486.5p...

  • 23 Mar
    China Africa name change delayed

    China Africa Resources said the formal change of name to Pembridge Resources and epic code had been temporarily delayed due to minor technical legal issues. The company said it would continue...

  • 23 Mar
    Inchcape buys back shares

    Car dealer Inchcape bought back 60,656 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 797.4122p apiece for cancellation. At 9:15am: (LON:INCH) Inchcape PLC share price was +3.25p at 800.75p...

  • 23 Mar
    INPP plans to raise additional capital

    International Public Partnerships Ltd has confirmed it intends to seek to raise additional capital following the publication of its annual results on 30 March. It said it expected to complete its...

  • 23 Mar
    LondonMetric placing to raise £97m

    LondonMetric Property has announced a placing of up to 62,804,390 new ordinary shares representing approximately 9.9% of the company's issued share capital. The company said it intended to use...

  • 23 Mar
    FLASH: INPP plans to raise additional capital

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  • 23 Mar
    Press Roundup

    A summary of Thursday's business headlines. Coverage of London terror attack, Brexit, possible "Trump effect" fade, sterling, oil prices, airlines, Guardian redundancies, executive pay, and much...

  • 22 Mar
    Wall Street stumbles as traders continue to take profits

    US stock markets stumbled again in early trading, continuing the recent sell-off, as oil prices retreat and with traders opting to take profits and consolidate positions following the Trump-led...

  • 22 Mar
    US existing-home sales fall by 3.7% in February

    US existing-home sales retreated 3.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48m in February, from 5.69m in January, the National Association of Realtors said today. Despite last month's...

  • 22 Mar
    US HPI remains flat in January

    US house prices remained flat in January, the latest monthly House Price Index report from the Federal Housing Finance Agency showed. The HPI has reflected positive monthly increases since early...

  • 22 Mar
    HSBC buys back shares

    HSBC Holdings bought back 4,200,000 ordinary shares yesterday at the volume weighted average price of £6.5813 apiece for cancellation. At 9:59am: (LON:HSBA) HSBC Holdings PLC share price was...

  • 22 Mar
    Compass buys back shares

    Compass Group bought back 4,226 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 1,505.78000p apiece for cancellation. At 9:37am: (LON:CPG) Compass Group PLC share price was -8.5p at 1504.5p...

  • 22 Mar
    Eurozone current account surplus below views in Jan.

    Eurozone's current account surplus dropped to €24.1bn in January, from a revised surplus of €30.8bn in December, figures from European Central Bank revealed. The market expected a surplus of...

  • 22 Mar
    BBVA increases stake in Garanti Bank to 49.85%

    Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has completed the acquisition of 9.95% of Turkiye Garanti Bankasi announce on 21 February to take its total stake to 49.85%. At 8:16am: (LON:BVA) Banco Bilbao...

  • 22 Mar
    Randall & Quilter acquires ICDC Ltd

    Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings has acquired ICDC Ltd, which was the captive insurer of an American Fortune 500 company. The company, originally incorporated under the laws of Bermuda,...

  • 22 Mar
    Palace Capital submits York planning application

    Palace Capital has submitted a planning application to City of York Council for a major development on its 2-acre site at Hudson House, York. Hudson House, which was within the City Walls and was...

  • 22 Mar
    Verona Pharma in services agreement with QuintilesIMS

    Verona Pharma has entered into a global strategic services agreement with QuintilesIMS, a provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services. The agreement establisheD...

  • 22 Mar
    Solo Oil to take 10% stake in Helium One Ltd

    Solo Oil has agreed to acquire a 10% interest in Helium One Ltd for a total of £2.55m. Solo has also been granted a 90-day call option to increase its investment in Helium One by a further 10%,...

  • 22 Mar
    Bowleven puts itself up for sale

    Bowleven has put itself up for sale as part of a strategic review to maximise value for all shareholders. It said the options to be considered would include, but were not limited to, a review of...

  • 22 Mar
    FLASH: Stratex Int'l updates on Anbat Project drill results

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  • 22 Mar
    FLASH: Solo Oil to take 10% stake in Helium One Ltd

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