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  • 28 Aug
    16:19
    Compass buys back shares

    Compass Group bought back 200,000 ordinary shares yesterday at 982.0200p apiece for cancellation. At 4:19pm: (LON:CPG) Compass Group PLC share price was -0.25p at 982.75p Story provided by...

  • 28 Aug
    16:18
    BlueCrest AllBlue buys back shares

    BlueCrest AllBlue Fund bought back 30,000 sterling shares yesterday at an average price of 183.69p apiece for cancellation. At 4:17pm: (LON:BABS) Bluecrest Allblue Fund GBP share price was...

  • 28 Aug
    15:16
    BH Macro buys back shares

    BH Macro bought back 12,751 sterling, 25,692 US dollar and 1,000 euro shares yesterday at £19.3800, $18.7500 and €18.8700 apiece respectively to be held in treasury. At 3:16pm: (LON:BHMG) BH...

  • 28 Aug
    15:04
    US pending home sales up 3.3%

    US pending home sales rose by 3.3% in July and have now increased in four of the last five months, according to the National Association of Realtors. All major regions experienced healthy gains...

  • 28 Aug
    15:01
    FLASH: US pending home sales up

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  • 28 Aug
    14:47
    BAE Systems buys back shares

    BAE Systems bought back 100,000 ordinary shares yesterday at the volume weighted average price of 442.879p apiece for cancellation. At 2:47pm: (LON:BA.) BAE Systems Plc share price was -2.5p at...

  • 28 Aug
    14:25
    Norsk Hydro chairman increases stake

    Norsk Hydro ASA chairman Dag Mejdell bought 10,000 shares today at NKr36.64 apiece increasing his holding to 35,000 shares. At 2:25pm: (LON:NHY) Norsk Hydro AS share price was -0.21p at 37.19p...

  • 28 Aug
    14:15
    Cape upgraded by Numis

    Numis has upgraded its recommendation on Cape (LON:CIU), which provides services to the energy industry, to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ following yesterday’s interim results and subsequent analyst meeting....

  • 28 Aug
    13:58
    Xaar downgraded by Investec

    Investec has downgraded its recommendation on inkjet printing technology group Xaar (LON:XAR) to ‘sell’ from ‘hold’, despite stating that today’s interims came in ahead of expectations. The broker...

  • 28 Aug
    13:40
    US GDP price index up 1.9%

    The price index for gross domestic purchases increased 1.9% in the second quarter, according to the 'second' estimate released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis today. This was unchanged from...

  • 28 Aug
    13:38
    US second quarter GDP revised up to 4.2%

    US gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4.2% in the second quarter, according to the 'second' estimate released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis today. In the advance...

  • 28 Aug
    13:35
    US jobless claims fall by 1000

    US initial unemployment claims fell to 298,000 in the week ending 23 August, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's revised level. The US Department of Labor said the previous week's...

  • 28 Aug
    13:33
    US GDP price index up 1.9%

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  • 28 Aug
    13:32
    FLASH: US second quarter GDP raised to 4.2%

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  • 28 Aug
    13:31
    FLASH: US jobless claims fall by 1000

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  • 28 Aug
    13:14
    Inchcape buys back shares

    Luxury car dealer Inchcape bought back 69,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 690.6585p apiece for cancellation. At 1:14pm: (LON:INCH) Inchcape PLC share price was -7.25p at...

  • 28 Aug
    11:27
    Flowgroup's CEO to brief investors at Stock Market Show

    Flowgroup (FLOW)(FLOW.L) [LON.FLOW] will be organising a briefing for investors at the first ever Stock Market Show taking place next month. Its CEO, Tony Stiff, will be making the presentation...

  • 28 Aug
    10:02
    PeerTV sees additional SMT production line live in Q4

    PeerTV subsidiary Digitek SMT Assemblies Ltd has placed an order to purchase an additional SMT (Surface Mount Technology) production line at a cost of about £0.32m. The line is expected to become...

  • 28 Aug
    09:40
    German jobless, EU M3 money supply confound forecasts

    Unemployment in German rose unexpectedly in August, but the nation's jobless rate held steady at 6.7%, data showed. The number of people out of work rose by 1000 to 2.901m, confounding forecasts...

  • 28 Aug
    07:32
    Snoozebox comments on media speculation

    Snoozebox notes the media speculation regarding its discussions to provide a portable hotel accommodation solution and fanzone for the 2018 World Cup with the host city of Saransk in Russia. The...

  • 28 Aug
    07:22
  • 28 Aug
    07:13
    FLASH: Snoozebox comments on media speculation

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  • 28 Aug
    07:12
    FLASH: Soco Int'l proposes return of cash to shareholders

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 28 Aug
    07:09
    FLASH: Ophir to restructure senior management team

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 28 Aug
    06:25
    The Press Roundup

    A brief summary of Thursday’s main business headlines... Extensive coverage of Ryanair upgrading to business class, Shell’s asset sales, the latest on the war of the supermarkets, RBS fines and...

  • 27 Aug
    16:25
    Personal Assets Trust in equity issue

    Personal Assets Trust issued 335 of its ordinary shares from treasury at £344.00 apiece. At 4:25pm: (LON:PNL) Personal Assets Trust Plc share price was -25p at 34325p Story provided by...

  • 27 Aug
    15:21
    JPMorgan Global Convertibles in equity issue

    JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income Fund has issued 250,000 new ordinary shares at 110.10p apiece under its ordinary share block listing. At 3:21pm: (LON:JGCI) JPMorganGlobal...

  • 27 Aug
    15:17
    SSE update on scrip alternative

    SSE says 29,802 shareholders have elected to receive the final dividend for the year ended 31 March of 60.7 pence per ordinary share in the form of scrip dividend. This will result in a reduction...

  • 27 Aug
    13:56
    Centrica buys back shares

    Centrica bought back 750,000 ordinary shares at an average price of 318.5272p apiece to be held in treasury. At 1:56pm: (LON:CNA) Centrica PLC share price was -0.55p at 317.95p Story provided...

  • 27 Aug
    13:47
    IP portfolio company Medaphor trading on AIM

    IP Group portfolio company Medaphor Group has started trading on AIM. Medaphor, a spin-out from the University of Cardiff, is a global provider of advanced ultrasound education and training...

  • 27 Aug
    13:13
    BP buys back shares

    PB bought back 3,080,000 ordinary shares yesterday at prices ranging from 487.75p to 482.85p apiece for cancellation. At 1:13pm: (LON:BP.) BP PLC share price was +0.03p at 485.78p Story...

  • 27 Aug
    13:10
    BAE Systems buys back shares

    BAE Systems bought back 100,000 ordinary shares yesterday at the volume weighted average price of 440.039p apiece for cancellation. At 1:10pm: (LON:BA.) BAE Systems Plc share price was +1.65p at...

  • 27 Aug
    13:09
    Polymetal declares interim dividend

    Polymetal International's board has declared an interim dividend of US$0.08 per ordinary share for the six months ended 30 June. The company says this represents 30% of the group's underlying net...

  • 27 Aug
    13:02
    CSR buys back shares

    CSR bought back 40,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 564.8992p apiece for cancellation. At 1:02pm: (LON:CSR) CSR PLC share price was +0.25p at 570.25p Story provided by...

  • 27 Aug
    12:35
    Ryanair adds three new routes

    Ryanair, the low fares airline, is to add three new routes from London Stansted next summer. They will fly to Cologne, Edinburgh and Glasgow International. The company also announced increased...

  • 27 Aug
    11:26
    Ophir Drilling Results: Broker views

    Equity research analysts at Westhouse Securities have repeated their positive ‘add’ rating on Ophir Energy (LON:OPHR), on the back of today’s drilling update in respect of the Mzia-3 flow-test and...

  • 27 Aug
    11:18
    Fastnet Oil & Gas to meet investors at Stock Market Show in London

    Fastnet Oil & Gas (FAST)(FAST.L) [LON.FAST] will be meeting investors at the the first ever Stock Market Show taking place next month. It is an AIM quoted oil and gas exploration company focused...

  • 27 Aug
    10:56
    Allergy Therapeutics schedules results announcement

    Allergy Therapeutics is to announce its results for the financial year to June 30 2014 on September 22. Last month it said that it expected revenues, before milestones and rebates, of...

  • 27 Aug
    10:31
    Getech to brief investors at first ever Stock Market Show

    Getech (GTC)(GTC.L)[LON.GTC] will be briefing investors at the first ever Stock Market Show taking place next month. For over 25 years it has been using its data and geoscience expertise to help...

  • 27 Aug
    09:59
    Inchcape buys back shares

    Luxury car dealer Inchcape bought back 70,400 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 686.1324p apiece for cancellation. At 9:59am: (LON:INCH) Inchcape PLC share price was +3p at...

  • 27 Aug
    09:49
    BH Global buys back shares

    BH Global bought back 5,000 sterling shares yesterday at £11.9100 apiece to be held in treasury. At 9:49am: (LON:BHGG) Brevan Howard Global Ltd GBP share price was 0p at 1191p Story provided...

  • 27 Aug
    09:47
    German consumer confidence eases in August

    Germany's GfK consumer confidence index eased in August to 8.6, from 8.9. The dip was the strongest since May 2011. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 27 Aug
    08:49
    Travis Perkins: Cantor remains upbeat

    Cantor Fitzgerald has reiterated its ‘buy’ rating on builders merchant Travis Perkins (LON:TPK) after sector peer Grafton reported an 11 per cent increase in sales and a 62 per cent uplift in...

  • 27 Aug
    08:32
    Finsbury Growth & Income in equity issue

    Finsbury Growth & Income Trust issued 25,000 new ordinary shares yesterday at 520.75p under its block listing authority. At 8:32am: (LON:FGT) Finsbury Growth Income Trust Plc share price was...

  • 27 Aug
    08:27
    EasyHotel: Investec initiates with a ‘buy’

    Investec reckons budget hotel chain easyHotel (LON:EZH) is well placed to benefit from its brand association with easyGroup, growing levels of international travel, historic asset value...

  • 27 Aug
    07:37
    FBD Holdings options exercised

    FBD Holdings has transferred 43,500 ordinary shares from treasury following the exercise of options under the company's executive share option scheme. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 27 Aug
    07:35
    Target Healthcare acquires care home in York

    Target Healthcare REIT Limited has acquired a modern, purpose-built care home in York for a total consideration of about £5.1 million, including acquisition costs. It had exchanged contracts in...

  • 27 Aug
    07:23
    TyraTech says Vamousse bound for UK supermarkets

    TyraTech has secured product listings for its Vamousse head lice product range, including its Vamousse Treatment mousse and Vamousse Protection shampoo, in Sainsbury's and Tesco stores in the UK....

  • 27 Aug
    07:09
  • 27 Aug
    07:09
    FLASH: Obtala gives Paragon Diamonds Ltd update

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

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