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  • 24 Apr
    Sefton notes share price rise

    Sefton Resources' board has noted the recent increase in the company's share price. Sefton says: "Other than the matters subsequently announced on 17 and 23 April 2015, the company's position...

  • 24 Apr
    Petards grants options

    Petards has granted options over 700,000 new ordinary shares to Adcel Limited a company controlled by Petards director Paul Negus. The options have an exercise price of 11.625p, the closing...

  • 24 Apr
    Severn Trent buys back shares

    Severn Trent bought back 25,128 ordinary shares yesterday at £21.6936 apiece to be held in treasury. At 3:15pm: (LON:SVT) Severn Trent PLC share price was +19.5p at 2186.5p Story provided by...

  • 24 Apr
    Baillie Gifford Japan Trust in equity issue

    The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust has issued 300,000 new ordinary shares at 473.50p per share and at a premium to the prevailing net asset value. At 2:35pm: (LON:BGFD) Baillie Gifford Japan Trust...

  • 24 Apr
    William Hill downgraded by Beaufort

    Beaufort Securities has downgraded its recommendation on William Hill (LON:WMH) to 'hold' from 'buy', on the back of the bookmaker's latest trading update for the 13 weeks from 31st December 2014...

  • 24 Apr
    Credit Suisse initiates on Acacia Mining

    Credit Suisse has initiated coverage on Acacia Mining (LON:ACA) with an 'outperform' investment rating and 370 pence per share price target. The broker said: "Acacia is a well-capitalised gold...

  • 24 Apr
    US core durable orders fall 0.2%

    New orders for US manufactured durable goods excluding transportation - the so-called core durables - fell by 0.2% in March, the US Census Bureau said today. Story provided by

  • 24 Apr
    US durable goods orders up 4%

    New orders for US manufactured durable goods increased by $9.3bn or 4.0% to $240.2bn in March, the US Census Bureau said today. This increase, up two of the last three months, followed a 1.4%...

  • 24 Apr
    FLASH: US core durable orders fall

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  • 24 Apr
    FLASH: US durable goods orders up

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  • 24 Apr
    RBS upgraded by Numis

    Numis has upgraded its recommendation on Royal Bank of Scotland Group (LON:RBS) to 'add' from 'hold, given the more favourable risk-reward balance following the recent share price weakness. The...

  • 24 Apr
    Wentworth appoints Nomad

    Wentworth Resources has appointed Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited as nominated adviser and joint corporate broker with immediate effect. FirstEnergy Capital and Swedbank First Securities remain...

  • 24 Apr
    United Bank declares interim dividend

    United Bank has announced a 1st Interim Cash Dividend for the year 2015 at Rs.3.00 per share i.e. 30%. Story provided by

  • 24 Apr
    Churchill China confirms AGM date

    Churchill China's Annual General Meeting will take place at 12 noon on 20 May 2015 at the Company's head office, No.1, Marlborough Way, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 5NZ. At...

  • 24 Apr
    Evocutis confirms date of AGM

    Evocutis has announced that its Annual General Meeting will be held at 200 Strand, London, WC2R 1DJ at 4:00 p.m. on 21 May 2015. At 12:26pm: (LON:EVO) Evocutis plc share price was +0.05p at...

  • 24 Apr
    Travis Perkins publishes Annual Report

    Travis Perkins has announced that its Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2014, and the Notice of Annual General Meeting, are now available on the Company's website -...

  • 24 Apr
    SMT allots share from treasury

    Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust has confirmed that on 24 April 2015, owing to demand in the market, the Company issued 600,000 Ordinary Shares of 5p each fully paid from Treasury. The Company...

  • 24 Apr
    GWP receives orphan drug designation from FDA

    GW Pharmaceuticals has announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation for Cannabidiol (CBD) for use in treating newborn children with neonatal...

  • 24 Apr
    DIGS declares 1.4p dividend

    GCP Student Living has announced a third interim dividend of 1.40 pence per ordinary share, in respect of the quarter ended 31 March 2015. The third interim dividend will be paid on 5 June 2015 to...

  • 24 Apr
    Molins sets out AGM statement

    Molins, the international engineering and services company, will hold its Annual General Meeting at 12 noon today, and Chairman, Phil Moorhouse, will make the following statement: "The Board's...

  • 24 Apr
    F&C Commercial Property Trust sets AGM date

    F&C Commercial Property Trust has confirmed that its 2015 Annual General Meeting will be held at the offices of Northern Trust International Fund Administration Services (Guernsey) Limited...

  • 24 Apr
    HSBC AGM statements

    The following speeches were given by HSBC Holdings Group Chief Executive, Stuart Gulliver, and Chairman of the Group Remuneration Committee, Sir Simon Robertson at today's Annual General meeting....

  • 24 Apr
    Bagir posts accounts and AGM notice to shareholders

    Bagir, the designer, creator and supplier of innovative formalwear tailoring, has announced that its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2014 together with a Notice of the...

  • 24 Apr
    AA sets AGM date

    AA has confirmed that it will hold its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 9 June 2015. The company also stated that has today posted its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 January...

  • 24 Apr
    CWC sets results date

    Cable & Wireless Communications Plc will announce its annual results on Wednesday 20 May 2015, for the 2014/15 financial year. A presentation of the annual results for institutional investors and...

  • 24 Apr
    Totally's rise

    Totally has noted the rise this morning in the Company's share price and confirmed that is not aware of any reason for the share price movement. At 10:47am: (LON:TLY) Totally PLC share price...

  • 24 Apr
    Volga Gas sets date of AGM

    Volga Gas has confirmed that its Annual General Meeting is to be held at 10.00 a.m. BST on 5 June 2015 at the London office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, 8th floor, 10 Bishops Square, London...

  • 24 Apr
    Good Energy Group issues shares

    Good Energy Group has announced that it has issued 291,137 new ordinary shares of 5p each in the Company to its Good Energy Group Employee Benefit Trust (EBT) for a consideration of 239.5p per...

  • 24 Apr
    Octopus AIM VCT buys back shares

    Octopus AIM VCT has announced that on 23 April 2015 it purchased for cancellation 75,184 Ordinary shares at a price of 103.25p per share. Following this transaction, the issued share capital of...

  • 24 Apr
    Man Group buys back shares

    Man Group bought back 1,020,889 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 210.78p apiece for cancellation. At 9:34am: (LON:EMG) Man Group PLC share price was +0.95p at 214.15p Story...

  • 24 Apr
    Wolf Minerals gives quarterly activities report

    Wolf Minerals Limited has provided an update on its Drakelands open pit mine currently being constructed at the Hemerdon tungsten and tin project in Devon, England, for the three month period to 31...

  • 24 Apr
    Blackstone/GSO Loan raises €30.7m

    Blackstone/GSO Loan Financing has raised €30.7m, before costs), through a placing of 30,119,700 new ordinary shares at 102.0 cents per share. The company increased the raising from €20m due to...

  • 24 Apr
    JD Wetherspoon buys back shares

    JD Wetherspoon bought back 75,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 778.68p apiece for cancellation. At 9:25am: (LON:JDW) Wetherspoon J D PLC share price was -1p at 778.5p...

  • 24 Apr
    Jupiter European Opps in equity issue

    Jupiter European Opportunities Trust issued 75,000 new ordinary shares yesterday at 546.0p apiece under its block listing facility. At 9:24am: (LON:JEO) Jupiter European Opportunities Trust Plc...

  • 24 Apr
    Compass buys back shares

    Compass Group bought back 100,000 ordinary shares yesterday at 1183.3243p apiece for cancellation. At 9:24am: (LON:CPG) Compass Group PLC share price was -2.5p at 1180.5p Story provided by...

  • 24 Apr
    Uralkali's Enterpro launches tender offer

    Enterpro Services Ltd, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of PJSC Uralkali, one of the world's largest potash producers, has commenced a tender offer to purchase Uralkali's common shares,...

  • 24 Apr
    Finsbury Growth & Income in equity issue

    Finsbury Growth & Income Trust issued 90,000 new ordinary shares yesterday at 596.25p apiece under its block listing authority of 26 January. At 9:20am: (LON:FGT) Finsbury Growth Income Trust...

  • 24 Apr
    JPMorgan American IT buys back shares

    JPMorgan American Investment Trust bought back 82,000 ordinary shares yesterday at 281.87p apiece to be held in treasury. At 9:08am: (LON:JAM) JPMorgan American IT Plc share price was -0.65p at...

  • 24 Apr
    Inchcape buys back shares

    Luxury car dealer Inchcape bought back 40,000 ordinary shares yesterday at prices ranging from 836.50p to 827.00p apiece for cancellation. At 9:04am: (LON:INCH) Inchcape PLC share price was...

  • 24 Apr
    Cientifica to delist from AIM

    Trading in Cientifica's shares on AIM will cease on 27 April. The shares were suspended from trading on 17 April. Cientifica - an investing company focusing on investment in businesses making use...

  • 24 Apr
    Spectris says well positioned for 2015 and beyond

    Spectris is encouraged by the progress made in Materials Analysis' main end-markets during the period and by the contribution from the acquisitions we have made over the past 12 months. "However,...

  • 24 Apr
    DC's Dutch deal

    Dixons Carphone has entered into an agreement to dispose of a majority 83% stake in The Phone House Netherlands BV. Relevant Holdings BV will acquire the stake. Following completion, which is...

  • 24 Apr
    Smiths's bond

    Smiths Group confirms the launch and pricing yesterday of a 600m euros senior bond offering for general corporate funding purposes and to repay certain existing debt. The Notes, priced with a...

  • 24 Apr
    PDL's $300m bond issue

    Petra Diamonds announces the launch of a $300m notes issue, increases to its senior lender debt facilities and plans to construct a modern processing plant at the Cullinan mine in South Africa....

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    FLASH: Cientifica to delist from AIM

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  • 24 Apr
    FLASH: SyQic improves its net cash position

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  • 24 Apr
    FLASH: Matomy Media issues 298,670 shares

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  • 24 Apr
    FLASH: Sound Oil says Nervesa Second Well drilling begins

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    FLASH: HgCapital investment in Eucon

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