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  • 24 Oct
    16:16
    FW Thorpe grants 1m options

    FW Thorpe has granted options over 1 million ordinary shares to five directors Chairman and joint chief executive Andrew Thorpe; joint group CEO of FW Thorpe and managing director of Thorlux...

  • 24 Oct
    15:35
    Henderson Far East Income declares dividend

    Henderson Far East Income's board has declared a fourth interim dividend of 4.70p per ordinary share for the year ended 31 August. The dividend will be paid on 28 November to shareholders of record...

  • 24 Oct
    15:29
    Henderson Far East Income in equity issue

    Henderson Far East Income issued 100,000 ordinary shares yesterday at 321.5p apiece under its block listing facility. At 3:29pm: (LON:HFEL) Henderson Far East Income share price was -3.87p at...

  • 24 Oct
    15:03
    US new home sales up 0.2%

    Sales of new single-family houses in September to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 467,000, according to estimates released jointly by the US Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and...

  • 24 Oct
    15:01
    FLASH: US new homes sales up

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 24 Oct
    14:46
    Sage Group buys back shares

    The Sage Group bought back 100,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 364.23p apiece to be held in treasury. At 2:46pm: (LON:SGE) Sage Group The PLC share price was -1.25p at...

  • 24 Oct
    14:40
    Matomy Media options exercised

    Matomy Media Group Ltd has issued 387,612 new ordinary shares following the exercise of options. At 2:40pm: (LON:MTMY) Matomy Media Group share price was -3.5p at 232.5p Story provided by...

  • 24 Oct
    14:31
    Imaginatik in equity issue

    Imaginatik non-executive director Simon Charles has subscribed for 1,339,285 ordinary shares at 5.6p apiece. The subscription is pursuant to an irrevocable commitment entered into by Charles at...

  • 24 Oct
    14:10
    Crystal Amber Fund buys back shares

    Crystal Amber Fund bought back 20,000 ordinary shares at 138.625p apiece to be held in treasury. At 2:10pm: (LON:CRS) Crystal Amber Fund Limited share price was +2p at 142.75p Story...

  • 24 Oct
    14:10
    Britvic upgraded by Numis

    Numis has jumped of the fence and upgraded its recommendation on Britvic (LON:BVIC) to ‘add’ from ‘hold’ on the back of yesterday’s trading update in which the soft drinks maker increased its...

  • 24 Oct
    13:48
    Greencoat UK Wind raises £125m

    Greencoat UK Wind has raised £125m, gross, following the issue of 116,822,430 new ordinary shares at 107.0p apiece. The proceeds will be used to pay down the acquisition debt facility, leaving...

  • 24 Oct
    13:34
    CBI welcomes latest growth figures

    Britain's bosses have welcomed the latest GDP figure which showed that the economy grew by The CBI commented on the latest GDP figures, which showed the UK economy grew by 0.7% in the third...

  • 24 Oct
    13:10
    Glencore buys back shares

    Glencore bought back 1,000,000 ordinary shares yesterday at prices ranging from 322.20p to 315.15p apiece yesterday to be held in treasury. At 1:10pm: (LON:GLEN) Glencore Xstrata share price was...

  • 24 Oct
    11:59
    Petra sells South African diamond for $15.2m

    Petra Diamonds has announced that an exceptional 232.08 carat white diamond recovered at the Cullinan mine in South Africa in September has been sold for just over $15.2m to Diacore, a...

  • 24 Oct
    11:07
    Diamondcorp downgraded by Northland

    Northland Capital has downgraded its recommendation on Diamondcorp (LON:DCP) to ‘hold’ from ‘buy’ after the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the majority union at its Lace...

  • 24 Oct
    11:02
    Bushveld Minerals raises £1.25m in a private placing

    Bushveld Minerals (AIM: BMN), a mineral development company with a portfolio of vanadium and titanium-bearing iron ore and tin ore assets in Southern Africa, has agreed to the sale of the balance...

  • 24 Oct
    09:52
    BP buys back shares

    BP bought back 3,555,000 ordinary shares yesterday at prices ranging from 439.80p to 426.85p apiece for cancellation. At 9:52am: (LON:BP.) BP PLC share price was -2.67p at 436.28p Story...

  • 24 Oct
    09:50
    UK index of services rises in September

    UK index of services rose 0.8% in September, data showed, against 1% previously and the 0.9% expected by the market. In Europe, the GfK German Consumer Climate index rose to 8.5 heading into...

  • 24 Oct
    09:43
    UK GDP up 0.7% in Q3, extends run to seven quarters

    UK preliminary gross domestic product grew by 0.7% in Q3 2014, down from 0.9% growth in Q2. The July-September growth was, nonetheless, the seventh end-on-end quarter of growth. Story provided by...

  • 24 Oct
    09:32
    BH Macro buys back shares

    BH Macro bought back 40,000 sterling and 40,000 US dollar shares yesterday at £19.8676 and $19.1461 apiece respectively to be held in treasury. At 9:32am: (LON:BHMG) BH Macro Limited GBP share...

  • 24 Oct
    09:26
    Cientifica suspended on AIM

    Trading in Cientifica's shares on AIM has been suspended temporarily. Cientifica announced yesterday that the board had identified three investments which the directors believe offer exciting...

  • 24 Oct
    09:18
    BAE Systems buys back shares

    BAE Systems bought back 100,000 ordinary shares yesterday at the volume weighted average price of 441.960p apiece for cancellation. At 9:18am: (LON:BA.) BAE Systems Plc share price was -1.6p at...

  • 24 Oct
    09:12
    Affinity Global issues £500,000 debentures

    Affinity Global Developments has announced that 500,000 debentures issued total of £500,000 were admitted to trading on GXG's Main Quote market today. The debentures were issued under the...

  • 24 Oct
    09:03
    JP Morgan Private Equity buys back shares

    J.P. Morgan Private Equity bought back 1,600,000 US dollar equity shares yesterday at $0.79675 apiece for cancellation. At 9:03am: (LON:JPEL) JPMorgan Private Equity Ltd share price was -0p at...

  • 24 Oct
    08:41
    Centrica buys back shares

    Centrica bought back 1,100,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 295.3709p apiece to be held in treasury. At 8:41am: (LON:CNA) Centrica PLC share price was -2p at 295p Story...

  • 24 Oct
    08:39
    eServGlobal options exercised

    eServGlobal, the provider of end-to-end mobile financial services to emerging markets, has issued 60,000 ordinary shares following the exercise of options under the company's employee share...

  • 24 Oct
    08:34
    BBA Aviation buys back shares

    BBA Aviation bought back 100,000 ordinary shares yesterday at 330.3301p each to be held in treasury. At 8:34am: (LON:BBA) BBA Aviation PLC share price was -1.55p at 330.95p Story provided by...

  • 24 Oct
    08:25
    Ceramic Fuel Cells extends rights issue

    Ceramic Fuel Cells has extended the closing date of its rights issue from 29 October to 12 November. At 8:25am: (LON:CFU) Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd share price was +0.01p at 0.41p Story provided...

  • 24 Oct
    08:23
    Compass buys back shares

    Compass Group bought back 150,000 ordinary shares yesterday at 972.7138p apiece for cancellation. At 8:23am: (LON:CPG) Compass Group PLC share price was -4.25p at 971.75p Story provided by...

  • 24 Oct
    08:17
    Inchcape buys back shares

    Luxury car dealer Inchcape bought back 41,692 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 653.0363p apiece for cancellation. At 8:17am: (LON:INCH) Inchcape PLC share price was -2p at 665p...

  • 24 Oct
    08:03
    Thor nears final completion of Pilot Mountain project

    Thor Mining announces completion of a significant step in the acquisition of the Pilot Mountain tungsten project, in the US state of Nevada, from Black Fire Minerals Limited. As announced Sept....

  • 24 Oct
    07:50
    Atlantis Resources placing raises £5m

    Atlantis Resources, a global leader in the tidal power sector, has raised £5.0m, before expenses, through a conditional placing of 12,500,000 new ordinary shares at 40p apiece. The proceeds will...

  • 24 Oct
    07:47
    DekelOil raises £1.5m

    Palm oil producer DekelOil has raised £1.5m, gross, through a placing of 87,200,000 new ordinary shares and a subscription of 35,706,720 ordinary shares with new and existing investors at 1.25p...

  • 24 Oct
    07:43
    Ophir expands footprint offshore Gabon

    Ophir Energy has expanded its footprint offshore Gabon by signing exploration and production sharing contracts for two additional blocks. The new blocks, A3 and A4, are located outboard of Ophir's...

  • 24 Oct
    07:28
    Amlin to increase stake in Leadenhall Capital Partners

    Amlin has signed definitive legal agreements to increase its existing interest in Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP. LCP is a leading investment manager in (re)insurance-linked securities which...

  • 24 Oct
    07:12
    FLASH: Ophir expands footprint offshore Gabon

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  • 24 Oct
    07:08
  • 24 Oct
    07:07
    FLASH: Atlantis Resources placing to raise £5m

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 24 Oct
    07:05
    FLASH: DekelOil raises £1.5m

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 24 Oct
    06:13
    The Press Roundup

    A brief summary of Friday’s main business headlines... Extensive coverage of further Tesco woes as chairman reluctantly resigns, further losses for Amazon, a shocking day for estate agent Foxtons,...

  • 23 Oct
    15:48
    Land Securities acquires stake in LLRP

    Land Securities has increased its stake in Kent's Bluewater shopping centre. Land Securities says that following its acquisition of a 30% stake in the Bluewater in June, it has conditionally...

  • 23 Oct
    15:06
    GSK upgraded by Barclays

    Barclays Capital has upgraded its recommendation on GlaxoSmithKline (LON:GSK) to ‘overweight’ from ‘equal weight’, after stating that it believes the company’s third-quarter results mark a major...

  • 23 Oct
    15:06
    CB Leading Economic Index for US up 0.8%

    The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the US increased 0.8% in September to 104.4 (2004 = 100), following no change in August, and a 1.1% increase in July. Conference Board. economist...

  • 23 Oct
    15:04
    FLASH: CB Leading Economic Index for US rises

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 23 Oct
    14:49
    Markit 'flash' manufacturing PMI falls

    Markit's flash US Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 56.2 in October - down from 57.5 in September and its lowest level since July. Softer new business growth was the main negative...

  • 23 Oct
    14:46
    FLASH: Markit 'flash' manufacturing PMI falls

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 23 Oct
    14:34
    International Personal Finance buys back shares

    International Personal Finance bought back 5,437 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 469p apiece to be held in treasury. At 2:34pm: (LON:IPF) International Personal Finance PLC...

  • 23 Oct
    14:26
    Glencore buys back shares

    Glencore bought back 1,000,000 ordinary shares yesterday at prices ranging from 325.50p to 319.05p apiece to be held in treasury. At 2:26pm: (LON:GLEN) Glencore Xstrata share price was +0.45p at...

  • 23 Oct
    14:13
    Marwyn Value Investors to redeems B shares

    Marwyn Value Investors is to redeem 5,008,870 B ordinary shares on 21 November. The assets attributable to the B shares are Class B1 interests in Marwyn Value Investors LP (the 'Master Fund')....

  • 23 Oct
    14:07
    Arbuthnot upgraded by Numis

    Numis has upgraded its recommendation on Arbuthnot Banking Group (LON:ARBB) to ‘add’ from ‘hold’ after the company published an upbeat third quarter trading update. The broker said: “With the UK...

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