Economic and Market News for 3 January 2017

  • 03 Jan
    F&C Global Smaller Cos in equity issue

    F&C Global Smaller Companies issued 20,000 ordinary shares from the company's general corporate purposes block listing facility at 1243.5p apiece. At 3:35pm: (LON:FCS) FC Global Smaller...

  • 03 Jan
    ISM manufacturing prices index unchanged

    The US Institute for Supply Management's Prices Index registered 54.5% in November, the same reading as reported in October, indicating an increase in raw materials prices for the ninth consecutive...

  • 03 Jan
    ISM manufacturing PMI up

    Economic activity in the US manufacturing sector expanded in November, and the overall economy grew for the 90th consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management's latest...

  • 03 Jan
    US construction spending up

    US construction spending during November was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,182.1 billion, 0.9% above the revised October estimate of $1,171.4 billion, the US Census Bureau...

  • 03 Jan
    FLASH: ISM manufacturing prices index unchanged

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  • 03 Jan
    MaxCyte options exercised

    MaxCyte has issued 18,293 new shares following the exercise of share option. At 3:00pm: (LON:MXCT) Maxcyte Inc share price was 0p at 137.5p Story provided by

  • 03 Jan
    Markit 'final' US manufacturing PMI up

    The Markit US Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index registered 54.3 in December, up slightly from 54.1 in November, to signal the strongest improvement in business conditions for just under two...

  • 03 Jan
    FLASH: Markit 'final' US manufacturing PMI edges up

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  • 03 Jan
    F&C Capital and Income in equity issue

    F&C Capital and Income Investment Trust has 600,000 ordinary sharesfrom the company's general corporate block listing facility at 291p per share. At 2:37pm: (LON:FCI) FC Capital Income...

  • 03 Jan
    SCISYS options exercised

    SCISYS has transferred 7,800 ordinary shares from treasury following the exercise of options by one employee. At 2:20pm: (LON:SSY) SciSys PLC share price was 0p at 110p Story provided by...

  • 03 Jan
    Broker highlights: Non-food retailers in focus

    Deutsche Bank turned its attention the non-food retail sector and reckons 2017 is likely to be a more challenging year with demand likely to soften. The broker added: "This is particularly likely...

  • 03 Jan
    European Investment Trust buys back shares

    The European Investment Trust bought back 3,127 ordinary shares on 30 December at 785.0p apiece for cancellation. At 1:43pm: (LON:EUT) European Investment Trust plc share price was +8p at 801.5p...

  • 03 Jan
    Westmount Energy grants 1.75m options

    Westmount Energy has granted directors a total of 1,750,000 share options at an exercise price of 7.5p per share. Mervyn Bradlow, Gerard Walsh and Thomas O'Gorman were each granted 500,000...

  • 03 Jan
    IWG buys back shares

    IWG bought back 151,474 ordinary shares on 30 December at 244.58p apiece to be held in treasury. At 9:57am: (LON:IWG) Iwg Plc Ord 1p share price was -4.1p at 241.9p Story provided by...

  • 03 Jan
    UK's manufacturing PMI hits 30-month high in Dec.

    UK's manufacturing purchasing-managers' index printed at 56.1 in December, a 30-month high. This was above the 53.3 expected and from 53.6 in November. Story provided by

  • 03 Jan
    Germany's jobless change worse than expected in Dec.

    Germany's unemployment change in December came in at -17,000, which was worse than the expected -5000 and from -5000 previously. Story provided by

  • 03 Jan
    Coca-Cola HBC options exercised

    Coca-Cola HBC issued 119,406 shares in December following the exercise of options granted under its share option plan. At 9:37am: (LON:CCH) CocaCola HBC share price was +3p at 1773p Story...

  • 03 Jan
    France's flash CPI rises 0.3% in December

    France's preliminary consumer-price index (CPI) in December rose 0.3%, which was below the forecast 0.5% and from 0.0% previously. This took the annual inflation rate to 0.8%. Story provided by...

  • 03 Jan
    Blue Media indirectly acquires Grupo Clarin C shares

    Blue Media has acquired 74.5229% of GS Unidos LLC, representing, indirectly, 18,747,617 Grupo Clarin class 'C' shares. Blue Media is controlled, directly and indirectly, by The 1999 Ernestina...

  • 03 Jan
    Tiziana Life Sciences in-licences NI-1201

    Tiziana Life Sciences has announced the acquisition of an exclusive world-wide license for NI-1201, a fully human anti-interleukin-6 receptor (IL-6R) monoclonal antibody (mAb), from Novimmune SA....

  • 03 Jan
    Revolymer appoints Nomad, Broker

    Revolymer has appointed Nplus1 Singer Advisory LLP as Nominated Adviser and sole Broker to the Company with immediate effect. Story provided by

  • 03 Jan
    RTC changes advistors

    RTC Group said it has appointed SPARK Advisory Partners Ltd as its Nominated Adviser and Whitman Howard Ltd as its Broker. Both appointments were with immediate effect. Story provided by...

  • 03 Jan
    Scancell Holdings issues research update

    Scancell Holdings announces that the Clinical Study Report (CSR) on the SCIB1 Phase 1/2 clinical trial in patients with Stage III/IV malignant melanoma has been completed on schedule. The Clinical...

  • 03 Jan
    Rightmove begins close-period share buyback

    Rightmove has commenced an irrevocable, non-discretionary programme to purchase shares on its own behalf, for cancellation, during its close period. The programme commences Jan. 3 and ends on...

  • 03 Jan
    OptiBiotix Health notes increased investment in THWLC

    OptiBiotix Health announces an increase in its investment in its majority-owned subsidiary The Health Weight Loss Company Ltd. Under the terms of the agreement OptiBiotix has made an investment...

  • 03 Jan
    Nyota's disposal

    Nyota Minerals has conditionally agreed to sell its 70% interest in KEC Exploration (KEC) to Christopher Reindler, its minority shareholder and a director of KEC, or his nominee, subject to the...

  • 03 Jan
    XLMedia's deal

    XLMedia announces the acquisition of, a Canadian credit-card comparison websites, for a total consideration of $9.3m. The consideration is payable in cash. The acquisition is...

  • 03 Jan
    FLASH: Scancell Holdings issues research update

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  • 03 Jan
    FLASH: XLMedia acquires for $9.3m

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  • 03 Jan
    FLASH: OptiBiotix Health notes increased investment in THWLC

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  • 03 Jan
    FLASH: Rightmove begins close-period share buyback

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  • 03 Jan
    Press Roundup

    A summary of Tuesday's business headlines. Coverage of Brexit, US election, Uber, global economy, Google, WH Smith, Rolls-Royce, US housing, Tiger, Christmas and New Year sales, and much more......


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