Economic and Market News for 3 January 2018

  • 03 Jan
    15:03
    Wall Street higher despite Trump Tweet; all eyes on Fed minutes

    US markets opened higher despite President Trump using Twitter to reignite the war of words between the US and North Korea, in response to recent comments made by its leader Kim Jong Un. In his...

  • 03 Jan
    09:57
    Avesoro confirms voting rights

    West African gold producer Avesoro Resources confirmed that on 2 Jan its capital consisted of 8,156,075,823 common shares with voting rights and that no shares were held in treasury. At 9:57am:...

  • 03 Jan
    09:55
    Kingfisher buys back shares

    Kingfisher bought back 274,241 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 342.3726p apiece for cancellation. At 9:55am: (LON:KGF) Kingfisher PLC share price was 0p at 343.4p Story...

  • 03 Jan
    09:54
    Diageo buys back shares

    Diageo bought back 380,982 ordinary shares yesterday at the volume weighted average price of 2,705.63p apiece for cancellation. At 9:54am: (LON:DGE) Diageo PLC share price was -15.75p at...

  • 03 Jan
    09:51
    McCarthy & Stone confirms new chairman appointment

    McCarthy & Stone confirmed that Paul Lester joined the board today as its new chairman. At 9:51am: (LON:MCS) McCarthy Stone Plc share price was -1.85p at 154.95p Story provided by...

  • 03 Jan
    09:47
    Smiths Group confirms CFO appointment

    Smiths Group confirmed that John Shipsey has been appointed as a director and joined the board as chief financial officer. Bill Seeger has resumed his role as a non-executive director in a...

  • 03 Jan
    09:34
    UK December construction PMI 52.2, says IHS Markit

    The UK construction purchasing managers' index in December eased to 52.2, from 53.1 in November, according to IHS Markit. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 03 Jan
    09:26
    WANdisco inks $4.3m contract

    WANdisco said it had signed a contract with "one of the world's largest financial institutions" valued at $4.32m in royalties. The agreement was the second secured by the company in the financial...

  • 03 Jan
    09:14
    Abcam confirms voting rights

    Abcam has confirmed that the company's issued share capital consists of 204,839,938 ordinary shares with voting rights. The company does not hold any shares in treasury. At 9:14am: (LON:ABC)...

  • 03 Jan
    09:14
    PureTech affiliate appoints new director

    PureTech Health said affiliate company resTORbio has appointed Lynne Sullivan as a new independent director. Sullivan is currently senior vice president of finance at Biogen. At 9:14am:...

  • 03 Jan
    09:09
    Carnival buys back shares

    Carnival Corporation & plc bought back 50,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 4903.7757p apiece to be held in treasury. At 9:09am: (LON:CCL) Carnival PLC share price was -24p...

  • 03 Jan
    09:09
    Pantheon Resources drills new Texas well

    Pantheon Resources said drilling has commenced at a new onshore oil well in eastern Texas. The VOBM#5 well in Polk County, of which Pantheon has a 75% working interest, would be drilled to a...

  • 03 Jan
    08:44
    Edinburgh Dragon Trust buys back shares

    Edinburgh Dragon Trust bought back 146,600 ordinary shares yesterday at 376.3288p apiece to be held in treasury. At 8:44am: (LON:EFM) Edinburgh Dragon Trust Plc share price was -1.5p at 377.5p...

  • 03 Jan
    08:40
    Man Group buys back shares

    Man Group bought back 180,825 ordinary shares yesterday for cancellation at a weighted average price of 206.5874p apiece under its US$100m repurchase programme. At 8:40am: (LON:EMG) Man Group PLC...

  • 03 Jan
    08:31
    Legal & General confirms voting rights

    Legal & General Group has confirmed that its capital consisted of 5,958,438,193 ordinary shares with voting rights at the end of December. The company does not hold any shares in treasury....

  • 03 Jan
    08:25
    Xafinity open share offer over-subscribed

    Xafinity said the open offer part of its proposed £70m capital raising had been over-subscribed. The company received applications in respect of 18,540,627 open offer shares, representing a...

  • 03 Jan
    08:13
    Green Dragon Gas changes name to G3 Exploration

    Green Dragon Gas has confirm that the company's name change to G3 Exploration Limited took effect today and it now trades under the new ticker G3E on the London Stock Exchange. The name change...

  • 03 Jan
    08:09
    SolGold releases Ecuador resource estimate

    SolGold has released a maiden mineral resource estimate for its Cascabel copper-gold project in Ecuador. The estimate across both indicated and inferred classifications stood at 1.08 billion tons...

  • 03 Jan
    07:57
    Watkin Jones wins new planning consents

    Watkin Jones said it received a number of planning consents during December, including for two student accommodation developments in London. The first of the pair is for a 283 bed development at...

  • 03 Jan
    07:41
    Volga Gas output up in December

    Volga Gas said oil and gas output increased during the month of December after it better utilised its production capacity. Production rose to 5,289 barrels of oil equivalent per day, up from 4,946...

  • 03 Jan
    07:36
    Magnolia Petroleum wells go live in Oklahoma

    Magnolia Petroleum said it has started producing oil from three wells from the so-called Stack resource in Oklahoma. The Fazio well, for instance, recorded initial production rates of 644 barrels...

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