Economic and Market News for 5 January 2017

  • 05 Jan
    15:48
    AquaBounty completes reverse share split

    AquaBounty Technologies has confirmed that the 1-for-30 reverse share split of its common shares became effective today. The reverse share split has increased the market price and decreased the...

  • 05 Jan
    15:41
    F&C Global Smaller Cos in equity issue

    F&C Global Smaller Companies issued 20,000 ordinary shares today at 1248.5p apiece from the company's general corporate purposes block listing facility. At 3:41pm: (LON:FCS) FC Global...

  • 05 Jan
    15:16
    F&C Commercial Property declares divi

    F&C Commercial Property Trust has declared an interim dividend of 0.5p per share for the month of December. The dividend will be paid on 31 January to shareholders of record on 13 January. The...

  • 05 Jan
    15:09
    ISM services index slips

    Economic activity in the US non-manufacturing sector grew in December for the 83rd consecutive month but at a slightly slower rate, according to the Institute for Supply Management's latest...

  • 05 Jan
    15:06
    FLASH: ISM services index falls

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Jan
    14:49
    Markit 'final' US services PMI falls to 53.9

    The seasonally-adjusted Markit 'final' US Services Business Activity Index dropped from 54.6 in November to 53.9 in December to signal the slowest upturn in service sector activity for three...

  • 05 Jan
    14:47
    FLASH: Markit 'final' US services PMI falls

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Jan
    14:31
    Broker Highlights: Oil & Retail

    Macquarie turned its attention to the oil sector, following the recent oil price rally, which has driven E&P stocks under coverage closer to its estimated fair values and closing the valuation...

  • 05 Jan
    14:17
    GCP Asset Backed Income mulls c share issue

    GCP Asset Backed Income Fund's board is considering increasing the company's capital base through a pre-emptive offer of c shares at 100p apiece, targeting gross proceeds of £100 million. The...

  • 05 Jan
    13:32
    US jobless claims fall by 28,000

    US initial unemployment claims fell to 235,000 in the week ending 31 December, a decrease of 28,000 from the previous week's revised level, the US Department of Labor said today. The previous...

  • 05 Jan
    13:31
    FLASH: US jobless claims fall

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Jan
    13:21
    US private sector adds 153,000 jobs in December, says ADP

    US private-sector employment increased by 153,000 from November to December, on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to ADP's latest national employment report. Small firms (1-49 employees)...

  • 05 Jan
    13:16
    FLASH: US adds 153,000 jobs, says ADP

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Jan
    13:00
    Compass buys back shares

    Compass Group bought back 5,000 ordinary shares yesterday at an average price of 1,474.0100p apiece for cancellation. At 1:00pm: (LON:CPG) Compass Group PLC share price was -17.5p at 1455.5p...

  • 05 Jan
    09:57
    Euro zone retail PMI rises in December

    Euro zone's retail purchasing-managers' index printed at 50.4 in December, from 48.6 in November. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Jan
    09:55
    UK services PMI surprises higher in December

    UK's services purchasing-managers' index rose to 56.2 in December, which was up on November's 55.2 and beyond the 54.8 anticipated by the market. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Jan
    09:54
    fastjet to raise at least $48m

    fastjet is raising at least $48m through a proposed placing and an agreement with Solenta Aviation, a specialist African commercial aviation group based in Johannesburg. fastjet has entered in to...

  • 05 Jan
    09:35
    BOS update on suspension and Hostisme IP sale

    BOS GLOBAL says it now expects to publish the annual accounts for Forte Energy NL for the period to 30 June on or before 11 January. Trading in the company's shares on AIM will remain suspended...

  • 05 Jan
    09:10
    Kolar Gold stake in Kalevala

    Kolar Gold has a 15.4% stake in Kalevala Gold Oy, the recently incorporated Finnish company established to develop various licences subject to the joint venture with Mineral Exploration Network...

  • 05 Jan
    09:06
    Blue Prism updates on Accenture partnership

    Blue Prism announces that its partnership with Accenture has to date resulted in the provision of RPA solutions to over 40 organisations. These organisations, which cover a number of industries,...

  • 05 Jan
    08:45
    Finsbury Growth & Income in equity issue

    Finsbury Growth & Income Trust issued 50,000 new ordinary shares yesterday at 652.25p apiece under its block listing authority. At 8:45am: (LON:FGT) Finsbury Growth Income Trust Plc share...

  • 05 Jan
    08:34
    Hunter to be delisted from AIM

    Hunter Resources has confirmed that the admission to trading of its ordinary shares on AIM will be cancelled on 6 January, having been suspended on 5 July. The company says the board has...

  • 05 Jan
    07:24
    Metal Tiger appoints Technical Director

    Metal Tiger has appointed Alastair Middleton as its Technical Director with immediate effect. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Jan
    07:24
    OptiBiotix Health appoints Commercial Director

    OptiBiotix Health announces the departure of Jim Laird by mutual agreement, and the appointment of Per Rehne as Commercial Director. Rehne would join the board subject to completion of the normal...

  • 05 Jan
    07:22
    Savannah Petroleum appoints joint corporate broker

    Savannah Petroleum is pleased to announce that it has appointed Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited to act as its joint corporate broker, with immediate effect. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Jan
    07:21
    Sound Energy provides Badile update

    Sound Energy said the mobilization and rig-up operations are expected to be completed at the Badile exploration well by end-February 2017, enabling drilling to commence during March. The Badile...

  • 05 Jan
    07:20
    Formation to be delisted fromAIM

    Formation Group's shareholders approved the cancellation of its shares on AIM at general meeting yesterday. The last day of dealings in the company's ordinary shares on AIM will be 11 January and...

  • 05 Jan
    07:19
    Zytronic proposes capital reduction

    Zytronic said that, at its forthcoming AGM, in addition to normal business, a resolution will be proposed relating to a reduction in the company's capital. This was being proposed in order to...

  • 05 Jan
    07:18
    Vitesse Media updates on interim board changes

    Vitesse Media said executive chair Chris Ingram has been taken ill and is expected to take some time to recover. While he would remain in contact with the business, the board considered it prudent...

  • 05 Jan
    07:16
    Persimmon says 2016 revenues 8% up on the year

    Persimmon said revenues for 2016 of £3.14bn were 8% higher than the prior year (2015: £2.9bn) with legal completion volumes increasing by 599 new homes to 15,171 (2015: 14,572). The group's...

  • 05 Jan
    07:14
    FLASH: Hunter to be delisted from AIM

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Jan
    07:09
    FLASH: Sound Energy provides Badile update

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Jan
    07:05
    FLASH: Zytronic proposes capital reduction

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Jan
    07:05
    FLASH: Savannah Petroleum appoints joint corporate broker

    Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

  • 05 Jan
    06:04
    Press Roundup

    A summary of Thursday's business headlines. Coverage of Brexit, Starbucks, Next, B&M, US election and Donald Trump, FTSE 100, UK economy and property, Ford, and much more... FINANCIAL TIMES...

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