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Spectra Systems secures $5.6m contract with Chinese manufacturer

Spectra Systems secures $5.6m contract with Chinese manufacturer

Thu, 02 July 2015

Spectra Systems, a provider of advanced technology‑based security solutions, secured a nine-year contract with a Chinese manufacturer of secure documents for $5.6m. The unamed company is a suppl... [more]

RBS to cut back international operations

RBS to cut back international operations

Thu, 02 July 2015

RBS has announced plans to minimise its services outside of Britain and Ireland. Only international clients with significant ties to those markets will be able to access the Edinburgh -based firm's ca... [more]

Morrisons appoints chief executive to corporate compliance board

Morrisons appoints chief executive to corporate compliance board

Thu, 02 July 2015

Embattled grocer Morrisons re-jigged its corporate committees, using existing board members to take on roles on its Corporate Compliance and Responsibility Committee. Morrisons said on Thursday chief ... [more]

Ocfom rebuffs ITV's retransmission idea but raises hopes for TV advertising review

Ocfom rebuffs ITV's retransmission idea but raises hopes for TV advertising review

Thu, 02 July 2015

Television and telecoms regulator Ofcom put a dent in ITV's calls for 'retransmission' fees to be introduced, but said it might re-examine TV advertising minutage rules or impose a levy on pay-TV reve... [more]

Amadeus to acquire Navitaire from Accenture for $830m

Amadeus to acquire Navitaire from Accenture for $830m

Thu, 02 July 2015

Spain-listed Amadeus is to acquire Accenture subsidiary Navitaire for $830m, the company said in an announcement. The deal was expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, subject to regulato... [more]

Friday preview: UK services data in focus on quiet day

Thu, 02 July 2015

Friday is set to be an extremely quiet day on the markets due to the closure of US stock exchanges and a thin economic data calendar, along with a dearth of scheduled company results. The Markit/CIPS ... [more]

Investec reiterates 'buy' rating for Johnson Service, looks to Rugby World Cup for boost

Thu, 02 July 2015

Investec held its 'buy' rating on Johnson Service Group and its target price of 100p, and said the stock was good value. Shares in the textile firm rose 4.35% to 90p at 15:05 on Thursday, after it sai... [more]

US health insurance deal action as Centene buys Health Net, Athem and Cigna talk merger

Thu, 02 July 2015

US health insurer Centene has agreed to acquire rival Health Net for $6.3bn, while elsewhere in the sector reports suggested Anthem and Cigna had met for merger talks. Missouri-based Medicaid provider... [more]

Spanish language broadcaster Univision files for US IPO

Thu, 02 July 2015

The largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, Univision, has filed for an initial public offering. According to documents filed with US regulators, the broadcaster wants to raise $100... [more]

iEnergizer shares plunge as profit halves and CFO quits

Thu, 02 July 2015

Shares in Gurnsey-based iEnergizer took a dive after the company reported a 58% drop in pre-tax profit in its full-year results. At 1344 BST on Thursday shares had lost 8.85% to 25.20p, having opened ... [more]

BP rallies after saying it will settle over 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill for up to $18.7bn

Thu, 02 July 2015

Shares in BP rallied nearly 4% on Thursday after the company said that it has reached agreements in principle to settle all federal and state claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill at a... [more]

ING reportedly set to win auction for HSBC's Turkish business

Thu, 02 July 2015

Dutch lender ING Group is reportedly set to win the auction to buy HSBC's Turkish business. Reuters cited four people close to the matter as saying that the bank had narrowed down the field to one sui... [more]

Berenberg upgrades target price for Topps Tiles, confident in earnings margins acceleration

Thu, 02 July 2015

Berenberg upgraded its price target for Topps Tiles and said it believed earnings margins could accelerate faster than anticipated. On Wednesday the flooring specialist said like for like revenue for ... [more]

Hertz breaks ties with Ryanair

Thu, 02 July 2015

Irish budget airline Ryanair on Thursday announced it had received a notice from Hertz urging it to terminate its car hire supply agreement that same day. According to the airline, Hertz alleged that ... [more]

Next Fifteen Communications acquires IncrediBull World for £1.6m

Thu, 02 July 2015

Next Fifteen Communications acquired IncrediBull World, a brand marketing consultancy, for £1.6m. Next Fifteen said it will pay £1.3m in cash and the remaining consideration will be paid based on the ... [more]

Manx Telecom appoints interim chief financial officer

Thu, 02 July 2015

Manx Telecom has appointed Paul Tierney as its new interim chief financial officer (CFO). The appointment follows replacement of Gary Lamb from CFO to chief executive officer on Wednesday. Meanwhile,... [more]

Coal of Africa cancels sale of Mooiplats Colliery to Blackspear Capital

Thu, 02 July 2015

Coal of Africa has cancelled the sale of its South African Mooiplaats Colliery asset to Blackspear Capital and has already began the search for another buyer. The sale, which was agreed earlier this y... [more]

Keller Group acquires Australian construction firm

Thu, 02 July 2015

Keller Group has acquired Austral Construction in a deal worth £30.3m, the company said Thursday. Under the deal, Keller will pay £20.5m in cash for the Australian firm and make deferred payments of u... [more]

Vast Resources close to starting first gold production in Zimbabwe

Thu, 02 July 2015

AIM-listed Vast Resources said it is close to starting production at the Pickstone-Peerless mine in Zimbabwe. The company is targeting production of 10,000 oz from processing 10,000 tonnes a month at ... [more]

Regal Petroleum posts decline in Ukrainian gas production

Thu, 02 July 2015

Regal Petroleum posted a marginal decline in output from two of it Ukrainian gas and condensate fields over the first half of this year. In the six months to the end of June, average gas production at... [more]

Spirax-Sarco buys Japanese pump manufacturing business for £2.8m

Thu, 02 July 2015

Spirax-Sarco Engineering has acquired the MasoSine sinusoidal pump manufacturing and distribution business from PRIMIX Corp, Japan, for £2.8m. The purchase consideration excludes any cash or debt bala... [more]

Staffline says results in line with expectations

Thu, 02 July 2015

Staffing services firm Staffline said trading was strong during the first half of the year and in line with expectations. In an update on Monday, the company said its staffing business continued to pe... [more]

Premaitha to fund pre-natal test development with £8m share placing

Thu, 02 July 2015

Shares in Premaitha Health were perked up by a proposal by the company to raise £8m of funding for its non-invasive pre-natal test (NIPT) via a share placing. The company, which floated on AIM in July... [more]

Hydrodec hit by delays to Canton-Ohio refinery

Thu, 02 July 2015

Hydrodec said production from its newly rebuilt refinery in Canton, Ohio had to be halted in the early stages after commissioning. The AIM-listed company said during the production ramp-up at the rebu... [more]

Imperial Innovations and Mercia Technologies invest in aluminium business

Thu, 02 July 2015

AIM listed firms Imperial Innovations and Mercia Technologies have together provided £4m to aluminium business Impression Technologies. The duo invested £2.5m and £1.5m respectively in the firm which ... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 131.30 4.05 16:48
Tesla Motors Inc 276.00 2.55 17:16
Western Digital Corp. 81.19 2.20 17:16
Micron Technology Inc. 19.14 1.92 17:16
Seagate Technology Plc 48.44 1.82 17:16

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Liberty Global plc Series A 51.28 -5.86 17:16
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. 59.96 -3.49 17:16
Cerner Corp. 68.22 -1.70 17:16
Monster Beverage Corp 132.53 -1.46 17:16
Baidu Inc. 195.81 -1.46 17:16