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Snacktime unveils wider losses but voices confidence

Snacktime unveils wider losses but voices confidence

Thu, 18 December 2014

Vending machine and water cooler supplier Snacktime served up lower half-year turnover and wider operating losses, but said a new majority shareholder would help it to enter the cashless payment marke... [more]

Real Good Food H1 revenues affected by falling sugar prices

Real Good Food H1 revenues affected by falling sugar prices

Thu, 18 December 2014

Real Good Food saw its profits turn into losses during the first half of the year due to a pricing dispute with British Sugar and a drop in sugar prices. The food business, which distributes sugar in... [more]

Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust buys half of University of Law campus

Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust buys half of University of Law campus

Thu, 18 December 2014

Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust has completed the acquisition of a 50% stake in the University of Law campus in London's Bloomsbury for £34m. Schroder UK Property Fund purchased the rest of the ... [more]

Mosman Oil & Gas says New Zealand tests fail to find big oil

Mosman Oil & Gas says New Zealand tests fail to find big oil

Thu, 18 December 2014

Mosman Oil & Gas reported downbeat news from one of its projects but insisted that it still believed its bid to merge with Australian oil and gas explorer MEO Australia would succeed despite a rival b... [more]

Incadea recommends 122m takeover bid from Dealertrack Technologies

Incadea recommends 122m takeover bid from Dealertrack Technologies

Thu, 18 December 2014

Automotive retail and wholesale industry software supplier Incadea has received a £121.6m takeover bid from North American group Dealertrack Technologies. Incadea shareholders will receive 190p per sh... [more]

Fortune Oil to be bought by majority owners

Thu, 18 December 2014

The owner of a majority stake in Fortune Oil is buying the rest of the oil investment company for a sum valuing it at up to £388m. Fortune said a consortium known as Fortune Dynasty, which owns about ... [more]

BlueCrest AllBlue Fund posts 1.2% November return

Thu, 18 December 2014

BlueCrest AllBlue Fund showed a strong monthly return of 1.2% in November, bringing year to date returns to 6.8%. The rolling 12-month return rose to 7.1%, with 12-month volatility stable and very low... [more]

Solo Oil boosted by gas resource upgrade at African project

Thu, 18 December 2014

Solo Oil reported a resource upgrade in a gas field in Africa, boosting its shares by more than a third. Solo said partner Aminex had updated its internal resource estimates in the southern part of th... [more]

NewRiver Retail buys shopping centre portfolio for £19m

Thu, 18 December 2014

Shopping centre investor NewRiver Retail is buying a retail portfolio including a mall in north-west England for £19m. NewRiver said it has completed contracts to buy the Sands Portfolio, which includ... [more]

John Swan receives takeover bid

Thu, 18 December 2014

Livestock auctioneer John Swan & Sons has received a takeover bid from H&H Group at 1,350p per share. Swan, which operates out of two prime livestock rearing areas in the Scottish Borders and Northumb... [more]

Electronic Data Processing shares down due to order delays

Wed, 17 December 2014

Shares in IT provider Electronic Data Processing on Wednesday fell after reporting a decline in annual profits and revenue. Revenues decreased to £5.5m from last year's £5.83m due to delays to a numbe... [more]

Polo Resources reports positive results from Tunisian phosphate scheme

Wed, 17 December 2014

Shares in Polo Resources climbed after the mining investor reported upbeat drilling results from a Tunisian phosphate project in which it has a 33.2% stake. Polo's stock lifted 0.8p or 12.9% to 7p at ... [more]

Vmoto announces Chinese electric vehicles joint venture deal

Wed, 17 December 2014

Scooter manufacturer Vmoto announced its entry into the electric three-wheel and four-wheel vehicle market in China via a joint venture. The joint venture with a set of unnamed partners will focus on ... [more]

21st Century Technology wins £1.35m Swedish deal

Wed, 17 December 2014

Bus and train CCTV supplier 21st Century Technology has won a £1.35m contract from a major Swedish transport operator. The company said it would provide on-vehicle mobile surveillance, safety and comm... [more]

Rose Petroleum completes work on State 16-42 Paradox well

Wed, 17 December 2014

Rose Petroleum has taken its first step towards establishing production in the US, announcing completion work on the State 16-42 Paradox well in Utah. In a project update released on Thursday, Rose sa... [more]

Solo Oil and Aminex receive approval for Kiliwani North sale

Wed, 17 December 2014

Oil explorers and producers Aminex and Solo Oil saw share prices rise after the Tanzanian government accepted a proposed deal for Solo to purchase up to a 13% interest in Aminex's Tanzanian Kiliwani N... [more]

EKF Diagnostics warns on profit on currency hit and lower revenue from buys

Wed, 17 December 2014

Medical group EKF Diagnostics warned on annual profits after taking a currency hit and saying revenue from newly acquired companies was likely to be lower than expected. EKF said acquisitions during t... [more]

Edenville Energy posts positive results from Tanzania study

Tue, 16 December 2014

Coal miner Edenville Energy has reported upbeat results from studies at a scheme in western Tanzania. Edenville said it had positive coal quality results from the near-surface seam at Mkomolo, part of... [more]

Sula Iron & Gold hit by uncertainty at Sierra Leone scheme

Tue, 16 December 2014

Shares in Sula Iron & Gold lost more than a third of their value on Tuesday after the Sierra Leone-focused miner said a study had cast uncertainty over part of a potential iron ore deposit at its Fere... [more]

Redde sees H1 profits exceed forecasts on strong trading

Tue, 16 December 2014

Accident management and legal services group Redde forecast first-half profits above hopes after strong trading this month. Redde said the strong start to the year that it highlighted in September and... [more]

Sirius Minerals says no surprises in planning responses to potash scheme

Mon, 15 December 2014

Miner Sirius Minerals said there had been no surprises so far in response to its planning applications for a controversial new potash mine in north-east England, boosting its shares. Sirius said consu... [more]

Mosman Oil & Gas says MEO takeover could still happen

Mon, 15 December 2014

New Zealand and Australia-focused explorer Mosman Oil & Gas is holding out hopes that a takeover bid for rival group MEO will still succeed despite the latter's decision to reject it. Mosman announc... [more]

Cohort sees H1 revenue up but profits down due to acquisition costs

Mon, 15 December 2014

Communications and surveillance business drove up revenue at technology group Cohort in the first half of the year. Revenue increased 13% to £37.6m, but acquisition costs dragged down pre-tax profit t... [more]

Artilium appoints new non-executive director

Mon, 15 December 2014

Mobile virtual network enabler Artilium announced on Monday the appointment of Bote de Vries as non-executive director, effective from 1 January next year. De Vries has extensive experience in the fin... [more]

Ten Alps appoints new CEO

Mon, 15 December 2014

Radio and Television Media Broadcaster Ten Alps has announced the appointment of Mark Wood as new chief executive of the group with immediate effect. Wood joined the Ten Alps board as a non-executive ... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Old Mutual 189.90 5.68 17:00
SABMiller 3,374.50 5.59 17:11
Aberdeen Asset Management 431.40 5.58 17:00
IMI 1,237.00 5.37 16:47
ARM Holdings 975.50 4.89 16:47

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Coca-Cola HBC AG (CDI) 1,221.00 -1.61 16:43
Glencore 290.00 -0.84 17:12
United Utilities Group 914.50 -0.38 17:11
BT Group 399.90 -0.25 17:11
Lloyds Banking Group 75.37 0.03 17:11