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600 Group H1 profits up as UK market recovers

600 Group H1 profits up as UK market recovers

Wed, 26 November 2014

Machine tools and laser marking company 600 Group saw its profits for the first half of the year rise despite a "patchy" European market. The group's revenue increased 0.5% to £21.05m while profit bef... [more]

Connemara diamond project fails to find mineralisation

Connemara diamond project fails to find mineralisation

Wed, 26 November 2014

Mining company Connemara reported that its diamond drill hole at the company's Oldcastle project did not produce any observable mineralisation. The company reported a shallower-than-expected target ho... [more]

Urals Energy shares rise after loan repayment

Urals Energy shares rise after loan repayment

Wed, 26 November 2014

Urals Energy said it repaid the short-term loan it was provided by Petraco Oil and it is now debt free. The energy firm added it had received a payment for its recent tanker shipment to the oil compan... [more]

First Property first-half profits soar

First Property first-half profits soar

Wed, 26 November 2014

The sale of six properties and gains from asset appreciation strongly boosted First Property Group's pre-tax profit in the first half of 2014, although the AIM-listed company said opportunities in the... [more]

Motive TV agree to buy remaining stake in Spanish subsidiary

Motive TV agree to buy remaining stake in Spanish subsidiary

Wed, 26 November 2014

AIM-listed Motive Television has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining 32.3% of its Spanish subsidiary. The on-demand and pay-TV technology provider will pay €600,000 for the percentage o... [more]

WANDisco signs live Hadoop contract with top-10 US bank

Wed, 26 November 2014

Big Data software company WANDisco has signed a contract for live deployment of its Non-Stop Hadoop database-linking technology with a top-10 US bank. The client is a global US-based credit card and f... [more]

Koovs impresses as India laps up Asos-style on-line fashion

Tue, 25 November 2014

Maiden interim results from Indian online fashion retailer Koovs impressed investors as website sales doubled in the first six months of trading as a public company, with losses widening as expected. ... [more]

Thalassa warns on possible seismic losses due to contract delays

Tue, 25 November 2014

Shares in Thalassa Holdings plunged after the seismic exploration services company revealed it was not likely to meet market expectations for the full year. The AIM-listed company, whose two subsidiar... [more]

Acta releases profit warning as CEO jumps ship

Tue, 25 November 2014

Hydrogen energy company Acta has issued a profit warning following the initial findings of an operational review, launched following the exit of its chief executive on Friday. The group warned shareho... [more]

Immunodiagnostic Systems chairman follows CEO and resigns

Tue, 25 November 2014

The chairman of Immunodiagnostic Systems has decided to follow the company's chief executive (CEO) and step down after the AIM-listed firm's declining first-half revenues and profits highlighted the d... [more]

Advanced Computer Software agrees to private-equity takeover bid

Tue, 25 November 2014

Advanced Computer Software (ACS) has agreed a £725m cash offer from US private-equity group Vista and gained support from almost 50% of shareholders. The 140p per share offer, which has been agreed by... [more]

Topps Tiles hikes full year dividend 50% after excellent year

Tue, 25 November 2014

Specialist retailer Topps Tiles has rewarded investors with a 50% increase in its full year dividend after enjoying what it called an "excellent" year. With total sales rising 9.8% to £195.2m in the 5... [more]

Caledonia Investments NAV hits all-time high

Tue, 25 November 2014

Caledonian Investments has shown encouraging progress in the six months to 30 September, generating a total return of 4.6%. The firm posted an impressive 17.7% net asset value (NAV) per share total re... [more]

Quindell shares rise on reports of potential non-core disposals

Mon, 24 November 2014

Quindell's share price soared again on Monday amid speculation that the insurance outsourcer is considering selling some of its non-core assets. Despite quashing rumours on Friday that it was not look... [more]

Avingtrans drops after warning on profit

Mon, 24 November 2014

Avingtrans took a hit on Monday after warnings profit would be hit by a number of short-term issues across its divisions in its latest trading update. As a result, the group now expects revenue and pr... [more]

Solid State reports surge in first half pre-tax profit

Mon, 24 November 2014

Electronics manufacturer and distributor, Solid State, has reported a sales and profit increase for the six month period to 30 September. Solid State posted a 40% increase in sales to reach a total of... [more]

Sound Oil announces hostile offer for Antrim Energy

Mon, 24 November 2014

Sound Oil will launch a hostile public offer to acquire all of Canadian-based oil and gas exploration company Antrim Energy via an all-share deal. The acquisition, if accepted, would give Sound a new ... [more]

Charles Taylor acquires insurance provider, Nordea Life & Pensions

Mon, 24 November 2014

Global insurance service provider, Charles Taylor has announced the completion of its acquisition of Nordea Life & Pensions. Nordea Life & Pensions provides personalised life insurance products primar... [more]

Red Rock Resources FY losses narrow on the back of lower costs

Fri, 21 November 2014

Mineral exploration firm Red Rock Resources said its pretax loss for the year had narrowed, due to a reduction in costs. Pretax loss for the year ended 30 June fell from £22.1m to £4.1m, as costs decl... [more]

Central Rand Gold enters MOU with Beijing Ankong Investments

Fri, 21 November 2014

Gold exploration firm Central Rand Gold has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Beijing Ankong Investments. On 11 November, shareholders of the gold miner were informed the firm had ... [more]

Metal Tiger enters joint venture with Kibo Mining

Fri, 21 November 2014

Natural resources investing company Metal Tiger has become a significant shareholder in Kibo Mining through a £150,000 equity investment. Metal Tiger reported on Friday that it has entered into a 50/5... [more]

Ukraine unrest no cause of disruption, says Cadogan Petroleum

Fri, 21 November 2014

Ukraine-focus explorer and producer Cadogan Petroleum said that 2014 has so far been "broadly positive", as the company has cut its costs base and lowered the risk of new prospects in its license area... [more]

CSF Group slashes H1 losses

Fri, 21 November 2014

Data centre facilities provider CSF Group slashed its first half losses from 88.7m Malaysian Ringgit (£1.68m) to 6.4m Malaysian Ringgit. The group, the largest provider of data centre services in Mala... [more]

Gresham Computing wins Asia Pacific contract extension

Fri, 21 November 2014

Software and services company Gresham Computing confirmed on Friday the extension of a client's contract for its CTC risk management platform. Gresham's client is an unnamed major financial services c... [more]

Bluefield Solar Income Fund to invest in £5.75m plant extension

Fri, 21 November 2014

Investment advisor, Bluefield Solar Income Fund, has announced its planned investment in the expansion of a UK based solar energy plant. The firm will invest a total of £5.75m in the construction of a... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Antofagasta 761.00 3.75 08:00
Kingfisher 298.70 2.54 08:00
BT Group 404.40 2.17 08:00
SSE 1,614.00 1.84 08:00
Hargreaves Lansdown 984.00 1.65 08:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TUI Travel 417.50 -2.11 08:00
Smith & Nephew 1,107.00 -1.42 08:00
Compass Group 1,060.00 -1.30 08:00
Coca-Cola HBC AG (CDI) 1,428.00 -1.24 08:00
Carnival 2,644.00 -1.05 08:00