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Stellar Resources, Solo Oil and others strike oil near UK's Gatwick Airport

Stellar Resources, Solo Oil and others strike oil near UK's Gatwick Airport

Fri, 24 October 2014

A string of oil companies have struck oil near Gatwick Airport in southern England. The companies, including Stellar Resources, Solo Oil, Regency Mines, UK Oil & Gas Investments, Alba Mineral Resource... [more]

Indian monsoon blows Greenko in right direction

Indian monsoon blows Greenko in right direction

Fri, 24 October 2014

The Indian monsoon helped to keep the wind turbines turning at renewable energy group Greenko in the first half, although it was late in coming. Greenko said the annual monsoon, which usually takes pl... [more]

Baron Oil gets green light for Peru drilling

Baron Oil gets green light for Peru drilling

Thu, 23 October 2014

Latin America-focused Baron Oil hailed a "major breakthrough" as it gained approval for a drilling operation and said one of its blocks was likely to hold more oil than expected. Baron, formerly known... [more]

Zoo Digital trumpets 40% revenue growth in first half

Zoo Digital trumpets 40% revenue growth in first half

Wed, 22 October 2014

Zoo Digital, the provider of in-the-cloud media software, said revenues in the first half were 40% higher than last year's thanks to strong demand for its video and film subtitling services. A trading... [more]

Plus500 revenues surge on more volatile markets

Plus500 revenues surge on more volatile markets

Wed, 22 October 2014

Trading platform Plus500 saw third quarter revenues increase 23% on the previous quarter and 181% compared to the same period last year thanks to increased market volatility. Revenues of $56m in the q... [more]

Cloudbuy confident after successful trip in the Middle East and Asia Pacific

Tue, 21 October 2014

Cloudbuy gave an update about its "peak performance" tour in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions, saying the trip put the company in a position to become "a major player" in the emerging markets.... [more]

ITM Power hails step forward in hydrogen fuel scheme

Tue, 21 October 2014

Energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power has hailed a move paving the way for the roll-out of its hydrogen vehicle re-fuelling stations in Europe. ITM said it had taken delivery of one of the f... [more]

Interquest Group to commence formal sale process

Tue, 21 October 2014

Recruitment company Interquest Group announced on Tuesday that it was starting a formal sale process. The firm said the decision was part of a strategic review aimed at exploring options to maximise v... [more]

Northern Petroleum posts 'outstanding' result from Canadian well

Tue, 21 October 2014

Northern Petroleum has reported positive results from drilling at an oil and gas project in Canada, boosting its shares. Northern said its first well targeting the Keg River edge reef tested at a cons... [more]

Stratmin soars on graphite sales deal

Tue, 21 October 2014

Shares in Madagascar-focused Stratmin Global Resources soared after the graphite explorer and producer did a five-year sales deal with a major processor of the high-tech material. The stock gained 3.1... [more]

Blur bullish as Tesco and Argos follow Amazon onto platform

Tue, 21 October 2014

E-commerce company Blur said it continued to attract new blue chip clients as it moves to the final months of the year. The group said Argos and Tesco kicked off services projects via the blur 4.0 pla... [more]

B.P. Marsh & Partners increases its profits and NAV during first-half

Tue, 21 October 2014

Private equity investor B.P. Marsh & Partners saw its profits rise in the first six months of the year after a period of portfolio growth. The company's net asset value (NAV) increased to £59.8m compa... [more]

Immupharma raises £3.4m as it gears up for Lupuzor Phase III trial

Tue, 21 October 2014

Shares in drug developer Immupharma were higher after confirmation it had raised £3.4m at a premium price to help fund Phase III trials of its lead product candidate Lupuzor, a potential treatment for... [more]

Quindell wins five-year telematics deal with Canadian insurer - UPDATE

Tue, 21 October 2014

AIM-listed Quindell has won a five-year contract with a major Canadian insurer to provide its customers with its telematics technology solution and associated services. The insurer, which is strongly ... [more]

Quadrise Fuels International widens full year losses

Mon, 20 October 2014

Emulsion fuel manufacturer Quadrise Fuels International saw its full year losses widen after failing to generate revenues. Losses before tax broadened to £6m in the year ended 30 June from £5m last ye... [more]

Trans-Siberian Gold reports highest gold grade in three years

Mon, 20 October 2014

Russia-focused miner Trans-Siberian Gold saw its shares jump by a third after the company revealed that its latest round of mining had resulted in the highest average quarterly grade of gold processed... [more]

Victoria Oil & Gas says independent draft report is finished

Mon, 20 October 2014

Victoria Oil & Gas (VOG) announced that Deloitte has finished its draft report on the costs of the Logbaba gas project in Cameroon. Deloitte was appointed by VOG and RSM Production Corporation to inde... [more]

INTERVIEW - Lok'n'Store eyes expansion as economy recovers

Mon, 20 October 2014

Self-storage group Lok'n'Store is eyeing expansion after the economic recovery boosted its trading this year. The group has 24 storage centres in southern England and sees potential for that to rise t... [more]

Hochschild Mining withholds dividend as capex mounts

Mon, 20 October 2014

High levels of capital expenditure at its flagship gold-silver project in Peru restricted Hochschild Mining from paying an interim dividend even though its cost-saving programme exceeded expectations.... [more]

Shanta Gold unveils record Q3 production

Mon, 20 October 2014

East African gold explorer Shanta Gold unveiled record production and confirmed its 2014 production guidance. Shanta said it produced a record 22,720 ounces in the three months to 30 September, up 4% ... [more]

Strong trading boosts Lok'n'Store profits and dividends

Mon, 20 October 2014

Strong trading has helped self-storage group Lok'n'Store to post higher annual profits and dividends. Lok'n'Store said its business got better in the second half of the year, boosted by more new and p... [more]

GB Group set to report strong first half

Mon, 20 October 2014

Identity intelligence specialist GB Group achieved a strong set of first half results, the company revealed in a trading update ahead of the release of its interim figures. Adjusted operating profit r... [more]

Genel, San Leon and Serica Energy strike oil in Morocco

Mon, 20 October 2014

A well off the coast of Morocco has struck oil, partners Genel Energy, San Leon Energy and Serica Energy said. The SM-1 well in the Sidi Moussa block, which is operated by Genel, has reached a total d... [more]

President Energy shares rocket after oil discovery in Paraguay

Mon, 20 October 2014

President Energy has made its first-ever oil discovery at its majority-owned Pirity concession in the Paraguayan Chaco region, causing shares to rocket on Monday. The AIM-listed group, which owns a 64... [more]

Daisy Group recommends £494m offer from CEO-led consortium

Mon, 20 October 2014

AIM-listed telecoms company Daisy Group has reached an agreement on a recommended cash offer of just under half a billion pounds from a consortium of investors including its boss Matthew Riley. The co... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Shire Plc 4,050.00 3.98 17:14
Vodafone Group 200.50 1.85 17:14
Standard Chartered 1,115.00 1.46 17:02
Old Mutual 184.70 0.65 17:08
3i Group 379.60 0.56 17:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Pearson 1,139.00 -2.57 17:02
G4S 251.00 -2.41 17:02
Anglo American 1,308.00 -2.39 17:08
Tullow Oil 494.60 -2.16 17:02
InterContinental Hotels Group 2,217.00 -1.90 17:08