(ShareCast News) - Sterling enjoyed a relatively rosy day on most key crosses, but fell against a resurgent US dollar ahead of US President Donald Trump outlining his proposed tax reforms later on Wednesday.
(ShareCast News) - Aura Energy advised on Wednesday that the various elements of the Tiris Definitive Feasibility Study were continuing to progress "strongly", with activity in all the principal areas of the study.
(ShareCast News) - Africa-focussed agriculture and forestry company Obtala announced on Wednesday that it signed a letter of intent expressing the company's commitment to build sustainable and inclusive business in Tanzania through investment activities associated with the 'Grow Africa' partnerships...
(ShareCast News) - Early-stage and pre-IPO focussed disruptive technology investment company Vela Technologies announced on Wednesday that it conditionally subscribed for 1,111,111 ordinary shares in Rosslyn Data Technologies, an existing investee company, at 4.5p per share for a consideration of £5...
(ShareCast News) - Cyclicals outperformed defensive issues again as equity strategists had been predicting in the wake of the French election results and in anticipation of the White House's tax cut plans.
(ShareCast News) - Mariana Resources has agreed to merge with US based royalty company Sandstorm, which sees the AIM-listed explorer's shares valued at 109.71p and would see its shareholders own 19% of the enlarged group.
(ShareCast News) - High technology solutions, information and services provider Oxford Instruments announced on Wednesday that it had agreed to sell its Industrial Analysis business to Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (HHT) for a consideration of £80m on a cash and debt free basis.
(ShareCast News) - The European Central Bank is forecast to leave its main policies unchanged in its meets this week, following a March meeting when the market made a rather hawkish interpretation of the outcome.
(ShareCast News) - Shares in Crawshaw Group tumbled after the butcher announced it has entered into a supply chain partnership with 2 Sisters Food Group, one of Europe's largest meat and food producers.
(ShareCast News) - Shares in Rosslyn Data Technologies dived more than a quarter after it agree to conditionally acquire Integritie (UK) Ltd for total initial consideration of £2.588m, plus an earn-out and plans to raise up to £5m.
(ShareCast News) - GlaxoSmithKline's new chief executive Emma Walmsley reported a strong first set of quarterly results, as the drug group grew sales better than forecast, improved profit margins and kept its dividend on track.
(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.2% to 7,287.12 in afternoon trade as investors digested comments from US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who confirmed that Donald Trump plans to cut corporate tax to 15% from 35%.
(ShareCast News) - The plan by Merlin Entertainments to add hotels to their theme parks is underappreciated by the market, said Morgan Stanley on Wednesday as it set a bullish share price target for the years ahead.
(ShareCast News) - Investors in security and surveillance system software developer Petards were gathering in Guildford, Surrey on Wednesday morning for the company's annual general meeting, with chairman Raschid Abdullah confirming a previously-flagged significant order.
(ShareCast News) - Kosovo and Balkans-focussed marble quarrying and finishing company Fox Marble announced on Wednesday that it entered into a minimum €0.4m sales agreement with Simsekler Mermer Company, one of Turkey's largest natural stone groups, to supply its IIIirico Selene and Sivec marble pro...
(ShareCast News) - Cambian Group's shares rose almost 5% as investors liked a rise in full-year revenue, albeit accompanied with a wider pre-tax loss for the period, as directors flagged potential for future growth.
(ShareCast News) - Spain's largest lender posted better-than-expected quarterly profits thanks to a strong performance in almost all regions - especially in Brazil, UK and Spain - and a drop in its non-performing loan ratio.
(ShareCast News) - Markets in Asia were higher on Wednesday, taking their cue from Wall Street overnight as trader attention turned towards the looming tax reforms promised by US President Donald Trump, alongside a slew of strong earnings in the region.
(ShareCast News) - Property management, insurance and ancillary services provider HML Holdings announced an update on trading for the 12 months to 31 March on Wednesday, ahead of the expected release of its full year results in late June.
(ShareCast News) - Materials innovation and solid-state battery technology company Ilika announced the launch of its 'Stereax P180' product on Wednesday, extending the operating temperature range of the Stereax family of solid-state batteries.
(ShareCast News) - Real estate investment trust Target Healthcare announced on Wednesday that its unaudited EPRA net asset value per share as at 31 March was 101.5p, and the net asset value total return for the quarter was 1.3%.
(ShareCast News) - European equities struggled to hold on to previous gains and were little changed by midday as investors looked to a potential tax reform announcement in the US later in the day and the European Central Bank's press conference on Thursday.
(ShareCast News) - London stocks were drifting sideways by midday as investors sifted through corporate news and held off from making any big bets either way ahead of US President Donald Trump's announcement on tax reform.
(ShareCast News) - Ukraine-focussed shopping centre developer and operator Arricano Real Estate posted its final results on Wednesday, with recurring revenues increasing by 13.3% year-on-year to $23.1m.
(ShareCast News) - As part of its restructuring plans, offshore drilling contractor Seadrill has agreed with Archer, an oil services company, and its lenders to cancel about $253m in financial guarantees provided by Seadrill in exchange for a cash payment of about $25m.
(ShareCast News) - Malaysia-focussed palm oil mill effluent biogas renewable energy generator Green & Smart Holdings announced on Wednesday that it entered into a 12 month loan of approximately MYR 1.41m (£0.25m) with an unnamed UK-based lender at an interest rate of 1% per month.
(ShareCast News) - Ahead of its annual shareholder meeting, Tullow Oil said it was taking advantage of low-cost seismic acquisition and processing with a record level of activities in both Africa and South America.
(ShareCast News) - Offices at English football clubs Newcastle United and West Ham United have been raided by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, with the northern club's managing director being arrested as part of the investigation according to reports.
(ShareCast News) - The Bank of Japan was likely to refrain from announcing any changes to the settings for its main policy levers on Thursday at its next meeting given the risk that inflation would remain far from its target, analysts at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch said.
(ShareCast News) - Analysts at HSBC downgraded their recommendation on shares of Severn Trent in view of the regulator's new push for the sector to increase its 'resilience', which in the case of Coventry-based Severn meant roughly £230.0m of additional capital outlays.
(ShareCast News) - Soft drinks group Nichols cautioned on Wednesday that the UK soft drinks market will remain challenging this year, as it said full-year earnings are anticipated to be in line with market expectations.
(ShareCast News) - London Stock Exchange Group has got over its merger-that-never-was with Deutsche Bank and made a strong start to the year, with sales growth across the group apart from capital markets was hit by lower trading levels than last year.
(ShareCast News) - Jefferies has upgraded Sky to 'buy' from 'hold' and hiked its price target to 1,200p from 1,050p as it believes the broadcaster is "materially" undervalued with or without the potential £11.7bn merger with Fox.
(ShareCast News) - Income-focussed real estate investment trust Redefine International posted its results for the six months to 28 February on Wednesday, with EPRA earnings of £23.8m, up marginally from the £23.1m reported at the same time a year ago.
(ShareCast News) - European stocks started the morning drifting lower ahead of Thrusday's European Central Bank policy meeting, despite a record close overnight in the tech-heavy US Nasdaq index, amid decent corporate earnings and strong gains for Asian equities this morning.
(ShareCast News) - London stocks were little changed in early trade on Wednesday as investors sifted through corporate news and awaited a big announcement on tax reform from US President Donald Trump.
(ShareCast News) - With three months to go before its year-end, BHP Billiton downgraded its full year guidance for copper and metallurgical coal, but iron ore production was not too badly affected by Cyclone Debbie in Australia.
(ShareCast News) - Building materials group CRH said on Wednesday that it had had a "satisfactory" start to the year, with a 4% increase in first-quarter sales as European growth offset a flat US performance.
(ShareCast News) - The 26-year-old Duke of Westminster, who is believed to be the world's richest person under 30 with a £9bn fortune, has been hit by a steep drop in returns on his family's British property empire, which includes many of the most famous addresses in London's Mayfair and Belgravia. ...
(ShareCast News) - High-performance ingredients and technology speciality chemicals company Croda International updated the market on its trading during the first quarter to 31 March on Wednesday, reporting that the improving sales trend seen in the fourth quarter of 2016 hax continued.
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