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Mining Sector: Sirius soars after potash project gets go-ahead

Sirius Minerals’ (LON:SXX) soard after its York potash project was approved by the North York Moors National Park Authority’s special planning committee meeting. Managing director and chief executive Chris Fraser said: “This is really just the beginning for the company – we have made a major step forward and now have a pathway to reaching […]

Ricardo acquires Lloyd's Register Rail

Ricardo has launched Ricardo Rail after confirming that the transfer of Lloyd’s Register Rail from Lloyd’s Register Group Limited to Ricardo is materially complete, for £42.5m. Ricardo says the business will combine LR Rail with Ricardo’s existing rail industry expertise and will operate as the core of a new international rail business within Ricardo plc. […]

INPP takes full control of Liverpool project

International Public Partnerships Limited has acquired an additional 19.9% investment for c.£1.9 million in the Liverpool Central Library project from Shepherd Construction. This increases INPP’s overall exposure to 100%. The Liverpool Central Library is one of the flagship legacy projects for the Liverpool City Council, as part of the Liverpool European Capital of Culture programme […]

Globalworth closes debt financing

Globalworth Real Estate Investments says that further to the closing of the Green Court Building A acquisition, it has closed a debt facility of €27m from Banca Comerciala Romana, a member of Erste Group, secured against the asset. The proceeds from the financing will be used for general corporate purposes of the company, including towards […]

CMA looks at Pure Gym acquisition

The Competition and Markets Authority is looking at the completed acquisition by Pure Gym Limited of the LA fitness business. The CMA is considering whether this transaction has resulted in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 and, if so, whether that has resulted in a substantial […]

Playtech's TradeFX to acquire Ava Trade

Playtech subsidiary TradeFX has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Ava Trade, an online B2C CFD broker over which TradeFX had secured an option to purchase prior to the acquisition of TradeFX by the Playtech Group. The consideration payable to the sellers under the terms of the transaction is […]

PuriCore changes registered office

PuriCore has changed its registered address to: Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street, London EC4N 6AF c/o CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, with immediate effect. At 1:46pm: (LON:PURI) PuriCore PLC share price was 0p at 29.75p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

Endesa inks deal for natural gas supply business in Spain

Endesa has acquired an agreement with GALP Energía España SA and Petrogal Sucursal en España to acquire the residential segment of the natural gas supply business in Spain for an enterprise value of €24.1m. This will be adjusted to reflect working capital and net debt on the completion date. The agreement is subject to approval […]

RusHydro inks loan guarantee agreement

JSC RusHydro has signed a guarantee agreement with VTB Bank under a loan facility provided to RAO ES of East. The guarantee period is 15 years. The amount of guarantee is up to RUB17,000,000,000 (1.96% of the company’s assets value as of 31 March). At 1:01pm: Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

Pennon Group schedules AGM

Pennon Group has confirmed that it will hold its 2015 Annual General Meeting at Exeter Golf and Country Club, Topsham Road, Countess Wear, Exeter EX2 7AE on Thursday, 30 July 2015 at 11.00am. At 12:58pm: (LON:PNN) Pennon Group PLC share price was +7.75p at 818.25p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

Rare Earth Minerals schedules AGM

Rare Earth Minerals has announced that the Company’s AGM will be held at the offices of Kerman & Co LLP at 200 Strand, London WC2R 1DJ at 10:00 a.m. on 24 July 2015. At 10:37am: (LON:REM) Rare Earth Minerals PLC share price was +0.03p at 0.92p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

Tongaat sets date of AGM

Tongaat Hulett has confirmed that the annual general meeting (AGM) of shareholders will be held at the Corporate Office, Amanzimnyama Hill Road, Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday 29 July 2015 at 9:00am. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

KCOM schedules AGM

KCOM has confirmed that the Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held at the KC Stadium, Hull at 11am on 31 July 2015. At 10:21am: (LON:KCOM) KCOM Group PLC share price was +0.75p at 94.25p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

Capital & Counties schedules interims

Capital & Counties Properties has announced that it intends to release its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2015 on Wednesday 29 July 2015. At 10:03am: (LON:CAPC) Capital Counties Properties PLC share price was +0.2p at 435.4p Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

Kennedy Ventures completes offtake agreement

Kennedy Ventures has completed a long term offtake agreement between its 75% held African Tantalum (Pty) Limited and a major leading manufacturer of electronic components. Kennedy Ventures is focusing on tantalite production through its stake in Aftan, which owns and manages the Tantalite Valley Mine in Namibia. Kennedy Ventures says the leading manufacturer has agreed […]

Graphene NanoChem files new patent application

Graphene NanoChem has filed a patent application in relation to its latest invention of a drilling and completion fluid with an additive capable of maintaining the physical properties of the drilling fluid over extreme temperatures and pressure conditions in both oil and water based drilling systems. The group’s one-stop additive has a unique multiple capability […]

Fitch affirms Airbus at 'A-'

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Airbus Group SE’s long-term issuer default rating at ‘A-‘. Fitch has also affirmed Airbus and Airbus Group Finance BV’s senior unsecured ratings at ‘A-‘ and Airbus’s short-term IDR and commercial paper rating at ‘F2′. The outlook on the long-term IDR is stable. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com

Base completes component testing at Kwales project

Base Resources says all operational components at the Kwales mineral sands project in Kenya have successfully passed completion tests. It said these included the following physical and economic tests conducted over a continuous 90 day test period: – mining production throughput – ore grade and ore reserve reconciliation – concentrator and mineral separation plant throughput […]

Hunter exercises Pampamali project option

Hunter Resources has exercised its option to acquire a 51% interest in the Pampamali project. On 4 July 2014, the company’s share capital was admitted to trading on AIM, subject to certain conditions under Rule 9 of the AIM Rules for Companies. Details of the AIM Rule 9 conditions were announced by the company on […]

Diageo sells Gleneagles Hotel

Diageo has sold Gleneagles Hotel Limited to a private investment group led by Ennismore for an undisclosed amount. Ennismore is a real estate hospitality firm which owns The Hoxton brand, and develops and operates a series of unique hotels in Europe and the United States. The group has its origins in Shoreditch, East London. Gleneagles […]

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