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Begbies Traynor issues share options

Begbies Traynor Group (LON:BEG), announces that the Board has today made a grant of share options under the Group’s Share Option Scheme 2013 to one of its executive directors, Nick Taylor, who has been granted options over 250,000 ordinary 5 pence shares in the Group at the option price of 51.00 pence. In addition to […]

Transport for London Euro Medium Term Note programme approved by UKLA

The prospectus dated 24 July 2014 relating to the Transport for London £5,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme has been approved by the UK Listing Authority Story provided by

Mining sector, Anglo American update rises on strong update

Anglo American (LON:AAL) gained 3.7% to £16.43 as it reports continuing improvement in operating performance in the six months to the end of June against a backdrop of weaker commodity prices. Anglo American says the improved business performance, reflecting a greater focus on mining processes and costs, underpins the turnaround strategy with higher volumes across […]

BSkyB announces completion of placing

British Sky Broadcasting Group (LON:BSY) is pleased to announce the completion of the placing of ordinary shares announced earlier today. A total of 156,132,213 new ordinary shares in BSkyB have been placed by Barclays Bank PLC, acting through its investment bank and Morgan Stanley Securities Limited at a price of 870 pence per Placing Share, […]

Sage Group appoints auditor

The Sage Group (LON:SGE) today announces the conclusion of a formal tender process for its external audit arrangements. Upon completion of the audit for the year ending 30 September 2014, Ernst & Young LLP will be appointed as Sage’s external auditor. This appointment remains subject to approval by shareholders at the next Annual General Meeting. […]

Sinclair (William) receives settlement payment

In interims from Sinclair (William) (LON:SNCL) announced on 30 June 2014 shareholders were informed that a total compensation settlement of £21.25 million had been reached over the buy-out of the Company’s land interests and peat extraction rights at Bolton Fell and the resultant closure of the factory at the site. The Company confirms that the […]

Vinaland sells off interest in Marie Curie project

VinaLand (LON:VNL), the AIM-quoted investment vehicle established to target strategic segments within Vietnam’s emerging real estate market, announces that it has divested its stake in the company that owns the Marie Curie project located in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. The Marie Curie project was a site with a total area of 3,386 square […]

Afarak major shareholder's stake reduced

Afarak Group (LON:AFRK) has on 25 July 2014 received a flagging notification in accordance with Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act from Ms Aida Djakov regarding the shares of Afarak. As a result of the increase in the total number of shares in Afarak, due to the directed share issue, announced […]

BAE Systems transfers shares to treasury

BAE Systems (LOM:BA.) announces that on 25 July 2014 it transferred 9,533 ordinary shares of 2.5p each held in treasury to a participant of its Restricted Share Plan at nil consideration. Following the transfer of these shares, BAE Systems holds 318,438,313 of its ordinary shares in treasury and has 3,158,215,445 ordinary shares in issue (excluding […]

HB Properties general meeting adjourned

HB Properties general meeting – which was due to be held at noon today – has been adjourned for six days. The meeting will now be held at Finsgate, 5-7 Cranwood Street, London EC1V 9EE at 12.00 noon on 31 July. Story provided by

Eckoh to buy freehold of head office

Eckoh – global provider of secure payment products and customer service solutions – has reached agreement to acquire the freehold of its existing Hemel Hempstead head office for a consideration of £2.9m. The purchase of the freehold will result in an annual rent saving of £0.2m. The new arrangement will also allow Eckoh to take […]

Accsys disappointed by tribunal ruling

Accsys says it is disappointed an arbitration tribunal has ruled that terminating Diamond Wood’s Accoya Wood exclusive licence was invalid. But Accsys says that in response to Diamond Wood’s claim for damages in excess of €100m, the tribunal has ruled that Diamond Wood can only claim for limited damages (if any) up to a maximum […]

Brooks Macdonald appoints adviser

Brooks Macdonald has appointed Peel Hunt as the company’s nominated adviser and broker with immediate effect. At 9:37am: (LON:BRK) Brooks Macdonald Group PLC share price was +25p at 1437.5p Story provided by

HMS Group order intake down 4%

HMS Group reports total order intake of RUB12.7bn in the first half- 4% down on a year ago. The group said its key business segments – the industrial pumps and oil & gas equipment – showed a stable growth of orders by 14% and 18% year-on-year respectively. It said the fall in orders for the […]

Jubilant reports increase in Kharsang reserves

Jubilant Energy has announced an increase in reserves and resources for the Kharsang field in Arunachal Pradesh. The reserves and resources estimation for the Kharsang field, prepared by Gaffney Cline & Associates in June 2014, gives the update as of 30 September 2013. Key Highlights: Production o Cumulative gross Oil production as of 30 September […]

ARMS refinancing plans on track

Asia Resource Minerals has announced the launch today by Berau Capital Resources II Pte – a wholly owned subsidiary of Berau – of an offering of $450m of guaranteed senior secured notes due 2019, guaranteed by Berau and certain of its subsidiaries. The proceeds will be used for the repayment and redemption of Berau’s current […]

Base ramp-up at Kwale operations

Base Resources has issued a quarterly production and ramp-up update at its Kwale mineral sands operations in Kenya. Base says that following the completion of commissioning in the March quarter, the focus has been on debottlenecking and metallurgical optimisation of the mineral separation plant circuits towards achieving design throughput, recoveries, availability and run-time. With significant […]

Atlantis signs turbine supply deal for MeyGen

Atlantis has signed a turbine supply agreement with Andritz Hydro Hammerfest to supply three 1.5 megawatt tidal power turbines for phase 1A of the MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth in Scotland. Atlantis also announced that it has signed a turbine supply agreement to supply one of its own 1.5MW tidal power turbines for Phase […]

Fitch affirms Nationwide's ratings

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Nationwide Building Society’s long-term and short-term issuer default ratings and viability rating at ‘A’/F1′/a’, respectively. Nationwide’s support rating and support rating floor are affirmed at ’1′ and ‘A’. The outlook on the long-term IDR is stable. Fitch says ationwide’s VR, and hence IDRs, are driven by its well performing loan book, […]

Lonmin starts ramp-up to full production

Lonmin reports good progress in returning to full production following settlement of a five-month pay strike. Chief executive Ben Magara said: “Ramp up to full production has started and we are making good and steady progress in terms of our plans to return to full production. “We are experiencing stable attendance levels by our employees […]

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