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Tencent reports unexpected decline in profits

Tencent shares were in the red on Wednesday as lower investment gains in the second quarter led to a drop in profits at Asia's most valuable tech firm.

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M&S card payments system fails across UK stores

A quarter of Marks & Spencer's 1,035 UK stores were unable to accept card payments after the retailer experienced a "technical glitch".

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UK used car sales hold steady throughout second quarter

The UK's used car market held steady throughout the second quarter of 2018, as sales dropped only a marginal 0. 4%.

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Akers Biosciences profits hit over antigen difficulties

Akers Biosciences' losses burgeoned as second-quarter revenues were cut in half after softer sales of its flagship Heparin rapid assay products had offset a stronger showing in its breathalyser unit.

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Amazon told to pull 'misleading' one-day delivery advertisement

Amazon has been banned from advertising its one-day delivery service for Prime members after the UK's advertising regulator labelled it misleading.

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Stilo tumbles as profit drop following loss of key customer

AIM-listed Stilo International reported a fall in first-half profits after the software group was unable to retain a key customer.

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Arena Events looks to raise £20m to fund acquisitions

Arena Events Group is looking to raise as much as £20m by way of a placing of up to 33. 33m new shares at a price of 60p as it agreed the acquisitions of Stuart Rental and TGP to boost its overseas operations.

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Broker tips: Elementis, Card Factory

Elementis shares rose on Tuesday as Berenberg upgraded the speciality chemicals and personal care business to 'buy' from 'hold', saying it's undervalued and the market is assuming the worst as far as its acquisition of Mondo Minerals is concerned.

14 Aug
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Card Factory downgraded at Berenberg following profit warning

Analysts at Berenberg downgraded Card Factory to 'sell' on Tuesday, noting that the firm's "weak" first half trading update made it look like the retailer was "struggling to find momentum".

14 Aug
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US open: Dow goes green as investors shrug off claims that Turkey will stop buying iPhones

Wall Street trading began on a positive note on Tuesday while investors gave thanks as Turkey's woes eased after the lira stabilised following a week of heavy losses.

14 Aug
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KEFI Minerals prepares for development at Ethiopian asset

AIM-listed copper ores company KEFI Minerals has appointed itself a new head of project implementation as the company ramps-up preparations for the development of its Tulu Kapi gold project in Ethiopia.

14 Aug
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Director dealings: Hill and Smith chairman ups stake

Jock Lennox, the chairman of infrastructure products manufacturer Hill and Smith, acquired 3,500 shares in the firm, just one week after the firm revealed that interim pre-tax profits had fallen 14%.

14 Aug
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SalvaRx offloads immuno-oncology assets to Portage Biotech

AIM-listed biotechnology company SalvaRx has entered into a conditional sale agreement that would see the Cambridgeshire-based firm offload its immuno-oncology assets to Portage Biotech.

14 Aug
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TransGlobe swings to a profit in second quarter

Canadian oil and gas firm TransGlobe Energy swung to a profit in the first half of the year as production volumes came in flat after a slower second quarter.

14 Aug
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Home Depot raises full-year forecasts following strong first half

Home Depot saw a boost in sales on the back of a warm start to the summer, turning in a second-quarter report card that surpassed analysts' expectations.

14 Aug
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Condor Gold narrows losses in first half

AIM-listed exploration and development company Condor Gold narrowed losses in the first half of its trading year following the pre-revenue firm's successful secondary listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

14 Aug
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React raises £420,000 via share placing

React Group has conditionally raised £420,000 via the placing of 140m shares of 0. 3p each in order to strengthen its balance sheet and provide additional working capital.

14 Aug
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Mears profits on the rise despite drop in revenue

Support services provider Mears saw pre-tax profits improve throughout the first half of its trading year despite reporting a decline in revenue.

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LoopUp revenues boosted by MeetingZone acquisition

Remote meetings company LoopUp saw group revenues rise more than a third in the first half of its trading year, boosted by the group's recent acquisition of MeetingZone.