FULL LIST OF STORIES
20 Apr
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Director dealings: Crest Nicholson chairman offloads 250,000 shares in Friday sale

Stephen Stone, executive chairman of housebuilder Crest Nicholson, disposed of 250,000 ordinary shares in the Surrey-based firm on Friday, collecting more than £1. 2m in the process.

20 Apr
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Broker tips: Weir, Rank, Esure

Following Weir's acquisition of US mining tools-maker ESCO, and the announcement of its intention to sell-off its Flow Control business, analysts at Credit Suisse approved of the course the deal had set the company on, in terms of revenue and market share expansion.

20 Apr
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Credit Suisse likes Weir's deal for ESCO, ups price target

Following Weir's acquisition of US mining tools-maker ESCO, and the announcement of its intention to sell-off its Flow Control business, analysts at Credit Suisse approved of the course the deal had set the company on, in terms of revenue and market share expansion.

20 Apr
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US open: Stocks head south as Trump attacks OPEC

Wall Street opened on a somewhat sombre note on Friday, with all major indices down as corporate earnings fell short of repairing the damage done by yet another Donald Trump tweet.

20 Apr
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Leaf Clean Energy considers options after Invenergy court disappointment

Leaf Clean Energy said it was "evaluating our options" after winning just $1 in damages from a Delaware court in a dispute with wind farm developer Invenergy Wind over a previous $126m damages payment claimed by the AIM-listed company.

20 Apr
ECR Minerals acquires Victorian gold licence

Exploration and development company ECR Minerals has acquired 100% ownership of the Creswick gold project in central Victoria, Australia, via its wholly owned subsidiary Mercator Gold.

20 Apr
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Rank's target price cut at Canaccord over challenging outlook

It's been a tough year for Rank, said analysts at Canaccord Genuity on Friday, and with tighter regulations, some seriously strong competition for its London casinos and its chief executive jumping ship, the broker has slashed its target price on the shares.

20 Apr
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SDX makes 'significantly' larger than expected Moroccan gas discovery

North Africa focused oil and gas company SDX Energy has made a conventional natural gas discovery at its LNB-1 exploration well on the Lalla Mimouna permit in Morocco.

20 Apr
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Sealand Capital disposes of SecureCom at considerable loss

Tech investment and acquisition firm Sealand Capital Galaxy has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding to dispose of its main business, SecureCom Media, to Creative Alpha for a nominal fee of £10,000.

20 Apr
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Omega Diagnostics inks distribution agreement with IDS

Omega Diagnostics has signed a global distribution agreement with fellow AIM-quoted outfit Immunodiagnostic Systems for its Allersys range of allergy assays.

19 Apr
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American Express quarterly profits surge as cardmembers up spending

Financial services giant American Express reported a 31% increase in its first-quarter profits on Wednesday as a result of an impressive double-digit revenue growth.

19 Apr
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South32 ups guidance on manganese output

Western Australia based mining and metals company South32 upped its manganese production guidance on Thursday amid increased demand and prices for the mineral.

19 Apr
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Broker tips: HSBC, Hammerson, Debenhams

After shares in HSBC endured a 12% year-to-date underperformance compared to UK domestic banking peers, analysts at Credit Suisse upped their rating and price target on the stock.

19 Apr
property, housing, real estate, house prices
Director dealings: Purplebricks CEO lowers stake as Axel Springer steps in

Michael Bruce, chief executive officer of online realtor Purplebricks, sold 4. 44m shares in the agent on Thursday in order to satisfy German publishing giant Axel Springer's £125m investment.

19 Apr
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Credit Suisse upgrades HSBC as expansion drives growth

After shares in HSBC endured a 12% year-to-date underperformance compared to UK domestic banking peers, analysts at Credit Suisse upped their rating and price target.

19 Apr
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US open: Dow Jones heads into negative territory after early losses

US trading opened on a slightly lower note on Thursday as Wall Street investors eyed more earnings and data releases for some fresh cues.

19 Apr
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RBS makes new hire to build its 'world-class digital services'

The Royal Bank of Scotland has appointed a new chief digital officer to its personal and business banking unit as it continues in its attempts to build "world-class digital services" for both personal and small business customers.

19 Apr
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Angle optimises first ever workflow to culture CTCs

AIM-quoted liquid biopsy company Angle has demonstrated a workflow for culturing circulating tumour cells using its Parsortix system.

19 Apr
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OptiBiotix hires new online sales and marketing head

Biotechnology company OptiBiotix Health has appointed Steven Riley as head of its online sales and marketing division.

19 Apr
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Frontera Resources completes drilling at Dino-2 well

European focused exploration and production company Frontera Resources has successfully completed drilling operations at the Dino-2 well, the second well in a three-well drilling campaign at its Taribani asset in Georgia.