Blancco board positive as it continues hunt for new CEO

Mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions provider Blancco Technology Group issued a trading update for the six months to 31 December on Friday, in advance of its half yearly results which would be announced on 20 March.

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EQTEC makes partial early repayment on secured loan facility

Technology solutions company for waste gasification to energy projects EQTEC announce on Friday that it has made a partial repayment of £378,882 on its secured loan facility, which comprises a five-year term loan of £1m at 15% per annum fixed rate of interest, with Ecofinance GLI.

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RM2 urgently seeks cash as bank balance rapidly dwindles

Sustainable pallet developer RM2 International updated the market on its cash position on Friday, having previously provided estimated information on its expected cash resources position over the following eight weeks on 1 December last year.

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Character Group confident despite recent headwinds

Branded toys, games and giftware developer The Character Group issued an update on itrs trading on Friday morning, as investors gathered for its annual general meeting.

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Sky a standout in the latest Ofcom complaints data

Ofcom published its latest data on the volume of consumer complaints it received against major providers of telecoms and pay-TV services on Friday, revealing a slight uptick in the number of grievances levelled against landline and television providers.

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Asia report: Most markets end week on positive note

Most Asian markets finished in the green on Friday, despite whirling concerns of a government shutdown across the Pacific in the United States.

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Record upbeat after third quarter performance

Specialist currency manager Record announced on Friday that its assets under management equivalents (AUME) at the end of its third quarter on 31 December totalled $63. 9bn, up from $61. 2bn at the start of the quarter.

Gama Aviation reports strong year amid ongoing legal battles

Business aviation services provider Gama Aviation updated the market on its trading for the full year to 31 December 2017 on Friday, in advance of the publication of its full year results.

AstraZeneca gets approvals for Fasenra and Lynparza in Japan

AstraZeneca announced the approval of two of its drugs in Japan on Friday - Fasenra (benralizumab) as an add-on treatment for bronchial asthma in patients who continue to experience asthma exacerbations despite treatment with high-dose inhaled corticosteroid and other asthma controllers, and Lynparza (olaparib) tablets at 300mg twice daily, for use as a maintenance therapy for patients with platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer, regardless of their BRCA mutation status, who responded to their last platinum-based chemotherapy.

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E-commerce focus a winner for Eddie Stobart

Eddie Stobart issued a trading update for the financial year to 30 November 2017 on Thursday, reporting that group revenues for the year were £618m, representing year-on-year growth of 12%.

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Inspiration Healthcare gets CE-mark for new cerebral function monitor

Medical device company Inspiration Healthcare Group announced on Thursday that its new-generation cerebral function monitor (CFM) unit, the Unique+, designed for use in neonatal applications has been granted a CE mark.

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EMIS Group reports solid progress in 2017

Connected healthcare software and services company EMIS Group issued a trading update for the year to 31 December 2017 on Thursday.

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Draper Esprit puts £18m into blockchain firm Ledger

Technology-focussed venture capital firm Draper Esprit announced an £18m investment in Ledger, the Paris headquartered cryptocurrency and blockchain security company, on Thursday.

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Paternoster enters agreement with RiverFort Global Capital

Paternoster announced on Thursday that it has entered into an agreement with RiverFort Global Capital - a specialist provider of financing to the natural resources sector - whereby Paternoster will work closely with and co-invest alongside RiverFort in a range of opportunities within the natural resources sector.

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Kodal licence applications at Bougoni successful

West Africa-focussed mineral exploration and development company Kodal Minerals updated the market on its concessions at the Bougouni Lithium Project in Southern Mali on Thursday.

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Assystem acquisition of SQS clears another hurdle

SQS Software Quality updated the market on the recommended cash offer made for it by Assystem Services Deutschland on Thursday.

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Asia report: Markets mixed after Nikkei hits 26-year high

Markets in Asia finished mixed on Thursday, with the Japanese benchmark hitting a 26-year high early in the session before closing in the red.

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Experian's B2B business growth offsets consumer decline

Information services giant Experian reported an 8% improvement in revenue for the three months to 31 December in a trading update on Thursday.

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Convenience assets and airspace residential a winner for NewRiver

NewRiver REIT issued an upbeat third-quarter trading update on Thursday, saying its convenience-led portfolio remained “well-positioned” to deliver growing and sustainable cash returns.