20 Dec
Midatech begins next clinical trial of Gelclair

Specialty pharmaceutical company Midatech Pharma announced on Wednesday that its US subsidiary has initiated a Phase IV clinical trial at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center to study the effects of ‘Gelclair’ bio adherent oral gel on various aspects of oral mucositis (OM) - a common side effect experienced by patients undergoing stem cell transplant.

20 Dec
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Frenkel Topping widens strategy as turnaround continues

Specialist independent financial advisor and asset manager Frenkel Topping provided a strategic update for the group on Wednesday.

20 Dec
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Asia report: Markets mixed, Subaru admits compromised safety inspections

Markets in Asia finished mixed on Wednesday, after a subdued performance in the US overnight with oil prices moving higher.

20 Dec
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Ethernity signs contract with Australian networking equipment maker

Technology solutions provider and developer of network data processing technology Ethernity Networks announced the signing of a contract with a global networking equipment manufacturer based in Australia on Wednesday, which would incorporate Ethernity's patented data flow processing technology into the customer's 10 Gbps point-to-point wireless solution.

20 Dec
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Falanx confirms multi-year contract win with financial services firm

Global intelligence, security and cyber defence provider Falanx announced a multi-year contract win with an unnamed ‘Global 50’ company, it announced on Wednesday.

20 Dec
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Roger Devlin named as next William Hill chairman

William Hill announced the appointment of Roger Devlin as its chairman-designate with effect from 1 February on Wednesday.

20 Dec
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Drax Group to take £10m hit amid unplanned power station outage

Following an unplanned outage on the rail unloading facilities at Drax Power Station, Drax Group confirmed on Wednesday that biomass deliveries are currently restricted and, in order to optimise available supplies, generation on the two renewable obligation certificate (ROC) units has been reduced.

20 Dec
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NMC Health expands strategy as growth continues

United Arab Emirates-focussed integrated healthcare provider NMC Health updated the market on Wednesday, reporting that operations during the second half have continued to perform in line with expectations.

19 Dec
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US close: Markets finish lower as tech stocks decline

Wall Street's main market gauges finished lower on Tuesday, led lower by the technology sector as investor confidence on the Republicans' ability to pass tax cut plans this week stagnated.

19 Dec
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Koovs upbeat despite market challenges

India-focussed fashion e-commerce retailer Koovs issued its interim results for the six months to 30 September on Tuesday, with gross sales at £7. 9m for the period.

19 Dec
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Dalata Hotel Group ending year as anticipated

Dalata Hotel Group issued a market update on Tuesday, reporting that trading in the final four months of the year has been as expected with EBITDA for the year to 31 December expected to be in line with market expectations.

19 Dec
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Escape Hunt pleased with progress despite UK delays

Escape-the-room experience provider Escape Hunt updated the market on its strategic progress and and operations on Tuesday, with its board saying it was “pleased” with progress as it has continued to develop its approach to growing the early-stage business.

19 Dec
Epwin sells Indigo Products for £1 after Entu collapse

Low-maintenance building products manufacturer Epwin Group has disposed of one of its subsidiaries, Indigo Products, to Indigo Acquisitions, it announced on Tuesday.

19 Dec
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Prospex agrees to acquire minority interest in Tesorillo Project

Prospex Oil and Gas has agreed to acquire up to a 49. 9% interest in the Tesorillo Project in southern Spain, it announced on Tuesday.

19 Dec
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NWF Group confident in achieving full-year expectations

Specialist agricultural and distribution business NWF Group updated the market on its trading for the half year to 30 November on Tuesday, reporting that it was ahead of the prior year with the board retaining confidence in delivering full-year expectations.

19 Dec
ECO Animal Health gets marketing authorisation for Aivlosin in Philippines

ECO Animal Health Group announced on Tuesday that its subsidiary, ECO Animal Health Limited, has received a marketing authorisation from the Animal Feeds, Veterinary Drugs and Biologics Control Division of the Bureau of Animal Industry of the Department of Agriculture in the Republic of the Philippines for the use of Aivlosin 625 mg/g water soluble granules in chickens laying eggs for human consumption.

19 Dec
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Asia report: Most markets higher as US tax reform optimism grows

Most markets in Asia finished higher on Tuesday, after a solid close on Wall Street overnight as traders remained optimistic that the Republicans would succeed in passing their tax reform bill this week.

19 Dec
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Horizonte Minerals to acquire Vermelho project from Vale

Brazil-focussed nickel development company Horizonte Minerals announced on Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with Vale to acquire 100% of the advanced Vermelho nickel-cobalt project in Brazil.

19 Dec
Base Resources to acquire majority of Toliara Sands Project

Base Resources has reached agreement with World Titane Holdings to acquire an initial 85% interest in the wholly-owned Mauritian subsidiaries of World Titane, which between them hold a 100% interest in the Toliara Sands Project in Madagascar, it announced on Tuesday.