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VR Education steps up marketing game after release of 'Titanic VR'

Education-focussed virtual reality technology company VR Education updated the market on its trading for the year ended 31 December on Wednesday, reporting that revenue was expected to be around €0. 7m following the release of the ‘Titanic VR’ title on the Sony PlayStation platform on 22 November.

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Eight Peaks takes interest in cybersecurity platform through SOARX investment

Eight Peaks Group has acquired a 25% stake in a software development, integration and distribution company that operates in the cybersecurity space - SOARX - for £0. 13m in cash, it announced on Wednesday.

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Metro Bank shares plunge as growth slows

Metro Bank shares were falling through the floor in early trading on Wednesday, after the company reported underlying profit before tax of £50m for 2018 in a trading update.

Young's adds 15 pubs with Redcomb acquisition

Young & Co. ’s Brewery announced the acquisition of Redcomb Pubs - a company that owns and operates 15 pubs in “prime” locations - for £34m on a cash-free and debt-free basis on Wednesday.

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Eve Sleep raises £12m to expand beyond the yellow mattress

Mattress firm Eve Sleep announced a conditional placing of 120,317,323 new ordinary shares at a price of 10p each on Wednesday, to raise about £12m before expenses from existing and new investors.

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EVR to develop new version of MelodyVR for Facebook's Oculus

Virtual reality content producer EVR Holdings announced on Wednesday that its subsidiary MelodyVR has entered into an addendum to its distribution agreement with Facebook Technologies and its Oculus VR division.

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British Land lifts third interim dividend by 3pc

British Land announced its third interim dividend for the quarter ended 31 December on Wednesday, confirming it will distribute 7. 75 per share.

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Vodafone and O2 to extend network sharing partnership

Vodafone announced on Wednesday that itself and Telefónica UK, trading as O2, have entered into non-binding heads of terms intended to strengthen their existing network sharing partnership.

Antofagasta copper production rises, RPC receives take-private offer

London open The FTSE 100 is expected to open 23 points lower on Wednesday, having closed down 0. 99% at 6,901. 39 on Tuesday.

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US close: Markets finish lower as sentiment dips

US stocks finished lower on Tuesday, with worries about a slowdown in China and some dire housing figures taking their toll on sentiment after the first trading day of the truncated week.

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Dillistone awarded biggest contract ever, sees good progress in GatedTalent

Recruitment software supplier Dillistone Group has been awarded a three-year contract renewal by a “globally known” recruitment organisation, it announced on Tuesday.

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TP Group wins another GE contract

Specialist services and engineering group TP Group has been awarded an additional contract by Baker Hughes - a GE company - within the nuclear sector, it announced on Tuesday.

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Spectra executes five-year agreement with large banknote printer

Authentication and security systems provider Spectra Systems Corporation has executed a five-year sensor service contract with an existing unnamed licensee, it announced on Tuesday.

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Asia report: Markets lose traction after fresh IMF forecasts

Markets in Asia finished in the red on Tuesday, with sentiment taking a dip worldwide after a disappointing outlook on the global economy from the International Monetary Fund overnight.

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Connect Group upbeat despite serious market struggles

Connect Group updated the market on its trading for the 19 week period ended 12 January on Tuesday, saying its overall performance for the period was in line with management expectations.

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Residential Secure Income forms partnership with Morgan Sindall

Social housing asset investor Residential Secure Income (ReSI) announced on Tuesday that its fund manager, ReSI Capital Management (RCM), has entered into a new housing investment partnership agreement with Morgan Sindall Investments.

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Time Out sells stake in restaurant tech firm Flyt to Just Eat

Media and entertainment business Time Out Group announced on Tuesday that it has completed the sale of its stake in Flyt, formerly known as Flypay, to online takeaway service provider Just Eat.

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Trans-Siberian Gold sees record production numbers in 2018

Trans-Siberian Gold updated the market on production at its Asacha Gold Mine for the three months the year ended 31 December on Tuesday, reporting record quarterly gold production of 13,069 ounces for the fourth quarter, up from 11,698oz in the third quarter.

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EKF Diagnostics blood analyser to begin US sales

Point-of-care business EKF Diagnostics Holdings announced on Tuesday that, further to its private label distribution agreement with McKesson Medical-Surgical, sales of the McKesson Consult Hb analyser were expected next month, following the full launch of the product in the United States.

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Out-of-date software a big security risk for PC users, says Avast

Digital security products provider Avast released its annual ‘PC Trends Report’ for 2019 on Tuesday, which suggested that 55% of PC applications installed worldwide were out-of-date, making PC users and their personal data vulnerable to security risks.