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17 May
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Water Intelligence makes a splash as 'exciting journey' continues

Leak detection and remediation solutions firm Water Intelligence saw revenues and profits leap more than 45% in a trading year seen as a "jumping-off point" by directors.

17 May
Jefferies downgrades Softcat after share price strength

Softcat was under the cosh on Thursday as Jefferies cut the stock to 'hold' from 'buy' following recent share price strength.

17 May
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London midday: Stocks climb as pound eases on Downing St denial of customs report

London stocks had edged up by midday on Thursday as bookies recovered some of their losses, while the pound eased a little after Prime Minister Theresa May denied a report that the UK could stay in the customs union.

17 May
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Euromoney posts solid first half filled with M&A activity

Euromoney Institutional Investor reported a “good” first-half performance in its interim results on Thursday, with total revenues up 3% to £209. 6m, and underlying revenues up 4%.

17 May
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US pre-open: Stocks seen lower as bond yields remain elevated; oil prices in focus

US futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday, with investors likely to keep a close eye on still-elevated bond yields and trade talks with China.

17 May
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Fevertree trading in line as UK remains strong, US going to plan

AIM-listed posh mixers maker Fevertree Drinks said on Thursday that the first four months of this year have seen further progress after 2017 proved to be another year of strong growth, with "impressive" rates of sale growth and market share gains.

17 May
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William Hill says FOBT cut will hit profits by up to £70m

William Hill said the government's cut in fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) stakes to £2 would hit operating profits by up to £100m and reduce gaming revenue by 35-45%.

17 May
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Paddy Power Betfair says FOBT stake cut will hit gaming revenues by £35m-£46m

Paddy Power Betfair said the plan to cut the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals to £2 would hit gaming revenues by £35m-£46m, although it welcomed the change.

17 May
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GVC sees £160m hit from UK govt betting stake changes

Ladbrokes Coral owner GVC said the planned new £2 maximum stake on gaming machines would cost it £160m, but said it would challenge the government's decision in court.

17 May
Byotrol secures US retail trial with Target

AIM-quoted anti-microbial technology company Byotrol has secured a mass market retail trial in the US for its 24-hour germ-kill surface sanitizer Byotrol24.

17 May
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Genel follows 'landmark' year with solid start to 2018

London based oil and gas firm Genel Energy told investors at its annual general meeting on Thursday that momentum seen during its "landmark 2017" had carried on into 2018.

17 May
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Cloudcall Group enhances services with release of new features

Cloud based communication software firm Cloudcall Group on Thursday announced the launch of its new Instant Messaging and SMS products.

17 May
Tritax Big Box confirms Q1 dividend

Tritax Big Box REIT declared a first-quarter interim dividend of 1. 675p per share, to be paid on 11 June.

17 May
NHS outsourcing deal with Capita 'put patients at risk'

Outsourcing NHS services to private company Capita is resulting in “widespread failures”, the UK’s spending watchdog has said.

17 May
Starcom hopes to unlock sales margins with early product release

Wireless tracking solutions firm Starcom announced on Thursday that the latest version of its Watchlock Cube, the company’s award winning padlock, is now available to the market ahead of schedule.

17 May
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SDX Energy quarterly revenues jump during 'busy period'

North Africa focused oil and gas company SDX Energy saw revenues and overall production move "significantly" ahead in the first quarter of its trading year.

17 May
Foxtons warns of 'very challenging' London market as revenue drops

Estate agency Foxtons, famous for its aggressive sales practices, reported a drop in first-quarter revenue on Thursday as it cautioned that the London property market remains "very challenging".

17 May
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WH Ireland warns of 'increased loss'

AIM-quoted financial services firm WH Ireland gave investors cause for concern on Thursday morning, as reduced transactions and higher costs led the group to warn of an increased loss from its most recent trading year.

17 May
Statutory profit down on constant currency basis at Investec

Investec saw a marginal improvement in its statutory operating profit before goodwill, acquired intangibles, non-operating items and taxation and after other non-controlling interests in its final results on Thursday, with the figure rising 1. 4% to £607. 5m.

17 May
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Grainger sees solid rental income growth as it continues to invest

Grainger reported a 9% increase in its net rental income to £21. 8m in its half-year results on Thursday, along with a £756m secured private rented sector investment pipeline, up from £439m year-on-year.