COMPANY NEWS
20 Jun
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Thursday preview: MPC, Dixons Carphone in focus

The market spotlight will be on the UK tomorrow, as the Monetary Policy Committee announces its decision on rates, alongside the release of the minutes of its deliberations.

20 Jun
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World Cup Preview: Denmark v Australia, France v Peru, Argentina v Croatia

With teams starting to be eliminated from the tournament, World Cup 2018 is fast approaching crunch time, and Thursday has some truly mouthwatering fixtures on offer.

20 Jun
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Cambridge Cognition announces mental health assessment software

AIM-listed digital neuroscience company Cambridge Cognition has been working on a new software product to assess mental health and well-being at work.

20 Jun
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TBC Bank scores £37m loan facility in Georgia

TBC Bank Group strengthened its position in SME lending as its subsidiary JSC TBC Bank on Wednesday agreed a loan facility of 120m Georgian lari (£37m) with the Black Sea Trade & Development Bank.

20 Jun
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Fusion Antibodies shares dive as no agreement with MAB yet

Antibody engineering services firm Fusion Antibodies saw its shares plummet on Wednesday as it gave advance notice of the termination of its collaboration agreement with MAB Discovery unless a new deal is struck.

20 Jun
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Disney makes fresh bid for Fox, sending Sky higher

Sky shares spiked on Wednesday as 21st Century Fox agreed a new deal for Disney to acquire most of its entertainment assets.

20 Jun
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ClearStar integrates mobile drug testing solution with Abbott Laboratories

Background check technology and service provider ClearStar announced on Wednesday that its ClearMD mobile drug testing solution was now integrated with Abbott Laboratories.

20 Jun
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Infrastructure India agrees $6m increase to its bridging loan facility

Infrastructure investment fund Infrastructure India has agreed to a $6m increase to its existing $34m unsecured bridging loan facility, it announced on Wednesday.

20 Jun
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WPP to sell stake in NYSE-listed Globant

WPP is selling its 18. 7% stake in New York-listed digital specialist Globant as its looks to focus the business after the controversial exit of ex-boss Sir Martin Sorrell.

20 Jun
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Anexo shares admitted to AIM

British credit hire and legal services provider Anexo saw the admission of its ordinary shares to the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market take place on Wednesday.

20 Jun
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Genedrive and partners awarded grant for development of new test

Near-patient molecular diagnostics company Genedrive announced the receipt of a multi-partner grant award from the UK National Institute for Health Research's Invention for Innovation programme on Wednesday, for the development and implementation of a point-of-care pharmacogenetic test to avoid antibiotic-related hearing loss in newborn children.

20 Jun
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Mporium talks up performance of its tech at Samsung launch

Event-driven marketing technology firm Mporium Group announced on Wednesday that its proprietary IMPACT technology was used to deliver “high levels of performance” across the Samsung S9 phone launch campaign, as well as being part of further, ongoing campaigns for the global brand.

20 Jun
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BT fined £77k after sending five million spam emails

BT has been hit with a £77,000 fine after sending almost five million spam emails to customers who had not given their consent for such marketing, it was revealed on Wednesday.

20 Jun
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32Red slapped with £2m fine for failing to protect a customer

The Gambling Commission has slapped a £2m fine on gambling business 32Red for failing to protect one of its customers.

20 Jun
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Mirror owner wins approval for takeover of Express, Star newspapers

Daily Mirror owner Reach Plc has been given the all-clear for its takeover of the Express and Star newspapers from Northern & Shell by regulator Ofcom and the competition authority.

20 Jun
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Shell to offload Norwegian assets to Okea

Royal Dutch Shell has reached an agreement with Norwegian oil company OKEA to sell its stakes in the Draugen and Gjøa oil field to the Scandinavian firm for NOK 4. 52bn.

20 Jun
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Severfield pays out as cash swells in line with infrastructure demand

Structural steel manufacturer Severfield sees a stable market in the UK, predicting modest growth thanks to a good pipeline of potential future orders.

20 Jun
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Herencia hunting for new board member after non-executive chairman resigns

Wednesday saw the resignation of Herencia Resources's non-executive chairman Peter Reeve, who will step down from his role with immediate effect.

20 Jun
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Ford and Volkswagen in talks about strategic alliance

Carmakers Ford and Volkswagen have begun to explore a strategic alliance to strengthen both companies’ competitiveness and develop a range of commercial vehicles.

20 Jun
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MySquar acquires Myanmar-based payments business

AIM-quoted social media platform MySquar launched a fundraising on Wednesday, shortly after agreeing to acquire MyPay Myanmar for £2m in cash and shares.