COMPANY NEWS
09 Nov
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Property market slows amid political and economic worries, RICS says

Britain's property market is slowing as political and economic uncertainty take their toll on sales, buyer demand and prices, a closely watched survey has shown.

08 Nov
Oil mining
BowLeven narrows losses

Edinburgh-based oil and gas company Bowleven cut back on losses in its last financial year despite not having generated any revenue throughout the period.

08 Nov
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Thursday preview: Astra, Burberry, Sainsbury's, National Grid results due

Thursday is due to see the latest round of Brexit talks kick off again in Brussels, UK industrial and trade data and results from the likes of AstraZeneca, Burberry, Halfords, National Grid and Sainsbury's.

08 Nov
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Vp acquires tool and equipment firm Brandon Hire Group

British equipment rental and services company Vp announced on Wednesday that it had acquired the entire issued share capital of Bristol-based firm Brandon Hire Group Holdings.

08 Nov
agrochemicals
AECI agrees to acquire agrochemicals firm Schirm from Imperial

AECI announced on Wednesday that, via a wholly owned subsidiary, it had reached an agreement with Imperial Chemical Logistics (ICL) to acquire 100% of the issued share capital in Schirm, itself a subsidiary of ICL for a cash consideration of €110. 5m.

08 Nov
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N4 Pharma upbeat on latest 'nuvec' study results

Specialist pharmaceutical company N4 Pharma announced the results of its latest study for its ‘nuvec’ silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) delivery system.

08 Nov
Astrazeneca
OptiBiotix reveals new, improved SlimBiome platform

Life sciences business OptiBiotix Health issued a product development and commercial update on its ‘SlimBiome’ product platform on Thursday, reporting that it was launching a new improved version of the platform following the announcement of the manufacturing and supply agreement with Knighton Foods on 1 November.

08 Nov
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Fulcrum's electricity assets unit gets crucial Ofgem licence

Multi-utility infrastructure and services provider Fulcrum Utility Services announced on Wednesday that its operating subsidiary Fulcrum Electricity Assets has been granted an independent distribution network operator (iDNO) licence by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets - Ofgem.

08 Nov
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Craneware starts year well, investors told

Investors in healthcare software and supporting services supplier Craneware were told on Wednesday that the company has experienced a “positive start” to trading in the first four months of the year, as they gathered for the annual general meeting.

08 Nov
GKN lining up China joint venture - report

Engineer GKN is close to setting up a joint venture with Chinese state aerospace manufacturer Comac, according to a report on Wednesday.

08 Nov
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Duke Royalty enters advisory agreement with Partners Value Investments

Diversified royalty company Duke Royalty announced a new advisory agreement with Partners Value Investments on Wednesday.

08 Nov
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Stadium Group warns on profits as transition progresses slowly

Design-led technology supplier Stadium Group updated the market on its trading in Wednesday, reporting that “significant progress” was continuing to be made in transitioning from a purely electronic assemblies business to a design-led technology business.

08 Nov
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GlaxoSmithKline appoints Hal Barron as R&D boss, replacing Vallance

GlaxoSmithKline has appointed Hal Barron - currently president of research & development at Alphabet-funded Calico - as chief scientific officer and president of R&D, replacing Patrick Vallance.

08 Nov
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Paul Haworth joins GetBusy as CFO

GetBusy announced on Wednesday that Paul Haworth has joined the company as chief financial officer, initially in a non-board position.

08 Nov
Astrazeneca
ReNeuron makes solid progress with hRPC trials

Cell-based therapeutics developer ReNeuron Group updated the market on Wednesday on its ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial of its hRPC cell therapy candidate for the blindness-causing disease retinitis pigmentosa.

08 Nov
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Genedrive COO Allan Brown to leave

AIM-listed Genedrive has announced the departure of chief operating officer, Allan Brown, with immediate effect.

08 Nov
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Rio Tinto eyeing £4bn stake in Chilean lithium producer - reports

Rio Tinto is said to be mulling the acquisition of a $5bn (£3. 8bn) stake in a Chilean lithium producer as demand for the metal surges due to its use in electric car batteries.

08 Nov
Snoozebox portable hotels
Snoozebox appoints administrators

Snoozebox has appointed administrators after discussions with its primary lender failed to bear fruit.

08 Nov
ricardo engine manufacturing
Ricardo orders rise on electric and hybrid vehicle projects

Ricardo has made a strong start to its financial year after an increase in orders connected with electric or hybrid vehicles.

08 Nov
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Sky News future in doubt if Fox deal is blocked

Broadcaster Sky has said it would have to review the future of its Sky News operation if regulators were to block a proposed move for 21st Century Fox to purchase the 61% of the company it does not currently own.