Company News
03 Jan
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Blenheim Natural Resources secures permits from government of Mali

Investment group Blenheim Natural Resources confirmed on Wednesday that Mali's ministry of mines had granted Nashwan Lithium, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nashwan Holdings in which it held a 30% interest, the Manianbala and Djidje exploration permits in the Bougouni region.

03 Jan
Director dealings: Paragon Entertainment chief executive picks up nearly 1.5m shares in company

John Dobson, chief executive officer of pre-packaged leisure and attraction products firm Paragon Entertainment, picked up 1,431,490 new ordinary shares in the company on Wednesday.

03 Jan
Ant Financial's acquisition of Moneygram blocked by White House

Donald Trump has rejected the $1. 2bn acquisition of Texan money transfer company Moneygram by China's Ant Financial citing national security concerns.

03 Jan
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Thursday preview: Focus on UK services and housing, US ADP jobs report

Thursday is not expected to be very busy on the UK or European company news front, but it's set up to be a fairly busy day of macroeconomic news, including UK reports on the services sector and housing market, plus the ADP jobs report in the US will offer a preview of the following day's official non-farm payrolls.

03 Jan
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MySQUAR receives approach that 'may or may not' lead to takeover

Myanmar-language social media, entertainment and payments platform MySQUAR noted press speculation on Wednesday and confirmed that it has received an approach from another organisation which may or may not lead to a takeover offer.

03 Jan
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Shire dry eye treatment gets Canadian approval

Shire’s Xiidra, a twice-daily eye drop solution for the treatment of dry eye disease in adults, has been approved in Canada.

03 Jan
ADP airports lead list of French privatisation prospects for 2018

France is preparing for a series of privatisations in 2018 to raise funds for the government's spending plans, it was reported on Wednesday.

03 Jan
Next provides festive boost as it sees industry headwinds easing

Next has nudged up its full-year profit target after a better online sales performance in the run up to Christmas, but the clothing retailer said it expects profits to fall in the coming year.

03 Jan
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Dominion Energy to buy Scana in $7.9bn deal

Dominion Energy has agreed to buy Scana in a deal that values the group at $7. 9bn.

03 Jan
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Pantheon Resources hit by unexpected production plunge

Shares in AIM-listed oil and gas exploration company Pantheon Resources tumbled on Wednesday after the firm announced that two wells at its oilfield in Polk County, Texas, had seen unexpected declines in production.

03 Jan
RBS sells offshore leasing assets to Investec and Shawbrook - report

Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed to sell off its offshore leasing businesses to Investec and Shawbrook due to new regulatory pressures around 'ring fencing', a report revealed on Wednesday.

03 Jan
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Corero secures two orders for its SmartWall products worth more than $400k

AIM-listed network security company Corero Network Security said on Wednesday that it has secured two new orders worth more than $400,000 for SmartWall products and related one-year support services.

03 Jan
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Burberry recruits NiChionna to pay committee after shareholder spats

Burberry has recruited Orna NiChionna to chair its remuneration committee as the luxury brand seeks to soothe relations with shareholders after a series of rebellions over pay.

03 Jan
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Staffline to miss £1bn revenue target for the year

AIM-listed employment agency Staffline said on Wednesday that full-year results should be in line with market expectations but revenues will be a touch below its £1bn target.

03 Jan
BNN failed to declare £270,000 bonus for ex-CEO

BNN Technology said it failed to declare a £270,000 bonus for its former chief executive as the troubled company's listing on AIM hung in the balance.

03 Jan
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Wizz Air grows passenger numbers as aircraft orders secured to 2026

Low-cost airline Wizz Air, which connects central and eastern Europe with the rest of the continent, reported good growth in passenger numbers in December.

03 Jan
Big Sofa wins two 'significant' new contracts

AIM-listed Big Sofa, an international video analytics provider to consumer brands and market research agencies, has won two “significant” contracts, one with US retailer Target and the other with Zurich North America, the US company of the global insurance group.

03 Jan
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SolGold sees 'strong potential' from maiden resource estimate at Cascabel

Australian copper and gold exploration and development company SolGold posted strong results from a maiden mineral resource estimate (MRE) at its Alpala target on the Cascabel copper-gold porphyry project in Ecuador.

03 Jan
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Plus500 sees FY profit and revenue ahead of market expectations

Shares in Plus500 rallied as the online trading platform provider said revenues and profits for the year to the end of December will be ahead of market expectations.

03 Jan
WANdisco to deploy data platform directly to 'leading financial institution'

Live data firm WANdisco has secured a record contract win with an unnamed global financial institution that would see the group deploy its patented live data platform, WANdisco Fusion, directly to the client.