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.
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.
Donald Trump has rejected the $1. 2bn acquisition of Texan money transfer company Moneygram by China's Ant Financial citing national security concerns.
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.
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.
Shire’s Xiidra, a twice-daily eye drop solution for the treatment of dry eye disease in adults, has been approved in Canada.
France is preparing for a series of privatisations in 2018 to raise funds for the government's spending plans, it was reported on Wednesday.
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.
Dominion Energy has agreed to buy Scana in a deal that values the group at $7. 9bn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.