Company News
10 Jan
chemring, defence, plane, aerospace
Berenberg initiates coverage on Chemring with 'buy' rating

Analysts at Berenberg initiated coverage on small-cap defence company Chemring on Wednesday, giving it a target price of 211p and issuing it a 'buy' rating.

10 Jan
Thursday preview: Updates from Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Boohoo and Barratt

Thursday is going to be the busiest day of the new year corporate rush, with post-Christmas updates from retailers including Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Boohoo, plus housebuilder Barratt and recruiter Hays.

10 Jan
astrazeneca
AstraZeneca secures European approval for asthma drug

Biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has received approval from the European Commission (EC) for its asthma medicine Fasenra.

10 Jan
London Stock Exchange AIM LSE shares
LSE sees no material impact from US tax changes

London Stock Exchange said on Wednesday that changes to the US tax system are not expected to have a material impact on the group.

10 Jan
Gaming Realms signs partnership agreement with Health Lottery

AIM-listed Gaming Realms, a developer, publisher and licensor of mobile real money and social games, has signed a partnership agreement with the Health Lottery.

10 Jan
Dixons Carphone, electrical retail
Carphone Warehouse hit with £400,000 fine over data security breach

Dixons Carphone's mobile phone retail arm Carphone Warehouse has been slapped with one of the largest fines ever issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after one of the company's computer systems was compromised as a result of a 2015 cyber attack.

10 Jan
Everyman Media Group 2017 trading in line

Cinema operator Everyman Media Group said on Wednesday that trading in 2017 has been line with market expectations as it maintained a positive outlook for this year and beyond.

10 Jan
glencore, mining, commodities, metals, mine, smelter
Rio Tinto agrees $500m sale price for French smelter

Rio Tinto has received a binding offer to sell its Dunkerque aluminium smelter in northern France for $500m from Tata Steel owner Liberty House.

10 Jan
jobs hiring recruitment employment
Interserve climbs after reassurance on profit and debt

Support services and construction group Interserve reported a more "consistent" trading performance for its financial year after issuing a pair of profit warnings in the autumn.

10 Jan
moss brothers, moss, moss bros
Moss Bros warns on profits after 'tough' December

Hot on the heels of profit warnings from Debenhams and Mothercare, specialist menswear retailer Moss Bros warned on Wednesday that full-year pre-tax profit was likely to come in “slightly below” current market expectations due to lower-than-anticipated footfall in December.

10 Jan
Nodding donkeys, pump-jacks, oil & gas, drilling
Soco International opts to impair $220m of charges from non-core African assets

Oil and gas exploration and production group Soco International, which had been in merger talks with Kuwait Energy for some time, announced on Wednesday that production from its Vietnamese operations remained in line with guidance.

10 Jan
euromoney awards
Euromoney sells II Journals to Pageant Media

Business information and events group Euromoney has sold its Institutional Investor Journals (II Journals) business segment to Pageant Media for an undisclosed sum.

10 Jan
cmc markets, trading, traders, broker, markets
FCA warns of failings in firms providing CFDs to retail investors

Several City brokers providing contracts for difference (CFDs) to retail investors are causing "serious concern" at the UK financial regulator, which wrote to 19 providers with a warning about their conduct.

10 Jan
focusrite
Focusrite closes out year with continued strong growth

Music and audio product group Focusrite announced further revenue and cash growth over its last trading quarter.

10 Jan
burundi
Rainbow Rare Earths begins drilling of Burundi asset

High-grade rare earth producer Rainbow Rare Earths has commenced drilling at its Gakara Project in Burundi.

10 Jan
Oil & gas rig worker, energy, drilling
Frontera Resources eyes January date for Georgian drill operations

AIM-quoted oil and gas exploration and development company Frontera Resources received notification from its drilling contractor that mobilisation of the drilling rig to its T-45 well site would begin on 15 January.

10 Jan
office employment services work mitie
PageGroup hits record profits but Brexit worries hurt UK ops

Recruitment firm PageGroup said full year gross profits hit a record £711. 6m in 2017 from £621m a year earlier, but warned that Brexit uncertainties were still causing “challenging” conditions in the UK.

10 Jan
marks and spencer, maks&spender, supermarket, retail
Dixons Carphone FD Humphrey Singer to replace Weir as M&S CFO

Marks and Spencer said on Wednesday that Humphrey Singer - currently group finance director at Dixons Carphone - will replace Helen Weir as chief finance officer.

10 Jan
tullow oil
Tullow Oil 2017 cash generation beats expectations

Tullow Oil said on Wednesday that it expects to generate free cash flow above expectations for 2017 thanks to high levels of production and cost efficiency.

10 Jan
centamin sukari miners mining
Centamin beats 2017 production forecast and expects more in 2018

Centamin unearthed more gold from its Egyptian mine than expected last year and expects to increase production by another 6% in 2018.