COMPANY NEWS
08 Feb
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Deanna Oppenheimer quits Worldpay Board after joining Hargreaves Lansdown

Deanna Oppenheimer has resigned from the board of directors at Worldpay after being appointed as the non-executive chair of Hargreaves Lansdown.

07 Feb
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Thursday preview: What guidance will Bank of England give on rates?

The Bank of England's 'Super Thursday' is the main event of the week, while there are results and quarterly updates from the AA, Ashmore, Bellway, Compass, Smith & Nephew, Sophos, TalkTalk and Tate & Lyle.

07 Feb
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Market buzz: Calm returns but 'risk appetite yet to reappear'

European equities are higher on Wednesday morning, following a rebound overnight in the US that continued in Asia.

07 Feb
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GSK provides reassuring prognosis for annual dividend

GlaxoSmithKline looked to put worries about its future dividend to bed as it reported 3% growth in sales and 4% in earnings per share at constant currency rates.

07 Feb
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Falanx announces new multi-year contract wins

Intelligence, security and cyber defence provider Falanx announced a number of multi-year contract wins on Wednesday.

07 Feb
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Plus500 gets licence for local South African subsidiary

Contracts-for-difference trading service provider Plus500 announced on Wednesday that the Financial Services Board of South Africa has granted the company a licence to operate as an authorised financial service provider in South Africa, through a newly created subsidiary Plus500SA Pty Ltd.

07 Feb
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Merger talks between Croda and Ashland were called off in January - Reuters

Speciality chemicals manufacturer Croda called off merger talks with US rival Ashland in January.

07 Feb
IDE Group updates market on Coreix damages claim

IDE Group Holdings updated the market on its claim for substantial damages from Coreix on Wednesday, in relation to the trademark infringement case where liability was decided in 2017.

07 Feb
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Reach4entertainment performs in line in 2017

Transatlantic media and entertainment marketing company reach4entertainment updated the market on its trading for the year to 31 December on Wednesday - a year in which the company appointed a new senior management team and raised £5. 5m for future investment.

07 Feb
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Disney earnings beat forecasts as more customers visit theme parks

Walt Disney’s first-quarter profit beat expectations as more visitors to its theme parks made up for lack of growth at the media and entertainment company’s other businesses.

07 Feb
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Filta revenue jumps 30% despite declining margins

Commercial kitchens service firm Filta saw revenue jump more than 30% in the twelve months leading to 31 December, despite reduced margins across several business units.

07 Feb
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Northbridge expects long-term growth from US operations

Industrial equipment retailer and hiring company Northbridge issued a pre-close update on Wednesday, reporting trading levels consistent with forecasts for its full trading year.

07 Feb
Astrazeneca
Synairgen doses first patients in SNG001 trial

Respiratory drug discovery and development company Synairgen announced on Wednesday that the first patients have been dosed in the company's Phase II trial of inhaled SNG001 in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

07 Feb
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Liberum upgrades UDG Healthcare to 'buy'

Expectations for UDG Healthcare’s earnings in 2018 and 2019 are too gloomy, Liberum said as the broker upgraded the provider of services to the healthcare industry to ‘buy’.

07 Feb
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Parkmead increases equity in Perth and Dolphin fields

UK and Netherlands-focussed independent energy group Parkmead announced on Wednesday that it has “significantly increased” its equity in the Perth and Dolphin oil fields in the UK Central North Sea.

07 Feb
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Grainger sees 'positive' start to trading year

Residential landlord Grainger issued a trading update for the four months leading to 31 January on Wednesday, telling investors that the start to its financial year had been "a positive one".

07 Feb
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Tesco could face up to £4bn bill in equal pay claim

Up to 200,000 of Tesco's female store workers could demand up to £4bn in total from the supermarket group by claiming they were paid less than their male counterparts, after a legal bid was launched on behalf of 100 workers.

07 Feb
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J Murphy buys Carillion's UK power business

J Murphy & Sons has bought Carillion's UK power business and will take over from the bankrupt company on work for National Grid.

07 Feb
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Strategic Minerals appoints new director to aid Redmoor redevelopment

AIM-quoted mining group Strategic Minerals has appointed former Wolf Minerals operations manager Jeffrey Harrison to its board as a non-executive director to support the planned redevelopment of its Redmoor project in Cornwall.

07 Feb
Oil mining
Nostra Terra completes drilling at Permian Basin project

Hydrocarbon resources group Nostra Terra Oil and Gas has successfully completed drilling at its Twin Well site in the Permian Basin, putting the project into production immediately.