West Africa-focussed group Bellzone Mining announced on Thursday that, via its wholly owned subsidiary OTN Mining, it had signed the previously announced amendments to the Republic of Guinea's mining convention, paving the way for the realisation of its iron ore project at Kalia.
Guernsey-based group Globalworth Real Estate Investments announced on Thursday that its subsidiary, Globalworth Asset Managers (GAM), had entered into a conditional investment agreement to acquire between 50. 01% and 67. 90% of the issued share capital of Dutch firm Griffin Premium.
Digital streaming business Roku greatly surpassed market expectations in its first earnings report since going public in September, sending its stock price soaring in after-hours trading.
Infrastructure group John Laing has made a $155m (£118m) investment in the US I-66 'managed lanes' toll-road development.
London stocks closed lower on Thursday as investors waded through a torrent of mixed corporate news, with the pound giving back earlier gains after the European Commission cut its economic growth forecasts for the UK on the back of Brexit uncertainty.
London-based property investment firm Wynnstay Properties had investors in a groovy kind of mood after increasing the dividend thanks to a strong rise in first-half property income and net assets bolstered by new lettings in Aylesford and Liphook, and contractual rent reviews on its properties in Lichfield and Surbiton.
UK industrial data, although some expected it on Thursday, is likely to make the biggest splash on a quiet Friday, with miner Vedanta the biggest company expected to report.
Low-cost airline Ryanair, in partnership with digital ticketing agency Coras, has launched a new digital initiative aimed at selling theatre, music and sporting tickets to its customers on Thursday.
Jonathan Hemphill, chief executive of UK-based holding company Old Mutual purchased 48,300 ordinary shares in the firm on Thursday at ZAR 36. 68 each.
Cloud-based software developer BOS GLOBAL updated the market on its current position on Thursday, reporting that it has continued to incur operational and overhead costs as it continues its product development and sales and marketing work.
Energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power has secured funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as part of the ‘Energy Storage Feasibility Study Competition’ launched in January, it announced on Thursday, to collaborate with Northern Gas Networks to undertake a study examining the potential deployment of large-scale power-to-gas energy storage.
Ncondezi Energy announced on Thursday that it has signed a non-binding offer with China Machinery Engineering Corporation and General Electric South Africa at a formal signing ceremony in Beijing, China.
London’s FTSE 250 was down 1% to 20,098. 08 in afternoon trade on Thursday, with housebuilders lower after a cautious update from Redrow and uninspiring data from RICS.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 7% to 7,479. 75 in afternoon trade on Thursday, with housebuilders under the cosh after uninspiring data from RICS.
Drug discovery and development company Summit Therapeutics announced on Thursday that both itself and collaborators from the University of Oxford would highlight the potential of utrophin modulation as a universal treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)in several presentations at the 15th Action Duchenne International Conference 2017, taking place between 10 and 12 November in Birmingham.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, according to data from the Labor Department.
Supply chain solutions group Wincanton saw its underlying operating profit fall in the six months leading to 30 September as a strong showing by its retail and consumer business was held back by a softening in its industrial and transport division.
Flybe posted near-50% drop in profit for the first half on Thursday as took a hit from increased aircraft maintenance costs.
Markets in Asia finished mixed on Thursday, with investors watching the progress of Donald Trump’s tour of the region and digesting fresh inflation data out of China.
The euro zone economy is expected to grow at its fastest rate in a decade this year, after European Commission forecasts were hiked on Thursday, while investment in UK seen weakening next year.