NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Acacia Mining has begun talks about potentially selling a stake in some or all of its Tanzanian gold mining operations.
Oxfam says it will act on past and present allegations of exploitation and sexual harassment by staff in response to recent revelations of sexual misconduct.
Tesco will close its Cardiff call centre will close on Friday with the loss of 1,100 jobs despite the efforts of unions to reverse the decision.
Sunrise Resources updated the market on results from the phase two drill programme at its CS Pozzolan-Perlite Project in Nevada on Friday, reporting that CS Project natural pozzolans were being evaluated as a ‘green’ replacement for Portland cement in cement mixes and concrete mixes.
Fishing tackle retailer Angling Direct issued a pre-close trading update on Friday, ahead of the publication of its financial results for the 12 months ended 31 January.
WPP shares have rallied to a six-month high amid a recent improvement in the ad market, capped off by a bullish view given by analysts at Goldman Sachs and Numis on Friday.
Red Leopard reported progress on its acquisition of a Colombian coal mining project on Friday, but at the same time warned shareholders that its AIM listing was about to be cancelled as the transaction was taking significantly longer than initially anticipated.
Mineral exploration and development company Beowulf Mining announced on Friday that drilling at its Aitolampi graphite project - part of its 100%-owned exploration permit Pitkäjärvi 1 - was now underway.
Elektron Technology announced the completion of the sale of the wholly-owned trade and assets of Queensgate Nano on Friday, to Prior Scientific Instruments, for an initial cash consideration of £0. 8m.
AIM-listed Christie Group said on Friday that Christie & Co, its specialist provider of agency and advisory services, has brokered the sale of the Hotel Denia La Sella Golf Resort & Spa in Alicante, Spain.
Share in Scandinavian electronics manufacturer Kitron took a tumble on Friday even as it reported strong revenue growth and improved profits.
Independent Argentina-focussed oil and gas exploration and production company Phoenix Global Resources announced additional funding arrangements to support an accelerated business plan for 2018 on Friday, and provided an operational overview for 2017.
Healthcare technology company Concepta announced the appointment of David Darrock, chief operating officer of the Concepta group, as a director of Concepta Diagnostics on Friday.
Tungsten, copper and gold exploration and development company W Resources has signed a credit and guaranty agreement, it announced on Friday, with lenders including funds managed by BlackRock Financial Management, to provide a $35m secured term loan facility to fund the La Parrilla mine development.
Next-generation proton therapy systems developer Advanced Oncotherapy announced on Friday that, in relation to its announcement on 7 December and following the passing of the resolution by shareholders on 23 January, it has been informed by Yantai Cipu that the Chinese authorities have authorised the transfer from China of £13. 5m.
Technology solutions provider accesso Technology Group announced on Friday that Royce Paul Noland Jr, president and CEO of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), would succeed Steve Brown as its chief executive officer, and is expected to join the Board of accesso on 9 April.
Online property portal operator OnTheMarket announced on Friday that after five days of trading on AIM, agent support for its portal has been extremely encouraging.
Tesco's £3. 7bn takeover of food wholesaler Booker suffered a blow after the former's shareholders were advised to vote against the tie-up by advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services on Thursday.
SEGRO took the wraps off a strong set of financial, operating and portfolio performance metrics on Friday, reporting a record level of development completions for the 2017 year, almost all of which have been leased.
AIM-listed biopharmaceutical group Faron Pharmaceuticals announced plans on Friday to raise up to £15m through a placing and subscription.