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Barclays customers frustrated by online glitch

Barclays customers were locked out of their accounts for hours on Thursday after technical glitches struck the bank’s online and telephone banking services.

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Wetherspoons and McDonalds workers to strike over wages

Workers from Wetherspoons, McDonalds and TGI Fridays have taken unexpected action to fight “poverty wages” and are set to strike together next month.

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Barclays upgrades Aveva after capital markets day

Barclays upgraded Aveva to 'overweight' from 'equalweight' on Thursday and lifted the price target to 3,150p from 2,800p following the company's capital markets day a day earlier.

Adept4 reaches settlement with managed IT vendors with 'small cash inflow'

IT-as-a-service provider Adept4 has successfully settled its legal dispute with the vendors of Adept4 Managed IT, it announced on Thursday, as it outline in its interim results for the six months ended 31 March.

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Sky suitors auction to decide takeover by end of week

An auction to decide the buyer of Sky will be decided by Saturday evening after the battle between 21st Century Fox and Comcast reached a stand-off.

Mayan Energy suffers delays at Forest Hill due to lack of access

Oil and gas company Mayan Energy updated the market on its Forest Hill assets in Wood County, Texas on Thursday, where it holds a 75% working interest and a 52. 5% net revenue interest in two oil and gas leases.

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Northern Bear makes good trading progress in first half

Northern Bear updated the market on its trading for the six month period to 30 September on Thursday, reporting that its unaudited interim results would show operating profit ahead of prior year results.

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Beach Marcelle waterflood project going well, says Range Resources

International oil and gas company Range Resources updated the market on its producing waterflood project in the south east area of the Beach Marcelle field in Trinidad on Thursday, reporting that it was now undertaking work to expand the project.

Clear Leisure suffers cryptocurrency delay, awaits next Mediapolis hearing

Clear Leisure updated the market on its cryptocurrency mining data centre and the ongoing Mediapolis appeal on Thursday, reporting that as of Wednesday, the centre - Miner One - has extracted approximately 0. 454 Bitcoins and 17. 045 Litecoins in pool mining mode.

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Ryanair chairman holds on but support wanes

Ryanair chairman David Bonderman survived an investor vote on Thursday, though received a slight 'bloody nose' from shareholders.

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Diageo profits to be diluted by emerging markets volatility

Diageo has been buffeted by "increased volatility in some markets" and heightened emerging market foreign exchange instability in recent weeks, which will results in a £45m hit to profits.

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Rio Tinto outlines $3.2bn share buyback

Rio Tinto outlined its plans to return around $3. 2bn to shareholders on Thursday through a share buyback programme, following the disposal of its coal assets.

Europa Metals pleased with increased resource estimate at Toral

European lead-zinc explorer Europa Metals announced on Thursday that, further to its recent re-logging programme of certain historical core from its 100%-owned Toral lead-zinc-silver project in northern Spain, an updated independent mineral resource estimate had been completed for the project reporting increased tonnage and levels of contained metals.

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Alba Mineral Resources makes solid exploration progress at Clogau

Diversified mineral exploration and development company Alba Mineral Resources updated the market on the progress of exploration activities at the Clogau Gold Project in North Wales on Thursday.

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Serabi Gold appoints Roney Almeida to new COO position

Brazil-focussed gold mining and development company Serabi Gold announced the appointment of Roney Almeida to the newly-established position of chief operating officer on Thursday.

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PRS REIT adds two new sites to portfolio

Closed-ended real estate investment trust, the PRS REIT, has acquired a development site for the construction of 145 new family rental homes with a gross development cost of £15. 2m, it announced on Thursday, and purchased a newly-completed private rented sector site, comprising 63 family homes, for £10. 3m.

Begbies Traynor pleased with first quarter trading

Business recovery, financial advisory and property services consultancy Begbies Traynor Group updated the market on its current trading on Thursday, as its investors gathered for its annual general meeting.

Soco International profits rise; to buy Egypt-focused Merlon

Soco International reported a rise in first-half profit and revenue on Thursday and said it has agreed to buy privately-owned Egypt-focused oil and gas company Merlon for around $215m.

Safestyle swings to loss in 'extremely challenging' conditions

AIM-listed double glazing group Safestyle said on Thursday that it swung to a loss in the first half as revenues dropped in "extremely challenging" conditions.

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French Connection interim losses widen amid difficult trading

French Connection was under the cosh on Thursday as the fashion retailer said losses widened in the first half amid difficult trading in the UK.