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08 Jan
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Avingtrans secures several notable contracts over first half of trading

Energy and medical sector component manufacturer Avingtrans announced on Monday that its full-year results would likely be in line with market expectations after a strong performance in the first half.

08 Jan
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Dialight chief executive steps down

Industrial LED lighting technology group Dialight announced on Monday that Michael Sutsko, the firm's chief executive, had stepped down from the board with immediate effect.

08 Jan
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System1 shares fall on profit warning

Shares in marketing and brand consultancy firm System1 Group fell on Monday after the London-based company warned investors that gross profits for the twelve months leading to 31 March would be around 20% less than in the previous year.

08 Jan
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Xeros signs development agreement with major manufacturer

Polymer-based technologies company Xeros Technology Group has signed a second Symphony Project development agreement with another commercial washing machine manufacturer.

08 Jan
Solo Oil looking forward to second Tanzania well

Solo Oil said Aminex, the operator of its Ruvuma petroleum sharing contract, was progressing towards drilling a on the Ntorya gas field in Tanzania.

08 Jan
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Touchstar expects trading inline with market expectations

Mobile computing solutions group Touchstar told investors on Monday that it was expecting results for its fiscal year ended 31 December to fall in line with market expectations driven by continued progress throughout the second half.

08 Jan
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Prospex Oil and Gas raises £1.2m in placing

AIM-listed Prospex Oil and Gas has raised £1. 2m in an oversubscribed placing of 200m shares, which will ensure the group is fully funded for its basic 2018 work programmes across its portfolio of investments in late stage European onshore oil and gas projects.

08 Jan
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Amryt Pharma signs distribution agreement for Lojuxta in Switzerland

Biopharmaceutical group Amryt Pharma has signed an exclusive distributor agreement for Lojuxta, its treatment for homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) - a rare, life-limiting disease that impairs the body's ability to remove bad cholesterol from the blood - in Switzerland.

08 Jan
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McBride warns over first-half operating profit

Personal care and cleaning products manufacturer McBride was under the cosh on Monday as it said full-year earnings would be broadly in line with the prior year while operating profit for the first six months of the year will below the board's expectations.

08 Jan
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Bango wins regional billing service contract with Netflix

Mobile payments company Bango has teamed up with video streaming giant Netflix to allow online video streaming customers in Mexico to subscribe via their mobile phone bill.

08 Jan
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Mattioli Woods sees improved margins across first half

Pension consultancy and administration service Mattioli Woods saw "strong and sustainable growth" lead to an increase in revenue of 16% in the six months leading to 30 November 2017.

08 Jan
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AFH completes Monopoly Financial acquisition

Wealth management firm AFH said it had completed the acquisition of the assets of Monopoly Financial Consultants Limited. Under the terms of the deal, the maximum purchase price is £0. 63m subject to the certain financial targets being met. The acquisition is expected to contribute approximately £0. 17m of recurring revenue to AFH.

08 Jan
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Randall & Quilter CFO Booth resigns

Non-life legacy insurance investor Randall & Quilter announced some changes to its senior management team on Monday, including the resignation of its chief financial officer, as it continues to work towards the simplification of the group.

08 Jan
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Shanta Gold appoints Luke Leslie as CFO

AIM-listed gold producer, developer and explorer Shanta Gold said on Monday that it has appointed Luke Leslie as its chief financial officer with effect from 1 January.

08 Jan
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KCR Residential acquires leasehold apartment

AIM-listed KCR Residential's wholly-owned subsidiary Osprey has acquired a further apartment within one of its freehold retirement residential developments.

08 Jan
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Asiamet Resources wins licence to begin production at Indonesian asset

Indonesia-focussed exploration and development group Asiamet Resources has been granted the key production license required to advance its Beuton copper-gold project to the development stage.

08 Jan
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Mothercare warns on profits as efforts to 'protect brand' hurt sales

Retailer Mothercare has warned that profits are likely to be less than half the level expected as management held off from discounting as long as possible despite challenging UK and international trading.