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10 May
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Stratex International's shares falter as subsidiary sees Ethiopian licences cancelled

Stratex International saw its shares plummet on Thursday after it announced that its 30. 4% owned subsidiary Thani Stratex Limited (TSR) has failed to renew two licences in Ethiopia.

10 May
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Sareum Holdings pleased by expansions of 'lethal' cancer drug trials

Cancer drug discovery and development firm Sareum Holdings on Thursday elaborated on the expansion of the patient cohort for a Phase 2 cancer drug trail.

10 May
Arbuthnot hails good start to year as customer loans and deposits rise

AIM-listed Arbuthnot Banking Group hailed a good start to the year on Thursday, as it reported a rise in customer loans and deposits.

10 May
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Byotrol gets approval in all 50 US states, to appear on Amazon

Anti-microbial technology company Byotrol has now completed the product registration process in the US for its 24-hour germ-kill surface sanitiser, it announced on Thursday.

10 May
Altitude promotes president of US operations to chief executive role

Software provider Altitude Group announced on Thursday that it has appointed Nichole Stella, the company's president of US operations, to the role of chief executive effective from 5 June.

10 May
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CareTech ends first half in line with forecasts

Specialist social care services provider CareTech Holdings issued its pre-close trading update ahead of its results for the half-year ended 31 March on Thursday, confirming that trading for the period was in line with market expectations.

10 May
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Carlton Main acquisition a winner for Michelmersh

Specialist brick, land development and landfill company Michelmersh Brick Holdings has performed well in the first four months of the year, its shareholders heard on Thursday, as they gathered for the firm’s annual general meeting.

10 May
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Metals Exploration directors resign

Two non-executive directors of AIM-quoted natural resources group Metals Exploration resigned on Thursday, just weeks after the firm revealed that gold sales had tumbled almost two-thirds in its first trading quarter to 11,338 ounces.

10 May
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XP Power acquires US power supplies business

Critical power control components manufacturer XP Power has agreed to acquire US power supplies designer Glassman in a deal worth $44. 5m.

10 May
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ITM Power hails landmark Orkney hydrogen vehicle refuelling

ITM Power on Thursday welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association that the first hydrogen vehicle refueling in Orkney has taken place at ITM’s refuelling station in Hatston.

10 May
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Robinson starts 2018 with solid sales growth

Plastic and paperboard packaging manufacturer Robinson reported sales growth of 15% in the first four months of 2018 on Thursday, as investors gathered for its annual general meeting.

10 May
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Trinity Exploration maintains low costs in 2017

Trinidad and Tobago-focussed exploration and production company Trinity Exploration posted its preliminary results for the 12 months ended 31 December on Thursday, confirming that it maintained a low operating break-even and high operating margin production.

10 May
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Eurasia Mining records platinum grades 'considerably higher' than expected

Gold production company Eurasia Mining has recorded several successive days of near full capacity operations at its West Kytlim mine following a general thaw at the start of the month.

10 May
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Goals Soccer Centres sales hit by bad weather, to spend £3m on estate upgrade

Five-a-side football operator Goals Soccer Centres reported a drop in sales on Thursday as it took a hit from the Beast from the East, and announced plans to splash the cash on an upgrade of its estate.

10 May
CSF shares boosted by long-awaited disposal

IT service management company CSF Group saw its share price jump over 40% on Thursday after it completed the disposal of its subsidiary CSF CX.

10 May
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Arrow Global revenues rise as core collections improve

Debt purchaser Arrow Global made saw revenues grow throughout the first quarter of its trading year as a result of an increase in core collections and a 19. 9% increase in asset management income.

10 May
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Amryt Pharma spreads influence to Russia and Balkans

Amryt Pharma announced on Thursday that it has signed an agreement with Aegerion Pharmaceuticals to “significantly expand” its exclusive licence agreement to sell its specialist cholesterol product Lojuxta.

10 May
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Sprue Aegis to pay over £10m to settle legal dispute

Home safety products firm Sprue Aegis announced on Thursday that its subsidiary Sprue Safety Products has terminated all agreements with BRK Brands and associated parties following an alleged contract breach by Sprue.

10 May
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Eagle Eye moves into full trial with Sainsbury's for new Nectar scheme

Retail loyalty-scheme software specialist Eagle Eye Solutions has extended its contract with Sainsbury's for the deployment of its digital wallet functionality.

10 May
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Ixico wins expansions to two clinical trial contracts

Digital technologies company Ixico has won extensions to two contracts, expanding the clinical trial services it is providing to a pair of biopharmaceutical companies that will increasing the combined value of the contracts.