The City watchdog's enforcement division has launched an investigation into Interserve's handling of inside information and its disclosures to the market over its troublesome exit from the energy-from-waste business.
Latin America-focussed upstream oil and gas company Echo Energy issued an update noting the current economic situation in Argentina, specifically the domestic interest rate that was recently increased to 40%, on Friday.
Clear Leisure updated the market on its legal claim over a breach of a share purchase agreement on Friday, following its announcement on 2 May that it had issued a claim in the High Court in London, arising from a breach of a share purchase agreement.
Leisure, retail and care market services firm Christie Group announced on Friday that Victoria Muir has been appointed as an independent non-executive director effective 14 May.
Clinical stage biopharmaceutical company Faron Pharmaceuticals has seen a less than ideal response to its recent Phase III Interest trial of its acute respiratory distress syndrome treatment, with early analysis suggesting the product had not performed as expected.
Industrial, energy and property services firm Hargreaves Services announced on Friday that Roger McDowell has been appointed as a non-executive director with immediate effect.
Cancer treatment developer Advanced Oncotherapy announced on Friday that it will repay a significant chunk of a loan after receiving £6. 5m from Yantai Cipu pertaining to a distribution agreement.
Independent regional airline Flybe has added Heather Lawrence, a former Wizz Air non-executive director, to its board with immediate effect.
Professional services provider Charles Taylor has completed its acquisition of insurance-focused technology consultancy Inworx following the successful placing of 6. 77m new ordinary shares.
Specialist audio visual and document solutions distributor Midwich announced on Friday that, as part of a review of succession plans for the role of group finance director, Anthony ‘Tony’ Bailey would step down from that role and from the board on 30 June.
Thalassa updated the market on its trading on Friday, reporting that its subsidiary Autonomous Robotics’ prototype autonomous underwater vehicle had successfully concluded tethered underwater tests, and would be undergoing autonomous underwater tests in the near future.
Lionsgold’s ordinary shares were suspended from trading with effect from 0730 BST on Friday, the company has confirmed.
Africa-focussed oil and gas exploration group Bowleven announced the arrival of the Topaz-Driller rig in to Cameroon waters on Friday.
Oil and gas exploration and production company Nostra Terra announced the start of drilling of its third well in the Permian Basin, in Mitchell County, Texas on Friday.
AIM-listed value butcher Crawshaw announced the appointment of a new chief executive and new chief financial officer on Friday.
AIM-listed Totally, which provides a range of out-of-hospital services to the healthcare sector, said on Friday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Vocare has renewed a contract with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust worth around £1. 2m a year.
Ahead of its planned £60m equity placing next week, embattled retailer Carpetright said on Friday that it has agreed a £15m unsecured loan from its biggest shareholder, Meditor.