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11 May
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FCA investigates Interserve over insider information

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.

11 May
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Echo Energy confirms no exposure to Argentine interest rate rise

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.

11 May
Clear Leisure confirms more details around share purchase breach claim

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.

11 May
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Christie scoops up director 'steeped' in financial services

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.

11 May
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Faron Pharma trial returns unexpected results

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.

11 May
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Hargreaves Services' new non-executive director zeroes in on chairman role

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.

11 May
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Advanced Oncotherapy to repay loan with distribution agreement payment of £6.5m

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.

11 May
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Flybe appoints former Wizz air director to board

Independent regional airline Flybe has added Heather Lawrence, a former Wizz Air non-executive director, to its board with immediate effect.

11 May
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Charles Taylor acquires Argentinean insurance tech group

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.

11 May
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Bailey out, Lamb in as finance chief at Midwich

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.

11 May
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Thalassa seeking capital for Autonomous Robotics as it buys back more shares

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.

11 May
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Lionsgold shares suspended as company undergoes 'fundamental change'

Lionsgold’s ordinary shares were suspended from trading with effect from 0730 BST on Friday, the company has confirmed.

11 May
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Bowleven confirms arrival of Topaz-Driller rig in Cameroon

Africa-focussed oil and gas exploration group Bowleven announced the arrival of the Topaz-Driller rig in to Cameroon waters on Friday.

11 May
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Nostra Terra starts third Permian Basin well

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.

11 May
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Crawshaw appoints new CEO and CFO

AIM-listed value butcher Crawshaw announced the appointment of a new chief executive and new chief financial officer on Friday.

11 May
Totally's Vocare has NHS contract renewed

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.

11 May
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Carpetright secures £15m loan from shareholder

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.