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Press round-up

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Tech taxes, Brexit, Snapchat, Carillion
    Fri 23 February 2018 07:22
    (ShareCast News) - The Treasury is threatening digital companies such as Facebook and Google with a new tax, as it pushes for global agreement on a fairer system for ensuring digital businesses pay their way. The chancellor, Philip Hammond, is expected to
  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, wages, GKN, ITV, Apple
    Thu 22 February 2018 07:25
    (ShareCast News) - The Cabinet did not agree to Theresa May's negotiating strategy for the transition period after Brexit before it was sent to EU nations, senior ministers have told Telegraph. The official strategy document, which was published on Wednes

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Company news

  • Crest Nicholson says Farnham regeneration agreement now unconditional
    Fri 23 February 2018 14:23
    (ShareCast News) - FTSE 250 residential developer Crest Nicholson said on Friday that its development agreement with Waverley Borough Council to deliver the £115m Brightwells regeneration of Farnham Town Centre is now unconditional.
  • Netflix gains improved rating form S&P on strong outlook
    Fri 23 February 2018 14:09
    (ShareCast News) - Netflix's high-yield bonds moved ahead on Thursday evening, after S&P Global Ratings revised its outlook on the Californian firm's credit, saying that a stronger-than-expected operating performance in 2017 had forced it to take another
  • General Mills to buy Blue Buffalo for $40 a share
    Fri 23 February 2018 12:58
    (ShareCast News) - US food company General Mills made a move into the pet food market on Friday as it agreed to buy Blue Buffalo for $40 per share in cash, which is around $8bn.
  • Coventry Building Society posts impressive set of 2017 numbers
    Fri 23 February 2018 12:43
    (ShareCast News) - Coventry Building Society announced its results for the year ended 31 December on Friday, reporting "strong growth" in mortgages, with mortgage assets increasing £3bn to £35.9bn, representing growth of 9%.
  • Astra and MSD get positive cancer news from EU agency
    Fri 23 February 2018 12:39
    (ShareCast News) - AstraZeneca and US partner Merck & Co (MSD) have received a positive opinion from European drug regulators over their ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer therapy.

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Directors' dealings

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Sector review

  • Sector movers: Oil equipment and service names lead gains
    Fri 23 February 2018 00:01
    (ShareCast News) - The US Department of Energy's inventory figures for the week ending 16 February showed oil inventories in the States declined by 1.6m barrels a day as net imports (exports minus imports) shrank by roughly 1.59m b/d, pushing net imports
  • Sector movers: Miners, Media, Banks all higher
    Wed 14 February 2018 15:56
    (ShareCast News) - Cyclicals were clearly in demand on Thursday, with Industrial Metals&Mining and Mining towards the top of the leaderboard as the US dollar gave back some of its recent ill-gotten gains and the start of the Lunar New Year holidays saw so

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Aim and small cap news

AIM bulletins

  • Indus Gas offers to buy notes back from noteholders
    Fri 23 February 2018 15:56
    (ShareCast News) - Indus Gas announced on Friday that, as part of the company's continuing capital and liability management initiatives to optimise its debt capital structure, it was inviting the note holders to offer to sell for cash any and all of the o
  • Bill Colvin resigns as Baron Oil chairman
    Fri 23 February 2018 15:51
    (ShareCast News) - Baron Oil announced the resignation of William 'Bill' Colvin as its chairman and a director of the company on Friday, with effect from 28 February.
  • Chancellors Estates lists with OnTheMarket
    Fri 23 February 2018 14:57
    (ShareCast News) - Online property marketing platform operator OnTheMarket announced on Friday that, in line with the five-year agreement announced in November, the estate agency firm Chancellors Estates is now advertising its UK residential sales and let
  • Gunsynd outlook 'promising' despite swinging from profit to loss
    Fri 23 February 2018 14:56
    (ShareCast News) - Gunsynd's half year results were released on Friday, showing that the company swung to an interim loss and failed to make a sales profit.
  • Ultimate Sports Group to make provision for struggling digital platform
    Fri 23 February 2018 14:54
    (ShareCast News) - Investment company Ultimate Sports Group updated the market on recent developments on Friday, following its announcement last June that the development of the UltimatePlayer.me digital platform - designed to increase the participation o

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Small cap bulletins

  • Kingspan warns of further declines UK construction amid 'Brexit quagmire'
    Fri 23 February 2018 11:48
    (ShareCast News) - Irish insulation and building envelope solutions group Kingspan warned investors on Friday that a steep decline seen in demand for its insulated panels was likely to continue due to the "Brexit quagmire".
  • SeaBird shares soar after doubling quarterly revenues
    Fri 23 February 2018 09:23
    (ShareCast News) - Shares in seismic data provider SeaBird skyrocketed on Friday after the firm announced that revenues in the three months leading to 31 December had come in at more than twice those recorded during the previous quarter.

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