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Thursday 08 December, 2011

08-Dec-2011 09:16 AM

Tullett Prebon operating chief resigns

Money broker Tullett Prebon plc (LON:TLPR) announces that the Company's Chief Operating Officer (COO), Steph Duckworth, has resigned and intends to leave the Company. At 9:16am: (LON:TLPR) share price was -1.1p at 288.5p Story provided by Stoc
08-Dec-2011 09:14 AM

Lansdowne reveals excellent 3D seismic surveys

Lansdowne Oil & Gas has revealed excellent 3D seismic surveys over the Amergin, Rosscarbery and Midleton prospects in the North Celtic Sea Basin, offshore Ireland. Chief executive Dr Steve Boldy said: "We are very pleased with the quality of the 3D
08-Dec-2011 09:11 AM

IPSA after-tax losses rise

Power plant developer IPSA posts after-tax losses of £2.6m for the six months to the end of September - up from £0.4m last time. Revenues rose to £1.9m from £0.7m comprising electricity sales of £1.7m (2010: £0.7m) and steam sales of £0.2m (2010:
08-Dec-2011 09:08 AM

Integra sales up 11.4%

Diversified oilfield services provider Integra's sales rose by 11.4% to $472.1m in the first nine months of the year. It said growth in upstream industry investment led to higher demand for well construction services. Increased energy, fuel and un
08-Dec-2011 09:08 AM

Sinclair IS Pharma agrees takeover

Sinclair IS Pharma (LON:SPH), the international specialty pharmaceutical company, has agreed to acquire Advanced Bio-Technologies, a dermatological products company focused on scar treatment and prevention from HealthEdge Investment Partners, LLC and cert
08-Dec-2011 09:02 AM

Sports agent TLA joins AIM

TLA, the athlete representation and sports marketing business, has announced the admission today of its ordinary shares to trading on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange and the commencement of dealings in the ordinary shares un
08-Dec-2011 09:00 AM

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08-Dec-2011 09:00 AM

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PLUS Market Sovereign Mines of Africa ORD 7.62 5.17% China CDM Exchange Centre Ltd 0.40 -36.51% Geo Genesis Group Ltd - Class A War 0.88 -30.00% Ascot Mining plc 22.50
08-Dec-2011 08:58 AM

CVS like-for-like sales up 1.2%

Like-for-like sales at veterinary services provider CVS Group are up 1.2% sine the start of July. The group says this reflects a continuation of the positive trend that it noted at the time of its preliminary results in September. Profitability for the
08-Dec-2011 08:56 AM

Madagascar Oil reports increase in resource estimate

Madagascar Oil (LON:MOIL), in an update alongside its AGM, pointed to a significant increase in an independent resource estimate of its core asset. This year Netherland & Sewell Associates, Inc. re-evaluated the Original Oil in Place (OOIP) estimates for
08-Dec-2011 08:54 AM

Bad weather delays Tudor Rose well, says EnCore Oil

Bad weather has delayed drilling on the Tudor Rose well 14/30a-5 in central North Sea. EnCore Oil said the well was expected to take 20 days but so far far 13 days have been lost to bad weather and some minor operational delays. The company says a fur
08-Dec-2011 08:47 AM

Oil services firm Plexus wins Australian contract

Plexus Holdings (LON:POS), the AIM quoted oil and gas engineering services business and owner of the proprietary POS-GRIP�® method of wellhead engineering, has agreed to supply, subject to finalisation of the contract, Santos Ltd, a major Australian o
08-Dec-2011 08:47 AM

Intertek takes over Labs & Testing for £1.3m

Intertek Group has acquired Labs & Testing, a provider of chemical, microbiological, non-destructive testing and environmental services based in Santiago, Chile. L&T, a privately owned company, was purchased on 30 November for a cash consideration of £1
08-Dec-2011 08:45 AM

iEnergizer revenues up 33.6%

Interim underlying operating profits at third-party integrated business process solutions provider iEnergizer rose to $10m - up from $7.4m last time. Revenues in the six months to the end of September were up 33.6% at $30.5m and net profit after tax incr
08-Dec-2011 08:44 AM

Westminster secures $600,000 African contract

Westminster Group (LON:WSG), the AIM listed supplier of system solutions and products to the security, defence, fire protection and safety markets worldwide, has announced that it has secured a contract to supply a range of specialist security equipment t
08-Dec-2011 08:42 AM

Transense agrees strategic partnership in China

Transense (LON:TRT), the provider of sensor systems for the transportation and industrial markets has secured a key partnership agreement in China. The group announced that its trading division, IntelliSAW, has entered into a strategic partnership with
08-Dec-2011 08:41 AM

Greenko formalises technology partnership with GE Energy

Indian clean energy developer Greenko has formalised its agreement with GE Energy for the supply and erection of further wind turbine generators. The agreement replaces the previously announced memorandum of understanding entered into with GE in May. C
08-Dec-2011 08:39 AM

Premier Farnell in line with expectations

Electronic goods specialist Premier Farnell (LON:PFL) said it was trading in line with expectations in a third quarter update. Operating profit for the quarter was in line with expectations at £25.8m (2010/11:£27.4m) giving an industry leading return o
08-Dec-2011 08:38 AM

Abbey pre-tax profits fall

Abbey posts pre-tax profits of �?¬3.35m for the six months to the end of October - down from �?¬5.55m for the corresponding period last year. Profits at the operating level were �?¬2.27m as compared to �?¬4.38m at the half way stage las
08-Dec-2011 08:34 AM

Ashtead unveils record pre-tax profits

Equipment rental group Ashtead unveils record underlying pre-tax profits of £84.4m in the six months to the end of October - up 197% on last time. Underlying operating profits were up 75% at £109.6m and revenues rose 24% to £575.5m. Pre-tax profits o
08-Dec-2011 08:32 AM

Titon margins under pressure

Home ventilation specialist Titon Holdings (LON:TON) saw a substantial drop in profits for the year to 30 September 2011 as margins collapsed and has cut its dividend by 25%. Net Profit before Tax for the year to 30 September 2011 has fallen significantl
08-Dec-2011 08:30 AM

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08-Dec-2011 08:28 AM

Graphite Enterprise NAV hit by fall in euro

Graphite Enterprise Trust's net asset value per share fell by 2.6% to 564.8p in the three months to the end of October. It said the depreciation of the euro against sterling in the period accounted for approximately two-thirds of the fall in the qu
08-Dec-2011 08:24 AM

CAP-XX receives final payment under deal with Murata

CAP-XX has received the final payment under its technical collaboration agreement with Murata. The collaboration agreement is for the development of surface mount devices, which can be mounted directly on to PCBs using reflow solder techniques. Paymen
08-Dec-2011 08:23 AM

Vedanta completes Cairn India acquisition

Resources giant Vedanta Resources (LON:VED) has completed the acquisition of a controlling stake in Cairn Energy's (LON:CNE) Indian subsidiary Cairn India. The acquisition of 30% of the fully diluted share capital of Cairn India from Cairn Energy P