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Thursday 05 April, 2012

05-Apr-2012 09:58 AM

Charlemagne Capital AuM up 7.6%

Charlemagne Capital assets under management rose to $2.5bn at the end of March - 7.6% up from the start of January. The group said this reflected the improved market conditions experienced during the most recent quarter. At 9:58am: (LON:CCAP) sha
05-Apr-2012 08:41 AM

VSA Capital points to improved balance sheet

The board of VSA Capital Group confirms that net profit for the year ended 31 March 2012 is expected to be in excess of £500,000. The Board believes this is a good result for the first full year of trading by the Group's principal operating subsid
05-Apr-2012 08:27 AM

Strong recovery in trading for Victrex

Victrex Group shows sales volume for the first half reflects a strong recovery in trading in its Victrex Polymer Solutions business ('VPS') following the de-stocking reported in the first quarter of our financial year. Sales volume was 1,377
05-Apr-2012 08:25 AM

easyJet passenger figures up 4.4%

Low-cost airline easyJet carried 4,629,241 passengers in March - 4.4% up on a year ago. The load factor increased by 1.9 percentage points to 88.8%. Passenger figures on a rolling 12 month basis increased by 8.9% to 55,793,372 while the load factor ros
05-Apr-2012 08:12 AM

Gooch & Housego sees signs of returning confidence

Gooch & Housego - a specialist manufacturer of optical components and systems - has seen further signs that confidence is returning to the industrial laser market. It says this includes the receipt of two significant orders for Q-switches from customers
05-Apr-2012 08:06 AM

Booker like-for-like sales rise

Total like-for-like sales at food wholesaler Booker rose by 4.8% in the 12 weeks to 23 March. Non-tobacco like-for-likes rose by 4.1%, while like-for-like tobacco sales increased by 5.9%. Total sales in the 52 weeks to 23 March were £3.9bn - up by 7.
05-Apr-2012 08:01 AM

Intercede profits in line with forecasts

Intercede Group expects full year revenues to be ahead of last time and profits to be in line with forecasts. Cash balances totalled £7.0m at the end of March compared with £6.0m last time. The group's year-end update says: "We continue to i
05-Apr-2012 07:53 AM

Accumuli achieves strong set of results

Advanced IT security services provider Accumuli has achieved a strong set of results for the year to the end of March. The group said its financial year started with the acquisition of Boxing Orange in April 2011. Group revenue is expected to be in li
05-Apr-2012 07:48 AM

Aer Lingus passenger figures up 8.2%

Aer Lingus passenger numbers - including regional operations - increased by 8.2% in March. Total Aer Lingus mainline flown passenger numbers rose to 736,000, an increase of 6.4% compared to March 2011. Short haul flown passenger numbers rose to 663,000,
05-Apr-2012 07:44 AM

Jelf in line with expectations

Jelf - an independent consultancy which provides a broad range of insurance, financial services and employee - has made a positive start to the year and continues to trade in line with expectations. The group's focus remains on margin improvement an
05-Apr-2012 07:42 AM

Kewill profit warning

Logistics software specialist Kewill said it has continued to experience longer sales cycles as a result of the difficult macro-economic conditions. Consequently it expects to report revenue and adjusted operating profit at similar levels to FY2011, and
05-Apr-2012 07:23 AM

Robert Walters reports record first quarter net fee income

Recruitment specialist Robert Walters reported gross profit of £44.7m in the Q1 to end-March, a rise of 12% over the prior year period's £39.9m. The group said 74% of net fee income is generated from international business. The Americas and South
05-Apr-2012 07:19 AM

Redhall profits hit by contract problems

Redhall Group, the specialist engineering support services group, announced in February 2011 that its subsidiary Booth Industries Limited had been awarded a key contract for the design, manufacture and installation of specialist engineered doors for AWE,
05-Apr-2012 07:12 AM

Halfords has big hopes for Team GB cycling

Cycle and autoparts retailer Halfords said cycling like-for-like revenues increased by 5.7% in the quarter to end-March (Q4 2011: 8.7%), driven by strong performances in Premium and Children's Bikes. Retail fitting revenues rose 28.1% as demand amon