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Thursday 09 December, 2010

09-Dec-2010 01:21 PM

Dow Chemical declares dividend

Dow Chemical Company has declared a dividend of 15 cents per share, payable January 28, 2011, to shareholders of record on December 31, 2010. This marks the 397th consecutive cash dividend issued by the Company. Dow has paid its shareholders cash divi
09-Dec-2010 01:20 PM

Broker moves round-up

Advanced Medical Solutions upped to buy at Investec, target price 64p rising from 61p. Aegis upgraded to buy from neutral at Nomura, target price 175p versus 150p. Angel Mining resumed at GECR with a strong buy and 8.8p target. Ashtead Group upped to a
09-Dec-2010 01:19 PM

Neovia wins contracts in gaming sector

Neovia Financial plc, the AIM-traded alternative payments business, has announced today 19 further mid-market merchant contract wins for its Payment Network in the retail and gaming sectors, including Betbidder, the sports auction site. Story pr
09-Dec-2010 01:15 PM

Redstone joins Brocade network

Redstone plc, the AIM-listed network-based provider of end-to-end managed services, has joined the Brocade Alliance Partner Network programme as an Elite partner. Brocade chose Redstone for its ability to deliver its entire portfolio of networking soluti
09-Dec-2010 01:09 PM

AIM Investments to resume trading tomorrow

Following the passing of the resolutions proposed at the AGM today, including a resolution to make changes to the Company's Investing Policy, the Company anticipates that trading in its ordinary shares on AIM will be restored with effect from 7.30am
09-Dec-2010 01:07 PM

New director at GRE

Waseem Malik has replaced Philippe Maso y Guell Rivet as an exectutive director at Guardian Royal Exchange plc. Mr Malik is Finance Director of AXA Insurance plc. Story provided by
09-Dec-2010 01:01 PM

Sir Ron Brierley retires

Sir Ron Brierley, will be retiring after 20 years as Chairman from the investment holding company, Guinness Peat, from the close of business today. The Board has appointed Mark Johnson as the new Chairman. Sir Ron will remain on the Board as a Non-Execu
09-Dec-2010 01:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 13:00

FTSE 100 MAN GROUP USD0.03428571 291.60 4.82% COBHAM ORD 2.5P 204.00 3.87% CABLE&WW ORD 5P 67.95 3.11% SERCO GRP. ORD 2P 584.00
09-Dec-2010 12:57 PM

Polyus board reshuflle

OJSC Polyus Gold, the leading Russian gold producer, has terminated the powers of their General Director, Evgeny Ivanov, and elected Mikhail Prokhorov in his place. Mr Prokhorov was previously Chairman and Ekaterina Salnikova has been elected in his pla
09-Dec-2010 12:56 PM

BAE Systems to cut 1300 Uk jobs

Defence and aerospace group, BAE Systems is to cut more than 1,300 jobs in the UK as a direct result of the cutbacks in Government spending. The termination of the Nimrod programme and the Harrier contract has forced the Group to consider job losses at
09-Dec-2010 12:47 PM

Photo-Me hikes dividend after strong first half

Photo-Me International plc reported a 25.6% rise in adjusted pre-tax profit to £14.0m from £11.2m for the six months to October 31 on turnover up 0.6% at £118.4m. Dilted EPS from continuing operations was up 60.3% at 2.32p from the previous 1.37p. The
09-Dec-2010 12:37 PM

Nautical says rig heading for North Sea

Oil and gas explorer Nautical Petroleum plc said the Transocean Galaxy II heavy duty jack-up rig left Dundee Harbour yesterday (Dec 8) to move to a stand-by location in the UK North Sea. Once weather allows, the rig will be moved to the Varadero location
09-Dec-2010 12:35 PM

Mwana Africa loss widens on production ramp-up

Mining company Mwana Africa plc reported a loss before tax of £7.5m for the six months to September, up from £3.9m. Revenue rose to £10.3m from £8.5m, on the back of a production ramp-up at the Freda Rebecca gold mine in Zimbabwe. Operating costs of £1
09-Dec-2010 12:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 11:00 and 12:00

Overall Market EURO. ISLAMIC ORD 1P 3.05 12.96% REGENCY MINES ORD 0.1P 7.16 11.01% AFRICAN EAGLE ORD 1P 10.25 9.33% AFRICAN COPPER ORD 1P 4.88
09-Dec-2010 12:23 PM

Pan Pacific aiming for Q2 start at Shaw pit

British Columbia quarry operator Pan Pacific Aggregates plc said it hopes to start operations at the Shaw Pit in the second quarter of 2011 after finalising the terms of an agreement in the first quarter. The company has advanced its negotiations to acqu
09-Dec-2010 12:18 PM

Park Group posts strong first half

Gift voucher business Park Group plc reported a 49% increase in revenue on continuing operations to £50.9m from £34.2m for the six months to September. The group narrowed its operating loss to £0.1m from the previous loss £4.7m. Pre-tax loss before VAT
09-Dec-2010 12:05 PM

Mirada revenue down 33% in year

Audio-visual content interaction specialist Mirada plc reported a 23% fall in gross profit to £3.7m from £4.8m for the year to March 31. The company's AIM suspension was lifted following publication of its annual report. Revenue fell 33% to £5.7m f
09-Dec-2010 12:03 PM

BoE MPC maintains status quo

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee today elected to maintain the official Bank Rate paid on commercial bank reserves at 0.5%. The MPC also voted to maintain the stock of asset purchases financed by the issuance of central bank reserves
09-Dec-2010 12:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 12:00

FTSE 100 MAN GROUP USD0.03428571 288.50 3.70% COBHAM ORD 2.5P 203.60 3.67% ROYAL BANK SCOT ORD 25P 42.36 3.37% SERCO GRP. ORD 2P 584.00
09-Dec-2010 12:00 PM

PLUSquoted Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 12:00

PLUS Market China CDM Exchange Centre Ltd 10.00 73.91% Geo Genesis Group Ltd - Class A War 2.00 60.00% Sheba Exploration (UK) plc 2.50 31.58% Ecovista plc 0.50
09-Dec-2010 11:55 AM

MOG pulls out of Tunisian frontier venture

Mediterranean Oil & Gas Plc said it had pulled out of the Tunisian Medjerda permit venture because of the high risk and costs. The company has a 25% working interest, with operator Range Petroleum holding 65% and Carthago Oil 10%. It could face a contra
09-Dec-2010 11:40 AM

Provexis schedules interims

Life-science business Provexis plc plans to announce its interim results for the six months to September on December 16. Story provided by
09-Dec-2010 11:31 AM

Velosi accepts £87.8m Carlyle offer

Oil and gas services company Velosi Ltd has agreed to recommend a cash offer for its entire share capital from the Carlyle Group valuing the company at about £87.8m. Velosi shareholders will receive 165p cash per share from Azul Holding 2 Sarl, represent
09-Dec-2010 11:30 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 10:00 and 11:00

Overall Market IMAGELINX ORD 0.1P 1.38 10.00% SAREUM ORD 0.025P 0.27 5.88% FRENCH CNCTN. ORD 1P 60.00 5.73% AFRICAN COPPER ORD 1P 4.62
09-Dec-2010 11:21 AM

Mirada suspension lifted

Trading on AIM in shares of interactive media company Mirada Plc was restored after publication of the company's annual report and accounts. Story provided by