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Friday 18 July, 2014

18-Jul-2014 07:46 AM

Redefine Int'l sees FY earnings in line

Redefine International said it expects earnings for the current financial year to be in line with management expectations. It was focused on improving the quality of its portfolio to underpin long-term income returns and extending its debt facilities to
18-Jul-2014 07:46 AM

Aurora Investment beats benchmark

Aurora Investment Trust outperformed its benchmark in the four months to the end of June. The FTSE All-Share Index was down by 1.8% in the period whereas the company's net asset value (excluding income) ended the period with a nil gain. The share p
18-Jul-2014 07:45 AM

Anglo Asian output up

Anglo Asian Mining reports a significant increase in gold and copper production in the second quarter from its Gedabek and Gosha gold/copper/silver mining operations in western Azerbaijan. Gold production totalled 15,736oz (10,849oz from the agitation l
18-Jul-2014 07:44 AM

Sterling Energy H1 pretax profit slips

Sterling Energy booked an H1 pretax profit of $1.7m, from a profit of $1.8m a year earlier. Revenue was $9.1m, from $10.6m. No dividend was proposed. Story provided by
18-Jul-2014 07:38 AM

Dev Sec maintains high level of activity

Development Securities says it has maintained a high level of activity across its diversified portfolio of projects during the period from the beginning of March. Chief executive Michael Marx said: "This has been an exciting period for the Company,
18-Jul-2014 07:37 AM

Bosses plan staff pay rises, says IoD

Over two thirds of company directors surveyed by the IoD say they expect to increase staff pay at least in line with inflation over the next 12 months. Seeking to reverse a trend of stagnant pay and below-inflation rises, as highlighted by the most recen
18-Jul-2014 07:36 AM

Jersey Electricity unit sales down

Jersey Electricity's unit sales in its energy business for the quarter to the end of June were 9% lower than the a year ago due to temperatures being higher than both last year and the long-term average. Unit sales for the month of July to date are
18-Jul-2014 07:33 AM

Begbies Traynor Red Flag sees rise in distress levels

Begbies Traynor's latest Red Flag Alert report shows a big rise in firms in 'significant' distress in the second quarter. The alert - which monitors the financial health of 'corporate UK' - said levels of 'significant'
18-Jul-2014 07:30 AM

PMEA proposes acquisition of Sheltam Holdings

PME African Infrastructure Opportunities has agreed to acquire, via one of its subsidiaries, the 50% of the issued share capital of Sheltam Holdings (Proprietary) Ltd it does not already own together with certain shareholder loans made by the vendors to S
18-Jul-2014 07:30 AM

Capital for Colleagues loan to MIA Solutions

Capital for Colleagues has invested £50,000 in MIA Solutions Ltd by way of a convertible secured loan. MIA provides a cost effective accountancy service to small owner and employee managed businesses, ideally complementing Capital for Colleagues'
18-Jul-2014 07:29 AM

China Africa non-exec resigns

China Africa Resources non-executive director that Shasha Lu has resigned with immediate effect. Lu was appointed as a director in conjunction with the investment by HK ECE and the company would like to thank her for her contribution as a director during
18-Jul-2014 07:28 AM

Avanti pre-tax profits to be lower than consensus

Avanti Communications expects full-year revenues to be in line with market forecasts but warns that pre-tax profits will be lower than consensus. It says that approximately half of the variance resulting from bond refinancing costs of $7m and the balance
18-Jul-2014 07:28 AM

Record raises AUME

Currency manager Record said at 30th June the Group's assets under management equivalents ('AUME') totalled $54.1bn (31st March 2014: $51.9bn). AUME expressed in Sterling as at 30th June 2014 totalled £31.6 billion (31st March 2014: £31.
18-Jul-2014 07:25 AM

HomeServe in line with expectations

International home emergency group HomeServe is trading in line with expectations and reports solid progress in its UK business in the first three months of the current financial year with a continued strong retention rate. It adds: "Our Internat
18-Jul-2014 07:23 AM

SyQic confident of meeting FY expectations

SyQic said the first half of 2014 has gone well, and the board remains confident the group will meet market expectations for the current financial year. "Good progress has been made in the Group's YooMob (telco product line) division. Since w
18-Jul-2014 07:22 AM

Aer Lingus CEO to step down in May

Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller will step down in May 2015. Mueller was appointed to the group five years ago in July 2009 as CEO and has served as an executive director since September 2009. The board will now commence a process to selec
18-Jul-2014 07:20 AM

Findel sees improvement in bottom line numbers

Multi-channel retailer Findel said during the seasonally quietest trading period the group has delivered a substantial improvement in bottom line performance despite lower sales, as a result of improved margins and cost savings. The largest business, E
18-Jul-2014 07:13 AM

DCC on budget

Business support services group DCC said overall trading for the quarter to end-June has been in line with budget, with full year earnings seen higher. DCC Energy, the Group's largest division, traded broadly in line with budget but, as anticipate
18-Jul-2014 07:08 AM

Net fees surge boosts Walker Crips net revenue by 12.2%

Financial services firm Walker Crips Group said during the quarter to end-June, net revenue increased 12.2% to £3.6m, compared with the £3.2m in the same quarter last year, as net fees rose 20% in the period. The investment management division further
18-Jul-2014 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Month Ahead Events

UK21/07/2014 00:01 Rightmove HPI m/m21/07/2014 09:30 Public Sector Net Borrowing21/07/2014 11:00 CBI Industrial Order Expectations23/07/2014 09:30 MPC Official Bank Rate Votes23/07/2014 09:30 MPC Asset Purchase Fa
18-Jul-2014 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Today's Events

US18/07/2014 14:55 Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment18/07/2014 14:55 Prelim UoM Inflation Expectations18/07/2014 15:00 CB Leading Index m/mEU18/07/2014 09:00 Current AccountJP
18-Jul-2014 07:00 AM

Economic Events - 7 Days Ahead Events

UK21/07/2014 00:01 Rightmove HPI m/m21/07/2014 09:30 Public Sector Net Borrowing21/07/2014 11:00 CBI Industrial Order Expectations23/07/2014 09:30 MPC Asset Purchase Facility Votes23/07/2014 09:30 MPC Official Ban

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