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Wednesday 26 November, 2014

26-Nov-2014 08:46 AM

Berkeley reports 43% resource increase at Salamanca

Berkeley Resources has confirmed a 43% increase in the total resource base at its Salamanca project in Spain following a substantial rise in the Zona 7 mineral resource estimate. Berkeley says the Zona 7 MRE has increased to 30.1 Mlbs U3O8 (previously
26-Nov-2014 08:41 AM

Helios Underwriting raises syndicate profit forecasts

Helios Underwriting has increased profit forecasts for the 2013 and 2012 open underwriting years of account for its portfolio of syndicate participations. For the 2012 year of account, the mid-point forecast has been increased from £1,953,000 (mid-point
26-Nov-2014 08:33 AM

Findel swings into profit

Findel - the UK home shopping and education business - posts a first half pre-tax profit for the first time in six years: a profit of £1.5m against a loss of £0.4m last time. And Findel says it is on track to enter 7-9% medium-term operating margin t
26-Nov-2014 08:26 AM

AZ and Amgen report positive results for brodalumab

AstraZeneca and Amgen have announced positive results from a phase III study of brodalumab in patients with moderate-to-sever plaque psoriasis. AstraZeneca and Amgen sai that AMAGINE-2, a pivotal, multi-arm phase III trial evaluating two doses of brodalu
26-Nov-2014 08:22 AM

GW to present at Piper Jaffray conference

GW Pharmaceuticals chief executive Justin Gover is scheduled to present at the 26th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference on 3 December at 12:30 p.m. EST time. The conference is being held at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City. A live au
26-Nov-2014 08:20 AM

EE notes shareholders' talks with BT

EE Ltd has noted that its joint shareholders - Deutsche Telekom AG and Orange SA - are in exploratory discussions with BT. EE Ltd - guarantor of the EE Finance £3,000,000,000 EMTN programme - says it regularly analyse the development of the market in
26-Nov-2014 08:15 AM

Finsbury Food revenues up

Finsbury Food Group's revenues have grown in the first four months of its new financial year and trading is in line with expectations, shareholders at the annual general meeting today will be told. In addition to the AGM statement, Finsbury also ann
26-Nov-2014 08:10 AM

Patisserie revenues and profits up

Branded caf�© and casual dining group Patisserie Holdings reports continued strong revenue growth in the year to the end of September. Revenues rose by 27.5% to £76.6m with adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation up 27
26-Nov-2014 08:06 AM

Biofrontera sees further progress on Ameluz

Biofrontera, the specialist for sun-induced skin cancer, says it has taken important steps towards further international approvals of Ameluz. As part of the approval process for Ameluz in the US, Biofrontera had discussed with the FDA to submit the &apo
26-Nov-2014 08:03 AM

Fitch affirms HSBC and its UK and HK units at 'AA-'

Fitch Ratings has affirmed HSBC Holdings plc's long-term issuer default rating at 'AA-' with a stable outlook and its viability rating at 'aa-'. At the same time, Fitch has affirmed the ratings of HSBC's key subsidiaries: HS
26-Nov-2014 08:03 AM

Kalimantan Gold positions for growth

Kalimantan Gold Corporation has today signed a non-binding letter of intent ( with Tigers Realm Copper Pty Ltd, a private Australian corporation within the Tigers Realm Group of companies, to purchase Tigers' interest in the Beutong copper-gold proje
26-Nov-2014 07:59 AM

IGas revnues hit by forex

IGas Energy's posts revenues of £34.5m in the six months to the end of September - down from £36.2m a year ago. Group production in the period was 489,389 barrels of oil, with ca. 7,730 Mwh of electricity sold, which together represents an avera
26-Nov-2014 07:55 AM

Omega Diagnostics improves H1 pretax profit

Omega Diagnostics has improved its H1 pretax profit to £0.21m, from a year-ago profit of £0.16m. Revenue was £5.7m, from £5.6m. It remains frustrated by 'inevitable' delays related to Visitect CD4. Chairman David Evans commented on Omega&a
26-Nov-2014 07:54 AM

Custodian REIT buys industrial unit

Custodian REIT, the UK property investment company, has announced a further property purchase, bringing the total funds invested following its initial placing and admission to the Official List on 26 March to £60.5m. The company has acquired a 59,618
26-Nov-2014 07:53 AM

First Property pre-tax profits up 184%

First Property Group's pre-tax profits jumped by 184% to £5.42m in the six months to the end of September. The property fund management group said diluted earnings per share rose by 220% to 4.07p and the dividend of 0.35p is up 6% on last time. Ch
26-Nov-2014 07:51 AM

Norcon sees FY revenues down 5%, margins improve

Norcon said, in line with expectations, revenues for H2 are expected to be ahead of H1, contributing to a likely FY outturn about 5% below the prior year. "Margins have continued to improve resulting in forecasted earnings before tax being broadly
26-Nov-2014 07:51 AM

Fitch affirms Barclays Bank at 'A'

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Barclays Bank's long-term issuer default rating at 'A' with a stable outlook and short-term IDR at 'F1'. The agency has also affirmed the bank's viability rating at 'a', support rating
26-Nov-2014 07:50 AM

Hogg Robinson underlying pre-tax profits fall

Underlying operating profits at corporate services company Hogg Robinson Group fell by 23% to £17.5m in the six months to the end of September. Revenues of £162.3m were down 4% on a reported basis but up 2% on a constant currency basis while reporte
26-Nov-2014 07:47 AM

Telford Homes improves H1 pretax profit

Telford Homes has improved its H1 pretax profit to £9.4m, from a year-ago profit of £7.7m. Revenue was £65.0m, from £73.7m. It hiked its dividend to 5.1p a share, from 3.7p. The board was 'very confident' of meeting market expectations for
26-Nov-2014 07:46 AM

Flybe inks white label agreement with SAS

Flybe has signed a white-label agreement to fly services for SAS, Scandinavia's largest carrier. Flybe will operate four ATR72-600 aircraft on behalf of SAS with initial operations due to start in October 2015. The aircraft, which will operate u
26-Nov-2014 07:45 AM

French Connection sees improved performance

French Connection saw an improved performance in the period from the start of August with a further strong reduction in losses before tax particularly through an improvement in the wholesale division and global licence income. The group says that for the
26-Nov-2014 07:43 AM

United Utilities H1 pretax profit slips lower

United Utilities' H1 pretax profit has slipped to £204.7m, from a year-earlier profit of £333.6m. Revenue was £859.4m, from £845.7m. It proposed an interim dividend of 12.56p a share, from 12.01p. CEO Steve Mogford commented: "We are appro
26-Nov-2014 07:42 AM

Fitbug agrees loan extension

Fitbug Holding has agreed that the repayment date of all loans, totalling £6.94 million, to the company from NW1 Investments Limited will be extended to 31 July 2016. Other terms remain unchanged including the interest rate which remains at 5%. NW1
26-Nov-2014 07:40 AM

Compass operating profits up

Compass Group reports another good year with organic revenue growth of 4.1%, driven by good levels of new business wins and high retention rates. Revenue for the group increased by 4.1% on a constant currency basis in the year to 30 September 2014. Ad
26-Nov-2014 07:37 AM

DMGT's revenue

Daily Mail and General Trust's underlying revenue rose 5% and reported revenues were up 3% after another year of growth. FY revenue was £1,864 million, from £1,802 million for the prior year. Reported revenues, up 3%, were adversely impacted by

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