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Friday 30 January, 2015

30-Jan-2015 09:28 AM

JLT unveils senior management changes

Jardine Lloyd Thompson has unveiled a raft of senior management appointments within its UK employee benefits business and JLT Asia. These appointments are subject to obtaining the appropriate regulatory approvals, where required. Mark Wood is retiring
30-Jan-2015 09:25 AM

Fitch affirms Kiwibank mortgage covered bonds at 'AAA'

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Kiwibank Limited's NZ$191m equivalent outstanding covered bonds at 'AAA'. The outlook is stable. The rating is based on KWB's long-term issuer default rating (IDR) of 'AA', an unchanged discontinui
30-Jan-2015 09:24 AM

Italy unemployment rate eases to 12.9% in Dec.

Italy's jobless rate eased to 12.9% in December, from November's revised 12.9%, figures from Istat showed. Story provided by
30-Jan-2015 09:23 AM

Spain's GDP growth rises, CPI slips lower - data

Spanish gross domestic product growth was 0.7% in Q4, on the heels of 0.3%, 0.5% and 0.5% rises in Q1, Q2 and Q3. The market had expected a rise of 0.5%. Meantime, Spanish consumer price inflation fell to -1.5% year-on-year in January, from -1.1% in Dece
30-Jan-2015 09:23 AM

Coal of Africa sees significant progress

Coal of Africa Limited - which operates in South Africa - reports significant progress in the three months to the end of December. Highlighs: · No lost-time injuries recorded during the quarter (FY2015 Q1: nil). · Signature of Biodiversit
30-Jan-2015 09:20 AM

French consumer spending up 1.5% in December

French consumer spending rose 1.5% in December, from November's downwardly revised rise of 0.2%. The market had expected a rise of 0.5%. Story provided by
30-Jan-2015 09:18 AM

Ferratum starts operations in Canada

Ferratum Oyj - an international provider of mobile consumer loans - launched its business in Canada today. The market entry in Canada is part of Ferratum's growth strategy that calls for operations to be expanded to a total of 30 countries in the
30-Jan-2015 09:18 AM

ANA revenues rise

Japan airline ANA Holdings saw revenues and profits rise in the nine months to the end of December, driven by further expansion of its international route network, tight cost control and the continued gradual recovery of the Japanese economy. In the Apri
30-Jan-2015 09:16 AM

German retail sales up 1.4% in 2014

German retail sales rose 1.4% in 2014, their fifth yearly rise in a row, data showed. In December, retail sales rose 0.2% in real terms, following gains in October and November. Story provided by
30-Jan-2015 09:14 AM

UK consumer confidence rises in January - Gfk

Gfk's UK consumer confidence index rose to +1 in January, equalling highs hit in mid-2014 and up from December's nine-month low of -4. The market had expected a smaller rise to -2. Story provided by
30-Jan-2015 09:12 AM

Hayward Tyler wins new orders

Specialist engineering group Hayward Tyler has won new orders worth more than £1.0m. The latest contract wins are for nine specialist pumps for deployment in the British Royal Navy's Astute Class and Vanguard Class submarines. The group also annou
30-Jan-2015 09:07 AM

Nighthawk in new JVs in northern Lincoln County

Nighthawk Energy has entered into two significant joint ventures with Cascade Petroleum in northern Lincoln County, Colorado. The JVs are located southwest from Nighthawk's Arikaree Creek field and Snow King project towards the town of Limon. Joi
30-Jan-2015 09:03 AM

EPIC net asset value up

Ediston Property Investment Co's net asset value at 31 December was £96.0m, or 101.1 pence per share - an increase of 5.1% (after launch and portfolio acquisition costs). The company has issued results from the date of its incorporation on 17 Ju
30-Jan-2015 09:02 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 08:00 and 09:00

Overall Market Ferrum Crescent 0.38 +26.67% Sefton Resources Inc 0.18 +20.00% Galileo Resources 3.50 +11.82% Global Petroleum 2.38
30-Jan-2015 09:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 09:00

FTSE 100 easyJet 1903.00 +7.70% Taylor Wimpey 138.40 +3.05% Persimmon 1624.00 +2.72% Diageo 2011.00 +2.
30-Jan-2015 08:59 AM

BBVA schedules Q4 results

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria will announce its fourth quarter results n 4 February. At 8:59am: (LON:BVA) Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Sa share price was +0.13p at 7.72p Story provided by
30-Jan-2015 08:53 AM

Bellzone appoints acting CEO

Bellzone Mining has appointed executive director Kum Hon Tung as acting chief executive officer until a new CEO has been recruited. Bellzone has recently commenced a search for a new CEO. Story provided by
30-Jan-2015 08:51 AM

Camco 'comfortably ahead of forecasts'

Camco Clean Energy expects results for the year ended 31 December to be comfortably ahead of management forecasts. The group says that in its in its interim statement, it reported a significantly reduced net loss compared with the prior period and perfor
30-Jan-2015 08:48 AM

Baobab resolutions passed at AGM

Baobab Resources has confirmed that all resolutions proposed at its annual general meeting yesterday were duly passed. At 8:48am: (LON:BAO) Baobab Resources PLC share price was +0.01p at 4.38p Story provided by
30-Jan-2015 08:47 AM

Air Partner on track

Air Partner expects full profit before tax for the year ending 31 January to be in line with current forecasts. The group says that since the publication of its interim management statement on 4 December, it has benefited from a better than anticipated
30-Jan-2015 08:45 AM

LSL inks contract extension with Santander

LSL Property Services has signed a multi-year contract extension between its surveying and valuation services division and the mortgage division of Santander. The contract, on terms reflecting the improved conditions in the mortgage market, continues the
30-Jan-2015 08:43 AM

Dalata gets approval for acquisition

Dalata Hotel Group has received CCPC approval for its proposed acquisition of the Moran Bewley's Hotel Group. At 8:43am: (LON:DAL) Dalata Hotel Group Plc Ord Eur0.01 share price was -3.62p at 222.63p Story provided by
30-Jan-2015 08:40 AM

Alpha Prospects update on Active Energy JV

Alpha Prospects has informed shareholders of an update issued by its investee company Active Energy Group about its Canadian forestry joint venture. The update said that Active Energy welcomed an investigation into M�©tis procedures related to KAQUO
30-Jan-2015 08:34 AM

Bowleven gets presidential decree for farm-out

Bowleven has received the signed presidential decree approving the Etinde farm-out deal with LUKOIL/NewAge. Bowleven says it is now await the gazetting of the decree, the final condition to completion of the Etinde farm-out and receipt of transaction p
30-Jan-2015 08:30 AM

Aquarius update on Zimbabwe export tax

Aquarius Platinum has issued an update on Zimbabwe's proposed export tax on unrefined platinum. The tax was proposed by the government in 2013 to encourage mining companies to invest in smelting and refining capacity in Zimbabwe. The tax, at a ra

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