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Monday 23 February, 2015

23-Feb-2015 04:29 PM

Altmann hits out at tinkering with pensioner benefits

Protecting pensioner benefits is politically astute but also makes some sense for now, the Government's business champion for older workers, Ros Altmann, says. She believes that tinkering with the current package of benefits is not a solution - they
23-Feb-2015 04:18 PM

Thomas Cook resolutions passed at AGM

Thomas Cook Group has confirmed that all resolutions proposed at the annual general meeting today were duly passed. At 4:18pm: (LON:TCG) Thomas Cook Group PLC share price was +0.2p at 123.2p Story provided by
23-Feb-2015 04:02 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 15:00 and 16:00

Overall Market Thor Mining 0.09 +12.50% Plutus Powergen Ord 0.1 1.18 +9.26% African Consolidated Resources Ord 0.78 +6.85% Westminster Group 27.50
23-Feb-2015 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 G4S 291.85 +2.80% easyJet 1796.00 +2.51% International Consolidated Airlines 563.25 +2.22% Shire 5175.00 +2.
23-Feb-2015 03:45 PM

Touchstone's TGL Services appoints CEO

Touchstone wholly owned subsidiary TGL Services, which acquired GOS Systems in late 2014, has appointed Jamie Ridealgh as chief executive. In his role, he will lead the executive team, and the operations, sales, and product development teams. Ridealgh
23-Feb-2015 03:41 PM

Chief Secretary to the Treasury visits Oxford BioMedica

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander visited Oxford BioMedica's laboratories on the Oxford Science Park today. During the visit, he toured the company's process development lab, a facility dedicated to the development of robust and s
23-Feb-2015 03:37 PM

Acal strengthens its board

Acal - a leading international supplier of customised electronics to industry - has appointed Nick Salmon, as a non-executive director with effect from 1 March. Salmon is currently a non-executive director of Elementis and of Interserve. Prior to his cu
23-Feb-2015 03:19 PM

Innovation Group schedules AGM

The Innovation Group will hold its annual general meeting at its registered office at Yarmouth House, 1300 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire PO15 7AE, on 25 March at 9.30 a.m. At 3:19pm: (LON:TIG) Innovation Group The PLC share price was +0.13p at 2
23-Feb-2015 03:17 PM

Pan African deputy chairman to step down

Pan African Resources deputy chairman Phuti Mahanyele intends to resign from the role and as a non-executive director with effect from 30 June. Mahanyele's intention to resign her positions is a direct consequence of her resignation from Shanduka,
23-Feb-2015 03:11 PM

CMA clears deal

The Competition and Markets Authority has cleared the anticipated acquisition of the remaining 50% of Holdings' share capital by esure. The CMA has decided, on the information currently available, not to refer the transaction merger t
23-Feb-2015 03:08 PM

US existing-home sales fall 4.9%

US existing-home sales fell to 4.82 million in January and their lowest rate in nine months, the National Association of Realtors said today. Existing-home sales were down by 4.9% from an upwardly-revised 5.07 million in December. Despite January�€
23-Feb-2015 03:02 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 14:00 and 15:00

Overall Market MXC Capital Ord 1p 2.85 +12.65% Unitech Corporate Parks 3.06 +10.07% Forte Energy NL 0.16 +6.67% EMED Mining Public 4.13
23-Feb-2015 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 International Consolidated Airlines 567.00 +2.90% easyJet 1794.00 +2.40% Shire 5162.50 +1.92% London Stock Exchange Group 2504.00 +1.
23-Feb-2015 02:59 PM

EMED pleased with Rio Tinto project progress

EMED Mining Public Limited is pleased with the rapid progress being made in the development of the Rio Tinto copper project. EMED said that having obtained final permitting, as announced on 23 January, the vompany has continued to focus on further devel
23-Feb-2015 02:44 PM

Pantheon strengthens its board

Pantheon International Participations has appointed David Melvin as a non-executive director. Melvin is an investment and financial services professional with almost 30 years' experience in investment and private banking. Most recently he was a par
23-Feb-2015 02:37 PM

Standard Life UK Smaller Cos beats benchmark

Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust's net asset value rose by 1.6% in the six months to the end of December on a total return basis. This compares with a total return of -1.3% for the company's benchmark, the Numis Smaller Companies, Index
23-Feb-2015 02:33 PM

Clear Leisure agrees sale of H&L Fund

Clear Leisure has agreed to sell Alnitak, the vehicle which controls the entire share capital of the Hospitality & Leisure Fund ('H&L Fund'), which it acquired on 23 May. The company has agreed a sale price of Alnitak of �?¬500,000. As a re
23-Feb-2015 02:16 PM

Hobsons acquires Starfish Retention Solutions

Hobsons, the world's leader in connecting learning to life, has acquired Starfish Retention Solutions, the leading provider of student success and advising systems for higher education institutions. Hobsons says the Starfish Enterprise Success Pla
23-Feb-2015 02:14 PM

Badada-1 plugged and abandoned, says Premier

Premier Oil has announced that the Badada-1 exploration well (Premier 55%) drilled on Block 2B, onshore Kenya, has reached a total depth of 3,500 metres and is being plugged and abandoned as a dry hole. The well was drilled within budget. At 2:14pm: (L
23-Feb-2015 02:05 PM

Marston's CEO to join Bovis Homes board

Marston's chief executive Ralph Findlay will be appointed a non-executive director of Bovis Homes Group with effect from 7 April. Findlay will also be a member of the nomination, remuneration and audit committees and will chair the audit committee f
23-Feb-2015 02:02 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 13:00 and 14:00

Overall Market Boxhill Technologies Ord 0.1p 0.11 +10.00% Sefton Resources Inc 0.12 +9.09% Pressure Technologies 255.00 +7.82% Turbo Power Systems Inc 0.53
23-Feb-2015 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 International Consolidated Airlines 565.25 +2.59% London Stock Exchange Group 2507.00 +1.87% easyJet 1784.00 +1.83% Whitbread 5085.00 +1.
23-Feb-2015 01:57 PM

Riverview offer for Narborough extended

Riverview Rubber Estates' mandatory offer for Narborough Plantations has been extended until 1 p.m. on 16 March. Riverview said that at 1.00 p.m. today it had received valid acceptances in respect of 2,807,936 Narborough shares - approximately 21.09
23-Feb-2015 01:50 PM

Retailers see dip in sales growth, says CBI

Retail sales were broadly flat in the year to February while orders placed upon suppliers fell, according to the Confederation of British Industry's latest quarterly Distributive Trades Survey. The survey of 138 firms including 62 retailers showed
23-Feb-2015 01:25 PM

KIPCO net profits up 15%

Kuwait Projects Company has announced a net profit of KD46.1m (US$ 157.4m), or 33 fils per share for the year ended 31 December - an increase of 15% on the KD40.1m (US$137m), or 27.92 fils per share, reported in 2013. KIPCO's board is recommending

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