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Friday 31 July, 2015

31-Jul-2015 09:30 AM

Vesuvius hit by decline in steel production

Vesuvius, a leader in molten metal flow engineering, has reported revenues of £703m in the six months ended 30 June 2015, down from £730m in the same period last year. Statutory profits were £37.9m, compared to £40.4m. The company said that the Lowe
31-Jul-2015 09:29 AM

Derwent London schedules interims

Derwent London will release its results for the six months to 30 June on 13 August. At 9:29am: (LON:DLN) Derwent London share price was +1.5p at 3630.5p Story provided by
31-Jul-2015 09:22 AM

JPMorgan Japanese IT loans with NAB

JPMorgan Japanese Investment Trust has announced that it entered into a Yen6,000,000,000 one year revolving credit facility and a Yen9,000,000,000 five year fixed rate term facility with National Australia Bank on 23 July. The company may employ gearing
31-Jul-2015 09:18 AM

MJ Gleeson relocation and board changes

MJ Gleeson has confirmed that the relocation and board changes announced in February and April became effective today. The group's finance function has been relocated and registered office address changed to 6 Europa Court, Sheffield Business Park, S
31-Jul-2015 09:11 AM

Coms in the red after 'exceedingly difficult year'

Coms posts a pre-tax loss of £14.9m for the year to the end of January against a profit of £1.2m last time. The group said the loss was due largely to significant impairments of c.£10m relating to the Telephony Services division Revenues rose by 228
31-Jul-2015 09:05 AM

Elektron resolutions passed at AGM

Elektron Technology has confirmed that all resolutions proposed at its annual general meeting yesterday were passed. At 9:05am: (LON:EKT) Elektron PLC share price was 0p at 6.75p Story provided by
31-Jul-2015 09:05 AM

ArcelorMittal earnings fall

ArcelorMittal's sales fell to $34,008m in the first half - down from $40,492m a year ago. EBITDA fell to $2,777m from $3,517m and net losses rose to $549m from $153m. In the second quarter, the group reports net income of $179m - compared with $52
31-Jul-2015 09:04 AM

Lloyds grows its first half profits

Lloyds Banking Group posts an underlying profit of £4,383m for the first half, - up 15% on last time. Total income rose by 2% to £8,968 and net interest income was up 6% at £5,715m primarily driven by margin improvement to 2.62%. 'Other inco
31-Jul-2015 09:02 AM

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

Overall Market Kibo Mining 4.00 +3.09% Sable Mining 0.49 +2.08% Evraz 99.38 +1.17% Record 39.13
31-Jul-2015 09:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 09:00

FTSE 100 ITV 276.60 +1.84% TUI AG 1087.50 +1.54% Ashtead Group 978.25 +1.48% Persimmon 2013.50 +1.
31-Jul-2015 08:51 AM

IMI on track despite challenging conditions

IMI reports first half results broadly in line with forecasts despite continuing challenging economic and market conditions in a number of its key sectors. The group says its five year plan continued to be executed effectively and good progress and incre
31-Jul-2015 08:46 AM

Banco de Chile posts record result

Banco de Chile posts a record bottom line of Ch$168bn in the second quarter and reports a significant uptick in loan growth. In the 2Q15, the bank's loan portfolio expanded by 3.5% QoQ and 8.3% YoY. Story provided by
31-Jul-2015 08:43 AM

Kuala extends deadline for investment review

Kuala Innovations has extended the deadline for a report to the board on a review of potential investment opportunities. Kuala - which appointed Galloway as the company's business development consultant last month - says the review remains ongoing.
31-Jul-2015 08:36 AM

Fitch affirms Hiscox at IFS 'A+'

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Hiscox's group core entities at insurer financial strength 'A+' rating. Fitch has also affirmed the long-term issuer default ratings of all Hiscox's holding companies at 'A-'. The outlooks on all ra
31-Jul-2015 08:36 AM

Boussard & Gavaudan NAV update

Boussard & Gavaudan Holding says the estimated net asset value of its sterling shares was £17.1716 at the close of business on 30 July. The estimated NAV of its euro shares was �?¬19.5281. At 8:36am: (LON:BGHS) Boussard Gavaudan Holding share pr
31-Jul-2015 08:35 AM

Eesti Energia net profits up

Eesti Energia sales revenues fell to �?¬181m in the second quarter - 11.5% down on a year ago. Despite lower sales, group EBITDA increased by 1.9% to �?¬69m and net profit amounted to �?¬6.8m (+10% y-o-y). Eesti Energia said the primary reas
31-Jul-2015 08:28 AM

Gulfsands update on $22m fundraising

Gulfsands Petroleum expects is proposed $22m fundraising to be through an open offer, subject to shareholder approval The company - which announced on 30 June that it was preparing a financing to raise approximately $22m - says it is working with its adv
31-Jul-2015 08:23 AM

Charles Stanley revenues up

Charles Stanley Group's revenues from continuing activities for the first quarter increased 4.9% to £36.3m. Total revenues, which include those of Charles Stanley Securities and Charles Stanley Financial Solutions, which at the end of the quarter
31-Jul-2015 08:20 AM

Alent adjusted pre-tax profits fall

Alent's adjusted pre-tax profits fell to £42.8m in the six months to the end of June - 0.2% lower on a reported basis and 1.8% down at constant currencies. Net sales value rose to £205.2m from £201.3m - up 0.5% at constant currencies - and adjus
31-Jul-2015 08:15 AM

BMR reports significant testing progress

Zambian-focused BMR Mining reports positive progress across its recent metallurgical testing which could significantly enhance the inherent value of the company's commercial interests. Highlights: - Wash Plant Tailings demonstrate materially
31-Jul-2015 08:13 AM

Active Energy update on Canadian forestry JV

Active Energy Group says it has been informed by the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations of Alberta that its investigation into the three M�©tis Settlements handling of their participation in the group's KAQUO Forestry & Natural Resources Developme
31-Jul-2015 08:11 AM

Bank of Ireland underlying profits jump

Bank of Ireland's underlying profits more than doubled to �?¬743m in the first half with pre-provision operating profit up 34%. The bank says key first half highlights include: · Successfully developing customer relationships; Group new
31-Jul-2015 08:10 AM

Another half year loss at Minoan Group

Minoan Group made an loss before tax for the six months ended 30 April 2015 of £759,000. The loss for the same period in the previous financial year was £694,000. £594,000. The company said that the underlying performance of the Group's travel d
31-Jul-2015 08:06 AM

Colt in the red

Colt Group posts a first half loss before tax and before exceptional items of �?¬13.0m (H1 2014: profit of �?¬13.6m), with the movement due to the inclusion of Colt Asia results, foreign currency movements and incremental depreciation. Revenue fo
31-Jul-2015 08:02 AM

European Assets Trust beats index

European Assets Trust NV's net asset value of its euro and sterling shares rose by 23.3% and 12.6% respectively in the six months to the end of June on a total return basis. The Euromoney Smaller European Companies (ex UK) Index in euro and sterling

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