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Monday 24 August, 2015

24-Aug-2015 07:45 AM

AOF manager issues quarterly report

A quarterly report on Africa Opportunity Fund for the period ended 30 June 2015 has issued been by the company's investment manager, Africa Opportunity Partners. Electronic copies of the report have been emailed to shareholders. Copies of the repo
24-Aug-2015 07:45 AM

Avocet losses narrow

Avocet Mining posts pre-tax losses of $37.7m for the six months to the end of June - down from $46.02m last time. The pre-tax loss before exceptional items was $7.0m - down from $20.2m a year ago. Gold production totalled 39,859 ounces, 11% lower than H
24-Aug-2015 07:41 AM

UTV Media looks to sell television assets

UTV Media has confirmed that it is in discussions regarding a potential sale of its television assets. This follows recent media speculation. The company says that discussions are ongoing and may or may not result in such a transaction being agreed. It
24-Aug-2015 07:41 AM

Empiric to acquire student property in Bath

Empiric Student Property has exchanged contracts to acquire on practical completion the long leasehold (125 years) on a site to be developed into a high quality turnkey student accommodation scheme on James Street West, in Bath, for a price of £7.65m (e
24-Aug-2015 07:39 AM

Balfour Beatty JV wins 'super sewer' contract

Balfour Beatty's joint venture with Morgan Sindall and BAM Nuttall has been awarded a £416m contract to construct part of London's new 'super sewer', the Thames Tideway Tunnel, for Bazalgette Tunnel. The Thames Tideway Tunnel will en
24-Aug-2015 07:38 AM

NewRiver Retail confirms Punch pub deal

NewRiver Retail (AIM: NRR), the UK REIT specialising in value-creating retail property investment, active asset management and development, has confirmed that it has exchanged contracts to acquire a portfolio of 158 pubs across England and Wales from Punc
24-Aug-2015 07:37 AM

Escher wins Irish contract

Escher Group Holdings, in conjunction with its partner An Post (the Irish Post Office), has been awarded the contract to digitally deliver Ireland's National Licence & Permits applications system for enterprises. Following a competitive tender run
24-Aug-2015 07:35 AM

InterBulk below market forecasts

InterBulk Group expects pre-tax profits for the year to the end of September - before intangible amortisation and exceptional items - to be below market forecasts and in line with that reported last year. In its interim results for the six months ended 3
24-Aug-2015 07:32 AM

BATM revenues fall

BATM Advanced Communications saw group revenue fall to $47.6m in the six months to the end of June - down from $56.7m a year ago. The group - a leading provider of real-time technologies for networking solutions and medical laboratory systems - said th
24-Aug-2015 07:28 AM

Hibernia forms JV with Starwood

Hibernia REIT has formed a 50:50 joint venture, the Windmill Lane Partnership, with an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group Global to own and develop the Windmill Lane site in Dublin's South Docks. The Windmill Lane Site is a one acre development sit
24-Aug-2015 07:27 AM

Headlam operating profits up

Floorcoverings distributor Headlam Group's operating profit rose 14.9% to £13.0m in the six months to the end of June. Revenue was up 4.0% at £313.5m and earnings per share rose by 14.7% to 11.7 pence. The interim dividend is up 15.4% at 6.00p p
24-Aug-2015 07:26 AM

Meggitt secures $25m defence contract in Canada

Meggitt, an international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, has won a $25m contract in Canada. It has been awarded by the Public Works Government Services Canada on behalf o
24-Aug-2015 07:25 AM

Amlin lifts dividend after solid first half

Amlin reports a solid performance in challenging markets for the six months to the end of June with pre-tax profits stable at £143.3m (H1 2014: £148.5m). Gross written premium increased by 6.2% to £2,007.6 million (H1 2014: £1,891.2 million) and the
24-Aug-2015 07:22 AM

Punch Taverns sells 158 pubs for £53.5m

Punch Taverns has reached agreement to sell 158 pubs which are not core to its estate for £53.5m to NewRiver Retail, a leading Real Estate Investment Trust focused on the UK retail sector. This agreement is consistent with Punch's strategy to sell
24-Aug-2015 07:22 AM

Costain JV wins £605m contract

Costain, the engineering solutions provider, has been awarded a £605m contract for the East works package of the Thames Tideway Tunnel in London in joint venture with VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche Ltd. The Thames Tideway Tunnel
24-Aug-2015 07:18 AM

AcenciA NAV up

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24-Aug-2015 07:00 AM

Boussard & Gavaudan NAV update

Boussard & Gavaudan says the estimated net asset value of its sterling shares was £16.9496 at the close of business on 21 August. The estimated NAV of its euro shares was �?¬19.2762. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
24-Aug-2015 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Month Ahead Events

UK26/08/2015 09:30 BBA Mortgage Approvals | Forecast: 46.0K | Previous: 44.5K26/08/2015 11:00 CBI Realized Sales | Forecast: 19 | Previous: 2127/08/2015 07:00 Nationwide HPI m/m | Forecast: 0.40% | Previous: 0.40%28/08/
24-Aug-2015 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Today's Events

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24-Aug-2015 07:00 AM

Economic Events - 7 Days Ahead Events

UK26/08/2015 09:30 BBA Mortgage Approvals | Forecast: 46.0K | Previous: 44.5K26/08/2015 11:00 CBI Realized Sales | Forecast: 19 | Previous: 2127/08/2015 07:00 Nationwide HPI m/m | Forecast: 0.40% | Previous: 0.40%28/08/
24-Aug-2015 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Tomorrow's Events

US25/08/2015 14:00 S&P/CS Composite-20 HPI y/y | Forecast: 5.10% | Previous: 4.90%25/08/2015 14:00 HPI m/m | Forecast: 0.40% | Previous: 0.40%25/08/2015 14:45 Flash Services PMI | Forecast: 54.1 | Previous: 55.725/08/20

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