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Tuesday 25 August, 2015

25-Aug-2015 09:00 AM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 09:00

FTSE 100 BHP Billiton 1028.25 +6.28% RSA Insurance Group 518.75 +4.80% Lloyds Banking Group ORD 75.98 +3.43% Antofagasta 551.25 +3.
25-Aug-2015 08:48 AM

DekelOil progress on RSPO certification

DekelOil reports significant progress towards gaining certification to the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil. DekelOil - the operator and 51% owner of the vertically integrated Ayenouan palm oil project in Cote d'Ivoire - says its objective is t
25-Aug-2015 08:43 AM

Fair Oaks Income portfolio update

Fair Oaks Income Fund Limited has announced that Fair Oaks Income Fund LP (the 'master fund') has entered into binding contracts to acquire, in the primary market, $28.0m notional of equity notes, representing 73% of the total equity, and $8.6m
25-Aug-2015 08:36 AM

ATTRAQT finance director to step down

ATTRAQT finance director David Stirling is to retire and step down from the board. He will remain involved in the day to day running of the finance function of the company in the short term, in order to ensure an orderly handover to Mark Johnson, who wi
25-Aug-2015 08:26 AM

Fitch affirms Gazprom at 'BBB-'

Fitch Ratings has affirmed PJSC Gazprom's long-term foreign currency issuer default rating at 'BBB-' with a negative outlook. The IDR and outlook are capped by that of Russia (BBB-/negative). Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
25-Aug-2015 08:25 AM

Kainos launches mobile-enabled healthcare platform

IT services provider Kainos has launched a mobile-enabled healthcare platform, designed to give healthcare providers and carers secure access to patient information, regardless of location. The new platform builds on the capabilities of Kainos Evolv
25-Aug-2015 08:14 AM

InfraStrata disappointed as Larne exits project

InfraStrata is disappointed that Larne Oil and Gas will not be taking part in the Woodburn Forest-1 project in Northern Ireland. InfraStrata says Larne - which exercised an option to acquire an interest in the project in September 2014 - has run into fu
25-Aug-2015 08:06 AM

Image Scan delivery milestone

Image Scan has made the first customer deliveries of both its new ThreatScan-LS1 portable X-ray detector panel and ThreatSpect, its new modular control and display software. The ThreatScan-LS1 panel is part of a fully integrated portable X-ray system, th
25-Aug-2015 08:03 AM

AFI Development posts H1 loss

AFI Development - a leading real estate company focused on developing property in Russia - posts a net loss of $33,2m for the six months to the end of June against a profit of US$3.7m last time. The company says this was largely due to valuation losses
25-Aug-2015 08:02 AM

Petrofac increases first half revenues by 25%

Petrofac has reported that for the six months eneded June 30 2015 revenues were up 25% to $3.2bn (2014: $2.5bn), as a number of OEC projects moved into execution stage. Underlying net profit was 4% lower at $130m (2014: $136m). It said it had been succe
25-Aug-2015 07:58 AM

Global Invacom completes Skyware Global deal

Global Invacom has completed its acquisition of Skyware Global with the transfer of 27,957,828 consideration shares - approximately 9.9% of the total issued and paid-up share capital of the company immediately following completion. Global Invacom has ap
25-Aug-2015 07:55 AM

Higher half year losses at PureTech Health

PureTech Health (LSE: PRTC), a science-driven healthcare company, has reported that in the six months to June 30 2015 there was an operating loss of $11.6m ($4.9m in HY2014). It raised gross proceeds of $196m in its initial public offering, having close
25-Aug-2015 07:52 AM

BHP Billiton divi up despite profits fall

BHP Billiton's attributable profits fell by 86.2% to $1.9bn in the year to the end of June. Profit from continuing operations fell by 61.7% to $8.7bn while basic earnings per share were 86.2% lower at 35.9 cents. On an underlying basis, earnings b
25-Aug-2015 07:48 AM

Half year revenues at Polymetal International down by 11%

Polymetal International has reported that revenue in the first half of this year decreased by 11% to $648m compared to the same period last year. This was driven by gold and silver prices decreasing 7% and 18% respectively year-on-year. The volume of bot
25-Aug-2015 07:44 AM

FOGL pre-tax losses rise

Falkland Oil and Gas Limited posts a pre-tax loss of $1.9m for the six months to the end of June compared with $1.3m last time. Administrative expenses and the loss from operations were virtually flat at $1.6m and $2.1m respectively while net finance inc
25-Aug-2015 07:42 AM

Proposed acquisition of MXC Holdings

MXC Holdings (AIM: MXCP), the AIM quoted technology focused merchant bank, has provided an update on the proposed acquisition of its entire issued share capital and the conditional issue of 1,649,089,816 new ordinary shares. The acquisition was first ann
25-Aug-2015 07:38 AM

Eurocell adjusted earnings up after robust H1

Eurocell reports a robust first half performance with strong profitability in line with full year forecasts. Revenues of £82.5m were down 0.7% on last time but gross margins improved to 52.2% from 48.0% and adjusted earnings before interest, tax, deprec
25-Aug-2015 07:33 AM

GMS earnings up after solid first half

Gulf Marine Services reports a solid first half with revenues up 8% at US$98.2m - up 11% on a constant currency basis. The group - a leading provider of self-propelled self-elevating support vessels serving the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy sect
25-Aug-2015 07:29 AM

Al Noor revenues rise

Al Noor Hospitals Group reports improved revenue for tjhe six months to the end of June driven by higher outpatient volumes. Revenues rose by 8.5% to $244.0m and underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation increased by 4.3% to
25-Aug-2015 07:26 AM

Half year sales increase by 16% at Regus

Regus, the global workplace provider, has reported that for the six months ended 30 June 2015 revenues were up 16.4% in H1 and underlying operating profit up 62%, compared to the same period last year. Underlying earnings per share improved by 88% to 4.9
25-Aug-2015 07:25 AM

Drop in revenues at Capital Drilling

Capital Drilling's first half revenues fell by 13.5% to $39.0m and the group posts a net loss after tax of $3.2m against a profit of $1.8m. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation fell to $7.9m from $12.5m but the group reports
25-Aug-2015 07:21 AM

CIB gets CBE approval for CITI transaction

Commercial International Bank (Egypt) has received the approval of the Central Bank of Egypt to acquire the retail portfolio and cards businesses of Citibank Egypt, and that it is in the integration process. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
25-Aug-2015 07:19 AM

James Fisher profits fall

Marine service provider James Fisher and Sons posts underlying operating profits of £20.0m for the six months to the end of June - down from £24.4m last time. Underlying profit before tax was £17.8m compared with £21.9m last time while revenue of £2
25-Aug-2015 07:17 AM

Revised possible cash offer from Zurich for RSA Insurance

RSA Insurance Group has received a revised proposal from Zurich Insurance Group regarding a possible all cash offer. It is that Zurich would possibly offer 550p for each ordinary RSA share and, in addition, under the terms of the proposal, RSA ordinary s
25-Aug-2015 07:16 AM

Antofagasta hit by lower prices

Antofagasta's revenue fell to $1,785.9m in the six months to the end of June, 31.4% down on a year ago. This was due to significant declines in copper and by-product prices and lower sales volumes due to delayed shipments from bad weather. Earning

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