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Monday 14 September, 2015

14-Sep-2015 08:15 AM

Applegreen earnings up 42%

Applegreen reports a strong operating performance in the six months to the end of June with adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation up 42% at �?¬10.7m. Group revenue rose by 16% to �?¬517m and adjusted pre-tax profi
14-Sep-2015 08:11 AM

CSSG wins new contracts

Croma Security Solutions Group says it has recently won significant contracts with a healthcare institution and a major London based property group, worth £1.5m and £1m per annum respectively. And it says the directors are increasingly confident about
14-Sep-2015 08:09 AM

Christie operating profits more than double

Christie Group's operating profits more than than doubled in the six months to the end of June at £1.7m (2014: £0.8m). First half revenues were up 8% at £31.7m and basic earnings per share rose to 1.0p from 0.75p. Chief executive David Rugg said
14-Sep-2015 08:06 AM

Akers Bio launches disposable breath ketone test

Akers Biosciences has started sales of its METRON Breath Ketone Test through the Amazon Marketplace and via the company's online sales portal This marks the first of a number of channels through which the Company intends t
14-Sep-2015 08:02 AM

Horizonte awarded new concession area

Horizonte Minerals has been awarded a new 1,610 hectare concession area adjacent to Glencore's advanced Vale dos Sonhos and Serra do Tapa nickel laterite deposits. The new concession - which has been granted for three years - is located approximat
14-Sep-2015 07:58 AM

Sprue Aegis hikes H1 pretax profit

Sprue Aegis has hiked its H1 pretax profit to £8.8m, from £2.1m. Revenue was £54.5m, from £23.8m. Interim dividend was 2.5p a share, from 2.0p. Financial highlights: �? Operating profit pre-share based payments charge more than tripled to £9.0m (H1
14-Sep-2015 07:58 AM

fastjet appoints chairman

fastjet has appointed Colin Child as non-executive chairman with effect from 1 October. Child, a chartered accountant, has extensive knowledge of international growth businesses and more than 20 years' experience as a director of listed companies i
14-Sep-2015 07:54 AM

Noricum Gold narrows H1 pretax loss

Noricum Gold has narrowed its H1 pretax loss to £0.27m, from a loss of £0.32m. Revenue was nil, versus £1353. Most of the losses were administrative expenses. MD Greg Kuenzel said 2015 has been a transformational year so far for Noricum. "In M
14-Sep-2015 07:54 AM

Strat Aero CFO joins board

Strat Aero has appointed Gerard Dempsey to the board as chief financial officer with immediate effect Dempsey is a chartered accountant with over 30 years' experience in senior finance roles across a range of global industries. Strat Aero says De
14-Sep-2015 07:49 AM

Amara launches new website

Amara Mining, the AIM-listed West African focused gold mining company, has launched a new corporate website ( In addition to Amara's press releases, presentations and share price information, the website also includes details of
14-Sep-2015 07:48 AM

Intertek acquires Dansk Institut for Certificering

Intertek Group has acquired Dansk Institut for Certificering, a quality assurance and certification company in Denmark. The company audits and certifies customers' operations against a wide range of standards from industry standards such as ISO 9001
14-Sep-2015 07:46 AM

DekelOil revenues up 187%

DekelOil Public Limited reports record output of 21,836 tonnes of crude palm oil and 3,733 tonnes of kernels in the six months to the end of June. DekelOil - operator and 51% owner of the vertically integrated Ayenouan palm oil project in Côte d&apos
14-Sep-2015 07:40 AM

CAML stays profitable despite fall in copper prices

Central Asia Metals' business remained profitable in the six months to the end of June despite a 16% drop in copper prices since the start of the year. Copper production totalled 5,444 tonnes, an increase of 7% on a year ago, and sales rose by 9% t
14-Sep-2015 07:35 AM

Kalibrate underlying earnings up

Kalibrate Technologies posts statutory pre-tax profits of $2.3m for the year to the end of June - up from $0.2m last time. The group - a provider of proprietary software-based products and services to the global fuel and convenience retail industry - s
14-Sep-2015 07:29 AM

LXB completes contracts with IKEA

LXB Retail Properties says a number of contracts have been concluded which will significantly reshape the group's investments at Greenwich. LXB says that as part of the arrangements made in May 2011 for the pre-let of Sainsbury's major new stor
14-Sep-2015 07:26 AM

Chaintek earnings down 54%

Chaintek's pre-tax profits fell by 56% to RMB64.2m in the six months to the end of June with revenues down 25% at RMB129.9m. The company - which provides logistics services to manufacturers of consumer goods in China - said EBITDA fell 54% to RMB67.
14-Sep-2015 07:23 AM

AEG joint venture with BEE

Active Energy Group and Biomass for Energy has entered into a joint venture agreement with Biomass Energy Enhancements LLC of Utah to exclusively commercialise a revolutionary new clean energy Biomass fuel manufacturing process. The joint venture compa
14-Sep-2015 07:21 AM

Lakehouse acquires Sure Maintenance Group

Lakehouse, the asset and energy support services group, has acquired Sure Maintenance Group Ltd for an initial cash consideration of £6.5 million (including repayment of debt). Sure is engaged primarily in providing gas servicing, maintenance and inst
14-Sep-2015 07:20 AM

Gem Diamonds sells 357ct Letšeng diamond

Gem Diamonds has sold an exceptional 357carat white diamond (recovered at the Letšeng mine in July) which achieved US$19.3m on tender in Antwerp last week. Chief executive Clifford Elphick said: "The Letšeng mine has produced two remarkable +300
14-Sep-2015 07:19 AM

BHP Billiton sets divi exchange rates

BHP Billiton has confirmed the currency conversion exchange rates for the 2015 final dividend of 62 US cents per share. The payments in local currencies will be: Australia - 87.781396 cents; New Zealand - 98.271219 cents; |South Africa - 845.593200 cent
14-Sep-2015 07:19 AM

IERET standstill agreement extended

The standstill agreement on Invista European Real Estate Trust's mezzanine loan facility provided by Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies was extended on Friday to 15 September. The group says this follows its announcements on 29 June, 13, 20, 28 J
14-Sep-2015 07:19 AM

Lighthouse pre-tax profits soar

Lighthouse Group's pre-tax profits increased by £271,000 or 308% to £359,000 in the six months to the end of June. Revenues increased by 2.5% to £23.9m, gross margins improved to 30% from 29% and EBITDA rose by £287,000 or 66 per cent. to £723,
14-Sep-2015 07:16 AM

Anglo American completes sale of Norte

Anglo American has completed the sale of its interest in Anglo American Norte SA to an investor consortium led by Audley Capital Advisors LLP, with Orion Mine Finance as the principal co-investor. Norte consists of the Mantoverde and Mantos Blancos copp
14-Sep-2015 07:15 AM

Escher's profit

Escher Group a world leading provider of point-of-service software for use in the postal, retail and financial industries - posts pre-tax profits of $1.26m for the six months to the end of June, 202% up on last time. Revenue rose by 7% to $11.85m and
14-Sep-2015 07:00 AM

Economic Events - Today's Events

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