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22 Oct
Sunday newspaper round-up: Spire, Mediclinic, Rolls-Royce, Brexit, SSE, GKN
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A South African healthcare provider is plotting a £1. 3bn swoop on Spire Healthcare, Britain’s largest chain of private hospitals. Mediclinic International is working with advisers from Morgan Stanley on a possible offer, according to City sources. It already has a 29. 9% stake in Spire - the maximum that can be held without making an offer for the other shares - having staged a raid on the stock two years ago. - The Sunday Times.

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22 Oct
Sunday share tips: Persimmon, Black Monday anniversary
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In the Sunday Times’ 'Inside the City' column this week, John Collingridge focussed on housebuilder Persimmon, describing the last five years as a “dizzying journey” for the company’s shares.

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20 Oct
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week down 15. 93 points, or 0. 21%, at 7,523. 23.

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20 Oct
Octagonal 'extremely pleased' as it reports record revenue and profits
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Octagonal updated the market on its trading on Friday, based on the unaudited interim figures for the six months to 30 September for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Global Investment Strategy UK, saying it was “extremely pleased” with the record revenues and profits achieved.

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20 Oct
Marlowe trading in line as acquisitions integrate 'well'
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Support services group Marlowe updated the market on its trading for the six months to 30 September on Friday, saying trading in the first six months of the financial year was in line with board expectations.

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20 Oct
Ncondezi agrees non-binding development offer with CMEC and GE
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Ncondezi Energy announced on Friday that it has agreed - in principle - to the terms of a non-binding offer with China Machinery Engineering Corporation and General Electric South Africa to enter into exclusive negotiations to develop, construct and operate the integrated Ncondezi 300MW coal-fired power project and open pit coal mine in Tete, Mozambique.

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20 Oct
Bacanora clears regulatory hurdle at Sonora lithium project
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Lithium exploration and development company Bacanora Minerals announced on Friday that the environmental impact statement - the ‘manifestacion de impacto ambiental’ (MIA) - for its flagship Sonora Project in Mexico has been approved by SEMARNAT, the Environment Ministry of Mexico.

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20 Oct
Elektron Technology completes sale of Sheen Instruments
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Elektron Technology confirmed it has completed the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary Sheen Instruments on Friday, to Industrial Physics.

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20 Oct
DX Group narrows loss after tough year
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DX Group reported preliminary results for the year on Friday, with revenue rising to £291. 9m from £287. 9m a year earlier, although EBITDA fell to £7. 2m from £18m.

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20 Oct
EServGlobal raises £24m to push forward HomeSend joint venture
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EServGlobal announced the successful completion of the institutional component of its 1-for-3 non-renounceable entitlement offer on Friday, which it first announced on Wednesday, alongside a firm placing to institutional investors.

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20 Oct
Asia report: Markets finish higher ahead of Japan election
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Markets in Asia finished higher on Friday, as investors brushed off uncertainty from various corners of the region.

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20 Oct
PowerHouse puts gasification system through 36-hour demonstration
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Ultra-high temperature waste-to-energy and waste-to-hydrogen systems developer PowerHouse Energy Group has confirmed the successful demonstration of its G3-UHT gasification system to investors, potential business partners and media on two recent open days at the Thornton Science Park near Chester.

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20 Oct
Velocys picks Mississippi site for first US biorefinery
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Renewable fuels company Velocys announced on Friday that it has signed a site option agreement with Adams County in the State of Mississippi for its first US biorefinery, to be located in Natchez, Mississippi.

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20 Oct
Armadale Capital agrees £0.4m facility for graphite project progression
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Natural resources-focussed investment company Armadale Capital announced on Friday that the company has agreed a financing facility with a consortium of “high net worth individuals” to provide up to £0. 4m in support of the continued development of the Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project in Tanzania, and the completion of a feasibility study in the first half of 2018.

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20 Oct
Henry Boot signals bumper year given fast rate of completions
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Henry Boot updated the market on its current trading on Friday, saying that it continued to be “very strong” across all business segments - in particular within property development and land promotion.

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20 Oct
IHG boasts good growth as development pipeline surges
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InterContinental Hotels Group reported a “good” third quarter on Friday, with global comparable revenue per available room up 2. 3%, and ahead 2. 2% in the year-to-date through the third quarter.

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20 Oct
US close: Markets little changed on Black Monday anniversary
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Wall Street's main averages finished mixed but little changed on Thursday, as traders booked some profits on the 30th anniversary of the 1987 Black Monday US stock market crash.

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19 Oct
SigmaRoc gobbles up Topcrete and Allen Concrete
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Buy-and-build construction materials group SigmaRoc announced the acquisition of Topcrete and its wholly owned subsidiary Allen Concrete on Thursday, for an initial cash consideration of £9m and a deferred conditional cash consideration of £3. 5m, subject to certain adjustments in respect of completion accounts.

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19 Oct
Keywords Studios acquires development service provider d3t
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Video games industry technical services provider Keywords Studios announced on Thursday that it has acquired d3t for a total consideration of £3m from the founders Jamie Campbell and Stephen Powell, and “others”.

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