COMPANY NEWS
08:09
Petra Diamonds warns over full-year results
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Petra Diamonds warned on Wednesday that its full-year results are likely to be below market expectations, with revenue around 8% to 9% below consensus on the back of lower production.

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08:06
Genel Energy appoints Esa Ikaheimonen as CFO
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Oil producer Genel Energy has appointed oil and gas industry veteran Esa Ikaheimonen as its chief financial officer with effect from 3 July.

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08:01
Syncona firm Nightstar raises another $45m
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Healthcare investment company Syncona announced on Wednesday that its portfolio company NightstaRx had completed a $45m Series C funding round, in which Syncona committed $12. 5m.

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07:57
Kier Group sees full year in line with expectations
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Property construction and services group Kier said it expected full year underlying profits to be in line with expectations.

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07:54
Stagecoach earnings fall despite rise in revenue
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Passenger transport operator Stagecoach released its preliminary results for the year to 29 April on Wednesday, claiming adjusted earnings per share of 24. 4p - down from 27. 7p year-on-year, but in line with the board’s expectations.

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07:40
Dixons Carphone claims 'strong' profit performance in preliminary numbers
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Electronics retail group Dixons Carphone released its preliminary results for the 12 months to 29 April on Wednesday, reporting group like-for-like revenue as growing 4%, with statutory revenue up 9%.

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07:23
Bunzl sees 7% jump in half year revenues; acquires 3 more businesses
Bunzl, packaging, consumer goods

International distribution and outsourcing group Bunzl said revenue for the half year was expected to have increased by 7% at constant exchange rates due to the improved underlying growth of between 3% and 4% and a similar impact from acquisitions.

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27 Jun
IMF argues for gradual removal of fiscal and monetary support in US
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The International Monetary Fund trimmed its forecasts for economic growth in the US cautioning about rising levels of public debt, even as it pointed out that the country was in its third-longest expansion since 1850.

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27 Jun
Hardide receives Nadcap accreditation for its coatings
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Advanced surface coating technology provider Hardide announced on Tuesday that Hardide Coatings had gained Nadcap accreditation for coatings.

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27 Jun
RedstoneConnect to install cabling at new Spurs stadium
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Smart building and commercial spaces technology and services provider RedstoneConnect announced on Tuesday that it was awarded a contract to install an IT cabling infrastructure throughout Tottenham Hotspur's new 61,500 seat stadium.

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27 Jun
WPP hit by cyber attack
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Advertising giant WPP said on Tuesday that some of its information technology systems have been hit by a global cyber attack.

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27 Jun
Wednesday preview: Nationwide house prices, Stagecoach, Tullow, Dixons Carphone
London houses

Wednesday will see the release of the latest house price data from Nationwide, while on the corporate front, investors will eye trading statements from Bunzl and Tullow Oil, and full-year results from Dixons Carphone and Stagecoach.

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27 Jun
Tavistock Wealth launches three new ACUMEN funds
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Tavistock Investments Group investment management arm Tavistock Wealth announced the “strengthening” of its offering on Tuesday with three new funds, increasing its flagship ACUMEN Portfolio range to seven risk progressive funds.

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27 Jun
Playtech founder Teddy Sagi sells 11.5% stake
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Teddy Sagi, a billionaire investor and the majority shareholder in the company behind Camden market, Market Tech, sold millions of pounds worth in shares of Playtech to fund his property empire.

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27 Jun
Share says H1 sales and profit will be ahead of expectations
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AIM-listed Share, which operates stockbroker The Share Centre, said on Tuesday that sales and profitability for the first half of the year will be significantly ahead of its expectations as trading has remained strong after a record first quarter.

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27 Jun
XLMedia buys cyber security comparison site for $2m
Internet security, computers, laptops

Performance marketing company XLMedia announced the acquisition of Securethoughts. com, a US-based cyber security comparison website, for a total cash consideration of $2m on Tuesday.

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27 Jun
Echo Energy confirms Sound Energy's Will Holland as finance chief
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South and Central American-focussed upstream gas company Echo Energy announced the appointment of Will Holland as its new chief financial officer on Tuesday.

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27 Jun
Cogenpower welcomes preliminary decision by Rome court

Cogenpower announced the preliminary decision of the Regional Administrative Court of Rome on Tuesday, in relation to the dispute between the company and the Italian supervisory agency for energy incentives, the GSE.

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27 Jun
LMS Capital ups tender offer to shareholders
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LMS Capital updated the market on its ongoing tender offer to shareholders on Tuesday, having initially announced its £6m offer on 6 June, before being notified of a forthcoming distribution of between $11m and $12m from San Francisco Equity Partners on 15 June, following that organisation’s partial realisation of its stake in YesTo.

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27 Jun
EU Supply receives first contract under customer framework
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E-procurement software provider EU Supply announced on Tuesday that it received its first contract pursuant to the new framework agreement entered into with an existing unnamed customer for additional services to its CTM platform, as announced by the company on 16 June.

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