Ian is the editor and a director of Proactive Investors. He oversees all editorial output and is also heavily involved with business development. He moved to Proactive from the Daily Mail, where he was City News Editor and Investment Editor and brings with him a wealth of experience in business and finance. At the Mail he directed the coverage of some of the biggest stories ever to emerge from the City as the credit crunch and banking crisis felled some of the nation's best known financial institutions. In his 20 years as a business reporter and editor Ian has worked for Dow Jones, writing stories for the international news wire and the Wall Street Journal. He also led the London company coverage for AFX News, now part of Reuters.
Hilary Clinton took aim at one US drugs company - yet the shock waves were felt here in London.
Total royalty income was £4.1mln, while adjusted profits jumped by 50% to £2.4mln.
The rejig comes as the company is preparing to drill a second well on the Tendara acreage in Morocco with the aim of proving the huge potential of the asset.
We continue to see positive trends across our target markets and management remains confident it can continue to deliver further growth over the remainder of the year - chief executive Phil Reason.
In total four exploratory wells were completed one found oil, two found gas, while the final hole, Cerro Morado Este x-1, was plugged and abandoned.
Sound has recruited Brian Mitchener as executive vice president of exploration.
Tlou’s partners are the American giant GE, or at least its power subsidiary, and IK Holdings, an Australian company that develops gas-fired generation.
The top performers were its Kuwaiti operations, the ibis Sharq and ibis Salmiya, which delivered occupancy rates of 92% and 83% respectively.
A look at some broker upgrades and downgrades on the day
On a week in which retailers came to the market, largely warned on trading and profitability and definitely failed to conquer, Barclays provided an antidote to the gloom with an upgrade to shares in Britain's largest grocer.
A company owned by one of Russia's richest men become a significant shareholder in Petropavlovsk.
Associated British Food, Soco, Rotork, Premier Oil, Kaz Minerals and BHP Billiton were in Friday's broker spotlight