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A share sale agreed in March has been renegotiated to give the Sound coffers a decent boost.
The purchase is expected to be earnings enhancing in its first full year.
DT Ultravert is on test with the oil field services giant Schlmberger and potentially solves the problem of ‘bashing’.
FOVIO is the new chip developed by Seeing Machines, which distils down all its driver monitoring technology. That’s 15 years work and experience.
The company currently owns assets in Peru and Colombia.
The new facility will be home to four people working on research and development and two in quality assurance.
The industry has benefited from a rise in the value of the yellow metal of almost US$200 an ounce in the past 12 months, although self-help has been the major driver for the AIM-listed digger.
The customer’s identity is unknown, although it is referred to as a “flagship US federal law enforcement agency”.
Vodafone, Centamin and Mondi have each been given the spotlight treatment.
A look at some early broker views from the City
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.