Proactive news snapshot: Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas, Angling Direct, Circassia Pharmaceuticals...

A glance at some of the day's highlights from the Proactive Investors newswire

Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas Ltd -

Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas Ltd (LON:ECO, CVE:EOG) has announced a major new oil discovery in the Orinduik block offshore Guyana.

Angling Direct PLC (LON:ANG) sales continued to rise in the first half of its current year, while the fishing tackle retailer also unveiled a new store in Leeds as part of its expansion plans.

Circassia Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON:CIR) has hired one of Pfizer’s top executives to become its first chief operating officer. Jonathan Emms, who has held a number of senior positions at both Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline PLC (LON:GSK), will join the respiratory drug specialist next month.

Thor Mining PLC (LON:THR)(ASX:THR) has received further assay results from the second metallurgical bulk sample drill hole at the company's wholly-owned Molyhil tungsten molybdenum deposit in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Quadrise Fuels International PLC (LON:QFI) has signed an agreement with a European oil refiner to develop a potential project for its MSAR synthetic fuel oil.

Bluejay Mining PLC (LON:JAY) has received an export permit from the government of Greenland for the shipment of the 40,000 tonnes of run of mine bulk sample material from the Dundas ilmenite project to be processed at the company's pilot processing plant in Quebec, Canada.

Benchmark Holdings PLC (LON:BMK) is hopeful that a string of prospective licensing deals for its non-core animal vaccines will help to offset “challenging” conditions in the shrimp and seabass/ bream markets.

OptiBiotix Health PLC (LON:OPTI) continues to see commercial traction for its functional food technology. In the latest of a series of similar deals, the company said it had signed an exclusive manufacturing, supply and distribution agreement with Brisbane-based dairy supplier Maxum Foods for its SlimBiome weight management product.

Shanta Gold Ltd (LON:SHG) has booked revenues of US$53.6mln during the first half 2019 on the production of 42,230 ounces of gold from its New Luika mine in Tanzania.

The investment firm Tekcapital PLC (LON:TEK) said one of its portfolio companies has filed for an additional patent to protect its low-sodium salt.

Kodal Minerals PLC (LON:KOD) says it is seeking clarification over the status of £200,000 expected from stockbroker SVS Securities. The money was part of a £575,000 funding in July and due to be transferred today, but SVS went into administration last week.

Amphion Innovations PLC (LON:AMP) has sold 100,000 shares in lung scanning device maker Polarean Imaging PLC (LON:POLX) to reduce its outstanding debts. Following the sale, Amphion holds a 15.97% stake in Polarean.

Greatland Gold PLC (LON:GGP) has raised around £4.2mln from institutional and high net worth investors to advance exploration targets in the Paterson region of Western Australia.

Katoro Gold Plc (LON:KAT) has appointed SI Capital Ltd as broker with immediate effect as it looks to advance its projects in Tanzania.  “As mentioned recently, we are actively looking to increase the current combined JORC compliant gold resource at Imweru while continuing to develop Haneti in tandem with AIM listed Power Metal Resources plc, who are farming into this highly prospective project,” said chief executive Louis Coetzee.  “ I am bullish about the commodity basket that Katoro offers and I look forward to updating the market on further news as we advance the portfolio up the value chain."

Oracle Power PLC (LON:ORCP) has raised £500,000 through a share placing to pay off debt. The placing will be issued with one warrant for each share. Brandon Hill Capital Limited has agreed to take a 22.53% stake in the firm as part of the placing.  

Mosman Oil & Gas Ltd (LON:MSMN) said drilling at the Stanley 3 well in Texas has been completed on time and on budget after reaching a target depth of 5,100 feet.

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