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BATM stays bullish on growth through contract wins and new product developments

What it does BATM Advanced Communications Ltd (LON:BVC) provides solutions for networking and cybersecurity as well as for bio-medical and bio-waste treatment through its two operating divisions. The networking and cyber division offers telecoms and network solutions, focusing on advanced software and cybersecurity, to tier 1 businesses and governments worldwide. The...

Argo Blockchain builds mining capacity to ride crypto wave

We remain optimistic about the Company's prospects for 2020 and look to the future with confidence Peter Wall, chief executive What it does Argo Blockchain Plc (LON:ARB) is listed on the main board of the LSE and focuses on the mining of cryptocurrency. Crypto mining is the process of using powerful computers...

Hurricane Energy hit with extra costs as Spirit Energy partner-funding stalls

Hurricane Energy PLC (LON:HUR) shares rose on Friday after the explorer revealed it has taken an US$8.5mln hit as Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) backed partner Spirit Energy has stalled on the next phase of its partnership deal for the Greater Warwick oil project, in the West of Shetland region, a...

Profiting from coronavirus: which companies are benefiting, how investors should act

It's hard to see the positives with the coronavirus having reached almost 80 countries and notched up death toll of more than 3,000. But investors are a strange bunch, inoculating themselves from emotions and training themselves to look for investment opportunities during hard times. Investment sage Warren Buffet's quote to "be...

Fears grow for airlines as trade body ups estimate of coronavirus cost four-fold

Flybe might just be the first of many airlines to go under if the coronavirus spreads widely, industry trade body the International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned today. Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's director general, said the turn of events as a result of Covid-19 was almost 'without precedent' as he...

Coats Group says impact of coronavirus has thus far been restricted to its Chinese business

Coats Group PLC (LON:COA), the industrial thread manufacturer, climbed 1.9% to 59.2p in a falling market on the back of its 2019 results. "Absent a material impact from Covid-19, Coats remains well placed to execute our strategy and deliver another year of growth in 2020," said Rajiv Sharma, the group's...

Iconic Labs’s GSN picks up another content deal

Iconic Labs PLC's (LON:ICON) recent acquisition Gay Star News has signed a content and marketing agreement with an unnamed sports and entertainment presenter. It is the third such content and marketing deal GSN has signed in the space of four weeks, with the previous deals involving an airline and...

Cineworld plunges as Bond film’s coronavirus delay could be first of many

Cineworld PLC (LON:CINE) shares plunged after the release date of the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die, was pushed back to November from April over coronavirus concerns, leading to analysts at Peel Hunt downgrading their rating. In a note on Thursday Peel Hunt said the delay meant...

Pan Asia Metals on schedule for IPO as it advances Thai lithium and tungsten projects

Pan Asia Metals Limited (PAM) continues to progress lithium and tungsten projects in Thailand with the company on schedule to lodge a prospectus next month for its Initial Public Offering on ASX. Exploration Prospecting Licences (EPL) have been granted for the Bang Now Lithium Project (BNLP) and laboratory analysis of...

FTSE 100 closes firmly in the red as health fears abound

FTSE 100 closes 110 points lower ITV is biggest Footsie laggard FTSE 250 drops 419 points 5.30pm FTSE 100 closes 110 points down FTSE 100 index closed firmly in the red on Thursday amid a wide-spread sell-off, despite stimulus measures from central banks and governments this week. Britain's blue-chip benchmark closed down around...