John has been covering financial markets since before the FTSE 100 existed, starting out on the Industries and Commodities team at Dun & Bradstreet, before moving on to Datastream, where he was head of the news team for several years. After a succession of management roles at Thomson Reuters he returned to front-line journalism in 2006. Prior to joining Proactive Investors he was managing editor at Sharecast.
Management has made some tough decisions, cutting the cost base, since a disappointing first-half performance and expects the benefits to really kick in next year
"The successful launch of Sexcel, our innovative proprietary 21st century sexed semen product in September 2017, was a real highlight after many years of pioneering development"
The company is trialling a number of strategic initiatives designed to increase customer appeal and offer a broader choice of tenure options, increased flexibility and affordability
The company has been looking for a permanent chief financial officer since the beginning of May
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer type in China, with about 380,000 new cases per year
In common with some other companies, IXICO has decided it has way too many shareholders on the register with negligible shareholdings. It plans to offer them a way to offload those shares without incurring dealing costs.
Joseph Colliver FCA has been made a director of the company
SkinBioTherapeutics' platform applies research discoveries made on the activities of lysates derived from probiotic bacteria when applied to the skin
Investing in hot stocks in the small caps space is what Americans would call a "crap shoot" - with the emphasis on the crap.
The virtual portfolio based on momentum investment is not working out too well for middle-ranking companies. The portfolio has a heavy bias towards energy companies, and this month's addition of Gulf Keystone sees the portfolio doubling down on producers from Kurdistan.
It is time to check in on how the three "momentum" virtual portfolios are doing and spruce them up a bit, starting with the portfolio featuring companies with a market cap of more than £1bn
The transfer of Plus500 from AIM to the main market has forced Stockpot's AIM Sustainable Dividends portfolio to bank handsome profits; will three newcomers be able to emulate Plus500's meteoric rise?