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.
McCarthy & Stone is heading in a new direction after the government announced plans to crackdown on the ground rents dodge but CEO Clieve Fenton, having reached 60, will not be the one with his hands on the tiller
"We look forward to a decision from the MHLW, which, if positive, would provide a new therapeutic option for appropriate patients with COPD in Japan," said Dr Ted Witek, the senior vice president and chief scientific officer at Innoviva
The incidence of homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia, the rare cholesterol disorder treated by Lojuxta, is higher in the Middle East than it is in Europe
Huntingdon's Disease is a rare genetic neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement, cognition and behaviour. This is an area of significant unmet medical need.
Advanced Onco's LIGHT system has been designed to electronically control the fast delivery of protons to the tumour site. The company has developed a measurement system that measures the speed of the beam, which allows the system to measure the energy of each proton pulse
The reporting period saw the company sign a number of commercial deals of increasing value across its product range as it builds multiple revenue streams from manufacturing, application and distribution partners across the world
The company's house broker said the price achieved was better than it had expected, although £750,000 of the consideration is dependent on the disposed-of business receiving R&D credits
The group had flagged its plans to raise funds, without which it was at risk of not being able to continue trading as a going concern
Our Stockpot editor has been off the boil for a while, lazing on the beach and what-not but he is back on the case now and will have some updates soon - unless he gets distracted by the World Cup. In the meantime, here is a recap of the virtual portfolios that are being trialled in this column.
Stockpot is running three virtual portfolios based on the idea of momentum investing - investing in stocks that are rising sharply. Next week, we will look at how the big caps and mid-caps did but this week we look at the horror story that is ... the tiddlers!
Plus500 continues to shine for the virtual portfolio while new entrant Strix Group has got off to a solid start. Since its inception, the portfolio has outperformed the FTSE 100 index.