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3D DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING PLC (3D.P.PM) is planning a move to London's junior Alternative Investment Market later this year, Chief Executive Graham Lay told Dow Jones Newswires Monday.
Lay, who declined to say whether the PLUS markets-listed company intends to raise any capital, added that it expects to be admitted to AIM in the autumn.
WELLSTREAM HOLDINGS PLC (WSM.LN), a U.K. oil and gas services company, Monday said it wants to set up more framework agreements with other companies, after it agreed a three-year framework agreement with Statoil ASA (STL.OS) to supply pipes for the Snorre oil and gas development, offshore Norway.
Wellstream told Dow Jones that framework agreements speed up the process of getting contracts, help build long-term relationships and improve clients' understanding of its products and services.
At 1430 GMT, shares -15 pence, or 3.3%, at 433 pence.
ACCESS INTELLIGENCE PLC (ACC.LN), a software and computer services firm, Monday said it is unlikely to avoid the impact of budget cuts entirely, but expects only a limited hit from any squeezed spending by its clients.
"There are going to be big cuts and I'm sure we won't avoid them completely but our solutions are relatively low-cost," Finance Director Jeremy Hamer told Dow Jones.
The firm said it is looking at "two or three" potential acquisition opportunities that it could wrap up as early as in the current half.
At 1430 GMT, shares +1 pence or 14.7% at 5 pence.
UNIQ PLC (UNIQ.LN), a convenience food maker, said the U.K. Pensions Regulator has turned down its proposals to tackle its retirement fund's finances.
Uniq, which makes sandwiches for customers including retailer Marks & Spencer Group PLC (MKS.LN), said the regulator said its proposals didn't meet all of its criteria for clearance. It didn't elaborate.
At 1430 GMT, shares -4 pence or 29% at 11 pence.
U.K. infrastructure investment company Gravis Capital Partners is set to close its fundraising Monday with over GBP40 million of funds to invest in subordinated debt with a focus on lending against private finance initiative, or PFI, projects in the U.K.
Managing Partner Stephen Ellis said the company's new fund, GCP Infrastructure Investments Ltd, will feed into its existing open-ended investment fund and give the fund access to more pools of capital thanks to its main market listing in London.
The U.K. Financial Services Authority said it fined a father and son for trading on inside information about small cap oil explorer Tower Resources PLC (TRP.LN).
Jeremy Burley was fined GBP144,200 and his father Jeffrey was fined GBP35,000 for engaging in market abuse, the FSA said.
The regulator said that on June 11, 2009, Jeremy Burley learned Tower Resources' first oil well in Uganda was unlikely to produce oil and a second well wasn't likely to be drilled at all.
The FSA said Burley passed this information on to his father and instructed him to sell his entire holding of 790,000 shares in Tower Resources. By doing so, he avoided a loss of GBP21,700, the FSA said.
The U.K. BioIndustry Association wants successful expatriate British entrepreneurs to lend their talents to biotech firms based in Britain as they await details of government funding plans for science, the biotech lobby group's chief executive told Dow Jones Newswires in a recent interview.
Nigel Gaymond said he wants to get senior British executives currently working in the U.S. and elsewhere to bring their expertise to fledgling companies in the U.K., where scarce funds and drug failures have depressed investors' enthusiasm for the sector.
UK COAL PLC (UKC.LN), a coal producer, said it expects to report a wider pretax loss for the first six months of the year because of production problems and the costs of refinancing its debts.
The company said first-half production was 2.7 million metric tons, down from 3.7 million tons a year earlier, due to delays to new coal seams coming into production and the declining yield of older seams.
At 1430 GMT, shares -4 pence or 11.8% at 34 pence.
STHREE PLC (STHR.LN), a recruitment company, said it is eyeing opening a raft of new offices outside the U.K. and Europe as it targets strong market opportunities overseas.
The company said first-half pretax profit more than doubled after it reduced its staffing significantly on the year.
The company said the recruitment market is improving but not yet fully recovered, and compared with the extremely distressed market last year, the first half of 2010 saw more benign conditions.
At 1430 GMT, shares -20 pence or 6.8% at 273 pence.
GEM DIAMONDS LTD. (GEMD.LN), a diamond producer, said full-year production may be behind target after strikes, rain and other problems hampered first-half production at its Letseng mine in Lesotho and Ellendale in Australia.
At 1430 GMT, shares -9 pence or 4% at 212 pence.
E2V TECHNOLOGIES PLC (E2V.LN), a manufacturer of electronic components like sensors and semiconductors, said trading in the 2011 fiscal year has so far been "significantly ahead" of a year earlier and current demand levels indicate this year's trading has the potential to be near the upper end of its expectations.
At 1430 GMT, shares +6 pence or 9.6% at 69 pence.
TURBOTEC PRODUCTS PLC (TRBO.LN), a maker of heat exchangers, said its subsidiary has been named as a defendant in two actions filed in the U.S. by Wells Fargo Bank against Turbotec's major shareholder Thermodynetics Inc. (TDYT).
Turbotec said that in filings made in the State of Connecticut Superior Court, it is alleged that Thermodynetics is in default on two loans secured on two properties in Windsor, Connecticut, which are leased to Turbotec Products, Inc.
At 1430 GMT, shares flat at 32 pence.
CARR'S MILLING INDUSTRIES PLC (CRM.LN), an agriculture products firm, said profitability in fiscal 2010 will be "well above" last year's underlying result due to a strong third quarter which was ahead of market expectations.
At 1430 GMT, shares +28 pence or 5.6% at 517 pence.
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-By Hannah Benjamin, Rachael Gormley, Jason Douglas, Razak Musah Baba & Iain Packham, Dow Jones Newswires; +44 (0) 20 7842 9298; firstname.lastname@example.org
Semiconductor maker e2v Technologies has said that full year trading will be only 'marginally below' its previous expectations, as it anticipates a strong second half to follow on from a below par first half. [11 Oct '12]
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