Bed and ISA trades are always transacted around the bid. It's not an MM trick, it is just how they happen and unrelated to the levels of shares may or may not be left or being sold from any tame seller. The holder probably wanted it done whilst the bid was 21.5.
European Investment Bank drops fossil fuel funding15 Nov 2019 14:06
The European Union is to stop funding oil, gas and coal projects at the end of 2021, cutting €2bn (£1.7bn) of yearly investments.
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU's financing department, will bar funding for most fossil fuel projects.
The ban will come into effect a year later than originally proposed after lobbying by EU member states.
Since 2013, the EIB has funded €13.4bn of fossil fuel projects.
Last year it funded about €2bn worth of projects.
Under the new policy, energy projects applying for EIB funding will need to show they can produce one kilowatt hour of energy while emitting less than 250 grams of carbon dioxide, a move which excludes traditional gas-burning power plants.
Gas projects are still possible, but would have to be based on what the bank called "new technologies" such as carbon capture and storage, combining heat and power generation, or mixing in renewable gases with the fossil natural gas.
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More cash will be looking for a home in the renewables space. It's still the first ripples of a tidal wave of divestment but it is growing and growing by the day as more and more organisations make the jump.
It's slightly odd to call this board the worst board. It's probably got one of the most consistent groups of well-researched shareholders on LSE. Ones that don't fade into nothingness at every rise and that have spent a great deal of time and effort sharing knowledge and constructing a 3rd party website that captures much of the content and information readily shared. How many other boards have that, how many have raised what this one has for charity?
I don't know why you would expect people to want to discuss the possibility of a placing that the CEO has rebuked or the fantastical idea of the SP being kept in a range for the JSE listing, when clearly both theories are nothing more than provocatively negative. Dressing your position up as being hard done by and not being welcomed because people don't just lap that nonsense up is ridiculous. Get over yourself.
This has been a long term support level for some timw. Clearly we were shorted off the back of the 28.5p rise because of the endless focus on V prices, acquisitions or not. There was very little support until we reached this long term support level - more than likely because of the obvious selling, (tame, short or otherwise) and a feeling of being unable to turn the tide, until we reached the SP range that has long proven a good entry and support point. This support has arrived against a backdrop of a turning vanadium price and lo and behold we are showing signs of recovery. All juxtaposed with the 100% profit on placing shares Ophidian mentioned.