North British Canadian Investment Company, which specialises in the smaller companies sector, declared a higher interim dividend of 0.94p (0.9p). Net asset value per share at the end of the six months to 31 August was lower at 95.9p (103.4p).
WB Industries, the troubled West Midlands engineering group that makes springs and pressings, deepened pre-tax losses from pounds 1.6m to pounds 1.9m in the year to 31 December, after a sharp fall in turnover from pounds 14.15 to pounds 9.7m.
London & St Lawrence Investment lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 1.2m ( pounds 1.1m) in the year to 31 August. Interim dividend is 3.84p.
Channel Holdings incurred pounds 19,000 ( pounds 1,300) pre-tax loss in the half year to 30 June. No dividend.