Business News in Brief: 31st October
Sunday 31 October 2010
Chalkwell to announce £600,000 cash boost
Chalkwell, the Alternative Investment Market shell, is expected to confirm this week that it has raised up to £600,000 from placing shares with institutional investors.
It is thought that Chalkwell hopes to use the cash to invest in US-focused group Core Oil & Gas, which might result in a reverse takeover of the business. Chalkwell was set-up in 2007 to buy assets in the natural resources sector around the world.
Warsaw exchange float beats expectations
Warsaw Stock Exchange's initial public offering has beaten price expectations and will raise 1.2bn zlotys when the nearly 26.79m shares start trading on 9 November. The sale of the 63% stake in the exchange is part of a 25bn zloty privatisation programme. Krzysztof Walenczak, Poland's treasury under secretary, said: "For the first time in the history of Poland's capital markets investors from 30 countries in all five continents have participated. This day will find its footnote in the history of Polish capitalism."
Bank committee ‘unlikely’ to change rates
The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee is unlikely to change interest rates or its asset purchase programme when it meets on Thursday after good third-quarter growth figures. A Reuters survey found only one of 57 economists expected the MPC to increase its spend on quantitative easing. The poll was taken after figures showed the economy grew twice as fast as expected at 0.8 per cent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to September.
- 1 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
- 3 Germanwings plane crash: I have depression. That doesn't make me a psychopath
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat
Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
Ohio Democrat Teresa Fedor speaks out during abortion debate to reveal she has been raped – and is interrupted by laughter from Republicans
Germanwings plane crash: Investigators may have already found remains of suspected killer co-pilot Andreas Lubitz
Children take eight Isis captives to be beheaded in latest propaganda video
The battle for the Middle East's future begins in Yemen as Saudi Arabia jumps into the abyss
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
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