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rEnnex International, the gold miner with zinc/lead licences and cash in the bank, is thought to be involved in takeover negotiations. Talk in the industry is that it has had a number of approaches and a deal could be struck soon. The group's gold mining interests in Ireland have been held back by environmental protests. The shares held at 12p, up from 9p last month.

rBaldwin, the holidays and restaurants group, is attracting attention. The shares, at 171p, are at a year's high. The restaurant portfolio is thought to be making considerable headway and there is talk that it could sell its thriving holidays business. The company is thought to have had a number of bids for the holidays side; one quoted company is rumoured to be interested.

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