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Standard Chartered non-executive director Byron Grote gave a show of support for the financial services group after its share price slumped.
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US stocks soared on Friday, as the Dow Jones Industrials hit a new all-time intra-day record, with investors buoyed by an unexpected boost to stimulus from the Bank of Japan. 13 hours ago
Data company 1Spatial increased its losses during the first half of the year but said the results were in line with expectations as part of its brand consolidation. 18 hours ago
European stocks gained as investors weighed the Bank of Japan's decision to boost stimulus and a rise in Eurozone inflation. 17 hours ago
Oil and gas exploration and production company Vedanta Resources said Cairn India, one of its subsidiaries, has begun polymer injection at its Mangala field in Rajasthan, India. 18 hours ago
Banking stocks drove the FTSE to a strong finish on Friday after the Bank of England (BoE) unveiled softer-than-expected requirements for banks' leverage ratios and also thanks in part to an unexpected boost to stimulus from the Bank of Japan announced overnight. 17 hours ago
Gain Capital has agreed to buy online trading firm City Index for about $118m. 18 hours ago
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Defence and security business Cohort (CHRT) has made its second earnings-enhancing acquisition in the current financial year. The latest acquisition is expected to enhance 2015-16 earnings by 15%.
AIM-quoted Cohort sold its space business earlier this year and that gave it a cash pile to finance acquisitions.