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IGas completes INEOS farm-out as CEO bows out

IGas completes INEOS farm-out as CEO bows out

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By Amy McLellan There’s a change at the top at IGas, with CEO and co-founder Andrew Austin stepping down from the Board after ten years and CFO Stephen Bowler taking over the helm as CEO. Austin’s departure comes after the AIM-quoted onshore producer completes its farm-out to chemicals giant INEOS, a deal that puts real…

Seth Klarman, the secretive investor

Seth Klarman, the secretive investor

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by Frederik Vanhaverbeke In the latest of a series of articles for Master Investor Magazine, Frederik Vanhaverbeke, author of Excess Returns: A comparative study of the methods of the world’s greatest investors, looks at how some of the world’s greatest investors are so successful. A country of security analysts would still over react. In short,…

Plexus Holdings adds more contract wins
Plexus CEO Ben Van Bilderbeek

Plexus Holdings adds more contract wins

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By Amy McLellan Another month, another contract win for specialist wellhead company Plexus Holdings. The AIM-quoted company, which has developed a proprietary technology known as POS-GRIP, that delivers a safer, more reliable and cost-effective wellhead solution, has won two contracts in May – so far – with the most recent being a £1.25 million contract…

Rose Petroleum gives out some positives but also one disappointment in its latest update on its Shale and conventional assets in Utah
Rose Petroleum gearing up to drill in Utah

Rose Petroleum gives out some positives but also one disappointment in its latest update on its Shale and conventional assets in Utah

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By Stewart Dalby AIM listed oil & gas start-up Rose Petroleum gave out some positives but also one disappointment in its operational and corporate update issued at the end of April. But overall it continues to make headway in its plan to build a substantial oil & gas company based on shale and other non-conventional…

Friday’s Master Investor Market Report featuring Intercontinental Hotels, Energy Companies, Housebuilders and Numis Corporation

Friday’s Master Investor Market Report featuring Intercontinental Hotels, Energy Companies, Housebuilders and Numis Corporation

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The Conservative Party has won an overall majority with 331 seats in the House of Commons. Whilst sterling and UK equities had a good day, analysts are already beginning to warn of future troubles including the promised referendum on EU membership and the costs of a potential exit. Overall views were positive and there was…

Market Overview: Signs of economic growth particularly in Asia bring a sense of optimism to oil markets
Eithne Treanor

Market Overview: Signs of economic growth particularly in Asia bring a sense of optimism to oil markets

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By Eithne Treanor The resilience in the oil price was welcomed this week as signs of growth brought a temporary sense of optimism back to the market. The geopolitical and economic uncertainty continue, adding volatility to the market but investors are searching beyond the headlines, looking forward and in early trading on Friday, Brent crude…

Joel Greenblatt, the hedge fund hero

Joel Greenblatt, the hedge fund hero

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by Frederik Vanhaverbeke In the latest of a series of articles for Master Investor Magazine, Frederik Vanhaverbeke, author of Excess Returns: A comparative study of the methods of the world’s greatest investors, looks at how some of the world’s greatest investors are so successful. If you just stick to buying good companies (ones that have…

Northcote Energy raises £2.8 million to advance Mexican ambitions
Northcote Energy planning to expand into Mexico

Northcote Energy raises £2.8 million to advance Mexican ambitions

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By Amy McLellan AIM micro-cap Northcote Energy has raised £2.8 million through a placing to new and existing investors, with the funds earmarked for its fledgling Mexican business. The placing shares, priced at a discount of 18.2 per cent to the prevailing market price, represent 20.77 per cent of the company’s issued share capital. Northcote…

Wednesday’s Master Investor Market Report featuring Legal & General, Sainsbury’s, JD Wetherspoon, Boohoo.com and Aveva

Wednesday’s Master Investor Market Report featuring Legal & General, Sainsbury’s, JD Wetherspoon, Boohoo.com and Aveva

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The Greek Government has avoided default for the time being after making a €200 million (£148.8 million) interest payment to the International Monetary Fund. However, a further €750 million (£550 million) is scheduled to be paid on the 12th May and it remains to be seen if this obligation will be met. Talks between Greece…