Sirius Minerals (LON:SXX) has signed binding take-or-pay supply agreements with two Chinese companies for the resale of POLY4 into certain provinces of China.
Emergency home repairs group HomeServe (LON:HSV) reported trading in line with expectations during its traditionally quieter first quarter.
Insurer Beazley (LON:BEZ) said pre-tax profit for the six months to 30 June fell 64% to $57.5 millionas claims rose and investment returns fell.
Prominent peer and philanthropist, widely known in financial services, Lord Stanley Fink, is leading a £7 million investment in a new UK property platform.
Shares in email marketing specialist dotdigital (LON:DOTD) soared 13.9p to 86.7p (as at 10:43 BST) as it said group revenues grew c.35% to £43.1 million for the year to 30th June.
Shares in price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com (LON:MONY) jumped 24.4p to 333.7p (as at 10:14 BST) as it said first-half profit after tax rose 5% to £42.5 million.
Consumer goods giant Unilever (LON:ULVR) said underlying sales growth slowed more than expected in the second quarter due to the impact of a truckers’ strike in Brazil.
Omega Diagnostics (LON:ODX) has announced the appointment of three new dedicated distributors in Ghana, Zambia and Zimbabwe for its VISITECT CD4 HIV test.
Third-quarter revenues at easyJet (LON:EZJ) rose 14%, in spite of industrial action in France, leading the budget carrier to increase its guidance for full-year profits.
Shares in Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) slipped 129p to 1,620p (as at 09:24 BST) after it said that some of Smiths Medical’s products had been temporarily suspended in Europe.