John has been covering financial markets since before the FTSE 100 existed, starting out on the Industries and Commodities team at Dun & Bradstreet, before moving on to Datastream, where he was head of the news team for several years. After a succession of management roles at Thomson Reuters he returned to front-line journalism in 2006. Prior to joining Proactive Investors he was managing editor at Sharecast.
"Don't get fixated on hurdles in Mozambique," is the message; it's a decreasing part of the business. Far more important is securing the trade finance that would enable the company to scale-up
The company intends to complete the joint venture and licensing agreement with Weichai Power later this year, which will allow it to work towards a manufacturing joint venture in China
Tullow's 2018 full-year working interest oil production forecast range has been upgraded to 86,000-92,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd). Overall Group production guidance for the full year is 89,000-95,000 boepd
Payments from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have remained regular in 2018, and Genel has received more than US$100mln this year, prompting the share price to double
Iofina reiterated that full-year profitability will be hit by just over US$100,000 by the imposition of anti-dumping tariffs by China.
The company also announced board changes reflecting the fact that the axis of the company is switching to the US
PowerHouse Energy has developed a proprietary process technology called DMG that can use waste plastic to convert them into cost-efficient energy
Mondo Mineralss has a business model that mirrors Elementis's hectorite operations
The transfer of Plus500 from AIM to the main market has forced Stockpot's AIM Sustainable Dividends portfolio to bank handsome profits; will three newcomers be able to emulate Plus500's meteoric rise?
While our "selectively bred dogs of the Footsie" have marked time this year after a strong showing last year, another Michael O'Higgins-inspired virtual portfolio, based on blue-chips with a low price-to-sales ratio, has done very well
When the stock filter threw up WPP as a possible candidate, John Harrington's initial reaction was to wonder where he had stored his barge pole.
Our Stockpot editor has been off the boil for a while, lazing on the beach and what-not but he is back on the case now and will have some updates soon - unless he gets distracted by the World Cup. In the meantime, here is a recap of the virtual portfolios that are being trialled in this column.