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Friday 24 March 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


17 April 2016, 16:47 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Revisited: Seven Stocks to get suspended where shareholders could lose 100%

For the November issue of the UK Investor magazine (latest issue HERE) I was asked to name seven stocks which could get suspended and where shareholders could lose everything. I thought I’d take a look back over the seven: Jiasen (JSI), JQW (JQW), Auhua (ACE), MoneySwap (SWAP), Rurelec (RUR), Golden Saint (GSR) - all on AIM - and main market listed Kenmare (KMR).

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17 April 2016, 16:44 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground - Happy Belated Birthday

It shows the lack of sentimentality of the ShareProphets team that we let the third anniversary of the founding of this site pass without notice. 6 April 2013 financial journalism covering the City was reinvented. 

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16 April 2016, 18:23 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 16 April - The lessons for AIM of Phorm & George Osborne lies about mortgage rates for Project Fear

Im not feeling terribly well so this may be the only bearcast of the weekend. We shall see. However I look at the Phorm debacle on AIM which saw £201 million sent to money heaven. I name the guilty men and look at the lessons learned (or ignored if you are AIM Regulation). Then I show why George Osborne is lying about mortgage rates under Brexit as he wages war for Project Fear.

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16 April 2016, 17:52 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Edison: when is your follow up to the worst research note ever ( Buy Slater & Gordon) due?

I am not 100% up to speed on the comings and goings at paid researcher Edison so am unaware if its star analyst The Right Hon Charlie Gibson is still on a police curfew and wearing an electronic ankle bracelet after his spot of bother trying to give a member of the working classes, who happened to be a rozzer, a damn good thrashing. On the subject of convicts (well at least those descended from them) and damn good thrashings I note that shares in Aussie law firm Slater & Gordon (SGH) are now 28 Aussie cents having been A$2.67 on 23rd September 2015 when Edison published a note proclaiming "valuation - considerable upside" and flagging triggers for a re-rating. Hmmm... so that is a fall of c90% in the seven months since that buy note - is that the worst research note of the past 12 months?

16 April 2016, 11:45 | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Norcros trading statement - says will beat forecasts: buy

Branded showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives group Norcros (NXR) has updated that “underlying operating profit for the year is expected to be marginally ahead of market expectations” and that it looks “well positioned to continue to make further progress”.

16 April 2016, 11:41 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Gold & Gold Stocks Bullish Consolidation

Will the rally in gold shares and the gold price continue? Yes. Well that is the view of technical analyst Jordan Roy Byrne of Amanda's pals at Palisade Capital. His most recent video explains why and is below. Natch all TA is bollocks but on this occasion I think he is right.

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16 April 2016, 11:36 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Tom & Lucian Miers preparing for a boozy lunch

We were meant to record a video. In fact we did record but something went wrong and the Conservative Club with its cheap beer beckoned. And thus the video short letter appears as a contemporaneous note.

16 April 2016, 11:31 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Going for Gold, Sprott is bullish

Sprott is the world's best known mining investment firm and its had a good first quarter but it reckons that the really good times lie ahead. With c10% of our portfolio now in gold shares I rather agree. But over to Sprott which writes:

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16 April 2016, 08:33 | By Steve Moore |

21st Century Technology plc – another attempted ‘no one watching o’clock’ failure

Friday (15th April) at 2:24pm: “The board of 21st Century (C21) today provides the following trading update”. Hmmm. My guess is it ain’t gonna be good…

16 April 2016, 08:28 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Try a Fiesty Firm Which Helps the Polluted World to Breathe: Vectura.

Hello Share Munchers. Time to re-visit another bio techie, I think. This weekend, I give you Vectura (VEC). My thinking as usual is that we have a world population that gets sicker by the minute. It’s also getting older which means the raft of complaints us oldies have to suffer is getting vaster, too.
 

15 April 2016, 16:00 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 15 April - In poor Phorm after lunch with Lucian

I woke up last night panicking that after staggering home from a boozy lunch with Lucian I had written a drunken piece laughing at all sorts of folks after Phorm admitted it was bust but that I had just written it becuase I felt like it not because it was true. Imagine my relief to discover that it was in fact true and with hindsight I think I write jolly well when drunk. Perhaps we should have a writing contest myself & Paul Scott both drunk vs two boring sober bastards. I digress. I look at BP and executive pay and unable to resist poking some fun at the ghastly Nicola Horlick and dreadful Channel 4 News. I look at 21st Century Technology ( C21), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Strat Aero (AERO), Grand Group (GIPO)) and 88 Energy (88E) where Lucian is short. In a sort of flashback I recall our discussion yesterday on 88 and recount it. 

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15 April 2016, 14:59 | By Steve Moore |

Strat Aero – litigation now flying, receives defence and counterclaim from Hulsey Smith

Previously commenting in February on drone company Strat Aero (AERO) with its shares at 3.75p, I noted a somewhat rampy tone and that the latest developments were possibly a precursor to fundraising ahoy - see HERE. Much has happened since - and a further development today sees the shares currently more than 13% lower...

15 April 2016, 12:31 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Petroceltic its a zero, a 0p - let the blame game get going

Oh dear. You cannot say that you were not warned by this website but those morons who were hoping that they would get at least 3p for their Petroceltic (PCI) shares must now brace themselves for 0p. It is a day of shame for certain City analysts, the board and the morons who, in many cases, were the architect of their own doom.Vindicated I laugh at my abusers...

15 April 2016, 12:26 | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Universe Results & Company chat - buy

Point of sale, payment and loyalty systems group Universe (UNG) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year and that “a combination of customer expansion and a broadening product portfolio means that we are confident that the pleasing progress that the group has been made so far can be continued”. The following updates post a chat with management.

15 April 2016, 11:55 | By Steve Moore |

Petroceltic – insufficient valid acceptances for Worldview’s offer, Uh oh…

Having stated its offer for Petroceltic (PCI) was conditional on 90%+ acceptances, Worldview has announced at closing valid acceptances of 54.6% have been received and that resultantly “the acceptance condition has not been satisfied and the offer has lapsed”. Uh oh…

15 April 2016, 11:30 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

The biggest Lenigas blizzard of confetti ever - have you read the LGO EGM notes?

It rather seems to have passed folks by but having failed to raise £6 million in a placing he masterminded a month ago (as leaked emails show HERE), Jabba The Hutt is still determined to see dilution on an unprecedented scale - even by his standards - at LGO Energy (LGO). There is an EGM on Monday 18 April.

15 April 2016, 11:08 | By HotStockRockets |

Ariana serves up more good news - we are getting there

Ariana Resources (AAU) has updated on an “increasingly active” rate of mine construction and its target for production in the second half of 2016.

15 April 2016, 10:51 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Gulf Keystone 0p by early May - I slash target price from 1p

I am beginning to think that my 1p target price for Gulf Keystone (GKP) is in fact far too generous. Having called this as a sell at 180p and all the way down to abuse from every moron in the land I think it is time to revise the target price. The shares are off another 9% today to just 4.675p. Okay I shall stop being a nice guy, I am cutting my target price from 1p to 0p.

15 April 2016, 10:30 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Keras Resources shares tank after trip to Walsall ahead of placing

What on earth made Keras Resources (KRS) boss Dave Reeves travel thousands of miles from Oz to London, only then to head up to Walsall and what happened in the black country shit-hole? I only ask because Reeves arrived in Walsall on Saturday 9th April to do a presentation after which the shares collapsed ahead of a placing announced today. You may not know much about Walsall other than that it is a post industrial shit hole but let me enlighten you.

15 April 2016, 08:27 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

AIM-China Red Flags at Night: Grand Group boardroom departures

Hmmm, a Chinese company domiciled in the Cayman Islands lists on the Casino and less than sixteen months on there appears to be a bit of a procession going on, with two directors walking the plank with immediate effect in consecutive days. Sound familiar? 

9 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

The March edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - with why we fight fraud

The March edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, interview with Richard Poulden of PCGE, why we fight fraud & fake news on Channel 4, Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, a look at the banksters and much more.

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4 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest Sponsored by the FRAUD Cloudtag (again)

It has only just dawned on me that in exactly two weeks time, at 4.30 PM I shall be cracking open the ouzo to celebrate the fact that no Nomad on AIM is so desperate for cash and morally bankrupt that it will act for the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). And there will thus be an RNS issued to say that it will be slung off the Casino. As that day looms, how will the Bulletin Board Morons spin that as good news? Happy hunting on Cloudtag threads - and others - as we ask you to nominate the most moronic BB posts or tweets in the comments section below. The deadline is midnight Sunday 19th March and, yes, Wildes our pet in-house loon - can nominate his own posts if he wishes.

7 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Four Whiz Bang Shares I'm Topping Up to Benefit from my ISA Allowance

Hello Share Thumpers. I’ve been spending a lot on shares in recent days. The reason is that I’ve not topped up my ISA and, as the financial year is fast disappearing towards a new horizon, I have been selling a few turkeys in my ordinary trading accounts to fund my tax-protected ISA.

7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Hayward Tyler – new order win as loan repayment can kicked further down the road (though not very far)...

Having recently noted a £2.4 million repayment due to Royal Bank of Scotland on 31st March (Hayward Tyler – announces “new order wins”, but attempted bailout financing dump ahoy?), I now note a further announcement from Hayward Tyler Group (HAYT); “Bank facility update and new order win”...

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Crown Ocean calls second GM at Bowleven to change the board - again: chairman Allan MUST GO NOW!

This is not the fault of Crown Ocean but of the bastards who have been grossly overpaid for destroying value at Bowleven (BLVN) - the team let by piggy in chief Kevin Hart. As I reported yesterday, disgraced CEO Hart may have been booted off the board by shareholders but he remains as CEO and is still running the company on full ( unjustifiable) pay. This is because Crown has 2 directors but the old regime still has two men on the board and the casting vote with chairman Mr Allan. Thus there is no change of personnel at Bowleven or of strategy. This really is a disgraceful way for directors to treat the folks who own the company - shareholders.

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

A Cloudtag owning moron writes to Tom Winnifrith

Having been cc'd in on a list of shareholders in the AIM listed ( pro tem) fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) leaked in breach of Data Protection laws by the company itself, I could not resist sending them an email pointing them to some high quality covrerage of the stock. I received a few replies. Here is the best of the bunch. I wonder if this clown, a Mr John Simpson,  thinks this will help him get his cash back and if his wife and employer knows that he spends his days sending such emails. I have to feel sorry for the chap who obviously deeply troubled.

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

LSE Asylum – the financial crisis is actually far worse than we previously indicated: where's the Fat Lady?

A couple of days ago I noted how the London South East Bulletin Board ( aka the LSE Asylum) appeared to be heading towards insolvency - HERE. It is the fate which, almost, invariably happens to companies that hire Zak, the Sith Lord, Mir. For Judas is also Jonah. And now a closer examination of its historic numbers shows that the crisis may be far worse than even we thought. Timber!!!!!

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7 days ago | By Nigel Somerville |

Igas – hats off to the board

I never thought I’d be saying this, but it is hats off the to the board which looks to have saved the company. This morning AIM-listed Igas Energy (IGAS) updated on its rescue refinancing and it looks to be a done deal. Shareholders will be feeling the pain, but as we have continually warned as the share price declined this was an inevitable consequence of the financial predicament in which the company found itself, the legacy of the Andrew “Piggy” Austin era. 

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

About bloody time ...good news from Petropavlovsk: buy

Petropavlovsk (POG) has updated on its pressure oxidation hub development, with construction activities having fully resumed following bank debt refinancing.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Stellar Diamonds fools Digital Look with diamond discovery - it should be ashamed

The roll call of shame on today's RNS from Stellar Diamonds: Nomad Cairn Financial (Emma Earl, that name rings a bell), Broker Beaufort Securities (Jon Bellis), joint broker Peterhouse Corporate Finance (Martin Lampshire), Financial Advisers Mirabaud (Rory Scott), Pr St Brides ( Lottie Brocklehurst). The headline is "709 Carat Diamond Discovered in Sierra Leone." Fuck me: where do I buy Stellar shares? These guys have just discovered the 13th biggest diamond in the country's history. Fuck me again - where is my fucking stockbroker? Oh er hang on...

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Doubley Disgraced Murray D'Almeida departs the AIM Casino but keeps leaching funds, his lawyers still under SRA investigation: ouzo time

Having helped steer Beacon Hill Resources (BHR) onto the rocks and signing off on the infamous hairdresser share trade I am delighted to see that loathsome Murray D'Almeida was now come a cropper a second time on AIM, leaving the board of Management Resources Solutions (MRS) with immediate effect today. He jumped before he was pushed. But hang on, all is not what it seems.

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Ilika – CEO argues “growing confidence in our licensing model”, but in reality it’s forecasts slashed

Self-described “pioneer in materials innovation and solid-state battery technology”, Ilika (IKA) has followed recent “Toyota Funds Collaboration with Ilika” and “Collaboration with Galvani Bioelectronics” announcements with a “Trading update” commencing with that such deals “are resulting in a strong ramp-up of revenue relative to 2015/16”. Good, good… You what? The shares currently down circa 15%, approaching 40p?!?...

6 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

The Worthington comedy continues: Flagship sunk but there’s definitely a Plan D….probably

It’s going to be a sad day when the Worthington (WRN) and Newco saga finally comes to a sorry end as it is comedy gold and Aidan Earley’s latest offering doesn’t disappoint. I thought I’d set out the full “announcement” that came out on Thursday with my commentary.

6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Could the Wall Street Crash Happen Again? And If so, Will it Come Soon?

Hello Share Tusslers. The majority of private shareholders at the UK Investor Show at Westminster in a couple of weeks’ time will be sitting on huge gains over the year. They will be in a jollier mood than we’ve seen them in a long time.

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6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

CyanConnode – ANOTHER funding!, just how frequently does it require support on ‘journey to commercialisation’?

CyanConnode (CYAN) is “pleased to announce” a successful equity raise of 1,906,912,392 new shares at 0.17p each. Hang on, haven’t I already heard similar since previously reviewing in August?...

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bob Diamond Panmure Gordon & a crap industry

I have been greatly distracted not least dealing with this utterly brain dead and vile Cloudtag (CTAG) shareholder who has been spamming me with the most ghastly abuse all day. I look at the Bob Diamond bid for Panmure Gordon (PMR) and what it means for the wider broking/corporate advisory sector. I then turn to Premaitha (NIPT) and the wider issue of the pointlessness of commissioned research. I touch on Management Resource Solutions (MRS) in light of the news earlier HERE but now the way it is really trying to screw shareholders with a 5p placing. There is comment on Jubilee Platinum (JLP). Then it is back to two old favourites: Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Milestone (MSG). Woof Woof.

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9 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

The March edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - with why we fight fraud

The March edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, interview with Richard Poulden of PCGE, why we fight fraud & fake news on Channel 4, Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, a look at the banksters and much more.

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9 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Sponsored by London South East

Well this is a company that will sponsor any old crap and let's face it, 95% of Bulletin Board Morons post on the LSE Asylum. As the countdown to the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) being booted off AIM next week accelerates you kind of sense which stock will be the focus of most entries. The competition rules are simple. Just nominate the daftest post on a BB or on twitter in the comments section below. Once again, our in-house semi-trained loon Wildes is allowed to nominate his own posts. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 26th March. Post away!

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Terror attack on London Edition

Clearly this is the story of the day. I reflect on this from various angles. I then move onto Franchise Brands (FRAN) shares in which surged 16% forcing a suspension. No insider dealing here guv, walk on, walk on. Then it is onto Bowleven (BLVN),  Yolo (YOLO), Starcom (STAR) which I may have called Starvest but I meant Starcom, Van Elle (VANL), Nyota (NYO) and finally the uber dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) which is in freefall. Hah! Death spiral shylocks Bracknor your spoof is not working is it! On the subject of terror I mention that evil bastard Martin McGuinness.You should not speak ill of the dead but for this unapologetic murderer  and for those in the media who praise him as a good man I make an exception HERE.  Mr McGuinness was a wicked man who sought no salvation in apology and repentance and, if there is a hell, his soul is right now burning at the heart of it. 

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2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

The Joke valuation that is Bushveld Minerals

I explained some time ago why I thought that the management of Bushveld Minerals (BMN) had treated retail investors with clear contempt and why that made the stock uninvestable. In the short term this can go anywhere, in the long run shares in companies run by scumbags usually head south. I wake up and find that the shares are now 7p and so - with a lot of "assistance" from a great broker we can note.

13 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

The video that will nail Amit Ben Haim as a 100% liar when the fraud Cloudtag goes Bust

Well fraud fans, the first day of reckoning for the shabby fraud that is Cloudtag (CTAG) looms. If it has no Nomad in place by Monday night next week then its shares will be booted off AIM. Unable then to raise even death spiral funding and with no sales it will go bust pretty quickly. If it was not already close to going tits up it would not have attempted that last gasp discount placing with broker Novum. So, as no Nomad will sign up to act for an obvious fraud the Fat Lady is waiting in the wings. When this does go bust the video below, recorded with morally bankrupt rampers for hire Proactive, should be examined very closely by the Serious Fraud Office as it is damning..

1 day ago | By HotStockRockets |

Optibiotix - Skinbiotherapeutics demerger: Mr Market does not fully realise what good news this is!

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced - not before time we might note- that the demerger of its 52% unit Skinbiotherapeutics and its own AIM listing is underway. I should cocoa. Book building is cracking ahead on the Skinbiotix IPO. Optibiotix currently has an adjusted 52% of Skinbiotherapeutics.

15 hours ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

It's Now a Ten-Bagger, But The Upward Action is Probably Not Over Yet

Hello Share Sappers. Occasionally armchair tycoons like us come across a little jewel. When it happens, and I’ve commended this share to you previously, it is very tempting to blow my own trumpet. Which is what I now do with Creightons (CRL).

2 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

IQE Results May Be a Buying Opportunity as Shares Dip to Profit-Takers

Hello Share Smackers. After a long - and for me nervous - wait, the full results for IQE (IQE) are in. And as I predicted on this terrific website, the shares fell on the announcement.

9 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Paternoster Resources why cheap could be incredibly expensive

I comment on the hopeless response of smug MPs and the established media to yesterday's terror attack on my own website in a podcast HERE. On the markets I look at expectations management at Next (NXT), at how we know or knew about the balance sheet at Toople (TOOP) covered HERE by Cynical Bear or Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) heading for 0p and covered in detail by me earlier HERE. I look at Public Services Properties (PSPI ) and what its AIM casino departure says about RTOs and contingent liabilities - which reminds me again of New World Oil & Gas (NEW). Finally I have a detailed look at the strange world of Paternoster Resources (PRS), not a stock you have to own in any way. PS Cynical Bear is not me. Can you see any typos in his articles?

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13 hours ago | By Andre Brand |

Solo's Star Rises with Latest Helium Investment

There was exciting news out yesterday from Solo Oil (SOLO) with its venture into the specialty gas market, it is taking up to a 20% stake in Tanzania focused Helium One Limited .

12 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy - back at 31.5p - is Bracknor dumping or spoofing today? Timber!!!

It is just eight days to the GM of Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) where shareholders are being asked to approve the issue of gazillions of new shares for the Bracknor death spiral. Since the alternative is going bust within weeks if not days then the result is a gimme although I intend attending - as the owner of 1 share - to ask some searching questions. But the collapse in the share price - the stock is now 31.5p mid, 30p bid tells you there are even bigger issues and that Advanced is, quite possibly toast whatever.

2 days ago | By Gary Newman |

Lekoil offers plenty of longer term upside

Many AIM oil companies promise the earth, yet in most cases are still no nearer to actually producing anything despite a number of years having passed since their initial discoveries, so it is refreshing to see that there are exceptions to this trend.

1 day ago | By Steve Moore |

Van Elle – profit warning less than 5 months after AIM IPO!

Well that didn’t take long; 26th October 2016: “Van Elle (VANL), the geotechnical contractor offering a wide range of ground engineering techniques and services to customers in a variety of UK construction end markets, is pleased to announce the admission to trading on the AIM market”22nd March 2017: trading update including “delay and deferral of contracts”

2 days ago | By Steve Moore |

1 day ago | By Paddington Bear |

Jackpot Joy a compelling short part 2 - Management History

On Monday I started a series in which I gave clear reasons why JackpotJoy (JPJ) was an obvious short. Now let us mover on and have a look at the management and their history in commerce. I am sure that there is nothing to read into  it but Andrew McIver sat on the Board of Daniel Stewart and seems to be pals with our dear friend the king of the fraudsters, Mr Rob Terry

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Avanti Communications Kenya contract - it's 'avin' a giraffe

Drowning in debt Avanti Communications (AVN) is 'avin' a giraffe once again with a new announcement of deal with no financials attached which is almost certainly utterly meaningless. Today we head to Kenya.

2 days ago | By Nigel Somerville |

Cloudbuy – still no sign of tomorrow's Hartleys but toast certainly on the menu.

AIM-listed e-commerce play Cloudbuy (CBUY) released its full year numbers for calendar 2016 this morning. Having had a rescue refinancing last year and a change of strategy the question was always whether all the good news announced over the last few years would ever be converted into revenue. The bad news is that it hasn’t yet. By the way, as a general point to the company, if you are going to reference notes to the accounts in the RNS and don’t include those notes people will think you have something to hide. It looks poor.

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