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Saturday 25 March 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


23 March 2017, 09:56 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Frontera – well ahead of itself, sell

One has to marvel at how oily serial disappointment AIM-listed Frontera (FRR) has doubled its share price since yesterday. Has it has a takeover? Nope. Has it announced a gusher? Nope. So what has sparked the rise? It seems  that it is in talks over a possible transaction involving a farm-out or joint operation arrangement within the area of its Block 12 holding in Georgia. But is this just a monster spoof?

23 March 2017, 09:47 | By Cynical Bear |

Toople – Business plan failed and new funds needed: anyone surprised?

I last commented on Sub-Standard Shocker XI member, Toople (TOOP), at the start of February (HERE) following its final results on 31 January, in which I was sceptical of its going concern claims and thought funds would be needed shortly. Funnily enough, it has now announced that the business is struggling and it needs new funds. No great surprise.

23 March 2017, 08:14 | 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).

22 March 2017, 14:24 | 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

22 March 2017, 14:18 | By Steve Moore |

eg solutions – full-year results emphasise “a real sense of momentum”, but a buy?

Back-office workforce optimisation company, eg solutions (EGS) has announced results emphasising “in generating revenues of £5.7m and an adjusted EBITDA of £2.1m in a six-month period, we demonstrated just what the business is capable of”. Hmmm, “adjusted EBITDA” hey. Let’s take a closer look…

22 March 2017, 14:18 | 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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22 March 2017, 14:17 | 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.

22 March 2017, 14:15 | 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.

22 March 2017, 14:14 | By Steve Moore |

Starcom – “pleased to present” 2016 results, shares slump again…

Chairman of tracking, monitoring and protection technology company Starcom (STAR), Michael Rosenberg, is “pleased to present the final audited accounts” for 2016. The shares have currently responded more than 17.5% lower, to 1.75p. Hmmm…

22 March 2017, 11:43 | 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”

22 March 2017, 10:21 | 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.

22 March 2017, 08:21 | 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.

22 March 2017, 08:20 | 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.

22 March 2017, 08:11 | By Steve Moore |

22 March 2017, 08:08 | 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.

21 March 2017, 16:06 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Eden Research: when will the auditors get some back bone and challenge the carrying value of the intangible assets and the accounting for Terpene Tech?

The principal “assets” of Eden (EDEN) are its intangible assets of £5,290,000 and its investment in joke company TerpeneTech of £923,000 which together represent almost 60% of net assets at 30 September 2016.

21 March 2017, 15:26 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Wringing the Vicar's Neck, he is a mad Guardian reader

Dad and I got back from the hospital and were sitting down to lunch. water for me, wine for him. After a morning with a range of Shipmans he deserved it. Who should bound in but the vicar from our old village of Byfield. I told him that I had recently written an article about wringing his neck HERE. He then gushed out a stream of left wing views on Trump, Brexit and other matters that were so barking mad that even my Guardian reading father was a bit taken aback. A bitter attack on Uncle Chris Booker was the final straw. No wonder the CofE is going to the dogs.  On the podcast that followed I cover Orogen (ORE) where we are in and backing Adam Reynolds again, Nyota (NYO), Audioboom (BOOM), Andalas Energy (ADL) and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO).

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21 March 2017, 15:11 | By Steve Moore |

Earthport – interims argue ‘confidence in continued growth & prospects’, but include a net cash generation warning

Cross-border payments network company Earthport (EPO) is “pleased to announce” results for its half year ended 31st December 2016. This is with stated “highlights” including 5 million transactions (prior year corresponding period: 2.7 million) and payment volume of $7.80 billion (prior year corresponding period: $3.95 billion) – and CEO Hank Uberoi emphasising “confidence in our continued growth and prospects”. Why then are the shares currently more than 8.5% lower, at 24p?...

21 March 2017, 14:26 | By Tom Winnifrith |

A One Off: Meet and talk 1-2-1 with Nigel Wray, the man dubbed Britain's Buffett only at UK Investor on April 1

Normally Nigel Wray turns up at UK Investor, talks and leaves. This year - our 15th anniversary party - is different. He will be there from start to finish and when not on stage that opens up a unique opportunity for those attending on April 1. For more than 40 years, Nigel , the man dubbed Britain's Buffett, has been a stockmarket legend for his ability to generate stellar returns not by wild gambling on mining punts or biotech start ups but by rigid value investing. Like the Original Buffett, the Sage of Omaha, Wray is a bottom up value investor who buys and holds. Would you like to know what he thinks is the cheapest share in London? Would you like a one to one chat with Nigel?

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21 March 2017, 11:56 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Filthy Forty MoneySwap – another own-goal from Team Stuttard

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play and yet another Lin brothers AIM disaster story MoneySwap (SWAP) has finally released its outstanding FY numbers to March of last year and interims to last September. The shares have been suspended pending results since 21 September last year and under AIM Rule 41 the company had until today to get the suspension lifted or get booted off the Casino. But today we learn that the shares are to remain suspended, yet there is no mention of an impending execution. This is a regulatory shambles – especially when we consider the apparent reasoning.

24 March 2017, 15:38 | 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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19 March 2017, 15:24 | 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.

18 March 2017, 10:14 | 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.

18 March 2017, 09:51 | 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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18 March 2017, 09:52 | By Steve Moore |

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 17/03/2017

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

18 March 2017, 09:54 | By Evil Banksta |

EVR Holdings - valuation insanity writ large

As the well-known saying goes, turnover is vanity, profit is sanity but cash is king!  How then, should you refer to a company that displays either zero or negative for all three?  Welcome to the fantasy world of EVR Holdings (EVRH), the holding company for buzz-word bingo business MelodyVR.

18 March 2017, 10:15 | By Paddington Bear |

Paddington Bear announces his ShareProphets Return - major new UK short Monday

I am sharpening my claws and preparing to return to the fray as a contributor to this esteemed website: well, once I finish my marmalade sandwich. What is it that has brought me back you might ask? It is a confluence of factors:

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21 March 2017, 14:26 | By Tom Winnifrith |

A One Off: Meet and talk 1-2-1 with Nigel Wray, the man dubbed Britain's Buffett only at UK Investor on April 1

Normally Nigel Wray turns up at UK Investor, talks and leaves. This year - our 15th anniversary party - is different. He will be there from start to finish and when not on stage that opens up a unique opportunity for those attending on April 1. For more than 40 years, Nigel , the man dubbed Britain's Buffett, has been a stockmarket legend for his ability to generate stellar returns not by wild gambling on mining punts or biotech start ups but by rigid value investing. Like the Original Buffett, the Sage of Omaha, Wray is a bottom up value investor who buys and holds. Would you like to know what he thinks is the cheapest share in London? Would you like a one to one chat with Nigel?

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18 March 2017, 10:16 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Year - or is this parody? (Cloudtag Natch)

Not to be confused with our in-house loon Wildes, Wiids posts on the LSE Asylum and is long and strong Cloudtag (CTAG). This post may be an attempt at parody but the insanity of the long & strong Cloudtag loons is beyond satire. Who knows. Anyhow from last week this is potentially an early winner of Bulletin Board Moron of the Year:

18 March 2017, 10:17 | By Lucian Miers |

Final Thoughts on the Disgraceful IGAS Debacle. Lest We Forget

As the sordid story of IGas (IGAS) reaches its conclusion with massive destruction of value for its shareholders, let us not forget a deceitful and misleading chain of events, approved by Sarah Hale then at NOMAD Jeffries and completely unpunished by the AIM regulators.

18 March 2017, 10:26 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: What is a Cloudtag moron & the great EU blow-up we are missing

For the nth time not all Cloudtag (CTAG) shareholders are morons. But some are. I discuss how one defines a moron but also responding to "Rachael" I discuss why my combative style is needed and will not be changing. It cannot be an excuse for some of the things that have gone on. Yesterday's Cloudtag moron has now noticed my wife is of Indian origin and is emailing me accordingly. Then I look at the EU. The issue is not Wilders or Le Pen but economics and I present some data that will truly scare you. The can cannot be kicked down the road forever.

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19 March 2017, 10:26 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground: The Teddy Bears picnic

ShareProphets readership increases every week - we can tell because we're a registration site and if you unsubscribe, you are kicked off the site. We don't have a dead subscription list like other, lesser, sites.

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19 March 2017, 11:02 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

19 March 2017, 11:57 | By Cynical Bear |

Milestone Group: Shocking ramptastic RNS’s with just one purpose – placing anyone?

Tom and I have been pretty consistent in our criticism of lifestyle company, Milestone Group (MSG), and although it was touched upon in Friday’s Bearcast (HERE), I thought the ridiculous recent RNS’s required a bit more of a kicking. It is an appalling effort with one sole purpose, to try to seduce new mug punters into supporting this useless company.

20 March 2017, 08:18 | By Malcolm Stacey |

How the Weak Oil Price Threatens the Footsie's Perky Progress

Hello Share Twirlers. Though the Footsie has been striding ahead, it would have done far better if the oil price had behaved itself. We are not just talking oil shares, but the whole of the share economy. A weak oil price has a negative effect all round.

19 March 2017, 13:13 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Precious Metals Video Update: Short-Term Upside But How Much?

In this video Jordan Roy-Byrne of Palisade discusses the short-term upside potential in gold stocks and the key resistance levels. It would be a good sign for miners if they can test their February highs. Otherwise, the sector would remain in a trading range.

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24 March 2017, 15:38 | 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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24 March 2017, 15:38 | 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!

23 March 2017, 10:07 | 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..

24 March 2017, 08:07 | By Tom Winnifrith |

David Buik of Panmure - not sure if your tweet is shameful or just pointless

David Buik is one of those City grandees you are not allowed to criticise. It is like having a go at the late Queen Mum or beating baby seals to death. In that vein he sent out a wteet today which is wrong but I am not sure why exactly.

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23 March 2017, 14:29 | 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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24 March 2017, 11:11 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Management Resource Solutions holds gun to head of poor shareholders

When running Broken Hill Resources (BHR) into the ground Murray D'Almeida threatened shareholders to vote for a crap deal at a GM or face wipe-out. Despite the infamous hairdresser sham placing, shareholders voted against Murray and his colleagues on the "screw you - we hate you so much" principle. Now with D'Almeida pulling strings at Management Resource Solutions (MRS) as a consultant - to avoid GM eviction shame see HERE - the same threat is being used.

24 March 2017, 15:37 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: You cannot finesse & trade fundamentals: ref Minoan & Wishbone

The Mrs (on maternity leave) is off galavanting somewhere. Eight days ahead of UK Investor, the busiest time of the year, I am babysitting. I am such a god damn frigging feminist. Anyhow I record this in terror lest Joshua wakes up. In today's podcast I explain why you cannot finesse a trade on a fundamental play and discuss Minoan (MIN) and Wishbone (WSBN) in that vein. I look at Digital Barriers (DGB) the latest triumph from Cloudtag (CTAG) moron in chief Liam Nichols. I discuss Tethys (RPL) which like Cloudtag is soon to leave the AIM Casino, Nyota (NYO) and London Capital (LCG).

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23 March 2017, 10:00 | 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 .

24 March 2017, 08:07 | By Tom Winnifrith & Darren Atwater |

Yet another Cloudtag Countdown clock - how long till the Fady Lady sings?

If no Nomad is prepared to act for the FRAUD Cloudtag (CTAG) then its shares, now suspended, will be booted off the AIM Casino. No AIM = no death spiral funding so it will - very soon - run out of, other people's cash, and will go bust. But the first step is being booted off AIM. And, inspired by liar Amit Ben Haim, we have a useful countdown clock until that ouzo moment. Enjoy.

23 March 2017, 11:31 | 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.

24 March 2017, 15:39 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith: The Top short sellers, bears and fraudbusters all together on April 1 - don't miss out

You might hate bear raiders. You might think that short selling is unethical. But what you cannot argue with is that ignoring men such as Evil Knievil when they sniff out a fraud or accounting malpractice will cost you a packet. At last year's UK Investor Show the Country's top bears did a detailed presention on AIM darling Avanti Communications, one of the AIM companies most beloved by professional fund managers. Since that warning Avanti shares have collapsed by more than 90%. This year the bears have new targets.

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24 March 2017, 08:07 | By Malcolm Stacey |

How to Make Money on Full-Year Results - If You Dare

Hello Sharemates. As predicted on this glorious website some time ago, the share price of IQE (IQE) would fall on reporting day - and then recover. In the event when the figures were revealed on Tuesday, the share fell by about 12%. This was not logical, as the results were rather perky, as I outlined at the time.

23 March 2017, 14:28 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Twitter Investment Genius Caption Contest

The fellow or lady from the Costa del Crime is yet to tweet but he (or she) has a cracking portfolio as you can see on his/her profile, headed up by the fraud Cloudatag (CTAG). In light of that I wonder if you would care to suggest a first tweet as our caption contest with a twist. Submit your entries in the comments section below. The deadline is midnight tonight, 23rd March

23 March 2017, 10:00 | By HotStockRockets |

Saffron Energy Bezzecca update - all good news

Saffron (SRON) has confirmed that it has completed the logistics for a tie up of its Bezzecca natural gas project outside Milan within budget and on schedule. Certificates for mechanical and instrumentation completion have been issued and safety and performance testing is underway.

24 March 2017, 08:07 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Gametech Beer & Popcorn time: Drummond vs Skelhorn, the latter bites back with a vengeance

The demise of Gametech PLC the next venture of Jason Drummond after the Teather's (TEA) debacle looks clear - so much for a stockmarket float care of London's worst Nomad Roland "Fatty" Cornish. We revealed the Gametech was heading for tits up town HERE last week. Now Mr Drummond's apparent arch enemy Richard Skelhorn has bitten back with an official statement relating to that article:

24 March 2017, 14:03 | By Steve Moore |

Flowgroup – energy supply business disposal & microCHP boiler production updates

Writing last month on Flowgroup (FLOW) I noted the shares down below 6p, having been 25p+ less than a year ago. Having fallen further, to sub 4p, they have currently recovered to 5p following a couple of recent announcements…

23 March 2017, 09:56 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Frontera – well ahead of itself, sell

One has to marvel at how oily serial disappointment AIM-listed Frontera (FRR) has doubled its share price since yesterday. Has it has a takeover? Nope. Has it announced a gusher? Nope. So what has sparked the rise? It seems  that it is in talks over a possible transaction involving a farm-out or joint operation arrangement within the area of its Block 12 holding in Georgia. But is this just a monster spoof?

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