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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


5 April 2016, 11:50 | By Steve Moore |

blinkx – financials poor (natch), so claims “year of integration and investment”. Hmmm...

Internet media company blinkx (BLNX) has updated on “a year of integration and investment” i.e. a year in which financial performance was poor so we’ll claim to have laid the foundations for future growth instead...

5 April 2016, 08:38 | By Cynical Bear |

Vast Resources – well done Roy, you worked it out in the end

Great news for the shareholders of Vast Resources (VAST) this morning as Vast announced that it was withholding consent to the second tranche of the Crede financing. If no-one minds, I’d like to take some of the credit!

5 April 2016, 08:38 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

When is a "result of GM" not a result of GM?

We should all marvel at the care and attention of the regulatory system afforded to investors who dabble in shares listed on the world's most successful growth market. We really should. And that brings me to an RNS released yesterday at 11.59am by AIM-listed RedX Pharma (REDX) entitled Result of General Meeting. Except it wasn't a result of general meeting announcement at all.

5 April 2016, 08:36 | By Gary Newman |

Is MX Oil worthy of one last chance?

It is crunch time for MX Oil (MXO) and especially it’s CEO Stefan Oliver who is in ‘last chance saloon’ when it comes to delivering and placating his shareholders!

5 April 2016, 08:34 | By Cynical Bear |

Strat Aero – Hulsey Smith fights back: an incendiary response

Having written on Sunday (HERE) about Strat Aero’s (AERO) late night shocker of an RNS on Friday, I wasn’t expecting to comment again so soon but Hulsey Smith, the Texan accused of fraud in that RNS, has fought back publicly with an incredible response littered with accusations.

5 April 2016, 08:33 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Reader Competition: what does EBITDA stand for?

We all know that on the world's most successful growth market EBITDA is a popular way to present bad numbers as good ones. But what do those letters really stand for? Post your answers in the comments section below.

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5 April 2016, 08:32 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Arm Yourself for the Future as the Communications Game Only Just Begins?

Hello Share Scrimpers. I keep coming back to ARM (ARM). The Cambridge computer chip wizard is  a reliable company for long-term investment. And I don’t often use the adjective long-term in relation to the techies, not even the big ones.

4 April 2016, 19:33 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 4 April: Paul, can I say that Condor & Powerhouse are talking cock?

I a not sure what I am allowed to say these days since Paul Scott issued his language diktat. But I start by saying thanks to those who have emailed or tweeted me about my personal news today but then explain why I am spending a day cooped up in London with the charming Halimah. Then it is onto Condor Gold (CNR) and Powerhouse (PHE) which are talking cock. Then I remember my question of AIM's disappearing oil stocks in light of news today from Caza (CAZA). I concur with Steve Moore regarding Sepura (SEPU) and ask a few questions about Port Erin (PEBI) the vehicle of my old pal Jim Mellon, shares in which appear to be collapsing. There is also more comment on Strat Aero (AERO) and Stratmin (STGR). 

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4 April 2016, 18:10 | By Steve Moore |

Lakehouse – responds to last week’s statement from EGM rebels

Ahead of a 19th April-scheduled EGM and including and in response to a statement last week from “the requisitionists” (Slater Investments and Steve Rawlings), Lakehouse plc (LAKE) has published a letter to its shareholders…

4 April 2016, 14:55 | By Steve Moore |

Intelligent Energy – shares soar, but is funding & restructuring announcement all it seems?

Having reviewed “energy technology” (AKA ‘green shite’) company, Intelligent Energy (IEH) last month on the back of funding calamity - see HERE, I now update with the shares currently more than 70% higher, at around 17p, today on the back of an announcement entitled “Funding Update and Proposed Business Restructuring”. Hmmm...

4 April 2016, 12:45 | By David Scott |

Steeling growth - the world cheats towards a global recession

After the stock market crash of 1987, The US Federal Reserve sowed the seeds of the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world and this is now starting to unravel. Protecting wealth is now the order of the day and those who are not positioned for the unfolding events will see their net worth fall sharply and substantially, with very little prospect of a sharp bounce back.

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4 April 2016, 12:39 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast: Donald Trump & the Panama Papers

I am spendng the day stuffing tickets for UK Investor show into envelopes and so am a bit distracted from the main task of writing. This is a bonus bearcast covering why Donald Trump is right about the stockmarket unlike any other Western politician and also the fun and games that are the Panama papers.

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4 April 2016, 11:30 | By Steve Moore |

Sepura – “Trading Update”, EBITDA (bullshit earnings) to be lower than expectations & it gets worse…

Sepura plc (SEPU), which describes itself as “a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of digital radios, infrastructure and applications… providing specialist solutions for the public safety, transportation, oil and gas, mining, utilities, industrial and other commercial sectors”, has announced a “Trading Update” for its year ended 1st April 2016. The shares are currently down approaching 30%, at around 140p, in response. It’s profit warning (and worse) ahoy! …

4 April 2016, 09:42 | By Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit |

Panning for gold in the USSR (with Polymetal)

I don’t need to write another love-up article on Randgold Resources (RRS) because with the shares up 50% odd year-to-date you should be looking elsewhere for a bit of relative value. Extending this line of thinking today’s announcement from Polymetal (POLY) is another common sense corporate update from the Russia-focused gold play.  Yes I have used the words ‘Russia-focused’ and ‘common sense’ in the same sentence. 

4 April 2016, 09:27 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Petroneft – it’s handbags as requisitioner barred from taking part in sack-the-board EGM

I would not like to say who is right and who is wrong, but it will certainly be an interesting to follow events at AIM- and Dublin ESM-listed Petroneft (PTR) in the run-up to an EGM shin-dig on 18 April. The largest shareholder, BVI-registered Natlata Partners Ltd (with just under 30% of the shares) requisitioned a sack-the-board EGM. Now it seems that the incumbent board has issued a Restriction Notice to Natlata preventing it from attending, speaking or voting at the EGM. The handbags are out!

4 April 2016, 08:01 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Powerhouse Energy hits back - says Nomad Allenby backed it in misleadng investors & denies fraud in leaked email

Powerhouse Energy (PHE) withheld information from its investors for almost two years (the non payment of a legal claim) and then again failed to mention that this dispute was going legal for six weeks. It thus misled investors who bought shares in the secondary markets and in two placings on that false prospectus. I think that is slam dunk fraud as explained HERE. The Company has now hit back in an email to an ex investor - which I have obtained - saying that Nomad Allenby knew all about this withholding on information so it is kosher? That charge against Allenby is grave and it needs to respond to the email below discussing our coverage:

4 April 2016, 07:59 | By Amanda Van Dyke |

Global Uranium Demand Set to Soar

There are not many options when it comes to investing in uranium stocks even though the future of uranium is looking very bright with 66 reactors under construction globally, particularly in China, India and the U.A.E. Saudi Arabia has signed agreements to build 16 reactors by 2032. So the demand for uranium will keep rising.

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4 April 2016, 07:58 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Forget Chocolate Tea Pots. Look into Plastic Chimney Pots, Instead.

Hello Share  Twiddlers. The boss of this exemplary website, Uncle Tom, often refers to chocolate teapots as an expression of uselessness. I am going to commend you to a share which one the face of it does something just as daft.
 

3 April 2016, 19:13 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Want a free pizza on the 4th April?

If you are unemployed, retired, or just hate your job and want to throw a sickie for a free pizza and booze here is your chance. I will be putting UK Investor Show tickets in envelopes from 8 AM together with my colleague Halimah Hussein. It is boring work but we have hit a snag so it must be done tomorrow. If you can spare 3 hours or more you get a free pizza and drinks at Wedge Issue, 91-95 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1R 5BX. Simple. If you want to help out just...

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3 April 2016, 19:13 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week (9/16) Contest - Ascent Resources board the place to look

Ascent (AST) admitted to a bid approach on Thursday and we own the shares (pro tem). I really do not wish to discourage morons from ramping this to high heaven but feel obliged to point out that those who could make us better off are, in fact, morons (HERE). Do you understand what I am saying? All I suggest is that Ascent boards will be happy hunting grounds if you wish to nominate for this Bulletin Board Moron contest. For instance, with the shares at 1.05p having doubled on Thursday, can you beat this tweet?

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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