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Catenae Innovation PLC (LON:CTEA), the developer of a secure, blockchain-driven Covid passport system, has been asked to participate in a government initiative to make it quicker and easier for people to verify themselves using modern technology.
Argo Blockchain PLC (LON:ARB) said it has signed a commercial supply and collaboration deal with ePIC Blockchain Technologies which it said will allow it to receive priority access to state-of-the-art ASIC mining machines.
CentralNic Group PLC (LON:CNIC) said it has agreed to acquire Wando Internet Solutions GmbH, a Berlin-based social marketing, display advertising and search engine marketing (SEM) advertising technology company, for an initial consideration of €5.4mln (£4.7mln).
Sativa Wellness Group Inc (LON:SWEL) said its Bath and Bristol Goodbody clinics booked up to £27,000 a day in Covid testing revenues in December as it announced the opening of a tenth in-pharmacy facility and plans for a further twenty.
Panther Metals PLC (LON:PALM) has received the processed high-resolution airborne electromagnetic and magnetics geophysics survey data and associated maps and report over the Dotted Lake property on the north limb of the Schreiber-Hemlo greenstone belt in Ontario, Canada.
Medica Group PLC (LON:MGP) has helped create a joint venture to provide teleradiology reporting services and increased reporting capacity in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland.
Condor Gold (LON:CNR)(TSE:COG) has started a 5,000 metre diamond drill programme at the Cacao prospect at the La India project in Nicaragua. Cacao is located four kilometres from the planned processing plant at the fully permitted La India mine.
Mosman Oil and Gas Limited (LON:MSMN) told investors that the Falcon-1 well in East Texas has returned to gas and oil (condensate) production on 21 February.
Directa Plus PLC (LON:DCTA) said it has signed a supply agreement and a strategic R&D agreement with NexTech Batteries Inc, a lithium-sulphur (Li-S) batteries company based in Nevada, US.
NQ Minerals PLC (LON:NQMI, OTCQB:NQMLF) said it has signed an agreement with Australian gold miner Evolution Mining Ltd for the detailed evaluation and potential processing of lead and silver-rich stockpiles at the Sunbeam project, located at the company’s Ukalunda tenement in North Queensland, Australia.
Empire Metals Ltd (LON:EEE) has received ministerial consent for the transfer of title, being the final condition of closing on the acquisition of a 75% interest in the Eclipse gold project, located 55 kilometres north-east of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
Guild Esports PLC (LON:GILD) said it has filed an application with OTC Markets Group Inc for its shares to be cross-traded on the OTCQB Venture Market under the ticker ‘GULDF’, which it said will make its shares more widely available to North American investors.
Benchmark Holdings PLC (LON:BMK) said it had made a “positive start” to its current year as it swung into profit in its first quarter. In its results for the three months to December 31, the aquaculture specialist reported an adjusted operating profit from continuing operations of £1.3mln compared to a £1.1mln loss a year ago, while revenues climbed to £29mln from £24.7mln.
Base Resources Ltd (LON:BSE) generated revenue of US$72.8mln from its mining operations in Kenya in the six months to 31 December 2020. EBITDA came in at US$33.9mln, while net debt was cut by US$50mln.
BATM Advanced Communications Ltd (LON:BVC) financial results for 2020 confirmed strong growth in revenues and gross profit, which rose by 49% and 83% respectively.
Tirupati Graphite PLC (LON:TGR) has successfully completed trials and tests for the manufacture of battery grade spherical graphite, used in the anode of lithium-ion batteries. The trials and tests were conducted in tandem with a globally recognised German manufacturer of spheroidisation and micronisation equipment, achieving significant results in the end product.
Chariot Oil & Gas Limited (LON:CHAR) has inked a collaboration agreement with Subsea Integration Alliance for the Anchois gas development project in Morocco.
Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd (CVE:FO, LON:FOG) told investors it is exiting non-core assets in Canada, assigning its interests to a large Canadian-based company.
Litigation Capital Management Limited (LON:LIT) has secured a US$50mln credit facility to provide the company with additional investment capital that will be used to pursue growth opportunities.
Frontier IP Group PLC (LON:FIPP) said its 18.8% stake in Pulsiv Solar is now valued at £4.1mln following the latter’s latest equity fundraising and debt conversion, up from £3.6mln at the end of June.
VietNam Holding Limited (LON:VNH) said in its monthly investor report that business and consumer confidence continues to thrive in Vietnam, although there was a small wobble in January when profit-taking following a resurgence in coronavirus cases prompted profit-taking, resulting in the fund’s net asset value (NAV) easing 1.7% over the course of the month. The NAV has rebounded in February.
Digitalbox PLC (LON:DBOX) has appointed Panmure Gordon as Nominated Adviser with immediate effect. Panmure Gordon will also continue to act as financial adviser and joint broker to the company.
Polarean Imaging PLC (LON:POLX) announced the appointment of Charles ‘Chuck’ Fremont Osborne Jr to the board with immediate effect. Fremont, who has been in the role of chief financial officer since April 2019, has “significant capital markets experience coupled with a strong knowledge of financial operations within the pharmaceutical industry”, said chief executive Richard Hullihen.
Premier African Minerals Ltd (LON:PREM) has hired New York-based EAS Advisors to introduce institutions and funding, as the explorer works to advance mining and exploration projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
Silence Therapeutics PLC (LON:SLN) announced that the company’s management will present business updates at two virtual investor conferences in March: the Cowen 41st Annual Health Care Conference at 10.20am on Monday 1 March; and the HC Wainwright Global Life Sciences Conference, on demand on Tuesday 9 March 2021.
MetalNRG PLC (LON:MNRG) announced on Friday the introduction of its share option plan 2021 for executives and selected senior management, designed to promote the retention, recruitment and incentivisation of the Company’s leadership team. Up to 11,194,030 new ordinary shares may be issued under new options granted under the plan, which represents approximately 2.5% of the company’s issued ordinary share capital.
AFC Energy Plc (LON:AFC) said that on 1 March 2021 it will publish its full year results for the financial year ended 31 October 2020.