LONDON'S blue-chip shares were up after an economy-boosting interest rate cut by the European Central Bank (ECB) and encouraging US jobs data.
A multi-billion pound natural resources giant was created today after Glencore's takeover of Xstrata sealed the biggest mining deal in history.
MINOAN Group subsidiary GolfKings has sealed a partnership agreement with a major industry supplier.
NORTH Sea-focused explorer Trap Oil has agreed a £1.5 million deal that will give it a majority stake in the Orchid discovery.
OIL service provider Subsea 7 has landed a $300 million (£187m) contract from Aberdeen-based Dana Petroleum to support its development of a major project near the Shetland islands.