Vast Resources PLC (LON:VAST) has signed a joint venture agreement with Chiadzwa Mineral Resources, a company designated to represent the Chiadzwa community interests in the company’s diamond concession in Zimbabwe.

Norman Broadbent PLC (LON:NBB) has returned to profit in its first half in what it said was a “major landmark” following a change to its business model.

Freight management services provider Xpediator PLC (LON:XPD) saw increased revenue and operating profit in all parts of the business in the first half of 2019.

Circassia Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON:CIR) published the road-map to profitability as it reported strong growth in first-half sales alongside a reduction in costs and cash outflows.

Location Sciences Group PLC (LON:LSAI) is forecasting increased sales into its second half after revenues for the first six months of its financial year rose by over 90%. In a separate announcement, the company unveiled plans to raise between £250,000-£750,000 by issuing 33.3mln new shares to investors.

Resource development company Savannah Resources PLC (LON:SAV) is confident of the prospects for the lithium market despite some short-term volatility in prices.

Equals PLC (LON:EQLS) followed up a five-year deal signed with Mastercard yesterday with good sales over the first half of the year.

Jersey Oil and Gas PLC’s (LON:JOG) half yearly results boast a strong cash position of £15.5mln and a positive outlook as chief executive Andrew Benitz hailed a “transformational” phase.

United Oil & Gas PLC (LON:UOG) boss Brian Larkin highlighted a continuation of “pace and quality” in its activities as the AIM-quoted firm released financial results for the first six months of 2019.

Cabot Energy plc (LON:CAB) has told investors that it has exited the Cascina Alberto onshore exploration licence in The Po Valley, Northern Italy, alongside partner Shell.

Eurasia Mining PLC (LON:EUA) has applied to explore another chunk of acreage within the Monchetundra project licence area in Russia.

IronRidge Resources Limited (LON:IRR) said it expects to compile a maiden resource estimate for the Cape Coast lithium portfolio in Ghana sometime in the first quarter of next year.

Erris Resources PLC (LON:ERRIS) wil continue with a ‘disciplined approach’ to expenditure on its projects in Ireland and Scandinavia given the tough backdrop for junior miners at present.