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TLOU Energy Ltd (LON:TLOU) shares rocketed on Friday as it landed an interim power purchase agreement (PPA) for its coal bed methane fuelled gas-to-power project in Botswana. The company said that the interim PPA had been agreed with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and is now undergoing final regulatory formalities. It added that the commercial terms remain confidential, at BPC’s request.

ReNeuron Group PLC (LON:RENE) has said it is assessing the potential of an emerging cell technology to help in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). It has developed a line of the human exosomes that can deliver a medically relevant payload; viral vaccines, for example. “Previously presented, unpublished data show that ReNeuron’s exosomes can be loaded with biologically active cargo and delivered preferentially to certain specific sites in the body,” the company said in a statement. “This research is in its initial stages, the goal being to establish whether an increase in the potency of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus vaccines in development can be enhanced in this way, utilising ReNeuron’s established expertise in exosome isolation, modification and manufacture at scale.”

Bango PLC (LON:BGO) has expanded its global data partnership and will receive a strategic investment from NHN Corp, a South Korean big data business. Under the agreement, NHN will invest £6.5mln into the Audiens data platform, owned by Bango’s subsidiary Bango Deep, giving NHN a 60% stake. The company said the two are aiming to develop Audiens into a global data leader through the use of a customer data platform (CDP), which will allow all brands to “plan, execute and analyze their online marketing activities”. In addition to the Bango Deep investment, NHN has also agreed to subscribe for around 3.5mln new shares in Bango itself, for £3.2mln.

Coinsilium Group Limited (LON:COIN) has said its portfolio companies and partners are “well prepared to face the challenges and respond to the needs of a post-coronavirus world” as it updated on its progress amid the disruption of the pandemic. “The disruption caused by the measures taken to fight the coronavirus also show a move towards increased reliance on electronic forms of communication and payments by businesses and individuals. We see this global move as the generator of new opportunities for blockchain companies around the world”, the company said in a statement.

Brunner Investment Trust PLC (LON:BUT) has advised investors to stay focused on the long-term to get through the current coronavirus-inspired market volatility. Formed in 1929, Brunner has seen its share of global crises and the advice remains to be wary of too close a focus on short-term performance Lucy Macdonald from Allianz Global Investors is the trust’s manager and in an update said people should take a long-term view when navigating the current volatility.

Bahamas Petroleum Company PLC (LON:BPC) said that its Bahamian backer, a substantial institutional family-office investor, has exercised its right to convert some £800,000 of loan notes into equity. This is the latest conversion, following £1.44mln in February, and the conversion price was marked at 1.28p per share. A total of 62.5mln shares will be issued to the investor, and, some £2.46mln of loan notes are presently retained by the investor.

Oracle Power PLC‘s (LON:ORCP) boss has told investors that the first quarter was “a very constructive phase” for the company, and said it is confident there will be no significant adverse impact of coronavirus on the timelines for the development at the Thar project. In an update, chief executive Naheed Memon noted that Oracle Power’s progress on commercial and operational objectives has not been stymied amidst the pandemic. “The strategic importance of an integrated mine, power and coal-to-gas and liquid project in our region of focus cannot be overstated,” Memon said.

Oracle Power said the update is part of a new investor communication programme, which is aimed at giving shareholders regular news flow together with access to the board and management. This investor relations policy will include: updates from the CEO; shareholder conference call; Q & A documents; and private investor events. The company said it will advise shareholders of the first scheduled event once there is visibility on the lifting of travel restrictions resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Rockfire Resources PLC (LON:ROCK), the gold and base-metal explorer, has completed further technical interpretation on the company’s wholly-owned Plateau Gold Deposit. Results from this work continue to demonstrate that a significant deposit of gold has been intersected at Plateau, which is part of the Lighthouse tenement in North Queensland, Australia.

Zoetic International PLC (LON:ZOE), the London listed vertically integrated CBD company, said it has issued 12,900,000 new ordinary shares in the company to members of its management team in accordance with incentive arrangements established in March 2019. The shares have been issued as fully paid in equal amounts to Trevor Taylor, the company’s chief strategy officer, and Antonio Russo, the company’s chief revenue officer.

Salt Lake Potash Ltd (ASX:SO4) (LON:SO4) has completed civil earthworks at the process plant and non-process infrastructure site of the Lake Way Project in Western Australia’s Goldfields region. Non-process infrastructure includes accommodation, power, raw water storage and buildings. Early process plant construction work is underway and the project remains on schedule for December 2020 commissioning.

Ferro-Alloy Resources Limited (LON:FAR) said it has allotted and issued 500,000 new fully paid ordinary shares in the company to a financial services provider in consideration for their retained services.

Learning Technologies Group PLC (LON:LTG), the provider of services and technologies for digital learning and talent management, has said it will publish its full-year results for the year ended December 31, 2019 on April 16, 2020. The revised date follows the group’s compliance with the previous recommendations of the Financial Conduct Authority and the Financial Reporting Council that listed companies should delay the publication of preliminary financial statements for at least two weeks.

Separately, Learning Technologies also said that following the exceptional performance of BreezyHR, which was acquired in April 2019 and which delivered around 60% organic revenue growth in the full-year, it has now settled $4.0 million of the deferred contingent consideration by the issue of 2,408,585 new ordinary shares in lieu of a cash payment.

ADES International Holding PLC (LON:ADES), a leading oil & gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), said it will announce its full-year results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019, on Tuesday April 7, 2020. The release date has been set in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority’s directive for a two-week moratorium on the publication of preliminary statements of account, which ends on April 5, 2020.

Greencoat UK Wind PLC (LON:UKW) has said that, as it is no longer legally possible to hold its annual general meeting (AGM) in the way that the board had planned, the meeting will instead be convened at The Office, Home Farm House, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, DT11 8LT, with the minimum necessary quorum of two shareholders present in order to conduct the business of the meeting. As physical attendance at the AGM will not be lawful, shareholders who wish to register their votes on the resolutions should do so by completing and signing the proxy form that accompanied the 2020 AGM Notice. The AGM will be recorded and an audio cast of the meeting will be available for shareholders to listen to subsequently on the company website.

Location Sciences (LON:LSAI), the leading location data verification company, has reminded all shareholders that, to comply with the UK government’s rules during the coronavirus pandemic, they should not be attending the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at 9.00am on April 9, 2020, in person and instead appoint the group’s chairman as their proxy with their voting instructions. The company said, as an alternative, it is offering shareholders the option of attending the AGM via webinar by registering in advance by following the link.

Faron Pharmaceuticals Oy (LON:FARN,) (NASDAQFIRSTNORTH:FARON), the clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced that, due to the prevailing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the company’s board has decided to cancel the annual general meeting (AGM) scheduled to be held on April 15, 2020. It said a new notice will be published in due course to convene the AGM at a later stage.