5. A 3p rise on the cost of first and second class stamps has now taken effect, following a Royal Mail apology for breaking a price cap set by Ofcom.
The price increases are the highest, for the two stamps, together since 2012.
4. US officials plan to travel to China this week to resume face-to-face talks aimed at ending a trade war between them, the White house has confirmed.
And Chinese officials will travel to the US for further talks in Washington in early April.
3. Just over a year after buying First Utility, Royal Dutch Shell has rebranded the British household energy supplier to Shell Energy and is switching all its customers to renewable electricity as the oil and gas giant seeks to expand its low-carbon business.
2. Apple is expected to announce plans for TV, Film and new subscription services at their live event at its California headquarters today.
1. Optimism about the business outlook, among Britain’s financial services firms, has fallen at its fastest rate since the 2008 financial crisis, amid concerns about Britain’s exit from the European Union.
SP Angel research note on commodities and miners, featuring: Ferro-Alloy Resources Limited (FAR LN) – Vanadium pilot plant expansion update KEFI Minerals* (KEFI LN) – £900k drawdown on Sanderson facility and issue of shares to pay bills Kodal Minerals (KOD LN) – Board appointment and issue of options Shanta Gold (SHG LN) – Q1 update: net cash position to be reached mid-20
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SimiGon President and CEO, Ami Vizer, said: "We are delighted to join DoD ESI under this BPA. Through signing the BPA, SimiGon joins blue chip technology companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Adobe as an official DoD ESI BPA contract holder.
Most notably, the exploration company uncovered high-grade rock samples of up to 23.4% copper at their Copper Dome Porphyry Copper Project in Central Queensland, alongside 3.2 grams per ton gold and 952 grams per ton silver.