5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Tuesday 4th December 2018
Five financial stories trending today, including Marlboro maker Altria in talks with pot producer Cronos about a potential investment
5. France and Germany aim to keep digital tax alive with new proposal
France and Germany sought on Monday to salvage a proposed EU tax on big digital firms by narrowing the focus to cover only companies’ online advertising revenue, a European source said.
4. Marlboro maker Altria is talking with pot producer Cronos about investment
Marlboro cigarette maker Altria Group Inc. is discussing an investment in marijuana producer Cronos Group Inc., as legacy companies continue to look for ways into the marijuana industry.
3. France fuel protests: PM Philippe 'to halt fuel tax rise'
The French government will suspend a fuel tax rise which has led to weeks of violent protests, local media report.
2. Brexit legal advice: MPs to vote on contempt of Parliament motion
MPs will vote later on whether the UK government broke Parliament's rules by failing to publish the full legal advice it received on the Brexit plan
1. ECJ's top legal advisor says UK can unilaterally end Brexit process
Britain can decide to withdraw its notification to leave the EU without seeking permission of other remaining member states, according to advice to judges at the European Court of Justice that represents a significant success for anti-Brexit campaigners.
Five financial stories, trending today in a 70 second podcast, including: MPs have voted to take control of Commons business for a day, in an unprecedented move to try to find a majority for any Brexit option. It means MPs will get a series of votes tomorrow to find out what kind of Brexit they will support, even though Theresa May has said there is no guarantee, she will abide by their decision.
On today's podcast: Live Company Group discuss progress including their new BRICKLIVE Show in Geneva. Bigblu Broadband cover the highlights from their final results released today. Rockfire Resources talks about the high grade copper from their Copper Dome Project in Central Queensland. Botswana Diamonds discuss their interim highlights.
Louis Coetzee, Chief Executive Officer of Kibo Energy (KIBO), addressed shareholders in a letter detailing progress the AIM listed energy company has been making in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK. “Africa represents a rapidly growing market economy with an acute power deficit”
SP Angel daily look at commodities and miners, featuring: Bushveld Minerals (BMN LN) – Drill results at Brits vanadium project Chaarat Gold* (CGH LN) – Kapan site visit notes: focus on productivity to deliver sustainable cash generation MOD Resources (MOD LN) - Infill drilling at T3 project delivers increased reserves
Oil and gas investment company, Reabold Resources (RBD) shared with investors today that Rathlin Energy, operator of the PEDL 183 license onshore UK, has signed a rig contract for the drilling of the West Newton appraisal well. The well is expected to spud in April 2019.
Five financial stories, trending today in a 70 second podcast, including: 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.