■ Online poker and casino group 888 Holdings has agreed to pay almost £60m for the Wink Online Bingo business and says trading continues to be strong and in-line with expectations.
■ Gem Diamonds subsidiary Kimberley Diamonds has entered into an agreement to sell yellow diamonds from the Ellendale mine in Western Australia to a company owned by Tiffany.
■ The Competition Commission reversed its previous position and cleared the proposed merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation in the UK.
■ Cinpart, the Aim-quoted electrical products manufacturer and supplier, is raising £1.05m to set up subsidiaries in international markets including Australia, Thailand and Southern Europe.
■ Hardy Oil and Gas has bounced off a nine-month low after announcing the third successive gas discovery in the exploration block KG-DWN-2003/1 (D3) of NELP-V in India.