For every action there's a reaction and it appears that the overnight US missile strike against Syria has implications for the FTSE 100.
The index dipped 13 points on opening before beginning a slow recovery. Bond and gold prices suggest investors are looking for safe havens amid heightened geo-political tensions.
Statpro (SOG:AIM) sees it share price rise by almost 4% to 93.5p on announcing the purchase of UBS Delta. Statpro provides cloud-based analytics to aid asset managers and the acquisition of UBS Delta will allow it to extend its risk and performance analysis platform.
Datatec's (DTC:AIM) update on the possible sale of a major share of technology distributer Westcon-Comstor's operations for $800m supports a 4.7% rise to 335p.
Gem Diamonds (GEMD) enjoys a share price boost of 8.4% to 96.75 as it finds a 114 carat diamond in its Letšeng mine in Lesotho in Southern Africa. The Lesotho Promise found at the mine in 2006 was this century's largest diamond discovery and helped make the company's name.
Hollywood Bowl's (BOWL) shares are down by 5.36% as Electra Private Equity announces its divestment of any interest in the company. The private equity house receives £40m for the sale of its stake in the bowling alley operator.
Capital & Counties (CAPC) is in advanced talks over the sale of its exhibiton business venues. Its most prized asset in this division is the Olympia London Centre and news has sent its share price up 1.8p to 309.6p