STOCKS NEWS EUROPE-UK small caps edge down 0.3 pct at midday

The FTSE Small Cap index is 0.3 percent lower in midsession deals,faring better than the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250 indexes, eachdown 0.7 percent.

SolGold falls 6.5 percent after announcing a placing to raisearound 1.1 million Australian dollars, which it intends to use to progress itsexploration and project development efforts across its portfolio of projects inthe Solomon Islands, Ecuador and Queensland, Australia.

Wincanton rises 2.5 percent as the logistics group announces it hasbeen awarded a multi-million pounds five-year contract by supermarket groupMorrisons to operate its first ever dedicated UK conveniencedistribution centre in London.

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