BRIEF-IMF Bentham updates on settlement of an Australian matter it funded
* refers to its previous announcement on 22 July 2016 concerning conditional settlement of an australian matter it has funded.
May 9 Essential Energy Services Ltd
* Essential Energy Services announces first quarter financial results and revised capital spending forecast
* Qtrly net incomefrom continuing operations $0.02
* Essential's 2017 capital forecast has increased from $11 million to $16 million
* Qtrly revenue $56.3 million versus $26.6 million last year Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
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