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European shares started the final session of the week higher, boosted by auto stocks and the European Central Bank promise to continue stimulus.
UK defence company Ultra Electronics on Friday said it was minded to recommend a £2. 58bn takeover bid from Cobham to shareholders.
Telecoms operator Vodafone reported a better-than-expected rise in first quarter revenue as European and African services returned to growth.
Euro zone business activity in July expanded at its fastest monthly pace in more than 20 years as services were boosted by an easing of Covid curbs, although fears of another wave of infections hit confidence, according to a survey released Friday.
European shares started the final session of the week higher, boosted by more upbeat corporate news and the European Central Bank promise to continue stimulus.
European shares held gains at midday, driven by strong corporate earnings and optimism over economic recovery from the Covid pandemic and hopes the European Central Bank would maintain a dovish stance on policy at its meeting later on Thursday.
British supermarkets have called on the government to include the sector in its plan to exempt critical workers from isolation if they have been “pinged” by the NHS Covid test-and-trace app amid fears of food shortages on shop shelves.
UK soft-drinks maker Britvic reported a rise in third quarter revenues driven by the easing of Covid restrictions and strong “at home” sales.
Consumer goods conglomerate Unilever reported higher-than-expected underlying sales growth for the second quarter but cut full-year operating margin forecasts due to rising costs.
UK transport operator FirstGroup on Thursday said it was increasing shareholder returns by £135m after completing the sale of its US bus assets to private equity firm EQT Infrastructure.
European shares opened higher on Thursday, driven by strong corporate earnings and optimism over economic recovery from the Covid pandemic.
Energy supplier Centrica reported flat first-half operating profits as higher commodity prices and stronger demand offset by the impact of Covid-19 and industrial action.
UK retailer Marks & Spencer warned that it would not supply some Christmas good to Northern Ireland due to increased customs checks as part of the Brexit deal signed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Royal Mail said revenues rose 12. 5% in the first quarter as people continued to shop online with Covid lockdown restrictions still in place, although UK parcel volumes had started to slip as curbs were lifted.
UK fashion retailer Next on Wednesday lifted full-year profits guidance after second quarter full price sales smashed expectations.
European shares continued to rally on Wednesday as upbeat earnings reports and a strong rise in travel stocks boosted sentiment.
South America-focused Hochschild Mining said it was on track to meet production targets as second-quarter output rose on the back of strong performance from its Inmaculada mine and increases at the Pallancata and San Jose operations.
St Modwen Properties said the Blackstone-backed firm planning to take the UK residential property company private in a $1. 75bn deal has entered into a loan agreement to fund the transaction.
European shares opened higher on Wednesday as upbeat earnings reports and a strong rise in travel stocks boosted sentiment.
Global miner Rio Tinto has promised to pay for an independent assessment of environmental damage caused by its Panguna mine in Bougainville 32 years after it fled the island as it descended into civil war.