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Energy supplier SSE reiterated its full year earnings guidance, but said it was behind its renewable energy target for the first nine months of the financial year.
Engineering group Senior, which supplies parts for Boeing's grounded 737 MAX, said full year aerospace revenue would be lower as production of the troubled aircraft remained halted.
Investec on Friday said it intended to float its asset management business, now called Ninety One.
Royal Dutch Shell reported a sharp fall in fourth quarter profit on the back of weaker oil and gas prices.
Kaz Minerals reported a better-than-forecast rise in annual copper production as its Aktogay mine in East Kazakhstan outperformed.
Egypt-focused miner Centamin reported a 51% rise in fourth quarter gold production to 148,387 ounces as it reiterated guidance for 2020.
British-Greek oil and gas company Energean on Wednesday said its $750m acquisition of Edison E&P would now exclude Algerian from the deal.
Anglo American said first cycle rough diamond sales from De Beers rose to $545m on higher demand and inventory restocking.
Miner Fresnillo reported a year-on-year fall in gold and silver production on the back of expected lower grades from its operations.
Aerospace giant Airbus said it had agreed a settlement with UK, US and French authorities over investigations into allegations of bribery and corruption.
The British government's security council was meeting on Tuesday to decide whether it will allow Chinese telecoms firm Huawei to help build the UK's 5G network.
The UK banking market continued to face competitive pressures due to uncertainty over the final Brexit settlement, Virgin Money said on Tuesday.
Irn-Bru maker AG Barr said full year adjusted profit before tax was expected to be at the top end of current market expectations, "just ahead" of £37m.
Asian shares closed lower on worries over the spread of the coronavirus that had so far killed at least 80 people in China.
AstraZeneca said high-level results from from a phase three trial of its Brilinta drug used in conjunction with aspirin produced a “statistically significant and clinically meaningful” fall in the risk of the primary composite endpoint of stroke and death, compared with aspirin alone.
AstraZeneca said it had agreed to sell the global commercial rights to a range of hypertension treatments to Atnahs Pharma for up to $390m.
Health and safety firm Halma said it had made two acquisitions in the US and Australia for a combined £83. 4m.
The government failed to understand the risks of the controversial HS2 high-speed rail project, leading to costs ballooning and years of delay, an independent watchdog said on Friday.
Asian shares held their ground in lower volumes as investors and traders stayed away for the Lunar New Year one week holiday.
Festive Britons helped pub group Marston's deliver a rise in sales over the Christmas period despite poor weather keeping people at home in the first three weeks of December.