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Markets in Asia finished in a mixed state on Friday, as investors digested mixed messages on the US-China trade front, and the Bank of Korea sated expectations by standing pat on interest rates.
Speciality polymers company Itaconix announced the promotion of Laura Denner from group director of finance and operations to chief financial officer on Friday, with effect from 1 September.
URU announced on Friday that the application for a mining right submitted by its South African subsidiary, Lesego Platinum Uitloop (LPU), over the three prospecting rights that form the Zebediela Project, has been accepted by the South African Department of Mineral Resources.
Jaywing updated the markets on its current trading on Friday, reporting an improvement since the end of June, but with a caveat that conditions were still bleak.
Online musical instrument and equipment retailer Gear4music said on Friday that the actions it had undertaken to improved gross margins and ensure its operational robustness were continuing to yield positive results ahead of its peak trading period.
Spitfire Oil announced on Friday that, following a further review of the economic feasibility of the Salmon Gums lignite project, it has relinquished the retention licence over those lignite tenements.
London open The FTSE 100 is expected to open one point higher on Friday, having closed up 0. 98% at 7,184. 32 on Thursday.
Stocks finished higher in the US on Thursday, as China's desire to calmly wrap up its trade war with the US gave investor sentiment a much-needed boost.