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London’s FTSE 250 was up 1% at 21,763. 32 in afternoon trade on Friday.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 1. 1% at 7,592. 90 in afternoon trade on Friday.
The Financial Conduct Authority has appointed Christopher Woolard as its interim chief executive.
Shares in payments company Finablr tumbled after it said that more than half of its stock had been pledged as security for borrowings by Travelex.
London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday, boosted by better-than-expected services and manufacturing data, as fears over the spread of the coronavirus receded.
The UK economy returned to growth in January, according to data released on Friday, but analysts were divided over whether this would be enough to keep the Bank of England from cutting interest rates next week.
NMC Health was in the red on Friday after Dubai’s Emirates NBD Bank sold just under 2. 2 million shares in the UAE healthcare provider in a placing.
Dutch food delivery service Takeaway. com said on Friday that it will delay the timetable for its £6bn merger with London-listed rival Just Eat by a week after the Competition and Markets Authority said it plans to investigate the deal.
London stocks rose in early trade on Friday, bouncing back from losses in the previous session as investors eyed the release of key UK services and manufacturing data.
Virgin Money said on Friday that chairman Jim Pettigrew will retire by September 2021, having served nine years on the board.
London stocks were to rise at the open on Friday, recovering from losses in the previous session, ahead of the release of key services and manufacturing data.
London open The FTSE 100 was called to open 53 points higher at 7,560.
The planned construction of HS2 is billions of pounds over budget and years behind schedule because of the failure across government to understand the risks involved, according to a damning independent report. In the first official indication that spending on the controversial rail project could escalate beyond £100bn, the National Audit Office has raised the possibility of a further increase by admitting that it is “impossible to estimate with certainty” how much it will eventually cost.
London’s FTSE 250 was down 0. 8% at 21,582. 04 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 6% at 7,525. 49 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Citi initiated coverage of shares of luxury car maker Aston Martin Lagonda with a ‘buy/high risk’ rating on Thursday and 600p price target.
Online trading platform CMC Markets said on Thursday that net operating income for the year will be ahead of current market expectations as income for the third quarter was stronger than expected.
Online fashion retailer ASOS posted a better-than-expected 20% jump in total retail sales for the four months to the end of December following a record Black Friday.
Mothercare announced some changes to its leadership team on Thursday as it said it was "broadly on track" with its planned recapitalisation.
Morrisons is reportedly set to axe 3,000 department managers across its stores as part of a restructuring of shop floor teams.