Berenberg lifted its price target on engine maker Rolls-Royce to 160p from 150p on Thursday as it said the decision by the US this week to open its borders to vaccinated individuals is a positive step towards a more robust recovery in long-haul travel, which has lagged domestic travel markets.
Stocks opened sharply higher on Thursday as the Street attempted to reclaim some of September's losses.
United States-focussed base and precious metals explorer and producer Phoenix Copper updated the market on its recent activities in Idaho on Thursday, as it made further progress towards bringing its assets into operation.
Up to 1. 7 million people remained on furlough last month, official data showed on Thursday, just weeks ahead of the scheme coming to an end.
BP has reportedly been forced to close some of its petrol stations and told the government that it’s planning to restrict petrol and diesel deliveries due to the ongoing shortage of HGV drivers.
British Airways is to suspend almost all its short-haul flights at Gatwick airport after grounding the operation at the start of the pandemic, according to reports.
DFS Furniture said on Thursday that it swung to a full-year profit as revenue rose, with people spending more on their homes.
Jobless claims grew to their highest level in almost a month in the week ended 18 September, according to the Labor Department.
The government is talking to Ofgem about possible changes to the energy price cap, a junior minister has said.
GE has agreed to buy BK Medical from its private equity owners for $1. 45bn in cash to expand its healthcare division's ultrasound operation.
The European Union on Thursday unveiled plans to make USB-C connectors the standard charging port for all smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices, in a move that will hit iPhone maker Apple.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity downgraded software firm Idox from 'buy' to 'hold' on Thursday, citing a now "fair" valuation.
The Bank of England said it expected inflation to peak at more than 4% in 2021 but left monetary policy unchanged as the central bank focused on slowing growth and potential job losses over rising prices.
Managed IT services provider AdEPT reported a “positive start” to the year on Thursday, with current trading in line with its expectations.
Business recovery, financial and property services provider Begbies Traynor said on Thursday that it achieved “double digit” growth in revenue and profit in its first quarter, as the result of recent acquisitions, as well as the rebound in economic activity.
Mkango Resources announced on Thursday that its management team, as well as Malawian geotechnical engineering firm Geoconsult and South African peer Zutari, are now on site at the Songwe Hill Rare Earths development project to start a “major” geotechnical drilling and pitting programme.
Africa-focussed energy company Chariot has signed a binding letter of intent with oilfield services provider Halliburton, it announced on Thursday, for services on its planned Anchois gas appraisal well within the Lixus licence, offshore Morocco.
Augean is to be taken private in a £390m deal following a bidding war for the Aim-listed waste services firm.
FinnCap Group said on Thursday that trading since its first quarter had been “strong”, with its overall revenue trend “slightly above” the top end of its previous full-year revenue expectations.
US futures were in the green ahead of the bell on Thursday as the Street looks set to attempt to reclaim some of September's losses.