The FTSE 100 ended the week 4. 72 points higher, closing at 7,032. 30 on Friday.
Barclays upgraded Croda to 'equalweight' from 'underweight' and hiked the price target to 8,400. 0p from 6,000. 0p, citing a "much-improved" growth outlook, after the speciality chemicals company’s results earlier in the week.
Analysts at Berenberg reiterated their 'buy' recommendation for shares of Royal Dutch Shell following the outfit's second quarter numbers.
Technology and software investment company KRM22 announced a contract extension with an existing customer of its ‘Risk Cockpit’ offering on Friday.
Data programming offload technology company Ethernity Networks announced on Friday that, following testing of its ‘UEP-20’ product equipped with wireless bonding technology, it had signed a contract with a “well-established, international” wireless connectivity vendor.
Harbour Energy revealed on Friday that president Phil Kirk had acquired 100,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed listed oil and gas firm.
Qatar's sovereign wealth fund will take a minority stake in Airtel Africa's mobile money unit.
Irish food company Kerry Group said on Friday that interim pre-tax profit rose, with revenues up as overall trading conditions improved.
London’s FTSE 250 down 0. 4% at 22,964. 93 in afternoon trade on Friday.
Wall Street stocks opened lower on Friday as an otherwise solid month for equities reached its final day of trading.
Americans were a bit less cheerful in July amid complaints about higher prices for homes, vehicles and household durables.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 4% at 7,052. 05 in afternoon trade on Friday.
America's financial markets' watchdog has halted registrations for Chinese corporates seeking to list on US stock markets.
Americans continued splashing out last month as income growth surprised to the upside.
Analysts at Liberum hiked their target price on Sanne from 660. 0p to 875. 0p on Friday following the group's interim results earlier in the week and due to an updated takeover offer from Cinven.
Barclays upgraded Croda to ‘equalweight’ from ‘underweight’ and hiked the price target to 8,400p from 6,000p, citing a "much-improved" growth outlook, after the speciality chemicals company’s results earlier in the week.
Royal Dutch Shell: Berenberg keeps at'buy' but raises target price from 1,570. 0p to 1,720. 0p.
Models and collectibles company Hornby has acquired the remaining 51% of LCD Enterprises which it did not already hold, it announced on Friday.
Online fashion giant Boohoo issued a response to the latest allegations of substandard working conditions in its factories on Friday, after Sky News claimed that workers in Leicester were still being exploited.
Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Friday as an otherwise solid month for equities reached its final day of trading.