US jobless claims continued to slip lower, contrary to economists' expectations.
Analysts at Bank of America raised their target price for shares of Centamin, highlighting to clients the group's multiple strengths.
Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on camera supports manufacturer Vitec Group from 990. 0p to 1,180. 0p on Thursday, stating there was now "a brighter picture" for the group.
Odey Asset Management has taken a short position against Deliveroo in the first evidence of hedge funds betting against the food delivery group's shares, the Financial Times reported.
Language services and technology company RWS reported good first half performance on Thursday, despite foreign exchange headwinds, with revenue in line with its own expectations.
Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways announced on Wednesday it would no longer operate Boeing 777-300ER jets after 2021, its chief executive said.
Duke Royalty: Canaccord reiterates buy with a target price of 45p.
Credit Suisse shares were knocked lower after the investment bank announced that it would go cap in hand to shareholders after sustaining a further hit from the blowup of hedge fund Archegos.
European Central Bank policymakers stood pat on policy, reiterating their intention to up the ante on bond purchases and, apparently, while leaving all their options open.
Dignity's chairman has been ousted by the funeral company's shareholders, triggering a wider boardroom walkout.
Orsted and ATP will submit a joint bid in the upcoming tender for the Danish North Sea energy island.
Jaguar Land Rover announced a temporary halt in production at Halewood and Castle Bromwich due to the global shortage of computer chips.
London's top-flight index was hugging the flatline come midday, ahead of the European Central Bank's policy decision, the main risk event of the day, with investors especially focused on anything that it might have to say on the possible exit of its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme.
Wall Street futures were relatively flat ahead of the bell on Thursday after major averages recorded some serious gains in the previous session.
UK manufacturing optimism improved at its fastest pace for almost 50 years and investment intentions rebounded as economies began to reopen from Covid-19 lockdowns, a CBI survey showed.
Most markets in Asia closed in the green on Thursday, with Tokyo’s bourse leading the gains after two days of losses.
Alphawave IP said it expected to list its shares in London and had secured cornerstone investments valuing the company at up to $4. 5bn (£3. 2bn).
Social care and education services provider Caretech said on Thursday that it has traded in line with market expectations throughout the first half of its financial year, with stronger revenues and increased underlying earnings year-on-year.
Manufacturer Solid State said on Thursday that it expects to announce full-year results ahead of recently upgraded consensus forecasts after the final month of its trading year benefitted from demand being pulled forward and a "strong contribution" from the two businesses acquired by the group at the end of February.
Severfield said it was trading well and that results for the year to the end of March would easily beat its expectations.