MPs voted on Thursday to delay Britain's exit from the European Union for at least three months in another night of chaotic scenes at Westminster.
Kin and Carta's shares dipped on Thursday after losses narrowed but interim revenue missed expectations after revenue from its Strategy and Communications pillars decreased.
European stocks pushed towards five month highs as investors spy a possible light at the end of the tunnel in talks between London and Brussels, although German shares were hampered by the country's top economics research institute's decision to take an axe to its growth forecasts .
All eyes will continue to be trained on Westminster at the end of the week.
OneSavings Bank and Charter Court Financial Services have agreed terms of a recommended all-share merger, under the same terms as suggested at the start of the week.
London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 63% at 19,300. 09 in afternoon trade on Friday, as Cineworld put in a blockbuster performance to send the index reeling upwards.
London's FTSE 100 edged higher on Thursday, aided by a weaker pound as investors were bewildering by Brexit business in Westminster.
One of Hikma Pharmaceuticals's directors picked-up some shares in the company the day after its latest full-year numbers.
Eurosceptic European Research Group brexiteer Steve Baker has said that he has plans to ensure the UK leaves the European Union on the original Brexit date, 29 March.
London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 5% at 7,191. 67 in afternoon trade on Thursday as investors tried to get their heads around the latest Brexit chaos in the Commons.
Chinese economic activity slowed down a tad more quickly than expected at the start of 2019, a batch of economic reports revealed, with economists emphasising the negatives in the latest figures.
US stocks were little changed in early trade on Thursday amid a slew of data releases, as worries about Sino-US relations resurfaced.
Tesla appointed Vaibhav Taneja as its new Chief Accounting Officer on Wednesday and also officially announced Zachary Kirkhorn would take over as Chief Financial Officer, replacing Deepak Ahuja.
Beleaguered industrial group General Electric has warned that earnings will fall in the current year, as it grapples with ‘complex’ challenges across the business, before its recovery starts to take hold in 2020.
European lawmakers have rejected proposals to launch trade talks with the United States.
Brazil-focussed nickel development company Horizonte Minerals announced positive results from metallurgical and smelting test work on the Vermelho nickel cobalt project, located in the southern part of the Carajás mining district in Pará state, northern Brazil on Thursday.
Bacanora Lithium confirmed on Thursday that it is in talks with a number of potential cornerstone investors as it looks to secure $460m funding for the Sonora Lithium project in Mexico in the second quarter.
Domestically focused sectors such as retailers and housebuilders were at the forefront on Thursday, after parliament voted to rule out no-deal Brexit and mulled a delay to the Article 50 departure date.
Travel operator Tui saw its shares rally on Thursday as Morgan Stanley bumped its stance on the stock up to 'overweight' from 'equalweight' following the year-to-date drop in the share price, as it highlighted an "attractive" valuation.
Respiratory drug discovery and development company Synairgen announced on Thursday that its data safety monitoring committee had completed its planned safety review of the second part of the phase 2 clinical trial of its inhaled interferon-beta (IFN-beta) therapeutic candidate, SNG001, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).