Strategists at Deutsche Bank stuck to their 'neutral' view for European stocks, despite their being overvalued, arguing that a US-China trade truce and shift towards a Brexit deal would sustain the 'overshoot' in valuations versus their estimate of fair value.
OptiBiotix Health on Friday extended a supply agreement to broaden the supply of cholesterol-lowering capsules into Germany and several other countries.
Diamond miner BlueRock has been granted the necessary permissions to allow it to move to 365-day operations.
Digital performance marketing provider XLMedia announced the appointment of Shaun O'Neill as its new head of sales, with immediate effect.
Medical technology business developer Amphion Innovations announced on Friday that 1,825,000 shares in its partner company, Motif Bio, had been sold in partial repayment of the loan facility originally announced on 5 June 2014, and most recently amended on 11 March.
Gambling software supplier GAN updated the market on the latest internet sports betting financial information for the calendar month of February in New Jersey on Friday, from the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE).
Spirax-Sarco Engineering has agreed to buy electrical thermal solutions business, Thermocoax, for €158m (£139m).
Lead and zinc explorer Europa Metals reported wider interim losses after exploration costs increased.
US industrial production eked out just a small gain last month, with output in manufacturing hit by a slide in business equipment.
Berenberg downgraded its recommendations on Greencore and Bakkavor on Friday as it turned more cautious on the near-term outlook for food manufacturers.
GCM Resources agreed a second joint venture agreement with Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) for the development of an additional coal-fired power plant at the site of the company's proposed coal mine in North-West Bangladesh.
Smart plastics outfit Symphony Environmental Technologies saw pre-tax profits slip in 2018 despite an increase in revenues.
Credit Suisse raised its recommendation on shares of European cyclicals relative to defensives on Friday, from 'benchmark' to 'overweight', while lowering their view on defensives from 'benchmark' to 'underweight'.
Business conditions in the New York region unexpectedly deteriorated in March, according to a survey released by the New York Fed on Friday.
Alpha Real Trust saw net asset value per share move ahead in the three months ended 31 December, leading it to up its quarterly dividend payment.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is close to deciding whether to halt denuclearisation talks with the US after President Donald Trump walked away from negotiations in February, according to a North Korean diplomat.
Oil and gas exploration outfit Bahamas Petroleum has raised $2. 54m before expenses by virtue of a firm placing of 120m new ordinary shares at a price of 1. 6p each.
Television and multimedia content producer Zinc Media recorded a slight year-on-year jump in interim revenues as its order book improved amidst a strategic shift in programming but earnings tumbled as delays to major projects hit home.
Bakkavor Group: Berenberg downgrades to sell with a target price of 105p.
Stocks are moving higher, buoyed by reports of further progress in US-China trade talks and following the previous night's vote in the UK parliament to postpone the country's exit from the European Union in order to allow for a smooth withdrawal.