Inflation in the eurozone rose as expected in February, according to data released by Eurostat on Friday.
Most markets in Asia finished higher on Friday, after the Bank of Japan sated the expectations of traders by standing pat on its monetary policy.
A pair of attacks on two mosques in New Zealand has left at least 49 people dead, and dozens more injured, according to the latest official numbers.
London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday as investors took heart from the latest Brexit developments in Parliament and signs of progress in Sino-US relations.
US stocks looked set to rise at the open on Friday amid signs of progress in Sino-US trade relations.
Politicians in China have passed a new law loosening regulation on foreign investment, in what is being seen by market watchers as a move to appease Washington in the country’s ongoing trade war with the United States.
Top Shop and Dorothy Perkins owner Arcadia is close to applying for a restructuring deal, according to a report on Friday.
EI Group said on Friday that it has completed the first part of the sale of its commercial property portfolio, the proceeds of which will be used to pay down debt and return up to £35m to shareholders via a share buyback programme.
Roche announced on Friday that the European Commission has approved ‘MabThera’ (rituximab) for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe pemphigus vulgaris (PV).
Proton Power Systems has signed a letter of intent with Skoda Electric in the Czech Republic, it announced on Friday, with the objective of entering into a cooperation to develop, sell and service fuel cell electric buses using Proton's modular ‘HyRange’ systems.
Investec updated shareholders on developments for the financial year ending 31 March on Friday, reporting that the operating environment remained “challenging” over the period.
First-quarter profit at recruiter SThree rose as strength in the international divisions offset a weaker UK performance.
Oxford Metrics on Friday announced that its subsidiary Vicon has agreed a strategic partnership with Sandbox VR which will target the "fast-growing" Location-based Virtual Reality ('LBVR') market.
Recruiter PageGroup said on Friday that chief executive Steve Ingham will take a leave of absence for "a number of weeks" after a skiing accident left him with a severe back injury.
LightwaveRF's shares climbed on Friday after the company signed a supply agreement with international energy company E. ON and housebuilder Berkeley Group for the latest range of 'smart home' series lighting and power devices.
Restaurant Group shares surged on Friday as its full-year pre-tax profit came in ahead of expectations despite an 8% drop, and the company reported an uptick in total sales.
Profits at JD Wetherspoon fell 18. 9% in the first half of its trading year as a big jump in labour costs outweighed an increase in sales for the pro-Brexit pub chain.
London stocks rose in early trade on Friday as investors took heart from the latest Brexit developments in Parliament.
National Grid confirmed on Friday that it had submitted its response to Ofgem on the sector specific methodology consultation for ‘RIIO-T2’.
House-builder Berkeley said the trading environment over the four months to end-February had remained "consistent with that experienced over the last two years".