Global podcast company Audioboom opened two new recording studios within its existing office in New York City on Friday.
Most markets in Asia finished higher on Friday, as fresh data out of China showed the country’s export numbers declined less than expected in June.
Euro area industrial production snapped back in May with healthy rises in the output of both capital goods and consumer durables, but remained lower in annual terms.
Nu-Oil & Gas updated the market on Friday, on production lease 2002-01(A), which was held by its wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary Enegi Oil, reporting that it had been working with PVF Energy Services to agree an appropriate way to progress the asset.
Stocks have started the morning slightly higher buoyed by hopes for easier central bank policy and a record close on the Dow Jones Industrial overnight, although international trade concerns continued to be very much present.
Oil and gas exploration company Pantheon Resources updated the market on its Alkaid discovery and Talitha appraisal on Friday, reporting that pre-application meetings with state and federal agencies for the pilot production testing of the Alkaid discovery had now taken place, with “positive and supportive” feedback received.
British travel firm Thomas Cook announced on Friday that it was in "advanced discussions" with Chinese conglomerate Fosun and multiple banks regarding a £750m capital injection and the break-up of the group.
Smart mesh networks specialist CyanConnode Holdings announced on Friday that it has received a follow-on Nordic order worth €0. 49m.
Caspian Sunrise updated the market on progress across the structures it had already identified at the BNG Contract Area on Friday, reporting success in milling away the 2. 6-metre metallic obstruction in Well A5 at a depth of 3,887 metres, following which an 85-metre section of lining had been removed from the well much sooner than it expected.
Iodine exploration and production specialist Iofina updated the market on its first half activities on Friday, reporting total production of 286. 7 metric tonnes of crystalline iodine from its four ‘IOsorb’ plants in Oklahoma during the period, which was up 9. 8% year-on-year.
China's foreign trade surplus continued to increase last month as weak domestic demand weighed on the country's imports more than anticipated.
Georgia Healthcare Group announced on Friday that its hospitals business has signed a cooperation agreement with one of Georgia’s leading maternity houses, JSC David Davarashvili Clinic.
JKX Oil & Gas updated the market on its second quarter operations on Friday, reporting that two new wells were completed in Ukraine in the period, as well as the workover of Well 5 in Russia.
Stocks in London have started the session trading higher on the back of a record close overnight on the Dow Jones Industrials and continued hopes of looser central bank policies, with global trade still very much in focus.
Motor retailer and after-sales service provider Lookers reported “increasingly more challenging” trading on Friday, as the positive start to the year it experiences turned more difficult in the most recent quarter ended 30 June.
Pan African Resources updated the market on its operations on Friday, reporting gold production from its continuing mining operations rose by 54. 1% to 172,442 ounces in the year ended 30 June.
Property investment company Palace Capital provided investors with a short update on its Hudson Quarter development in York on Friday.
Technical fluid power products supplier Flowtech Fluidpower achieved further organic growth and reduced net debt during the first half of its trading year.
Global fund management group Ashmore saw its assets under management jump again during the fourth quarter of its trading year, albeit by less than expected by some analysts and with market performance accounting for a larger proportion of the improvement than anticipated.
Hiscox on Friday said the insurance market continued to deteriorate after 2018 catastrophes, as it forecast first-half pre-tax profits of $150m - $170m (£119m - £135m).