Jersey-based miner Highland Gold reported a rise in first-half production after an increase in second-quarter output.
British MPs on Thursday approved an amendment aimed at stopping the suspension of parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.
Stocks on the Continent were lower on Thursday although they managed to finish off their worst levels, with market sentiment dented by concerns around US-China trade talks and a slew of poor corporate updates out of the technology sector on both sides of the Atlantic.
Analysts at Shore Capital Markets kept their 'buy' rating on Hilton Food Group following the firm's inline first-half trading update.
Dunelm revealed on Thursday that its chief executive and chief financial officer had snapped up some shares in the FTSE 250-listed retailer.
London stocks finished a tad lower on Thursday amid ongoing worries about Sino-US trade relations, while sterling moved higher after the European Union's chief trade negotiator, Michel Barnier, told the BBC he was open to alternative solutions for the Irish border.
Morgan Stanley on Thursday reported second quarter earnings and revenues ahead of analysts expectations following a strong performance from its wealth management business.
The European Commission fined US chipmaker Qualcomm €242m for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets and selling below cost in order to force competitors out of the market.
The focus at the end of the week will be firmly on the results of the second round of talks by phone between US and Chinese trade negotiators scheduled for later on Thursday evening.
London’s FTSE 250 was down 0. 33% at 19,548. 86 in afternoon trade on Thursday, with Moneysupermarket leading the index lower.
London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 5% at 7,501. 53 in afternoon trade on Thursday amid ongoing worries about Sino-US trade relations.
US and Chinese trade negotiators were set to hold telephone talks on Thursday night, US Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin told broadcaster CNBC.
US stocks opened slightly lower for a third straight session as earnings and trade fears continued to weigh on market sentiment.
Service company Serco has reached a settlement with the UK Ministry of Defence and will be payed £10m in exchange of withdrawing the legal challenge.
Trade talks between Washington and Beijing have reportedly hit a snag amid Chinese demands for the US administration to ease its restrictions on Huawei, the country's largest telecommunications equipment maker.
FTSE 250 outsourcer Capita has signed a £525m fire and rescue service contract with the Ministry of Defence.
Podcast production and distribution company Audioboom reported a 171% improvement in revenue in its half-year results on Thursday, to $9. 8m.
Scotgold has decided not to extend the Pomar Exploration Licence in Portugal, it announced on Thursday, and has applied to the Director General of Energy and Geology (DGEG) to terminate the licence.
A key index for manufacturing sector conditions in the US mid-Atlantic region snapped back in July amid a surge of new orders and with hiring ramping up quickly.
South east Asia-focussed upstream oil and gas company Coro Energy has renegotiated the terms of the proposed acquisition of a 42. 5% interest in the Bulu production sharing contract, offshore East Java, which contains the Lengo gas field, it announced on Thursday.