A Conservative government would “highly likely” spend more than outlined in its election manifesto and have to increase taxes or borrowing, a respected thinktank said as it described the plans of both main parties as “not credible”.
The pound was little changed on Thursday, despite the release of poll data predicting a big win for Conservatives at the next general elections and a strong reading on UK consumer confidence.
Commodity prices weakened on Thursday after the US President signed into law a new bill that some observers worried might trip up trade negotiations with Beijing.
These were the movements in some of the most closely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.
The focus at the end of the week will shift towards the UK consumer, with readings on consumer confidence and lending for November both due for release.
European stocks were slightly lower on Thursday as investors feared a new law passed in Washington could scupper progress made in trade negotiations with Beijing.
London stocks remained in the red at the close on Thursday, amid concerns about trade relations between the US and China, while ex-dividends were a drag.
Analysts at Berenberg lowered their price target on precious metals group Hochschild Mining from 190p to 170p on Thursday, saying there was "no mercy in these markets".
Mercantile Investment Trust revealed on Thursday that director Jeremy Tigue purchased 924 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed investment vehicle.
China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday it was opposed to the US government's signing of a bill supporting Hong Kong protesters' rights into law and accused the Trump administration of having "sinister intentions".
RBC Capital Markets has nudged lower its rating on Melrose Industries following a recent strong run for the blue chip stock.
Shares of OPG Power Ventures leapt on Thursday after it reported a rise in interim profits and said it was confident of ridding itself of debt in the next four years.
Panasonic said it would sell its semiconductor unit to Taiwan’s Nuvoton Technology for $250. 0m as it struggles to boost its profitability amid a lack of fresh growth drivers.
Specialist trade audio visual distributor Midwich Group released its new line of fixed size 130 inch-plus all-in-one LED large format displays on Friday.
Specialist drug discovery and development company ImmuPharma announced a licence and development agreement with Avion Pharmaceuticals on Thursday, for the exclusive rights to ‘Lupuzor’ in the United States.
Spain and Portugal-focussed tungsten, tin and gold mining company W Resources has started the production of tungsten and tin concentrate for sale at its flagship La Parrilla mine, it announced on Thursday, which it described as an important stage in the T2 ramp-up phase.
Clinical stage biotechnology company ValiRx announced on Thursday that the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 10,400,008, titled ‘Modulators Of The SRC-Kinase Activity For Preventing Or Treating Metastatic Cancer’, to its lead therapeutic compound ‘VAL201’.
Ireland-based energy company Providence Resources updated the market on Frontier Exploration Licence 2/19 on Thursday, which is located in the southern Porcupine Basin, offshore Ireland, and contains the undrilled Paleocene ‘Avalon’ exploration prospect.
Romania and Zimbabwe-focussed mining company Vast Resources has revised its agreement with Botswana Diamonds as a consulting partner in the development of the Chiadzwa Community Diamond Concession in the Marange Diamond Fields of Zimbabwe, it announced on Thursday.
Aviation services firm John Menzies continued to make "good progress" despite a "difficult" trading environment continuing throughout the year-to-date.