Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday unveiled a better-than-expected rise in annual profits and said it was changing its name to Natwest Group.
US Attorney General William Barr said that President Donald Trump "undercuts" him and makes it “impossible” for him to do his job by tweeting.
Stocks on Wall Street were being called to start higher heading into the long weekend, helped by what analysts said was a relatively positive update from the World Health Organisation overnight on the Wuhan coronavirus.
SSE: Morgan Stanley downgrades to equal weight with a target price of 1,620p.
Stocks in Europe had steadied come midday following a mixed start to the session as investors tried to understand what the spike in confirmed coronavirus cases the day before, due to a change in methodology by Chinese officials, really meant.
Royal Bank of Scotland could be planning a direct purchase of part of the government's stake after disappointing investors with the dividend announced at the bank's annual results, Jefferies analysts said.
Stocks have recovered from an early dip after the World Health Organisation said overnight that the spike in coronavirus cases in China on Thursday are not new infections.
New rules implemented by Ofcom on 15 February are set to force phone, broadband and tv companies to tell customers that they could save money by signing up to a better deal.
Walcom has warned it will be forced into liquidation unless its chief executive is able to provide a loan to support the company's working capital.
Ascent Resources shares fell by more than a third after the oil and gas company replaced its chairman and announced a radical financial restructuring to allow an £800,000 fundraising.
Markets in Asia finished mixed on Valentine’s Day, as consternation around the ongoing coronavirus outbreak continued to drag on sentiment.
One of NMC Health's biggest shareholders has resigned from the board of the embattled United Arab Emirates healthcare group.
Trifast warned that annual profit would be at the lower end of forecasts as the maker of industrial fastenings said the closure of its Chinese sites because of coronavirus had reduced revenues in China.
Euro area economic growth continued slowing at the end of 2019, led by the bloc's three largest economies.
Roche announced on Friday that China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved ‘Tecentriq’ (atezolizumab) in combination with chemotherapy, being carboplatin and etoposide, for the first-line treatment of patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC).
Natural resources investor Metal Tiger announced a further $1. 5m (£1. 15m) equity investment into Botswana focused explorer Kalahari Metals (KML) on Friday, explaining that following the Investment, it would be interested in about 62. 2% of KML.
Legal and professional services company Knights Group announced the exchange of contracts on Friday to acquire Nottingham-based full-service law firm Fraser Brown Solicitors.
Chesnara has appointed insurance industry veteran Luke Savage as chairman of the life and pensions company to take over from Peter Mason with immediate effect.
Stocks in Europe were trading a tad lower following a mixed start to the session as investors tried to understand what the spike in confirmed coronavirus cases the day before, due to a change in methodology by Chinese officials, really meant.
AstraZeneca's annual profit fell 14% as rising costs and higher asset writedowns offset sales increases at the pharmaceutical company.