Centamin reported a “solid” operational performance in its second quarter on Thursday, with gold production totalling 100,228 ounces, bringing production for the first half to 204,275 ounces, with the company on track to achieve its 2021 guidance.
UK transport operator FirstGroup on Thursday said it was increasing shareholder returns by £135m after completing the sale of its US bus assets to private equity firm EQT Infrastructure.
Software firm Bytes said at its annual general meeting on Thursday that it had made "a positive start" to the current financial year.
Restore shares surged on Thursday after the office services provider rejected a £743m takeover offer from Marlowe.
Hiscox has appointed Chief Financial Officer Aki Hussain to replace Bronek Masojada, who is retiring as chief executive after 21 years.
Moneysupermarket reported an 11% fall in revenue in its first-half results on Thursday, to £162. 3m, due to Covid-19 market impacts and challenging energy market dynamics.
Volution rallied on Thursday as it said revenue and earnings for the full year were set to be ahead of market expectations after strong second-half trading.
Professional services business JTC Group said on Thursday that it had delivered a "continued resilient performance" in the six months ended 30 June, putting the company on course for a full-year trading performance in line with market expectations.
Investment platform operator AJ Bell said on Thursday that both total customer numbers and assets under administration had grown in the three months ended 30 June.
Construction and regeneration firm Morgan Sindall said on Thursday that trading had been "strong" since its last update in April, with the company now expecting its full-year results to be significantly better than originally expected thanks to positive momentum experienced across the group continuing to accelerate.
European shares opened higher on Thursday, driven by strong corporate earnings and optimism over economic recovery from the Covid pandemic.
Howden Joinery announced plans to expand in Ireland after reporting record first-half profit fuelled by households revamping their homes during the pandemic.
London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Thursday as investors waded through a raft of corporate news and eyed the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank.
Online trading platform IG Group upgraded its medium-term guidance on Thursday as it reported record full-year profit and revenue, having benefited from high market volatility.
Energy supplier Centrica reported flat first-half operating profits as higher commodity prices and stronger demand offset by the impact of Covid-19 and industrial action.
Countryside Properties backed its full-year expectations on Thursday as it reported a jump in third-quarter revenues and completions.
3i said it made a strong start to the financial year as its Action retail business recovered from the impact of the pandemic.
Diploma said on Thursday that it was on track to meet expectations for the full year after a "strong" third quarter, as it announced the departure of chairman John Nicholas.
London stocks were set to rise at the open on Thursday as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank.
SSE said it was making good progress on disposals, construction was progressing on major projects and its was on track to submit proposals to the regulator for transmission upgrades.