Analysts at Liberum upgraded insulation and construction products supplier SIG from 'hold' to 'buy' on Friday, stating the firm's recovery was "just getting started".
Monzo is reportedly planning to enter the ‘buy now pay later’ market, looking to compete with the likes of Klarna and PayPal.
Real estate investor Tritax Eurobox said on Friday that it was looking to raise £170m via a placing in order to fund new investments.
Markets in Asia were in the green after the last session of the week on Friday as China-focussed video gaming plays rebounded.
Russian steelmaker Evraz has appointed Sergey Sergienko as vice president of Technologies Development.
Building materials firm SigmaRoc said on Friday that had inked a strategic collaboration with Marshalls as part of an effort to deliver new ultra-low carbon products within the concrete sector.
Alternative asset manager Gresham House witnessed "strong growth" in assets under management in the first half of its trading year, driven by international expansion and continued demand for its environment, social and governance-focused investment strategies.
Primorus Investments reported an operating loss of £0. 12m in its first half on Friday, swinging from £3. 29m profit year-on-year.
European shares started the final session of the week in positive mood on the back of higher Asian markets and despite a signal from the European Central Bank that it would taper asset purchases.
London stocks edged up in early trade on Friday following heavy losses in the previous session, as investors digested the latest UK GDP data.
Restaurant company Fulham Shore updated the market on its recent trading on Friday, reporting that since it released its final results on 17 August, revenues had continued to grow.
Gold and nickel explorer and developer Katoro said on Friday that drilling results from the RAB drill programme carried out at the Haneti project in its first half confirmed the results from previous exploration work done, which was the primary objective.
Clinical stage biotherapeutics firm PureTech Health on Friday said its founded entity, Vor Biopharma, had won US fast track approval for its leukaemia treatment.
Economic growth slowed in July amid rising cases of Covid-19, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics on Friday.
London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday following heavy losses in the previous session, as investors digest the latest UK GDP data.
London open The FTSE 100 is expected to open 26 points higher on Friday, having closed down 1. 01% at 7,024. 21 on Thursday.
Ikea is poised to buy Topshop’s former flagship store on London’s Oxford Street, once the jewel in Sir Philip Green’s retail empire, for an estimated £385m, creating a new London home for the Swedish furniture brand. The deal to buy the long leasehold on the building, which includes the now-vacant 100,000 sq ft Topshop outlet as well as a Nike Town store and a shop for footwear brand Vans, is expected to complete the sell off of the assets of Green’s Arcadia Group empire which collapsed into administration in November last year.
Cineworld said it would pay $170m of a judgement to dissenting shareholders of Regal Entertainment Group after the company’s takeover of the movie theatre chain in 2018.
Wall Street closed lower on Thursday as some better than expected jobless claims data was offset by concerns surrounding a rise in new cases of Covid-19.