{{ storiesRelated.title }}

Latest News
29 Sep
US pre-open: Futures track higher, Nike set to jump

US stock futures were pointing higher ahead of the opening bell on Friday with markets set to extend gains from the previous session ahead of some all important inflation figures later on.

29 Sep
dl oxford street london west end shopping city centre high street retail footfall pb
Retail sales climb as September heatwave fades - BDO

High street sales pushed higher last week, industry research showed on Friday, as delayed autumn spending finally looked to have got underway.

29 Sep
microchips dl semiconductor technology chip chips processor
CMA to review Qualcomm's proposed takeover of Autotalks

The UK competition watchdog has invited comments on Qualcomm’s proposed acquisition of Israel’s Autotalks, it was confirmed on Friday.

29 Sep
dl frankfurt stock exchange stoxx dax germany europe european markets fse pb
Europe midday: Shares hold gains as EZ CPI data boosts sentiment

European shares held strong gains on Friday, as a sharp fall in eurozone inflation and strong UK GDP data offset an unexpected fall in German retail sales to lift sentiment.

29 Sep
dl city of london canary wharf docklands underground tube london stock exchange lse finance trading generic photo
London midday: Stocks maintain gains as GDP revised higher

London stocks were still firmly in the black by midday on Friday as investors mulled upbeat UK growth data.

29 Sep
dl hutchmed china aim pharmaceuticals drug medicine research development logo
Hutchmed confirms new drug application for fruquintinib in Japan

Hutchmed China announced on Friday that its partner Takeda has officially submitted a new drug application (NDA) for fruquintinib to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) in Japan.

29 Sep
dl victoria aim flooring floor floors manufacturer
Victoria describes solid year, reassures over accounting concern

Victoria described a year of success in a trading update on Friday, briefly overshadowed by accounting concerns at a small subsidiary.

29 Sep
dl r&q insurance holdings ltd aim rq r and q randall and quilter randall quilter financials insurance non life insurance reinsurance logo
R&Q records improved fee income as it works to separate business

Non-life specialist R&Q Insurance Holdings reported a first-half gross written premium (GWP) of $1. 1bn for its Accredited division on Friday, marking a 34% jump year-on-year.

29 Sep
dl intertek testing services facility logo sign ftse 100 min
Citi raises target price for Intertek

Citigroup has reiterated its positive stance on shares of Intertek, saying that the stock is now trading at historic valuation multiples.

29 Sep
dl mortgage housing real estate approvals lending home loans new house keys door lock unsplash
Mortgage approvals at six month low - Bank of England

Mortgage approvals fell to a six-month low in August, official data showed on Friday, as higher interest rates continued to weigh on lending.

29 Sep
dl japan tokyo pedestrians city street winter cold bank of japan boj tokyo stock eschange tse nikkei 225 topix unsplash
Asia report: Most markets rise, Japan in the red on fresh data dump

Most Asia-Pacific markets finished with gains on the last trading day of the week on Friday, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng emerging as the front-runner.

29 Sep
dl emis group aim healthcare software technology medical digital provider
UK’s CMA clears UnitedHealth’s £1.2bn takeover of EMIS

The Competition and Markets Authority said on Friday that it has cleared UnitedHealth’s proposed £1. 2bn takeover of UK healthcare software company EMIS.

29 Sep
ecb dl 3 euro bonds frankfurt germany economy
Euro area CPI eases sharply in September

The cost of living in the single currency bloc eased sharply in September.

29 Sep
dl finance generic calculator figures spreadsheet accounting
Ariana Resources hit by FX as first-half profits sink

Shares in Ariana Resources dropped on Friday after the AIM-listed gold miner reported a near-90% drop in first-half profits as it was hit hard by a big drop in the value of the Turkish lira.

29 Sep
dl germany bundestag flag parliament federal republic deutschland german generic unsplash
German unemployment holds steady at 5.7%

The jobless rate in Germany held steady in September but the number of people in unemployment rose less than expected.

29 Sep
dl severn trent plc svt utilities utilities gas water and multi utilities water ftse 100 premium logo 20230927 1345
Severn Trent announces record investment plan, £1bn placing

Severn Trent announced a record investment of £12. 9bn for the regulatory cycle from 1 April 2025 to 31 March 2030 on Friday, including a £1bn placing to help fund it.

29 Sep
eiffel tower dl paris 2
French inflation unexpectedly slows in September

French inflation unexpectedly slowed in September, official data showed on Friday, as food prices started to moderate.

29 Sep
dl land securities group plc land real estate real estate real estate investment trust diversified reits ftse 100 premium landsec 20230403 1432
Downside priced in at Landsec, Shore Capital upgrades to 'hold'

Shore Capital has raised its recommendation for property group Landsec from 'sell' to 'hold', saying that the risk-reward has is now more balanced.

29 Sep
Europe open: Shares make strong start as UK GDP provides boost

European shares made a strong start to the week's final session, with UK growth data offsetting an unexpected fall in German retail sales.

29 Sep
dl city of london square mile financial district lse london stock exchange trading finance black cab taxi generic pexels
London open: Stocks, sterling gain after UK GDP data

London stocks rose in early trade on Friday as investors mulled upbeat UK growth data.