Nordgold has confirmed its intention to return to the London Stock Exchange after receiving a positive response from potential investors.
European shares finished off their worst levels of the session despite news of a much higher-than-expected reading on consumer prices from across the Pond.
The world's watchdog for central banks began a public consultation on Thursday on preliminar proposals for how lenders' exposure to cryptocurrencies should be regulated.
Rate-setters at the European Central Bank plotted a steady course at their latest policy meeting.
The number of Americans lining up for state unemployment benefits declined for a sixth consecutive week, with initial claims decreasing by 9,000 to 376,000 in the week ended 5 June, according to the Labor Department.
Inflation in the US bounded ahead in May with big gains evident across nearly all categories of products and services.
The European Central Bank has left its key interest rates unchanged, in line with analyst expectations.
Wall Street futures were mixed ahead of the bell on Thursday as investors awaited some key inflation data and this week's jobless claims report from the Labor Department.
Abuja may tap StanChart instead of Chinese lenders for the financing needed to modernise two of the country's main railways.