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15 Nov
US close: Stocks hit fresh highs as US and China reportedly near a deal

Wall Street closed at fresh record highs on Friday following upbeat remarks from two top US administration officials regarding the chances of a preliminary trade deal with China.

15 Nov
Trump to visit UK for NATO meeting in December

US President Donald Trump will travel to the UK in December to attend a NATO meeting, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

15 Nov
Fifteen countries outside the EU ask for Brexit trade compensation

Fifteen countries including Australia, the US, India and New Zealand have asked for trade compensation from the UK and the EU over the economic hit caused by Brexit.

15 Nov
Friday broker round-up

Whitbread: Barclays upgrades to overweight with a target price of 4,900p.

15 Nov
London close: Stocks reverse lunchtime losses to finish higher

Stocks in London reversed their lunchtime losses to finish in the green on Friday, after a top White House official told reporters that a US-China trade deal was "near", assuaging some investors' concerns of a potential 'false dawn' in negotiations.

15 Nov
European Investment Bank to cut funding for fossil fuels

The European Investment Bank has agreed to phase out funding for fossil fuels by 2021 and become the world’s first “climate bank”, it announced on Friday.

15 Nov
BT wins exclusive UEFA broadcasting rights to 2024

BT on Friday said it had won exclusive rights to broadcast all matches of the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and new Europa Conference League until 2024.

15 Nov
TalkTalk 'delays' FibreNation sale after Labour broadband pledge

UK telecoms group TalkTalk said discussions on the sale of its FibreNation business were “ongoing” a day after the opposition Labour Party made a general election pledge to provide broadband services to all.

15 Nov
Weekly review

London's FTSE 100 ended the week down 56.44 points, closing its Friday session at 7,302.94.

15 Nov
London midday: Stocks reverse early gains despite US-China trade war hopes

Stocks in London were trading lower at the end of the week, reversing early gains, even after a top White House official told reporters that a US-China trade deal was "near", assuaging some investors' concerns of a potential 'false dawn' in negotiations.

15 Nov
FTSE 100 movers: Hiscox dips, Whitbread climbs

London's FTSE 100 was down 0.21% at 7,277.72 in afternoon trade on Friday, with Hiscox leading the index lower.

15 Nov
US open: Wall Street storms to fresh record highs on trade talk optimism

Stocks on Wall Street stormed to fresh record highs on Friday following upbeat remarks from two top US administration officials regarding the chances of a preliminary trade deal with China.

15 Nov
Pure Gold Mining makes progress at Madsen Red Lake

Pure Gold Mining reported the completion and advancement of a number of “key milestones” on its 100%-owned Madsen Red Lake Mine project in its third quarter update on Friday.

15 Nov
Kier Group trading in line as it focuses on strategy

Kier Group said it was trading in line with its expectations in an update on Friday, reporting that since 30 June, it had been awarded around £1bn of new contracts and been appointed to a number of frameworks, including the £30bn ‘Construction Works and Associated Services’ framework for the Crown Commercial Service.

15 Nov
Europe close: Markets finish Friday higher as investors remain hopeful on trade

European stocks were mixed at lunchtime on Friday, reversing early gains as another spate of optimism for an initial US-China trade deal was muddied by corporate news.

15 Nov
Thor pleased with fresh progress at EnviroCopper investment

Thor Mining has been advised by EnviroCopper of the start of field pumping tests at the Kapunda copper project in South Australia, it announced on Friday.

15 Nov
Europe open: Markets rise after Kudlow's Sino-US trade optimism

European stocks were higher on Friday morning, as comments from a senior official in Washington indicated that China and the US are close to wrapping up an initial trade deal.

15 Nov
FTSE 250 movers: FirstGroup steams ahead, Qinetiq falls

London's FTSE 250 was up by 0.33% at 20,299.19 in afternoon trade on Friday, with FirstGroup leading the index higher.

15 Nov
London open: Stocks start higher on US-China trade hopes

London-listed stocks edged higher at the end of the week after a top White House official told reporters that a US-China trade deal was "near", assuaging investors' concerns of a potential 'false dawn' in negotiations.

15 Nov
ShoreCap stays at 'buy' on AstraZeneca after EU approves Qtrilmet

Analysts at ShoreCap reiterated their 'buy' recommendation on shares of AstraZeneca following news that Brussels had approved its Qtrilmet treatment for controlling blood sugar levels in patients suffering from Type-2 diabetes.

15 Nov
Sensyne Health reveals Cognizant and Agorai as US partners

Clinical artificial intelligence (AI) technology company Sensyne Health revealed the names of its partners for the launch and sale of its digital health software products in the United States on Friday.

15 Nov
London pre-open: Stocks set for early gains on US-China trade talk hopes

Stocks in London are being called to start the last session of the week higher following somewhat upbeat remarks from a top White House official overnight regarding the current state of US-China trade talks.

15 Nov
BT shares slip amid Labour nationalisation plans

Shares of BT Group dropped on Friday after the Labour Party pledged to partially nationalise the company as part of plans to provide all homes and businesses with free full-fibre broadband by 2030.

15 Nov
Friday newspaper round-up: Boris Johnson, Labour, Burberry, German recession

Boris Johnson has announced another election package costing hundreds of millions of pounds for neglected towns, some of which will be spent in marginal constituencies. Concentrating on rundown high streets, the closures of pubs and post offices and the restoration of rail links, the prime minister has claimed that the measures will build upon the £3.6bn towns fund first announced in July. - Guardian

15 Nov
Tencent picks up stake in Sumo Group

Independent video games developer Sumo Group said on Friday that Tencent Holdings, through a direct wholly-owned subsidiary, alongside Perwyn Bidco UK, have notified ot that they have entered into an agreement for the acquisition by Tencent from Perwyn of 15 million shares in Sumo.