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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.
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.
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.
Whitbread: Barclays upgrades to overweight with a target price of 4,900p.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London's FTSE 100 ended the week down 56.44 points, closing its Friday session at 7,302.94.
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.
London's FTSE 100 was down 0.21% at 7,277.72 in afternoon trade on Friday, with Hiscox leading the index lower.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London's FTSE 250 was up by 0.33% at 20,299.19 in afternoon trade on Friday, with FirstGroup leading the index higher.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.