US stocks recorded some heavy losses on Friday after the White House confirmed that an airstrike had killed a top Iranian commander, with Tehran vowing to retaliate.
Utilico Emerging Markets revealed on Friday that chairman John Rennocks' wife Jane had purchased 2,645 ordinary shares in the London-listed infrastructure investment trust.
Investors were seeking out safe havens at the end of the week following a US military strike against the top Iranian commander, a reminder to investors of the plethora of geopolitical risks that were lurking on the horizon in 2020.
A US drone strike killed the Iranian military commander in charge of overseas operations, prompting a shift towards safe havens as investors waited for Tehran's response.
London stocks finished on a mixed note on Friday after Iran’s top general, General Qasem Soleimani, was killed by a US airstrike in Iraq.
The FTSE 100 ended the week down 9. 84 points at 7,622. 40.
Stevia producer PureCircle has appointed Lim Kian Thong as its new chief financial officer.
Russia-focussed gold producer Trans-Siberian Gold announced the signing of an agreement with Kamchatskenergo - the main provider of electrical power in Kamchatka - to supply the Asacha Gold Mine on low-tariff rates for 2020 on Friday.
US manufacturing sector activity slowed further last month amid weak order growth and soft demand across most sub-sectors, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
US stocks registered heavy losses at the open on Friday after the White House confirmed that an airstrike had killed a top Iranian commander, with Tehran vowing to retaliate.
Lidl is set to remove cartoon characters from the boxes of its own brands of cereals to help parents tackle the growing childhood obesity epidemic in the UK.
Investors were seeking out safe havens at the end of the week following a US military strike against a top Iranian commander that reminded investors of the plethora of geopolitical risks that were lurking on the horizon in 2020.
Adams announced on Friday that, on 2 January, it purchased an additional 2,400,000 ordinary shares in Circassia on the AIM market, at an average price of 19p per share, for a total cash consideration of £0. 46m.
Caledonia Mining Corporation declared an increased quarterly dividend of 7. 5 US cents on each of its common shares on Friday.
Wesco International has upped its buyout offer for Anixter International, a day after it agreed to be bought by Clayton, Dubilier and Rice for $4. 3bn.
Activity in the UK construction sector eased further in December amid weakness in civil engineering, according to a survey released on Friday.
Natural resources company Pathfinder Minerals has extended an agreement with Africa Focus Group that would see it restore an interest in Mining Concession 4623C in Mozambique.
Government gas and electricity market regulator Ofgem has ordered firms pay £10. 5m as a result of the power cuts of 9 August that impacted more than one million consumers.
Homeserve: Peel Hunt upgrades to buy with a target price of 1,450p.
Textile services provider Johnson Service Group detailed a year of "strong strategic and operational performance" on Friday and told investors it expects to announce full-year results "slightly ahead of market expectations".
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