Regional REIT confirmed its dividend for the fourth quarter of 2. 55p a share but warned that future payouts would be subject to review in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
APi Group Corporation reported a 9. 8% improvement in combined net revenues in its final results on Thursday, to $4. 1bn.
Growth and turnaround investment specialist Volvere said it expected to pre-tax profit of £3. 1m, swinging from a loss of £2. 5m.
Caledonia Mining Corporation reported a rise in gold production from the Blanket Mine in Zimbabwe for the three months ended 31 March on Thursday.
International Public Partnerships reported net asset value per share growth to 150. 6p from 148. 1p in its full-year results on Thursday.
Beleaguered Gulf hospital operator NMC Health was placed in administration on Thursday after one of its largest creditors took legal action.
Leisure related stocks powered Thursday's 3. 44% advance on the FTSE 250 to 16,407. 92.
Insurers' shares paced the market advance at the end of the holiday-shortened week, benefiting from the general 'risk-on' environment and positive analyst chatter.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week was much higher than expected as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll, according to figures released by the Labor Department on Thursday.
Stocks on the Continent finished higher at the end of the week and near their best levels of the session, as investors mulled progress in containing the Covid-19 pandemic and in some cases reassessed the likelihood of a gradual roll-back in social-distancing measures over coming weeks.
Analysts at Berenberg lowered real estate firm Assura from 'buy' to 'hold' on Thursday, stating the group's "opportunistic" share placing would stress dividend cover.
Easyjet has clinched a deal with jet manufacturer Airbus to defer the delivery of 24 new aircraft over the next roughly three years to boost its short-term liquidity and to ready the business for when the European airspace starts to reopen.
Maintaining operations in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic has now become impractical, one of the UK's largest homebuilders said.
London stocks managed to finish the last session of a truncated week in the green on Thursday, as investors spent the afternoon digesting the latest US jobless claims data.
Invinity Energy Systems revealed on Thursday that chief executive Lawrence Zulch had acquired 40,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed batteries manufacturer.
Moscow and Riyadh have reached an agreement in principle to cut their crude oil output.
Analysts at Berenberg lowered real estate firm Assura from 'buy' to 'hold' on Thursday, stating the group's "opportunistic" placing would stress dividend cover.
The FTSE 100 ended the week up 427. 16 points at 5,842. 66.
America's central bank stepped up to the plate yet again with plans to provide as much as $2. 3trn in financing for the private sector, especially for small and medium-sized companies, alongside local and state governments.
US consumer confidence registered its largest monthly drop ever in April, although a key gauge of Americans' expectations for the future help up relatively well all things considered.
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