Video games developer Frontier Developments announced an exclusive intellectual property licence with Games Workshop and said revenues would be at the upper end of estimates as it benefited from people staying at home during the coronavirus lockdown.
GCP Student Living announced on Friday that, as at 31 March, its unaudited estimated EPRA net asset value per ordinary share was 171. 55p, as it confirmed it was still paying a dividend for the quarter through March.
London's second-tier index fell at the end of the week, starting the month off with a -1. 86% drop to 16148. 34.
The coming week will see many records fall by the wayside, starting with the US, where the consensus expects the Department of Labor to report a 22m surge in the number of unemployed people in April.
London stocks closed well into the red on Friday, after US President Donald Trump threatened China with new tariffs in retaliation for the coronavirus pandemic, while investors digested dire UK manufacturing data.
The FTSE 100 ended the week up 10. 83 points at 5,763. 06.
Learning Technologies revealed on Friday that non-executive director Leslie-Ann Reed has disposed of 1. 3m ordinary shares in the AIM-listed digital learning services provider.
Uncertainty surrounds the outlook and investment case for Royal Dutch Shell after the company cut its dividend, Berenberg analysts said as they reduced their rating on Shell shares to 'hold'.
America's factory sector shrank rapidly last month, indicative of a record pace of contraction in the broader economy during the second quarter.
Medical technology company Inspiration Healthcare Group announced on Friday that the first of its consignments of ventilators had now arrived in the UK, and would shortly be shipped to a holding and distribution facility being managed by the Ministry of Defence.
Quadrise Fuels International said on Friday that, following the adoption of “proactive measures” in early March to protect its employees and business in the face of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, it had continued to make progress in its business development and research activities.
IGas Energy updated shareholders on further actions it had taken to mitigate the impact of continued low oil prices during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on Friday.
Near-patient molecular diagnostics company Genedrive has completed the last significant manufacturing milestone in the co-development of the ‘Genedrive 96 SARS-CoV-2’ kit with Cytiva, it announced on Friday.
Building materials distributor Brickability Group updated the market on the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on Friday, and the phased reopening of its operations.
Industrial, mining and transportation sensor provider Transense Technologies updated the market on the joint collaboration agreement with Japan-based Bridgestone Corporation on Friday.
James Cropper updated the market on the expected outturn for the year ended 28 March on Friday, as well as its expectations for trading during the current year. , saying that it produced a “strong performance” in the 2020 financial year with positive growth in both revenue and profits.
Aer Lingus was said on Friday to have told unions it’s looking to make staff cuts of around 20% due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Activity in the US manufacturing sector fell sharply in April, albeit not as much as expected, according to data released on Friday by the Institute for Supply Management.
US stocks opened lower on Friday as Amazon and Apple shares tumbled following their first-quarter updates and the President seemingly decided to reignite America's trade war with China with some alarming claims regarding the Covid-19 pandemic's origin.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 2% at 5,785. 27 in afternoon trade on Friday amid worries about Sino-US trade relations and following dire UK manufacturing data.
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