Morgan Advanced Materials said sales for the 21 weeks from 1 January to 24 May were 8. 8% lower on an organic constant-currency basis, compared to the same period last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
British Airways owner IAG said it was planning to sue the UK government over its coronavirus quarantine plans, with rival airline Ryanair pledging to support any legal action.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 407. 7 points higher at 6,484. 30.
London equity markets closed firmly green on Friday, with travel-related shares pacing the gains as investors digested the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
Business leaders in Northern Ireland are calling for more clarity on the details regarding the future customs checks on the Irish Sea Border and for a six month delay.
Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund Mubadala announced a $1. 2bn investment in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Platforms, joining five American investors including Facebook and Silver Lake.
Stocks bounding ahead at the end of the week as US jobs data delivered a massive upside surprise even as investors awaited the result of the Organisation for Petroleum Exporting Countries' decision and that of its allies, on Saturday, on whether to extend their output curbs.
Persimmon boss Dave Jenkinson sold 89,851 shares at 2,476. 88p apiece on 3 June as the shares approached technical resistance at around 2,500. 0p.
Financial markets' focus over the coming week will be on the US central bank, as rate-setters at the Federal Reserve reveal their latest assessment of the country's economy and weigh in on the most likely path for policy.
Natural resources investment company Armadale Capital released results for the updated definitive feasibility study at the Mahenge Liandu graphite project in south-east Tanzania on Friday.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 2. 1% at 18,200. 59 in afternoon trade on Friday.
Stocks on Wall Street popped higher at the start of trading on Friday, defying skeptics, boosted by a gigantic beat on the May non-farm payrolls report when compared with economists' forecasts.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 2. 1% at 6,475. 38 in afternoon trade on Friday after a better-than-expected US non-farm payrolls report.
Live data company WANdisco has won a contract with an unnamed, major United States airline to migrate analytical data to the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Burberry: Goldman Sachs downgrades to sell with a target price of 1,490p.
Far from continuing to deteriorate as most economists had forecast, the US jobs market showed some signs of life in May.
Quilter said its Lighthouse Advisory Services business was under investigation by the financial regulator for giving poor advice to pension customers about transferring out of defined benefit (DB) schemes.
Superyacht painting, supply and maintenance company GYG announced the signing of two refit contracts with MB92 Group on Friday.
Ireland-focussed commercial property investor Yew Grove REIT updated the market on rent collection on Friday, saying that it had collected 97% of second quarter rents, ahead of expectations.
Cadence Minerals announced on Friday that a joint venture partner of its investee Macarthur Minerals, Fe, has completed of the sale of its Evanston royalty interest over a portion of the wider Koolyanobbing iron ore mine, in the Southern Yilgarn region of Western Australia.
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