ULS Technology revealed on Thursday that chief executive Jesper With-Fogstrup had acquired 25,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed software company.
UK consumer sentiment strengthened but stayed gloomy with the economy in lockdown and the outlook uncertain, a survey showed.
Stocks on Wall Street closed in negative territory on Thursday, as the Labor Department's weekly jobless claims report fell short of estimates.
The market spotlight at the end of the week will be on a raft of survey results out of Europe and the US which are expected a slight improvement on this side of the Pond but a dip in activity Stateside.
European shares performed poorly on Thursday as corporate results from aviation heavyweight Airbus dampened investor sentiment.
London stocks finished Thursday’s session in negative territory as sterling tacked on further gains, with Barclays helping the banking sector remain below the waterline after the release of its full-year results.
There is still a need for the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Johnson&Johnson and Novavax, even if some of their potency is lost on the new novel coronavirus strain detected in South Africa, Bill Gates said.
UBS lifted its price target on housebuilder Berkeley to 6,037. 0p from 5,882. 0p on Thursday and reiterated its 'buy’ rating as it highlighted upside of more than 7,000. 0p.
Precious and base metals exploration and development company Greatland Gold has lodged an application for a new exploration licence in the Paterson region of Western Australia, it announced on Thursday.
West Africa-focussed exploration company Oriole Resources updated the market on its 90%-owned district-scale licence package in central Cameroon on Thursday.
Private equity firm Apollo Global Management has hired former Securities and Exchange Commission head Jay Clayton as part of an effort to reform the group's image following the departure of chief executive Leon Black in the wake of a probe into his ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
London’s FTSE 250 was down 1% at 20,944. 07 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Wall Street stocks were firmly in the red after the opening bell on Thursday as the Labor Department's weekly jobless claims report fell short of estimates.
Alternative protein and cultivated meat company Agronomics has invested a further €2m (£1. 73m) in existing investee company Meatable, it announced on Thursday, for 1,197 preferred shares.
West Africa-focussed Cora Gold said on Thursday that the Farassaba III permit has been re-awarded for a new nine-year term.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 1. 2% at 6,628. 37 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Homebuilders in the US broke ground on fewer homes than expected in January.
Import prices jumped past forecasts at the start of 2021, led by rising energy prices.
Manufacturing activity in the US mid-Atlantic region continued to grow at a brisk pace in February, the results of a closely-watched survey revealed.
Weekly jobless claims data in the US covering the latest week came in well ahead of economists' forecasts.
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