Netflix announced on Thursday that it would spend $500m developing South Korean content this year.
The government must do more to support workers who have fallen through the gaps during the Covid-19 pandemic, a Parliamentary committee has warned.
Wall Street stocks finished in negative territory on Thursday, with the Dow Jones easing off highs after registering another record close.
European shares slipped on Thursday as investors remained cautious amid inflationary concerns, despite a deluge of corporate news and takeover speculation around UK packaging firm DS Smith.
A phase two clinical study on GlaxoSmithKline's monoclonal antibody treatment against Covid-19 revealed a "potentially important" benefit in reducing respiratory failure in patients aged 70 or older.
London stocks had slipped into the red in afternoon trading to close in negative territory on Thursday, as investors waded through an avalanche of earnings reports.
KAZ Minerals reported modest full-year topline growth on the back of higher commodity prices, which more than offset lower output and sales volumes.
Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on household and personal care products group Reckitt Benckiser from 9,100. 0p to 8,385. 0p on Thursday but stated the company's turnaround was still "well on track".
Wizz Air revealed on Thursday that chief executive Jozsef Varadi had disposed of 120,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed low-cost carrier.
Provisional Treasury figures estimated that more women were furloughed due to the pandemic crisis than men out of the total 4. 7m on the scheme.
United States-focussed mineral exploration and development company Great Western Mining updated the market on its operations on Thursday, noting that it had staked new claims at the Olympic gold project.
London’s FTSE 250 was down 0. 6% at 21,186. 99 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Medica Group: Liberum initiates at buy with a target price of 200p.
Singapore’s plant-based food startup Next Gen just raised $10m in a seed funding round from investors.
San Francisco-based digital currency exchange Coinbase has filed to list directly on the Nasdaq.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 4% at 6,683. 98 in afternoon trade on Thursday as investors mulled over a raft of corporate releases.
Cellular agriculture and alternative meat investor Agronomics has invested a further $0. 5m (£0. 35m) in VitroLabs, it announced on Thursday, which is a cellular agriculture company creating slaughter-free, environmentally friendly cultivated leather.
Online musical instruments and equipment retailer Gear4music updated the market on Thursday, reporting that group trading performance in the 2021 calendar year to date had continued strongly.
Wall Street stocks were lower on Thursday at the opening bell, with the Dow Jones easing off highs after registering another record close.
Merck has agreed to buy clinical-stage biotechnology company Pandion Therapeutics for $1. 85bn.
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