Babcock has clinched a deal to hive off its Oil and Gas aviation unit to CHC Group.
Financial markets' focus at the end of the week will be on the release of a barrage of monthly activity indicators for the UK.
Technology shares fared best on Thursday, as investors played catch-up with US peers in the wake of the recent rally on the tech-heavy Nasdaq.
Investment in assets following ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria rose in 2020 and is expected to continue rising in the following years, said Europe’s investment management industry body, EFAMA, on Thursday.
Wall Street stocks finished in positive territory on Thursday, making for another all-time high for the Dow following its stellar performance in the previous session.
European shares continued grinding higher, paced by gains in the periphery and among Technology issues after the European Central Bank announced its intention to "significantly" accelerate its emergency asset purchases during the second quarter.
London stocks were back into positive territory by the close on Thursday, as investors digested the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank, while ex-dividend stocks kept a lid on the gains.
Spirent Communications revealed on Thursday that Elaine Sullivan, a person closely associated with non-executive director Gary Bullard, had acquired 10,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed communications firm.
Analysts at Berenberg cut their rating on serviced offices provider IWG from 'buy' to 'hold' on Thursday, stating they were "pausing for breath" as recovery waits.
Facebook is set to allow content creators to monetize short videos on its platform to help them stay afloat during the pandemic.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 4% at 21,488. 02 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
South Africa and Ghana-focussed gold producer Goldplat updated the market on the sale of the Kilimapesa Gold Mine in Kenya on Thursday, confirming that it had received consent for the sale.
Sports, leisure and mobility equipment distributor and retailer Tandem Group announced the acquisition of freehold land next to its Birmingham headquarters.
Billing, charging and customer relationship management software company Cerillion announced on Thursday that a major channel partner relationship had yielded its first contract, worth £5m, with a publicly-owned network operator in the Middle East.
Wall Street stocks opened higher on Thursday after the Dow Jones closed at an all-time high in the previous session.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 1% at 6,732. 79 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Trends in the US jobs market were mixed at the start of 2021, with job-seekers apparently displaying a bit more caution, even as the companies advertised more new jobs, the results of a survey revealed.
Clinical stage drug development company Evgen Pharma announced on Thursday that after a review of the first 60 patients enrolled, the data safety monitoring committee for the ‘STAR’ Covid-19 trial had concluded that there were no concerns over patient safety or data quality that would prevent its continuation.
Clear Leisure has updated the market on the hearing scheduled for Thursday at the Court of Venice, reporting that due Covid-19 delays, the hearing had been rescheduled to 26 May.
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