UK property prices have surged to a record high as properties sell at the fastest pace on record, a survey by Rightmove found.
Stocks on the Continent extended their recent gains, taking their cue from another session of record highs on Wall Street.
London stocks finished higher on Friday, with the top-flight index trading above 7,000 for the first time since February 2020 as investors mulled encouraging Chinese growth figures.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 103. 78 points higher, closing at 7,019. 53 on Friday.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an agreement with Eurofins to incorporate its worldwide Covid-19 testing network into the IATA Travel Pass.
Dechra Pharmaceuticals revealed on Friday that director Tony Griffin had sold 25,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed veterinary drugmaker.
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and nine others are to be sentenced on Friday for alleged illegal assembly during the anti-government protests there during 2019.
Facebook is to be sued in Europe over the mass data breach it suffered in 2019 that exposed the personal information of over 533. 0m accounts.
US consumer sentiment was at its best level in a year in April thanks to the much larger than usual government stimulus payments seen over that time.
Hydrogen power generation technology company AFC Energy announced on Friday that ABB Schweiz was investing £3. 25m into it, as a “strong signal of corporate commitment” across the international e-mobility market.
RBC Capital Markets downgraded Dixons Carphone on Friday after a recent strong run but upgraded its stance on shares of WHSmith.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 2% at 22,513. 57 in afternoon trade on Friday.
Tesla settled a lawsuit against a former employee who copied the source code of the electric vehicle (EV) maker's Autopilot technology, revealed a US district court filing dated 15 April.
Australia reported its first fatality from blood-clots related to the AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday.
Dixons Carphone: RBC Capital Markets downgrades to sector perform with a target price of 150p.
Wall Street futures were mixed open early on Friday amid more solid first-quarter report cards from some of the nation's largest lenders.
Benchmark announced on Friday that the maximum residue limit (MRL) for its novel sea lice treatment ‘BMK08’ had been ratified under European law.
Banks, insurers and asset managers have moved or are moving more than £1tn of assets to the EU in response to Brexit with more to come, according to report.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 3% at 7,007. 41 in afternoon trade on Friday.
Cadence Minerals updated the market on progress made by Macarthur Minerals on the mining and haulage components of the feasibility study for the Lake Giles Iron Project on Friday.
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