European shares edged ahead at the open on Friday as strong US corporate earnings overnight helped to drive sentiment.
Investors' attention over the coming week will be split between the US corporate earnings season and key economic data out of China and the UK.
European shares finished higher on Friday as strong US corporate earnings overnight helped to drive sentiment.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 138. 48 points higher, closing at 7,234. 03 on Friday.
London stocks finished above water on Friday, as earnings optimism helped to offset concerns about inflation.
Analyst at RBC Capital Markets upgraded copper producer Antofagasta from 'underperform' to 'sector perform' on Friday, stating the copper market was moving toward a "potentially acute" near-term state.
Americans´ confidence in the economy and the political landscape remained near its post-pandemic lows, in part due to downbeat assessments of government economic policies, the results of a closely-followed survey showed.
The severe drought hitting Brazil has resulted in soaring demand for natural gas to generate electricity, feeding the global gas shortage.
Hochschild Mining has exercised its option to start earning in to a 60% interest in the Snip gold project, it announced on Friday, held by TSX-listed Skeena Resources and located in the Golden Triangle and in Tahltan Territory in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Next Fifteen Communications revealed on Friday that director Tim Dyson had disposed of 77,997 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed media firm.
Power Metal Resources announced the results from recently-completed satellite imagery analysis over the Garfield Property in the prolific Walker Lane mineral belt in Nevada on Friday, identifying two “strong anomalies”.
London’s FTSE 250 was 0. 5% higher at 22,978. 27 in afternoon trade on Friday.
Wall Street stocks were in the green early on Friday following the publication of some better-than-expected retail sales figures.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 5% at 7,241. 59 in afternoon trade on Friday.
Wall Street futures were in the green ahead of the bell on Friday ahead of the publication of last month's retail sales data.
Electronic and physical security system supplier Newmark Security said it was in a positive position for the rest of the financial year on Friday, despite recent margin pressures and supply chain issues impacting the business.
Goldman Sachs beat Wall Street analysts' estimates for its third quarter by a mile with stronger-than-expected performances in nearly all of its main segments of activity.
Clinical artificial intelligence (AI) company Sensyne Health announced a new strategic relationship with US-based data network company OMNY Health on Friday.
Digital learning and talent management software company Learning Technologies Group announced the successful acquisition of GP Strategies on Friday.
Rocky Mountains-focussed oil and gas company Zephyr Energy updated the market on its flagship project in Utah’s Paradox Basin on Friday, reporting that all equipment and materials required for hydraulic stimulation had been mobilised to the State 16-2LN-CC well pad.
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