US economic growth slowed more sharply than anticipated over the three months ending in September, preliminary data showed.
Empty UK stores remained at a record high in the third quarter but vacancies did not rise for the first time in more than three years as independent retailers revived, an industry survey showed.
European stocks finished mostly higher on Thursday as investors reacted to the relatively dovish outcome of the European Central Bank's latest policy meeting and digested a mixed slew of corporate earnings.
Wall Street stocks finished in the green on Thursday, as traders digested some key data points and more corporate earnings.
The European Central Bank left key interest rates unchanged on Thursday, as it said the pace of asset purchases under its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP) would be "moderately lower".
London stocks closed in a mixed state on Thursday, after a session that saw investors sifting through a slew of earnings, as well as the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank and the third-quarter GDP reading out of the United States.
Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on bar and restaurant operator Loungers from 350. 0p to 390. 0p on Thursday, stating the group was going from "strength to strength".
Strix Group revealed on Thursday that non-executive director Mark Kirkland had acquired 8,710 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed kettle safety controls supplier.
Africa-focussed transitional energy company Chariot has signed a memorandum of understanding with a “leading” international energy group, it announced on Thursday.
Russia's energy minister ordered the country's state-owned gas giant to increase shipments to its storage facilities in Europe.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 2% at 23,210. 52 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Fintech payments company Equals Group has completed a material international payments transaction for a large corporate client, it announced on Thursday, that would contribute around £1. 5m to group revenues in the current financial year.
Wall Street stocks traded higher early on Thursday as traders digested some key data points and more corporate earnings.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 2% at 7,235. 90 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
There’s a "high chance" the Bank of England will raise interest rates at next week’s meeting, Capital Economics said on Thursday, adding that it will be "fast out of the blocks but won’t go the distance".
Marble production company Fox Marble has signed a new contract to provide processed marble to a project in Kosovo, it announced on Thursday.
The Competition and Markets Authority gave notice on Thursday that it has sufficient information on the completed acquisition of Bristol Water by Pennon Group to enable it to begin an investigation.
Americans applied for unemployment benefits at a slower pace last week, indicating that the US job market and economy were continuing to recover from the coronavirus-induced recession.
US jobless claims continued falling over the past week, reaching a new post-pandemic low in the process.
Analysts at Deutsche Bank lowered their target price on low-cost carrier Easyjet from 750. 0p to 720. 0p on Thursday, stating the price "can be right".
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