London stocks were in a mixed state at the close on Thursday, with banks pacing the top-flight index’s advance, after the US Federal Reserve struck a hawkish note overnight.
Russia gave a cool response to Washington's answer overnight to its demands for security guarantees, but according to reports kept the door open to dialogue.
America's economy grew much more quickly than expected towards the end of last year, albeit only due to inventory building.
Diageo’s chairman splashed more than £0. 9m on shares in the company on Thursday, according to a company disclosure.
Life science supplier Abcam said in a trading update on Thursday that it expected total revenues of around £315m for 2021, representing growth of more than 22% at constant exchange rates, and 17% on a reported basis.
UK insurer First Central is reportedly considering a sale that could value the business at about £600m.
Barclays resumed its 'overweight' coverage on Tate & Lyle on Thursday with a 930. 0p price target as it pointed to a "new era" with significant total shareholder return potential.
Information management software company Idox reported revenue from continuing operations of £62. 2m in its final results on Thursday, up 9% year-on-year, which included a 5% organic increase.
London’s FTSE 100 was 0. 3% firmer at 21,812. 21 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Marketing software-as-a-service (SaaS) company Dotdigital said in a trading update on Thursday that it was expecting a first half performance in line with full-year market expectations.
Asia-Pacific oil and gas production company Jadestone Energy reported average 2021 production of 12,545 barrels of oil equivalent per day in a trading update on Thursday, in line with expectations and its guidance range.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 1. 2% at 7,560. 67 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Kettle safety and water technology company Strix reported positive second half momentum in a trading update on Thursday, having achieved 30% revenue growth on a constant-currency basis, and profit after tax in line with market expectations for 2021.
Wall Street futures were in the green as trading began on Thursday following the outcome of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting and a number of data points early in the session.
Hong Kong's competition authorities are to investigate Deliveroo and its local rival Foodpanda, it was announced on Thursday.
File-sharing company WeTransfer announced on Thursday that it no longer plans to list on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
Fast-food giant McDonald's posted quarterly earnings and revenues that fell short of analysts' expectations on Thursday as increased costs weighed on profits.
Unbound has confirmed it will transfer to the London Stock’s Exchange’s junior market early next week.
Barclays resumed its ‘overweight’ coverage on Tate & Lyle on Thursday with a 930p price target as it pointed to a "new era" with significant total shareholder return potential.
Initial jobless claims fell for the first time in four weeks in the seven days ended 22 January, slipping 260,000 from the prior week's upwardly revised print of 290,000, according to the Labor Department.
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