All eyes over the coming week would be on the US consumer price report for January and to what extent inflation reaccelerated in month-on-month terms.
European shares fell back on Friday as a profits warning by sportswear giant Adidas offset better-than-expected economic data from China and the UK.
London stocks were still in the red on Friday as investors failed to find any comfort in news the UK narrowly avoided following into recession last year.
3i Infrastructure has raised £100m through a share placing, the Jersey-based investment trust confirmed on Friday.
HSBC downgraded Abrdn to 'reduce' from 'hold' on Friday as it took a look at UK wealth managers.
Gulf Marine Services revealed on Friday that non-executive director Charbel El Khoury had acquired 500,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed boat operator.
Bonhill said on Friday that it has agreed to sell its UK and Asia businesses to MA Financial Media, a member of the Mark Allen Group, for £6. 5m in cash.
FTSE 250: 19,974. 40, -1. 49% at 1500 GMT.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 6% at 7,863. 65 in afternoon trade on Friday.
Americans grew a tad more confident towards the middle of February, the results of a very closely followed survey revealed.
Wall Street futures were in the red early on Friday as an up and down week for stocks gets set to draw to a close.
Britain is reportedly nearing a breakthrough with a major rail union in an attempt to end persistent train strikes that started last summer.
Banking giant Barclays has come head-to-head with Tech Nation over whether or not it should be forced to absorb dozens of staff under regulations designed to protect workers when their employer is taken over.
European shares extended losses on Friday as a profits warning by sportswear giant Adidas offset better-than-expected economic data from China and the UK.
Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Friday as a rollercoaster week gets set to draw to a close.
Russia said on Friday that it will oil production by 500,000 barrels a day next month in retaliation against Western sanctions over the war in Ukraine.
London stocks were still in the red by midday on Friday as investors failed to find any comfort in news the UK narrowly avoided following into recession last year.
UK fast fashion retailer ASOS said it had appointed former Matchesfashion chief financial officer Sean Glithero as its new interim CFO.
The UK trade deficit widened sharply in December, official data showed on Friday, following a spike in gas prices.
HSBC downgraded Abrdn on Friday to ‘reduce’ from ‘hold’ as it took a look at UK wealth managers.
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