Investors' attention at the end of the week will be on key inflation data due out on either side of the Atlantic.
US stocks put in decent gains on Thursday despite a mixed bag of economic data, as bond yields fell back from their recent highs.
London stocks finished with a varied performance on Thursday as investors pored over the latest US jobless claims data, with underlying anxieties regarding interest rates still bubbling away.
Hill & Smith was on the list of director buys on Thursday after Alan Giddins, the executive chair, acquired 9,000 shares.
Pharmaceutical firm N4 Pharma announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in Nanogenics on Thursday.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 1% at 7,587. 14 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
SDX Energy announced the successful drilling of the KSR-21 well on Thursday, achieving its target vertical depth of 1,955 metres, or 1,966 metres when considering the measured depth.
US stocks were inching higher on Thursday as a mixed set of economic data helped offset ongoing concerns about elevated oil prices, rising bond yields and brinkmanship on Capitol Hill that threatened a government shutdown.
Bradda Head Lithium unveiled an updated mineral resource estimate for its Basin Project in Arizona on Thursday, having undergone an additional 2,355. 2 metres of sonic drilling in 2023.
Explorer and developer Cornish Metals announced the start of the wet commissioning process for its mine water treatment plant (MWTP) at the South Crofty Tin Project in Cornwall on Thursday.
Jobless insurance claims numbers in the U. S. were little changed during the past week, possibly reflecting companies' continued efforts to retain workers.
JPMorgan Cazenove cut its price target on Drax on Thursday to 740p from 830p as it lowered its valuation for the stock.
FTSE 250-listed Digital 9 Infrastructure has decided to scrap its second-quarter dividend after a tough first half, as it continues to look for investment partners in its Verne Global data centres in Iceland, Finland and the UK.
Germany's inflation rate looked set to decrease to 4. 5% in September, marking the lowest level seen since the onset of the war in Ukraine, according to provisional figures from the country’s federal statistical office on Thursday.
GameStop announced on Thursday that it has appointed billionaire Ryan Cohen as president and chief executive officer with immediate effect.
Renewi surged on Thursday as it emerged the waste management company had rejected a £636m cash takeover offer from Macquarie Asset Management.
Zoo Digital tanked on Thursday as it warned it will suffer a "significant" EBITDA loss for the first half as the writers’ strike in the US dents revenues.
FRP Advisory Group reported robust trading in an update on Thursday, as it remained consistent in its growth trajectory.
Gas and oil producer Kistos reported a 25% fall in total production in its first half on Thursday to 1,659,000 barrels of oil equivalent.
European shares turned flat on Thursday despite as more woes from troubled Chinese property developer Evergrande, which hit shares in Hong Kong overnight, hit sentiment, along with downbeat growth data from Germany.
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