Gemfields announced that Assore International Holdings had further increased its stake in the emeralds and rubies miner.
Retail footfall fell sharply in October, industry data showed on Friday, as heavy rainfall across the UK kept shoppers at home.
Interest rate sensitive areas of the FTSE 350 did best on Thursday as the Bank of England held fire.
European stocks advanced strongly for the fourth straight day on Thursday, on optimism that the Federal Reserve may finally be done with its rate hikes.
London’s stock markets ended the day on a positive note on Thursday, following the Bank of England’s decision to maintain interest rates as markets widely expected.
Canaccord Genuity has downgraded Jupiter Fund Management from 'buy' to 'hold' and more than halved its target price on the stock, saying that rising competitive pressures are exacerbating ongoing market challenges.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 3. 1% at 17,724. 12 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
All eyes at the end of the week would be on the U. S. non-farm payrolls figures for October.
US stocks jumped on Thursday as investors continued to show optimism that the Federal Reserve could potentially have reached the end of its rate-hiking cycle.
Data processing semiconductor specialist Ethernity Networks announced the signing of an extended licence contract worth $0. 48m with an unnamed tier-one military aerospace customer based in the United States.
Clean Power Hydrogen announced a significant milestone in its green hydrogen technology development on Thursday, as it successfully demonstrated the Membrane-Free Electrolyser (MFE) technology by producing separated hydrogen and oxygen gases at its expected capacity.
Sabien Technology Group reported total revenue of £1. 1m in its final results on Thursday, marking a significant increase from the prior year’s £0. 68m.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 1. 4% at 7,446. 58 in afternoon trade on Thursday, as investors mulled the latest policy announcement from the Bank of England.
E-Therapeutics announced a strategic collaboration with Arcturis Data on Thursday - a prominent UK data company known for its high-quality, real-world data platform.
Labour productivity in the States jumped over the three months to September, helping to push labour costs down.
OSB Group said that it delivered a "strong" financial and operating performance during the third quarter.
Morgan Sindall sounded a confident note on the outlook despite the "challenging market conditions".
East Africa-focussed explorer, developer and producer Shanta Gold updated the market on its exploration activities at the West Kenya Project on Thursday.
European stocks were advancing strongly for the fourth straight day on Thursday on optimism that the Federal Reserve may finally be done with its rate hikes.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose last week, according to data released on Thursday by the Labor Department.
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