The end of the month will see the market spotlight shift towards inflation data due out on either side of the Atlantic.
European stocks rose a tad on Friday, as investors mulled the latest detailed German economic growth figures.
The FTSE 100 ended the week down 16. 05 points, or 0. 21%, closing at 7,488. 20 on Friday.
Market performance showed a mixed trend in London today, with movements relatively subdued after the Thanksgiving holiday across the pond.
Analyst at Canaccord Genuity downgraded software and services firm Sage from 'hold' to 'sell' on Friday, stating the recent share price reaction to its "in-line" set of full-year results and guidance had presented a "compelling" opportunity to take profit.
London’s FTSE 250 was down 0. 2% at 18,444. 86 in quiet afternoon trade on Friday.
i3 Energy revealed on Friday that chief executive Majid Shafiq had acquired 337,291 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed oil and gas company.
Italian telecom operator Fastweb is reportedly exploring a potential deal for Vodafone’s local operations.
Wall Street stocks were mixed early on Friday as traders returned from their Thanksgiving Day break.
Betting and gambling giant Entain announced a significant development in its legal matters on Friday, as it reached a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
Telematics and data insight specialist Trakm8 reported total first-half revenue of £8. 54m on Friday, slightly down from the £9. 01m it achieved in the same timeframe last year.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 2% at 7,467. 50 in afternoon trade on Friday.
Transport technology company Aurrigo International announced an agreement with the Digital Testbed Cargo Project Consortium (DTAC) on Friday to conduct autonomous cargo transport trials at Stuttgart Airport.
Coro Energy announced a strategic move in preparation for its recently revealed 50MW rooftop solar project in Vietnam on Friday.
Solid-state battery technology developer Ilika reported significant progress in its operations in a trading update on Thursday.
Medical device specialist RUA Life Sciences said in a trading update on Friday that it expected revenue for the year to meet forecasts despite some order disruption.
Wall Street futures were pointing to a mixed session ahead of the bell on Friday as traders returned from their Thanksgiving Day break.
London stocks were still a little weaker by midday on Friday, with trade likely to remain quiet as US markets will be open for just a half day later.
HSBC issued an apology on Friday morning after a disruption to its mobile and online banking services left many UK customers unable to access their accounts on one of the year’s biggest shopping days.
European stocks were little changed on Friday, as investors mulled the latest German economic growth figures.
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