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London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 3% at 6,848. 02 in afternoon trade on Friday, with housebuilders and miners under pressure.
London Stock Exchange has appointed Experian’s Donald Robert as its new chairman, succeeding Donald Brydon, who will leave after the annual general meeting next May.
Greencoat UK Wind has bought Church Hill and Crighshane wind farms for £87m, including the prepayment of existing project finance debt facilities.
Merck has agreed to buy privately-held French digital animal identification, traceability and monitoring solutions company Antelliq Group from funds advised by BC Partners for €2. 1bn in cash.
Transport operator Go-Ahead Group said on Friday that it has won its first contract in Australia.
London stocks were still in the red by midday on Friday following the release of weak Chinese data and after Theresa May returned home from her EU charm offensive empty-handed.
US stocks looked set for losses at the open on Friday, taking their cue from declines across the pond following the release of weak Chinese data.
Firestone Diamonds has recovered a 46 carat white, makeable diamond from its Liqhobong mine in Lesotho.
French luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has agreed to buy Belmond, the owner of the Hotel Cipriani in Venice, in a $2. 6bn deal.
Media and marketing consultancy Ebiquity has appointed Alan Newman as its new chief financial and operating officer.
Kerry Group said on Friday that it has agreed to buy Ariake USA, the North American business of Ariake Japan Co, and Southeastern Mills North American coatings and seasonings business (SEM) for around €325m.
London stocks fell in early trade on Friday, taking their cue from a downbeat Asian session following the release of weak Chinese data and after European Union leaders told Theresa May that the Brexit withdrawal agreement was not open for renegotiation.
Aggreko said on Friday that its subsidiary, Aggreko Events Services Japan Limited (AESJL), has been awarded the supply contract for temporary electricity generation by The Tokyo Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
London stocks looked set for losses at the open on Friday, taking their cue from a downbeat Asian session following the release of weak Chinese data and after European Union leaders said the Brexit withdrawal agreement was not open for renegotiation.
London stocks ended Thursday’s session broadly steady as initial relief over Theresa May's confidence vote victory gave way to concerns about how she's going to get her Brexit deal through parliament.
Peel Hunt downgraded its stance on Sports Direct to ‘hold’ from ‘add’ on Thursday and cut the price target to 260p from 450p following the retailer’s interim results.
London’s FTSE 100 was flat at 6,878. 25 in afternoon trade on Thursday as investors continued to fret about how Theresa May will get her Brexit deal through parliament.
Automotive retailer Vertu Motors has appointed Karen Anderson as its new chief financial officer with effect from 1 March 2019.
General Electric has announced the launch of a $1. 2bn Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) software business.
US futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street on Thursday, despite signs of improving trade relations between the US and China.