London’s FTSE 100 was down 1% to 7,662. 61 in afternoon trade on Friday, tracking broader losses amid worries about Turkey.
Kris Hagerman, chief executive of cybersecurity firm Sophos, disposed of 468,494 shares in the firm on Friday.
US stocks joined their European counterparts in the red on Friday amid concerns about the crisis in Turkey and how it might impact other markets.
Rolls Royce: JP Morgan downgrades to underweight with a target price of 965p.
Turkey's President did not deliver any policy-relevant remarks on Friday, instead invoking God, telling an audience at a public rally he wanted to put their well-being in the Creator's hands.
GBGI Limited, an AIM-listed provider of international beneﬁts insurance, said on Friday that it recorded year-over-year growth in its interim gross written premium.
Volution Group said expected full-year results to be in line with the board's expectations as recent acquisitions boosted revenues.
Stocks are under the cosh at the end of the week as the rout in Turkey's currency extends, although for the moment at least the reverberations throughout global capital markets appear to be rather limited.
Dropbox shares fell 10% in late trading on Thursday despite reporting positive earnings in its Q2 results after the company announced its chief operating officer Dennis Woodside would be stepping down.
Pathfinder Minerals’ shares stormed on Friday after it appointed Simon Farrell and Scott Richardson Brown as non-executive co-chairman and non-executive director respectively in a slew of board changes.
Russia has threatened to restrict the sales of rocket engines to the United States in response to sanctions over a former Russian agent’s poisoning in the UK in March.
BlueRock Diamonds said it had reached an agreement that will see former chief executive Riaan Visser's claim against one of the firm's subsidiaries be struck from the court roll.
Camera equipment maker Vitec received a boost from the PyeongChang Winter Olympics as first half operating profits rose 16. 7% to £25. 5m and revenues grew 16% to £183. 3bn.
US stocks looked set to follow their counterparts across the pond into the red on Friday amid concerns about the crisis in Turkey and how it might impact other markets.
London stocks were still in the red by midday on Friday, tracking losses in Europe amid concerns about the impact of the Turkish crisis on European banks, even as the latest UK GDP reading showed that growth picked up as expected in the second quarter.
Fabric importer Leeds Group on Friday confirmed that its profits took a big hit from difficult trading conditions, increased competition and negative currency issues.
The Turkish lira sank to record new depths as European traders got to work on Friday as concerns mounted about US economic sanctions and amid questions of how much the eurozone economy would be affected.
Serinus Energy expects to see gas sales from its Moftinu project in Romania begin in the coming weeks.
Satellite communications equipment provider Global Invacom on Friday reported that its profits before tax for the first half of the year more than halved in size after one-off costs took a toll.
LED and laser diode designer ProPhotonix shares tumbled in early trading after the AIM-listed firm revealed that its first-half earnings had declined.