JD Wetherspoon reported solid annual results and boss Tim Martin took time out of his traditional pro-Brexit diatribe to say that 4. 0% growth would be needed in the present year to maintain profits.
Business-to-business media company Tarsus Group has agreed to two acquisitions and a strategic partnership, it announced on Friday.
Management Resource Solutions announced on Friday that its subsidiary Bachmann Plant Hire (BPH) has secured a AUD 2. 0m contract providing civil and earthworks on an Australian Federal Government project in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Nationwide Building Society announced on Friday that it is making an additional technology investment of £1. 3bn, taking its overall investment plans to £4. 1bn over the next five years.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) said on Friday that the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) had advised that it has commenced civil penalty proceedings against the bank for failing to comply with its continuous disclosure obligations.
Commodity trader Block Commodities announced a strategic partnership with Pure Grow Africa - a supplier of agricultural produce based in Uganda - on Friday.
British Steel could cut up to 10% of its workforce as part of a turnaround plan as the business looks to try and keep up with the changes in the industry including the rising costs that come with a weaker pound.
Image Scan is expecting to turn in a loss from its current trading year despite record sales thanks to a strong performance by its industrial X-ray inspection systems unit which continued throughout the second half of 2018.
US stocks looked set to rise at the open on Friday as investors awaited a slew of data releases and continued to keep an eye on trade relations between the US and china.
Salt Lake Potash on Friday agreed to examine cost sharing at Lake Wells in Western Australia with neighbour Australian Potash Limited.
European stocks had risen by midday on Friday, taking their cue from gains on Wall Street as investors continued to keep an eye on trade developments, with semiconductors providing a boost.
Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX announced on Thursday that a first passenger has signed up for a trip around the moon.
Avon Rubber expects pre-tax profits to be in line with expectations as strong trading continued throughout the second half of its fiscal year.
London stocks were still in the green by midday on Friday, recovering from the previous session's drop, with housebuilders paring their losses.
Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical has received regulatory approval from China for its $62bn takeover of London-listed Shire.
Character Group told investors on Friday it had delivered "a very solid performance" as the firm continued to make good progress in meeting the demands of its customers.
Fire protection company London Security on Friday reported a jump in first half revenues after acquisitions and scheduling improvements benefitted the company.
The Bank of England’s governor Mark Carney warned that a no-deal hard Brexit could be as catastrophic as the 2008 financial crisis, causing recession and sending house prices crashing.
Barclays upgraded payments technology company SafeCharge to 'overweight' from 'equalweight' and lifted the price target to 420p from 335p on Friday as it said the company's strategy to migrate the portfolio to lower risk and larger customers is paying off.