Motor insurer Sabre Insurance Group said it expected to deliver a lower-than-targeted combined ratio as its focus on underwriting over profit growth continued.
The sell-off on Wall Street continued on Thursday, despite a lower-than-expected reading on consumer prices, as market participants tried to tried to figure out just how high the central bank would lift interest rates, even as they mulled over the uncertain backdrop on trade with China, the upcoming mid-term elections and stockmarket valuations.
All eyes will be on the Far East at the end of the week, with trade figures from China, referencing the month of September, set for release overnight.
Stocks on the Continent finished near their session lows, tracking the big declines seen in Asia overnight, where investors had replicated the losses sustained on Wall Street during the previous session.
The UK could move to a 1970s-style three day week to conserve energy in the event of a worst-case Brexit scenario, the Office for Budget Responsibility warned on Thursday.
Jefferies initiated coverage on the shares of newly-listed automaker Aston Martin on Thursday with an 'underperform' rating and a target price of 1,400p per share, noting that as the iconic British firm's IPO did not include any primary capital, selling shareholders may have missed a chance to start a relationship with public equity markets "on the right foot".
A Fevertree Drinks director sucked up £242,915 of shares in the premium mixers maker following a sharp selloff in the past fortnight.
Analysts at Berenberg cut their target price on low-cost European carrier Wizz Air on Thursday based on fuel and currency headwinds.
London joined in with the heavy selling across European stock markets on Thursday amid discomfort about rising US interest rates.
Walgreens Boots Alliance bounced back on Thursay shares, following a drop after its sales failed to meet Wall Street’s expectations during the company’s fiscal fourth quarter.
London's mid cap index was down 1. 39% at 18,970. 95 on Thursday afternoon, led by Keller and WH Smith.
Compass Group has poached its new chief financial officer, Karen Witts, from B&Q owner Kingfisher.
Global nutrition company Glanbia has agreed to buy weight management and health and wellness brand SlimFast from owners KSF Holdings and HNS Intermediate Corporation for $350m.
Property investment and development company Segro has exchanged contracts for the sale of a warehouse in Rome for €118m.
DiscoverIE saw some strong trading throughout the second quarter of the year, telling investors on Thursday that it remained on track to deliver full-year earnings in line with its expectations.
Prime Minister Theresa May will meet ministers on Thursday afternoon to discuss Brexit negotiations with the EU as the government faces tensions from the Democratic Unionist Party.
Bitcoin lost around 5% of its market value and dragged ripple, ethereum, stellar, litecoin, EOS and bitcoin cash down with it as cryptocurrencies joined a global sell-off in equities on Thursday.
Wall Street trading got off to a mixed start on Thursday following the full-blown bloodbath seen during the previous session.
London's FTSE 100 was down 1. 6% at 7,031. 14 in afternoon trade on Thursday amid a global stock-market rout.
A day after warning over potential fraud and revealing that it had received a winding up order from HMRC over unpaid tax, Patisserie Holdings said it would not be able to keep trading in its current form without an immediate injection of capital.