P2P Global Investments director Michael Cassidy bought £124,500 worth of shares in the investment company as it continued to rally on the back of share buybacks and the new strategy announced in late November.
Carillion's pensions trustees will hold talks with the government and pensions regulators as the construction group battles to avoid breaching its banking terms.
Google parent Alphabet has acquired a Cambridge startup that develops technology to turn surfaces, such as screens, into speakers.
African-focussed mining group Kenmare Resources achieved production guidance for all products last calendar year, achieving record production levels of ilmenite, rutile and zircon in the process.
Intellectual property commercialisation company Allied Minds has found two investors to take up $10. 28m of the $22. 8m convertible bridge facility commitment it was offering to one its its subsidiary companies.
Friday's corporate cupboard is expected to be almost bare, though retailer B&M and housebuilder Bovis should provide investors something to chew on.
AIM-listed retailer Footasylum saw the strong growth reported in its first trading half continue into the second as third-quarter revenues grew 33. 4% over the same period a year earlier.
Speciality chemicals group Croda International has made two technology acquisitions for an undisclosed sum.
Card Factory shares slid on Thursday even as the company hailed a “solid” Christmas trading period, as it warned that continued margin pressure will limit any earnings growth for this year.
Fast fashion brand Boohoo. com bumped up its full-year sales forecast again on Thursday as it said revenues doubled in the four months to the end of December.
AIM-listed gold exploration company Cora Gold has completed its Stage 1 reconnaissance drill programme at its flagship Sanankoro gold discovery in Southern Mali, with the firm expecting assay results to be received by the end of January.
Centamin's long-standing executive chairman, Josef El-Raghy, will retire from the Egyptain gold miner at the end of 2018.
High street retailer Game Digital saw gross retail sales rise across the whole group during its peak holiday trading period, with margins lower but expected to level off as increased cost savings are targeted.
John Lewis said on Thursday that Black Friday 2017 was its most successful sales day in history, but the retailer also sounded a cautious note about the outlook and said trading was likely be “volatile”.
Online electrical products retailer AO World reported much improved European sales and revenues from its UK business up 11. 4% over the last three months of the year in spite the "fiercely competitive" trading environment.
Specialist food packing business Hilton Food said on Thursday that its performance in the year to the end of December has been in line with the board’s expectations.
Exploration and production company Premier Oil saw production increase 5% last year after first oil from its Catcher area field development in the North Sea began on schedule and under budget.
International builders merchant Grafton said 2017 revenue increased by 8. 8% to £2. 7bn and it expected to report full year earnings before interest, tax and amortisation slightly ahead of consensus forecasts.
Online gambling group GVC Holdings said profits would be at the top end of its expected range after a record level of net gaming revenue in the final quarter of 2017.
Wealth manager Rathbone Brothers reported "robust" growth in funds under management as total 2017 net inflows increased to £2. 1bn from £1. 7bn.