Glencore has bought up $973m of manufacturing, retail and industrial supply businesses in South Africa and Botswana from Chevron.
Discussions between the UK and European Union over Brexit are facing further deadlock as the government refuses to agree to an amount to be paid in the so-called ‘Brexit bill’.
London stocks had ticked a little higher by midday on Friday, underpinned by a weaker pound, but with moves muted as investors refrained from making big bets either way ahead of the latest non-farm payrolls report.
Ten-pin bowling operator Hollywood Bowl Group issued a pre-close trading update for the year to 30 September on Friday, reporting positive progress with its development strategy one year after it floated.
Markets in Asia were all higher on Friday, on the final day of a quiet week marked by a number of exchange closures due to public holidays.
US futures pointed to a muted open on Wall Street on Friday as investors eyed the release of the keenly-awaited non-farm payrolls report.
Ultra Electronics confirmed on Friday that Sparton Corporation shareholders had approved the takeover by Ultra.
Lonmin shares surged on Friday after the company said its lenders have agreed to waive some of its debt covenants, giving the miner some breathing space and allowing it to buy the rest of its Pandora joint venture mine.
Out-of-hospital services provider Totally announced on Friday that it has conditionally agreed to acquire the entire issued and to-be-issued share capital of urgent care services provider Vocare for a consideration of up to £11m on a cash-free and debt-free basis, with a normalised level of working capital.
Zegona Communications updated the market on its tender offer on Friday, having initially announced its return of up to £140m to shareholders on 30 August.
CRH's proposed $3. 5bn acquisition of US-based Ash Grove has been derailed after the Kansas company received a potentially larger rival offer.
Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary penned an impassioned letter to the budget airline's pilots to offer better pay and conditions in a bid to stave off a potential exodus that could lead to further flight cancellations.
Budget airline easyJet said on Friday that headline pre-tax profit for the year is expected to be at the upper end of the previously guided range as it reported a record number of passengers over the summer.
The average house price in the UK hit its highest on record in September, underpinned by a shortage of homes, according to data from lender Halifax.
Finsbury Food confirmed on Friday that it will close its loss-making Grain D'Or factory by 2 December.
Clinical stage biopharmaceutical company Motif Bio announced on Friday that new preclinical data with its investigational drug candidate ‘iclaprim’ were presented during the IDWeek 2017 conference, currently being held in San Diego.
UK retail sales were solid in September but growth remained weak amid rising prices, a consumer crunch and declining high street footfall.
London stocks were inching very modestly higher at the open on Friday, with investors reluctant to make any bold moves either way ahead of the latest non-farm payrolls report.
Base Resources announced on Friday that, following performance testing of the 2014 cycle of rights issued pursuant to the its Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) as at 30 September, a total of 4,961,983 new fully paid ordinary shares had been issued for the benefit of LTIP participants.
Unilever has called a deadline for bids for its £6bn spreads business of 19 October, according to reports overnight.