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21 Sep
Europe close: Stocks carried higher by positive sentiment on Wall Street

Stocks on the Continent finished higher going into the weekend, tracking fresh gains on Wall Street, where some of the main stockmarket gauges had notched-up fresh all-time highs just the day before.

21 Sep
FTSE 250 movers: Ted Baker looking good while Indian crash foists JP Morgan

London's FTSE 250 was up 0.47% at 20,647.05 in afternoon trade on Friday.

21 Sep
London close: Stocks jump as risk of 'no-deal' rises, sinking the pound

London's top-flight index jumped on Friday as sterling slid on jitters about a no-deal Brexit, while a strong performance from the mining sector also provided a boost.

21 Sep
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week 186.19 points higher at 7,490.23.

21 Sep
Luxury goods momentum 'may fade', Credit Suisse downgrades Burberry

Credit Suisse downgraded Burberry to 'neutral' from 'outperform' on Friday and cut it target price to 2,100p from 2,200p as the luxury retailer is "lacking near-term catalysts" and signs the momentum in luxury goods demand may fade.

21 Sep
FTSE 100 movers: Miners rally but Just Eat slumps on Uber/Deliveroo reports

London's FTSE 100 was up 1.6% to 7,484.12 in afternoon trade on Friday as the pound took a tumble after PM Theresa May said Brexit talks with the EU have hit an "impasse".

21 Sep
China demands US remove 'unjustifiable' sanction for Russian weapons purchase

China has demanded that the US remove sanctions placed on a defence agency and its director for purchasing Russian weapons.

21 Sep
Sector movers: Miners and tobacco spark higher

Miners racked up strong gains on Friday, with cigarette companies sparking higher too.

21 Sep
Uber in talks to take over Deliveroo, hitting Just Eat

Uber is in early-stage talk to buy Deliveroo to boost its food delivery services, news that sent Just Eat shares sagging to a one-year low.

21 Sep
Friday broker round-up

Paragon Banking Group: RBC Capital Markets downgrades to sector performer with a target price of 500p.

21 Sep
London midday: Stocks extend gains as sterling slides on no-deal jitters

London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday as sterling slid on jitters about a no-deal Brexit, while a strong performance from the mining sector also provided a boost.

21 Sep
Russia hikes rates unexpectedly due to currency weakness, risk of further sanctions

Central Bank of Russia surprised financial markets on Friday, hiking its main interest rate in response to the recent overshoot of its inflation target on the back of weakness in the rouble and food price inflation.

21 Sep
Broker tips: Paragon Banking, BBA Aviation

RBC Capital Markets initiated coverage of Paragon Banking Group at 'sector perform' with a 500p price target on Friday, noting that buy-to-let growth is still strong and Paragon is the only lender with an expanding margin.

21 Sep
Majority support plans to fund NHS through tax hike

More than half of people on both sides of the political spectrum agree the government should increase taxes in order to better fund public services, according to the British Social Attitudes survey.

21 Sep
Tesla loses another executive as supply management chief resigns

Tesla has lost another executive as the vice president of global supply management Liam O’Connor resigned on Friday, Bloomberg reported.

21 Sep
Regal Petroleum profits rocket as production kicks up a gear

Oil and gas exploration and production group Regal Petroleum saw its shares rise on Friday as its first-half profits shot up on the back of a jump in revenue.

21 Sep
Friday newspaper round-up: Brexit 'humiliation', taxes, Uber, SDX Energy

Theresa May was left fighting to save her Chequers Brexit plan and with it her authority as prime minister after she was ambushed at the end of the Salzburg summit when EU leaders unexpectedly declared that her proposals would not work. On Thursday night the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, hit back for the government, declaring there were no changes to the Chequers plan on the table and the EU’s demands on Northern Ireland were “impossible” for the UK to accept. - Guardian

21 Sep
UK needs more part-time senior jobs to tackle 'motherhood penalty'

The Association of British Insurers have suggested introducing more part-time senior jobs in a move to tackle the “motherhood penalty” and reduce gender seniority gap.

21 Sep
Xeros Technology signs 10-year deal with Le Farc

Water saving technologies developer Xeros Technology Group has signed a 10-year contract with Le Farc, to convert its re-tanning operations in León, Mexico to use Xeros' patented polymer technology, it announced on Friday.

21 Sep
RBC Capital starts Paragon at 'sector perform'

RBC Capital Markets initiated coverage of Paragon Banking Group at 'sector perform' with a 500p price target on Friday, noting that buy-to-let growth is still strong and Paragon is the only lender with an expanding margin.

21 Sep
Director dealings: Scapa president lowers stake

Scapa's healthcare president Joseph Davin disposed of 83,358 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed firm on Friday.

21 Sep
Theresa May says still 'long way apart' from EU on Brexit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Brexit negotiations were at an impasse and accused the European Union of not treating the UK with respect, sending the pound tumbling on Friday.

21 Sep
Gfinity enters partnership to design advanced esports facility

Esports experts Gfinity on Friday partnered with engineering firm Arup in order to design "the world's most advanced integrated esports facility".

21 Sep
Moss Bros swings to loss, warns over FY profit

Moss Bros pinned the blame on the World Cup and the hot weather on Friday as it said it swung to a loss in the first half and warned that full-year operating profit will be "materially" lower than current market expectations of £2.3m.

21 Sep
Nestlé to put skin health division up for sale

Nestlé announced on Thursday it is considering selling its skin health division and its price of the sale could reach up to €7bn.