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17 Nov
Europe open: Stocks start slightly higher, analysts wary

Stocks have started the morning trading slightly higher, tracking overnight gains on Wall Street but analysts are worried about buying into Thursday's bounce.

17 Nov
Botswana Diamonds announces discovery of kimberlites of up to 1.15 hectares in size

Results from survey work conducted at Botswana Diamond's Free State project, located between Bloemfontein and Kimberley, had indicated that sizes of kimberlites there ranged from 0.3 hectares to 1.15 hectares, the board of Botswana Diamonds announced on Friday.

17 Nov
Zimbabwe's President Mugabe makes first public appearance in days after military takeover

Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance after being placed under house arrest by the country's military on Wednesday.

17 Nov
FTSE 250 movers: Petrofac gushes higher on bid spec; Just Eat dented by downgrade

London’s FTSE 250 was down 0.1% to 19,832.80 in afternoon trade on Friday.

17 Nov
London close: Stocks finish week on down note

London's top flight index slipped on Friday, but managed to finish well-off its lows of the session despite renewed Brexit angst as the pound gave back early gains.

17 Nov
FTSE 100 movers: Sky rallies but United Utilities hit by downgrade

London’s FTSE 100 was flat at 7,387.95 in afternoon trade on Friday.

17 Nov
Everything you need to know about investing in Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the new digital currency everyone is talking about. Little assets have garnered the same amount of allure and mystery that the cryptocurrency has over the last few years, with millions of investors backing it to record highs this year. One of the most volatile and exciting assets on the market, one Bitcoin has risen from just under $1000 at the beginning of 2017 to more than $7000 towards the end of the year. Here’s everything you need to know about the enigma that is Bitcoin.

17 Nov
London midday: Stocks eke gains as pound slips on Brexit angst; Carillion tanks

London stocks had managed to eke out small gains by midday on Friday, reversing an earlier drop as the pound slipped back on renewed Brexit angst.

17 Nov
Begbies Traynor Group to announce half year results on 12 December

The UK's independent business recovery, financial advisory and property services consultancy firm, Begbies Traynor Group, says it will announce its half-year results for the six months ended 31 October 2017 on Tuesday, 12 December.

17 Nov
Kingfisher gets RBC upgrade as 'reasons to be cheerful' in France

DIY retailer Kingfisher has more "reasons to be cheerful" thanks to an improving French outlook, analysts at RBC Capital Markets said on Friday, while clothes seller Supergroup remains "compelling" but its shares have gained a lot in recent weeks.

17 Nov
Brexit secretary Davis blames France and Germany for stalemate

UK Brexit secretary David Davis has come out fighting against France and Germany over their attitude to exit negotiations, and blamed the European powers for the stalemate in the talks.

17 Nov
Cheap Dutch gas sees Parkmead swing to profit

UK and Netherlands-focussed independent energy group Parkmead posted its preliminary results for the year to 30 June on Friday, reporting gross profit of £1.2m for the period, swinging from a £4.6m loss in the 2016 financial year.

17 Nov
Video: Keywords Studios capital markets event November 2017

Keywords Studios, the supplier of technical services to the video games industry, held a capital markets event this week to brief the increasing number of analysts and investors that are attracted to its niche fast-growth story.

17 Nov
Friday broker round-up

JustEat: Deutsche Bank downgrades to Hold with a target price of 830p.

17 Nov
CRH's material transformation, 'undervalued' outlook get Morgan Stanley upgrade

CRH is now the top pick in the European building materials sector for Morgan Stanley, which upgraded its recommendation due to the "robust" outlook and expected synergies from the acquisition of Ash Grove Cement.

17 Nov
Director dealings: GE boss picks up $1m in shares as group's credit rating gets downgraded

John Flannery, chief executive of multinational conglomerate General Electric, picked up 60,000 shares in the embattled group on Friday, a show of faith aimed at stymying concerns raised by many investors after what had undoubtedly been a rough week in its boardroom.

17 Nov
SimiGon receives final approval for $2m Israeli Air Force order

Modelling, simulation and training solutions provider SimiGon has now received final regulatory approval for a $2m purchase order received from the Israeli Air Force, initially announced on 20 June 2016, it confirmed on Friday.

17 Nov
DP Poland cuts ribbon on 50th Polish Domino's store

DP Poland, which holds the exclusive master franchise for the Domino’s Pizza brand in Poland, celebrated the opening of its 50th location in the country on Friday.

17 Nov
Eurocastle Investment announces final results of tender offer, for €84m cash return to shareholders

Eurocastle Investment has today announced the final results of its tender offer to return a maximum of €84m in cash to shareholders.

17 Nov
Seeing Machines board upbeat on future

Investors in computer vision technology firm Seeing Machines were told of how the last two years has seen “significant growth” across the company at its annual general meeting in Canberra, Australia on Friday.

17 Nov
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week down 6.26 points, or 0.08%, at 7,380.68.

17 Nov
Versarien begins partnership with large consumer goods group

Advanced materials group Versarien announced on Friday that it has now started collaborating with one of the “world’s largest consumer goods groups” to enable the pair to work together on research, development and testing of Versarien's proprietary Nanene few layer graphene nano-platelets in polymer structures.

17 Nov
Europe close: Stocks slip going into the weekend

Stocks reversed early gains as investors opted to play it safe going into the weekend and the euro edged a tad higher on the back of the political gyrations on Capitol Hill.

17 Nov
WANdisco claims up to 75pc performance improvement in updated product

WANdisco, the specialist in big-data replication, has made a "huge leap" in performance with the latest version of its patented data replication product, Fusion 2.11.

17 Nov
NAV on the rise as Alpha Real Estate Trust turns focus to build-to-rent market

Real estate investment group Alpha Real Trust saw its net asset value (NAV) rise in its first half of trading as it moved to make further investments in build-to-rent projects.