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UK stocks finish higher buoyed by positive economic data

The FTSE closed higher on Friday reaching its highest level since October 2019 as a raft of positive economic data was released in the US...

Fri, 16/04/2021 - 17:02


AstraZeneca receives US clearance for proposed acquisition of Alexion

AstraZeneca's proposed acquisition of Alexion Pharmaceuticals has been cleared by the US Federal Commission, following the end of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust...

Fri, 16/04/2021 - 15:00


FTSE extends gains at midday

UK stocks saw accelerated gains on Friday lunchtime as investors cheered signs that the global recovery remains on track following data showing China's economy grew...

Fri, 16/04/2021 - 12:02


Caspian Sunrise sees 'significant' lift to finances after oil price hike in domestic market

Oil and gas company Caspian Sunrise said the price for oil sold to the domestic market from its BNG contract area had been increased to...

Fri, 16/04/2021 - 10:01


Ocado invests £10m in Oxbotica to develop autonomous vehicles to speed up logistics operations

Grocery platform Ocado said it would invested £10 million in Oxbotica, to collaborate on autonomous vehicles that would be speed up the logistics operations and...

Fri, 16/04/2021 - 09:24


Mediclinic International sees return to growth in fiscal 2022 despite further Covid-19 waves ahead

Health care company Mediclinic International said it expected improved performance in fiscal 2022 despite a further waves of Covid-19 expected in the coming weeks.

'We...

Fri, 16/04/2021 - 09:06


FTSE 100 tops 7,000 as strong China growth stokes global recovery optimism

UK stocks made a bright start to early trading Friday as investors cheered signs that the global recovery remains on track following data showing China's...

Fri, 16/04/2021 - 08:55


Saint-Gobain agrees to sell pipe business in China in deal worth €100m

Saint-Gobain said it had agreed to sell 67% of its pipe business in China to a consortium led by local management in a deal worth...

Fri, 16/04/2021 - 08:29


Accsys reports 'strong' H2 growth; aims to boost inventory levels following disruptions

Chemical company Accsys said it would focus on rebuilding inventory levels and reported strong sales and revenue growth in the second half following the initial...

Fri, 16/04/2021 - 08:26


Grafenia sees lower annual revenue as lockdown bites, but touts optimism amid reopening

Printing business Grafenia said it expected to report a fall in revenue as the Covid-19 lockdowns during the year weighed on performance, but stressed there...

Fri, 16/04/2021 - 08:11


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