Stock market news from ShareCast
Europe close: Stocks carried higher by positive sentiment on Wall Street
Fri 21 September 2018 19:24
(Sharecast News) - 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.
London close: Stocks jump as risk of 'no-deal' rises, sinking the pound
Fri 21 September 2018 17:09
(Sharecast News) - 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.
US open: Small gains at the open following record highs in previous session
Fri 21 September 2018 15:02
(Sharecast News) - Friday trading on Wall Street kicked-off with some small gains following a record session the day before in which both the Dow and the S&P rose to fresh highs on the back of a strong showing from the technology sector.
Europe midday: Stocks hold onto early gains
Fri 21 September 2018 12:51
(Sharecast News) - Stocks on the Continent are holding onto their earlier gains after some of Wall Street's main stockmarket gauges notched-up fresh all-time highs the day before.
London midday: Stocks extend gains as sterling slides on no-deal jitters
Fri 21 September 2018 11:40
(Sharecast News) - 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.
Friday newspaper round-up: Brexit 'humiliation', taxes, Uber, SDX Energy
Fri 21 September 2018 07:03
(Sharecast News) - 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.
Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, bookies, strikes, ITV
Thu 20 September 2018 06:55
(Sharecast News) - European leaders were divided last night before a critical meeting that will determine the future of Theresa May's Brexit plans. Some EU countries are pressing for the leaders to engage with British proposals, which they see as a "posit
Tesla loses another executive as supply management chief resigns
Fri 21 September 2018 12:37
(Sharecast News) - Tesla has lost another executive as the vice president of global supply management Liam O'Connor resigned on Friday, Bloomberg reported.
AMG Superalloys enters renewable power agreement with Orsted
Fri 21 September 2018 11:00
(Sharecast News) - AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group announced on Friday that AMG Superalloys has entered into a multi-year agreement with Ørsted to purchase 100% of its power requirements from renewable sources, starting in October 2018.
Nestlé to put skin health division up for sale
Fri 21 September 2018 10:30
(Sharecast News) - Nestlé announced on Thursday it is considering selling its skin health division and its price of the sale could reach up to €7bn.
Smurfit Kappa shows off new 'Shelf Facer' solution
Fri 21 September 2018 08:16
(Sharecast News) - Smurfit Kappa talked up its new 'ShelfSmart' service in an announcement on Friday, including its new packaging solution, 'Shelf Facer'.
Lloyd's of London bounces back after disasters of 2017
Fri 21 September 2018 08:04
(Sharecast News) - Lloyd's of London returned to profit in the first half of 2018 as the insurance market recovered from a series of catastrophes that hit its members in late 2017.
Director dealings: Scapa president lowers stake
Fri 21 September 2018 14:11
(Sharecast News) - Scapa's healthcare president Joseph Davin disposed of 83,358 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed firm on Friday.
Director dealings: Hastings chairman lowers stake
Thu 20 September 2018 15:41
(Sharecast News) - Hastings Group chairman Gary Hoffman disposed of 545,187 ordinary shares in the firm on Thursday.
Sector movers: Miners and tobacco spark higher
Fri 21 September 2018 11:50
(Sharecast News) - Miners racked up strong gains on Friday, with cigarette companies sparking higher too.
Sector movers: Life insurers bounce, retail flat despite strong data
Thu 20 September 2018 12:55
(Sharecast News) - Life insurers were in the pink again on Thursday, while the retailers were flat despite strong industry data.
OKYO adds experienced research director to team
Fri 21 September 2018 15:37
(Sharecast News) - Biotechnology company OKYO Pharma announced the appointment of Raj Patil as its senior director of research and development on Friday.
Xeros Technology signs 10-year deal with Le Farc
Fri 21 September 2018 15:35
(Sharecast News) - 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.
Thalassa Holdings reourchases another 50,000 shares
Fri 21 September 2018 15:33
(Sharecast News) - Thalassa Holdings announced on Friday that, on Thursday, it purchased 50,000 of its shares at a price of 94p each.
Gfinity enters partnership to design advanced esports facility
Fri 21 September 2018 12:32
(Sharecast News) - Esports experts Gfinity on Friday partnered with engineering firm Arup in order to design "the world's most advanced integrated esports facility".
Georgia Healthcare taps William Huyett to take over as chairman
Fri 21 September 2018 11:37
(Sharecast News) - Georgia Healthcare elevated non-executive director William Huyett to the role of chairman on Friday.
Carr's buys animal health products maker Animax for up to £8.5m
Fri 21 September 2018 09:46
(Sharecast News) - Agricultural and engineering group Carr's has announced the acquisition of Suffolk-based animal health products maker Animax for up to £8.5m in cash.
Soco International profits rise; to buy Egypt-focused Merlon
Thu 20 September 2018 10:34
(Sharecast News) - Soco International reported a rise in first-half profit and revenue on Thursday and said it has agreed to buy privately-owned Egypt-focused oil and gas company Merlon for around $215m.