London stocks nosedived in early trade on Friday, with airlines leading the retreat after the terror attacks in Barcelona and following steep losses overnight on Wall Street amid renewed concerns about the Presidency.
EU migrants will be barred from claiming in-work benefits unless they have been employed for at least four years after Brexit under plans to revive a pledge by David Cameron.
Factory prices in the Eurozone's largest economy slipped by slightly less than was anticipated last month.
The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) said interim pre-tax profits powered to £31.3m from £19.2m despite lower wholesale energy price forecasts.
A terrorist attack claimed the lives of more than a dozen persons in Barcelona after a terrorist attack that saw two vans speed through the busy Las Ramblas thoroughfare, with later reports indicating that the terrorists' original intention may have been to detonate explosives.
The UK competition regulator has approved the sale of a swathe of Punch Taverns' pubs to Heineken as long as the Dutch brewer sells The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) had expressed concern that the purchase could reduce competition in 33 local areas across Britain.
Stocks are set for a lower open following steep losses overnight on Wall Street that saw the Dow Industrials register its biggest drop in three months and the S&P 500 its largest decline in more than a month.
AstraZeneca and Merck have been given approval by the US drug administrator to sell their olaparib ovarian cancer drug, branded Lynparza, in a new tablet form and to a wider range of cancer sufferers.
Reckitt Benckiser said on Friday it had completed the $4.2bn sale of its food business, including the French's, Frank's RedHot and Cattlemen's brands, to McCormick & Company.
Wall Street broke its four-day winning streak in style, with the main stock indices each falling more than 1% as the dollar rallied on the revelation that Federal Reserve is more dovish than expected, with an attack in Barcelona darkening the mood.