Toy chain Hawkin’s Bazaar collapsed into administration on Friday putting almost 200 jobs at risk with most of its stores readying for closure.
Professional services group RBG Holdings said on Friday that its full-year results would meet market expectations and come in "significantly ahead" of 2018.
Shares in payments company Finablr tumbled after it said that more than half of its stock had been pledged as security for borrowings by Travelex.
The Sunday Times has appointed Emma Tucker as its first female editor in over a century.
Tesco was set to ditch plastic-wrapped multipack tins in a plan to cut 350 tonnes of plastic from its stores.
Professional services firm Norman Broadbent said on Friday that the progress made by the group in the first six months of 2019 had continued into the second half of the year.
Recruitment firm RTC Group provided investors with a "positive" full-year trading update on Friday, stating that it had traded in line with current market expectations.
Property website operator OnTheMarket signed a listing agreement with Bellway on Friday, as the group looked to broaden its property advertiser base.
NMC Health was in the red on Friday after Dubai’s Emirates NBD Bank sold just under 2. 2 million shares in the UAE healthcare provider in a placing.
Intellectual property investment group Tekcapital revealed on Friday that its majority-owned portfolio company Salarius had secured an agreement with national food ingredient broker Hanks.
Dutch food delivery service Takeaway. com said on Friday that it will delay the timetable for its £6bn merger with London-listed rival Just Eat by a week after the Competition and Markets Authority said it plans to investigate the deal.
Virgin Money said on Friday that chairman Jim Pettigrew will retire by September 2021, having served nine years on the board.
Festive Britons helped pub group Marston's deliver a rise in sales over the Christmas period despite poor weather keeping people at home in the first three weeks of December.
Medical technology firm Smith & Nephew said it had bought California-based Tusker Medical for an undiscosed sum.
The focus at the end of the week will be on a raft of services and manufacturing sector surveys from around the world, with investors particularly keen for signs of stabilisation in global factory activity.
Solid state battery technology company Ilika reported an improvement in total revenue for its first half on Thursday, to £1. 5m, up from £1. 0m year-on-year.
North America-focussed base and precious metals exploration and development company Phoenix Copper announced the results of ongoing exploration at its Red Star silver deposit on Thursday, adjacent to its Empire copper deposit in Idaho.
Specialist private equity investor Hg has finalised an agreement for an investment in medical imaging software and enterprise workflow specialist Intelerad Medical Systems.
Clinical stage biotech company PureTech Health said it had sold 2. 1m shares of its affiliate Karuna Therapeutics for $200m.
Online trading platform CMC Markets said on Thursday that net operating income for the year will be ahead of current market expectations as income for the third quarter was stronger than expected.