Funding Circle made a
positive market debut on Friday, valuing the British
peer-to-peer lending platform at 1.5 billion pounds ($2 billion)
and testing investor appetite for large listings with London's
biggest for several months.
Papua New Guinea
raised $500 million in its debut sovereign dollar bond on
Friday, successfully tapping the international market two years
after a botched attempt and marking a rare bright spot in
HSBC is aware of some customers
experiencing problems using its mobile banking services and is
investigating the matter, the British bank wrote on Twitter on
(Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru
Editing by David Goodman)
The European Union's markets
watchdog has extended its temporary restrictions on selling
"contracts for differences" or CFDs to retail customers, saying
it was still concerned about investor protection.
China stocks ended higher on
Friday, marking their second consecutive weekly gain, aided by
Beijing's stimulus measures to offset the impact of a trade war
and on expectations that more Chinese shares will be included in
mainstream global benchmarks.