European stocks rose on Friday as Scotland voted to reject independence from the UK, while the regional benchmark index failed to hold on to a six-and-a-half-year high amid the expiry of derivative contracts.
Some brokers said buyers were even making offers which were conditional on a No vote, while there were also warnings mortgage deals would have become harder to obtain if Scotland did become independent.
Hyundai Motor and its affiliates did not obtain board clearance for their record $10bn (�6.1bn, �7.8bn) offer for a plot of land in Seoul's Gangnam district, according to a report from Reuters.
This week, British manufacturer of sports and racing cars Lotus Cars has announced up to 325 job losses, representing about one quarter of its global workforce.
Borrowers keen to take advantage will be able to benefit from a price war sweeping the mortgage market, as lenders battle to attract new customers ahead of an interest rate rise.