Transport catering firm SSP Group offered shareholders the option of dividend reinvestment as it looked to raise more cash to weather the coronavirus crisis.
Stocks across Europe extended their rebound on Wednesday with optimism about the easing of lockdown measures across the Continent offsetting still quite grim economic data.
The US jobs market continued to reel in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic last month, but by far less than feared, the results of a closely-watched survey showed.
London stocks rose even further by the close on Wednesday, as investors digested better-than-expected Chinese and UK services data.
Solar, wind and other renewable sources surpassed coal in energy generation in the United States in 2019 for the first time in over 130 years.
Anglo Pacific revealed on Wednesday that chief executive Julian Tregger had disposed of 270,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed natural resources company via his interest in Kings Chapel International.
The market spotlight will be on the European Central Bank as rate-setters in Frankfurt meet to decide on policy.
Renault finalised on Wednesday a €5bn state loan from the French government to help support its finances during the coronavirus pandemic.
Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on video games developer Codemasters from 340. 0p to 400. 0p on Wednesday, stating the group had added "an extra gear" as a result of a new multi-year licence deal.
The Restaurant Group has decided as many as 120 of its eateries will not reopen when coronavirus restrictions ease, putting up to 3,000 jobs at risk, according to a report.
The pace of contraction in America's services sector abated by more than expected last month, the results of a key survey of activity revealed.
Specialist cleaning, hygiene and decontamination company React Group announced a placing of 83,101,597 new ordinary shares on Wednesday, at a price of 1. 5p each, to raise £1. 25m before expenses.
Security technology and managed services company Westminster Group has conducted a successful trial of its fever screening solutions in partnership with aircraft handling firm Menzies Aviation and its client Air France, it announced on Wednesday, at Stockholm’s primary airport, Arlanda.
Commercial stage pharmaceutical company Shield Therapeutics reported the recent publication of two papers concerning its ‘Feraccru’ or ‘Accrufer’ product on Wednesday.
Life sciences IT company Instem has won a contract with South Korea-based non-clinical contract research organisation Biotoxtech, it announced on Wednesday, worth around $1m (£0. 8m).
London’s FTSE 250 was up 2. 6% at 17,889. 70 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
The Governor of the Bank of England has told bank bosses to step up preparations for the UK failing to agree a trade deal with the EU, according to a report.
Wall Street stocks opened higher on Wednesday as major indices continued to rally amid growing optimism regarding the reopening of several US states.
Johnson Matthey: JP Morgan upgrades to buy.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 2. 2% at 6,358. 85 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
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