Wall Street stocks closed lower on Wednesday as minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting weighed on sentiment.
Drug and biotechnology shares were in demand on Wednesday, with investor sentiment towards the sector boosted by continued mergers and acquisitions activity in the sector.
US President Donald Trump showed his support for Oracle’s bid to acquire Chinese tech company TikTok’s US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand operations.
Europe's main stock market gauges clocked in with solid gains, helped by fresh record highs for stocks on Wall Street.
The US economy will again be in focus on Thursday with two very closely followed reports covering the country's jobs market and manufacturing sector set for release.
London’s top-flight index finished in the green on Wednesday, amid growing tensions between the US and China, as investors digested an unexpected jump in UK inflation and awaited the US Fed minutes later in the global day.
Analysts at Bank of America reiterated their 'underperform' recommendation and 450. 0p target price on shares of Kaz Minerals following the firm's second quarter results.
Analysts at Liberum upped real estate firm Hammerson from 'sell' to 'hold', stating that facts surrounding the group had changed.
Live Company announced on Wednesday that a new contract with its partner Brick Live Lab in Korea has been signed, for the ‘Animal Paradise Mini’ experience.
Clinical artificial intelligence (AI) company Sensyne Health announced the development of a new software application for people with diabetes on Wednesday, branded ‘DBm-Health’.
West Africa-focussed agriculture company Dekel Agri-Vision has been advised by the Italy-based manufacturer Oltremare that the second shipment of milling equipment for its large scale cashew processing project at Tiebissou in Côte d'Ivoire has departed Italy, it announced on Wednesday.
Biome Technologies announced on Wednesday that its bioplastics division has received an order worth $0. 55m (£0. 43m) from an existing major client operating in the United States packaging market.
Walker Crips revealed on Wednesday that non-executive director Lim Hua Min had acquired 302,119 shares in the London-listed stockbroker.
Morrisons has expanded its partnership with Amazon to cover its full range of products, beginning with a trial in Leeds, it was announced on Wednesday.
Hammerson: Liberum upgrades to neutral with a target price of 50p.
Target cashed in on record demand for its wares that drove market share gains in part due to a dizzying uptake of its digital offering.
London’s FTSE 250 was down 0. 2% at 17,591. 28 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Rio Tinto on Wednesday cut its full year refined copper guidance after it reported unexpected problems with a smelter at its Kennecott mine in the US would see a restart delayed by two months.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 4% at 6,103. 33 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Wall Street stocks were higher at the bell on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 hitting another fresh record high despite stalled stimulus talks in Washington and US-Sino tensions remaining in focus.
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