The Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is capable of neutralising the strain of the novel coronavirus detected in the UK, a new study confirmed.
Wall Street stocks closed in positive territory on Wednesday, as new president Joe Biden was sworn into office.
The market spotlight on Thursday will be squarely on the European Central Bank as its Governing Council announces its latest policy deliberations.
London's second-tier index pushed back towards its most recent highs on Wednesday, likely helped by optimism that lockdown restrictions could perhaps be eased towards the end of the first quarter, if not sooner.
European stocks finished higher on Wednesday with investors seemingly in a positive mood as Joe Biden was sworn in as the next US President amid prospects of a large stimulus package for the American economy.
London stocks closed in the green on Wednesday as sterling gained, with investors tuning in to Joe Biden’s inauguration as the new US president, and mulling the latest UK inflation data.
Deutsche Bank upgraded Royal Mail to 'buy' from 'hold' on Wednesday, highlighting a "complete change of outlook", as it hiked the price target to 550. 0p from 320. 0p.
Swiss bank UBS remains under pressure as a Dutch investigation into its chief executive officer, Ralph Hamers, and the role that he may have played in a money laundering scandal at his previous employer was still pending.
World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomed on Wednesday a proposal from the European Council to negotiate a global treaty on pandemic preparedness.
Standard Chartered: Citigroup downgrades to neutral with a target price of 530p.
Next revealed on Wednesday that non-executive director Francis Salway had disposed of 4,520 ordinary shares in the FTSE 100-listed clothing retailer.
EU antitrust regulators have requested information from advertisers regarding Google’s practices in the advertising technology space.
Respiratory drug discovery and development company Synairgen announced on Wednesday that the recruitment of 120 Covid-19 patients into its phase 2 trial evaluating an inhaled formulation of interferon-beta-1a, ‘SNG001’, conducted in the home setting, had now been completed.
WH Smith has delayed a pay increase for Chief Executive Carl Cowling after almost one-third of shareholder votes opposed the company's remuneration report.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 3% at 6,735. 32 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Offshore energy technology and services provider Tekmar Group announced on Wednesday that Tekmar Energy has secured a “significant” contract to supply its products to protect subsea cables on a major operational offshore wind farm project.
Wall Street stocks opened higher on Wednesday ahead of president-elect Joe Biden's inauguration later in the day.
Deutsche Bank upgraded Royal Mail to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ on Wednesday, highlighting a "complete change of outlook", as it hiked the price target to 550p from 320p.
Berenberg upgraded Signature Aviation shares to 'hold' to reflect the recommended offer from Global Infrastructure and the potential for higher bids for the aviation services company.
Berenberg upgraded Diploma to 'buy' and reduced Morgan Advanced Materials and Electrocomponents to 'hold' as the broker homed in on earnings momentum for UK industrial groups.
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