Wall Street stocks turned in a mixed performance on Tuesday amid more corporate earnings and Donald Trump's second impeachment trial.
Technology issues performed best on Tuesday helped by fresh record highs for the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index on Wall Street.
Financial markets' focus in the middle of the week will shift to readings for consumer price inflation from around the world and speeches from the heads of several of the world's main central banks.
European shares finished on a mixed note on Tuesday as investors booked profits following the rally seen during the last few days, driven by vaccine roll-outs and hopes the US Covid-19 relief package would make swift progress through Congress.
London stocks were barely in the green by the close on Tuesday, with online supermarket Ocado finishing weaker after its full-year results.
General Motors said on Tuesday it was extending production cuts at three North American plants until at least mid-March due to the shortage in semiconductor chips that is affecting companies worldwide.
US companies hired fewer people at the end of 2020, but in a slightly positive omen for the economy, the number of job openings increased.
Manolete Partners revealed on Tuesday that chief executive Steven Cooklin had disposed of 750,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed insolvency litigation financier.
Analysts at Liberum lowered their target price on mining outfit SolGold from 55. 0p to 39. 0p on Tuesday after the group again delayed publication of a pre-feasibility study.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 1% at 21,114. 18 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
Wall Street stocks were mixed after the opening bell on Tuesday amid more corporate earnings and Donald Trump's second impeachment trial.
Waste-to-energy gasification technology company Eqtec has signed a collaboration framework agreement with Logik Developments, it announced on Tuesday.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 1% at 6,531. 86 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
Altus Strategies announced the granting of four gold exploration licences comprising nine licence blocks on Tuesday, totalling 1,565 square kilometres, in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.
World Health Organization scientists who have been studying the origin of the Covid-19 virus in China over the past four weeks concluded that the most likely origin of the illness was in animals.
Clinical artificial intelligence (AI) company Sensyne Health has signed an exclusive licence and development agreement with Excalibur Healthcare Services, it announced on Tuesday, to apply Sensyne's ‘MagnifEye’ system for use with Excalibur's proprietary lateral flow rapid diagnostic tests across a range of indications, including its Covid-19 antigen test currently being marketed in the UK and Europe.
Singapore Airlines Ltd said on Tuesday it would defer over $3. 01bn of spending on Airbus SE and Boeing Co. planes after reaching agreements with the aircraft manufacturers to delay deliveries.
Japanese car makers Nissan and Honda strengthened their full-year forecasts on Tuesday, supported in part by improving demand from China.
Spirent Communications: Canaccord upgrades to buy with a target price of 275p.
Small business confidence in the US dipped at the start of the year with many company owners downbeat after Democrats won the presidential election and new Covid-19 cases surged, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
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