When Rishi Sunak presented his first budget almost a year ago he was forced to add last-minute measures to support the economy at the start of the Covid-19 crisis.
Travel and Leisure shares were among the top performing areas of the market at the start of March, as investors cheered news that the number of new coronavirus infections was still falling sharply on both sides of the Atlantic.
Wall Street stocks closed sharply higher on Monday as Treasury yields retreated from last week's highs and some positive vaccine news helped boost sentiment among investors.
The market spotlight on Tuesday will be on readings for monthly retail and unemployment in the euro area's largest economy, Germany.
Thirty-one of the FTSE 100's constituents carbon dioxide emissions are incompatible with the goal of limiting the rise in global temperatures to 2. 7C by 2050, reported the Guardian on Monday.
Investors focus at the start of the month will be on the US non-farm payrolls report for February, which is expected to show a somewhat stagnant US jobs market.
European shares started March on a strong note as the bond market sell off eased with yields falling, while investors also took heart from Covid vaccine rollouts, although inflationary fears persisted.
United Airlines Holdings ordered an extra 25 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft for delivery in 2023 and moved up deliveries of others as it prepares to replace older jets.
Pennon Group: Barclays upgrades to overweight with a target price of 1,060p.
The European Commission is set to propose in March a new EU-wide digital certificate that will provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 that it is hoped will allow free travel during the summer holidays.
London stocks finished firmly in the black on Monday, as bond markets recovered and housebuilders paced the advance.
Big Yellow Group revealed on Monday that chief executive James Gibson had disposed of 100,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed self-storage business.
Pennon rallied on Monday after Barclays upgraded the stock to 'overweight' from 'equalweight' following a de-rating.
Natural resources development company Red Rock Resources updated the market on its Red Rock Australasia (RRAL) joint venture on Monday, which has gold exploration interests near the historic mining centre of Ballarat in the gold fields of Victoria.
Wall Street stocks were firmly in the green early on Monday as Treasury yields retreated from last week's highs and some positive vaccine news helped boost sentiment among investors.
London’s FTSE 250 was 1. 5% higher at 21,216. 86 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Clinical artificial intelligence (AI) company Sensyne Health announced on Monday that its ‘SYNE-COV’ machine learning algorithm for Covid-19 risk prediction has achieved regulatory approval for use in the UK.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 1. 4% at 6,574. 01 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Biotherapeutic pharmaceutical company 4D Pharma announced the appointment of John Beck as its chief financial officer and member of its management team on Monday.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity downgraded software and services outfit GB Group from 'buy' to 'hold' on Monday, stating it was now "moving to the sidelines" on the stock.
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