Low-cost European carrier Wizz Air said on Tuesday that passenger numbers surged in July as the group continued to grow its network amid a gradual return for international travel demand.
Media technology group Aferian said on Tuesday that interim profits had improved and that it had made "significant progress" against its 2025 strategic goals.
Live-events agency Aeorema said on Tuesday that the outlook for the start of the new financial year was "very strong", with first-half revenues anticipated to be greater than any previous interim period on record.
Software firm Cambridge Cognition said on Tuesday that it had put on a "strong financial performance" in the six months ended 30 June, with both revenue and sales growth during the period.
Chemicals firm DuPont upped its full-year guidance for a second time on Tuesday after increased demand and higher prices aided the firm in beating second-quarter expectations.
Berenberg upgraded Rightmove to 'hold' from 'sell' on Tuesday and hiked the price target to 710. 0p from 455. 0p as it said the stock's valuation was full but "not extreme".
Wall Street stocks closed in a mixed state on Monday, as market participants made it through the first trading day of August.
Financial markets' focus in the middle of the week will shift to global services with a raft of surveys covering the sector's health due out from around the world.
Analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated their 'underweight' stance for most European non-financial cyclicals on valuation grounds - but not on miners.
European shares stayed in record territory on Tuesday, boosted by another raft of strong corporate earnings and return of dividend payouts from the likes of BP.
London stocks managed a positive finish on Tuesday, underpinned by well-received earnings from the likes of BP and Standard Chartered.
Big Yellow Group revealed on Tuesday that chief executive James Gibson had sold 300,000 shares in the FTSE 250-listed self-storage firm.
Beijing's recent crackdown on technology and education stocks was misinterpreted by Western investors as "anti-capitalist", a well-known hedge fund manager said.
Virtual reality (VR) company Immotion announced on Tuesday that it has agreed to install a new 16-seat theatre-style installation at the Sea Life Orlando aquarium in Florida, part of the Merlin Entertainments group.
Merrell and Saucony parent company Wolverine Worldwide has acquired Lululemon competitor Sweaty Betty from private equity firm L Catterton for $410. 0m.
Medical cannabis and health and wellness-focussed investor Seed Innovations has participated in the latest financing round of $9. 7m (£6. 96m) by its portfolio company Yooma Wellness, it announced on Tuesday.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 3% at 23,284. 38 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
Wall Street stocks were mixed early on Tuesday as Covid-19 concerns weighed on reopening plays.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 3% at 7,100. 31 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
French pharmaceuticals group Sanofi has agreed to buy US clinical stage mRNA therapeutics company Translate Bio in a $3. 2bn deal.
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