Johnson & Johnson is seeking regulatory approval in the US for a booster shot for its Covid-19 jab.
Wall Street stocks closed higher on Tuesday following heavy losses in the previous session.
Wall Street stocks were in the green shortly after the opening bell on Tuesday following heavy losses in the previous session.
Investors' minds on Wednesday are likely to be on the US jobs market as consultancy ADP releases its closely-followed private sector payrolls report.
Analyst at Berenberg raised their target price on gym operator the Gym Group from 230. 0p to 290. 0p on Tuesday, stating "encouraging momentum" was now emerging.
European stocks bucked overnight losses on Wall Street and Asia to rally on Tuesday, helped by better-than-expected readings for key surveys on services activity on both sides of the Pond.
London stocks managed a positive finish on Tuesday, as markets on both sides of the pond gained, with a strong showing from bakery chain Greggs after it lifted its outlook.
Severfield revealed on Tuesday that chairman Kevin Whiteman had acquired 65,619 ordinary shares in the London-listed structural steel specialist.
Natural resources investor Metal Tiger has completed its entitlement rights investment in Sandfire Resources, it announced on Tuesday, having subscribed for and received 3,300,690 new fully-paid ordinary Sandfire shares for a total cost of AUD 17. 82m (£9. 53m).
US Treasury chief Janet Yellen warned Congress that the economy was prone to falling into a recession if lawmakers failed to raise the federal debt limit and avert a default on the country´s debt.
Jet2 said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy a further 15 new Airbus A321 neo aircraft.
Shareholders in Leeds-based social media company Crisp Thinking have reportedly appointed investment bank Lazard to advise on a sale of at least part of the group's equity.
Australia and New Zealand-focussed online retailer MySale reported a “materially-improved” underlying profitability and strong operational performance in its final results on Tuesday, as revenue slipped to AUD 117. 9m (£63m) from AUD 131m.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 5% at 22,770. 42 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
JD Sports Fashion said on Tuesday that it was recommending a 5 for 1 share split.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 8% at 7,070. 24 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
Personalised products marketplace operator Altitude Group announced the appointment of Graham Feltham as chief financial officer on Tuesday, being appointed to the board with immediate effect.
The International Monetary Fund indicated that it was taking the clippers to its growth forecast for 2021 on Tuesday, with its head warning that the global economy was still being “hobbled” by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Altus Strategies announced on Tuesday that an updated independent mineral resource estimate had been prepared under the JORC code for the Tabakorole gold project in southern Mali.
Credit Suisse has downgraded earning forecasts for Moneysupermarket. com after soaring wholesale gas prices brought the switching market to a temporary halt.
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