Wall Street stocks closed higher on Tuesday as more big-name US companies published their latest set of quarterly results.
Financial markets' focus on Tuesday will be on the latest UK consumer price figures.
European shares finished mostly higher on Tuesday as investors digested the latest slate of corporate earnings out of the US.
London stocks were just above the waterline at the close on Tuesday, amid worries about rate hikes and as investors kept their wallets closed ahead of key US earnings.
PwC has disposed of its global mobility tax and immigration services business arm to CD&R in a $2. 2bn takeover deal, the consultancy's largest sell-off in almost 20 years.
Berenberg upped easyJet to 'buy' from 'hold' on Tuesday and lifted its price target on the stock to 800. 0p from 720. 0p, stating the airline's balance sheet was now fit to comfortably weather a weak winter period, while a potential dilutive equity raise no longer hangs over the shares.
Ladbrokes owner Entain said on Tuesday that the UK Takeover Panel has extended the deadline for US-based DraftKings to announce a firm intention to make an offer for the company or walk away.
RHI Magnesita revealed on Tuesday that chief executive Stefan Borgas had acquired 2,515 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed refractory products supplier.
Centamin said it was on track to meet its guidance for 2021 after a "solid" third quarter of operations.
Commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company Amryt Pharma updated the market on patents for its lead development candidate ‘Oleogel-S10’ on Tuesday, as well as its recently-acquired and third commercial product ‘Mycapssa’.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity changed their rating on cinema operator Everyman Media from 'under review' to 'buy' on Tuesday, stating the group had been "shaken but not stirred".
Tatton Asset Management reported assets under management of £10. 79bn at the end of its first half on Tuesday, up from £8. 99bn at the start of the period.
Fabrication company Harland & Wolff said on Tuesday that it had been awarded a contract for the fabrication of four suction piles for a sub-sea template of an energy project in the Black Sea.
Providence Resources announced on Tuesday that its chief executive officer and director Alan Linn was stepping down from the board and all subsidiary companies immediately.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 5% at 23,072. 15 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
Government, life sciences, engineering and entertainment industry software company Oxford Metrics said on Tuesday that it was expecting revenues of £35. 7m and adjusted profit before tax of £4. 6m for the financial year ended 30 September.
Homebuilders in the US broke ground on fewer homes last month, although weakness was centred on the multi-family segment.
Wall Street stocks opened higher on Tuesday as more big-name US companies published their latest set of quarterly results.
Condor Gold updated the market on the status of work underway to support a feasibility study for its fully-permitted La India Project in Nicaragua on Tuesday.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 1% at 7,207. 60 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
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