Retail footfall picked up last month, industry data showed on Thursday, boosted by the October half term holiday.
Stocks closed in positive territory on Wall Street on Wednesday, with the main indices popping above the waterline following the Fed’s decision to begin tapering bond purchases.
Cairn Energy has entered into undertakings with New Delhi that could see the Indian government return roughly $1. 06bn in taxes to the oil exploration outfit.
London stocks were in the red at the close on Wednesday, as investors sifted through a raft of earnings news and awaited the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve.
European shares were mostly higher on Wednesday and trading near record levels despite investor caution ahead of the US central bank's policy announcement scheduled for later in the day.
The market spotlight will shift towards this side of the Pond on Thursday, as the Monetary Policy Committee announces its latest decisions.
The non-executive chairman of The Property Franchise Group sold a large slice of his holdings two days before the Monetary Policy Committee was due to announce its latest policy decision.
Stocks are trading mixed ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy announcement and despite the release of better-than-expected readings for private sector payroll growth and services sector activity.
Kosovo and Balkans-focussed marble producer Fox Marble has signed a joint venture agreement with Al Bab Al Mumtaz Group in the United Arab Emirates, it announced on Wednesday.
Security and industrial x-ray and screening technology company Image Scan said in a trading update on Wednesday that its order bookings increased to £2. 8m for the financial year just finished, from £2. 4m in 2020.
Resource exploration and development company Empire Metals announced the results of its recently-completed reverse circulation drilling programme at the Central Menzies Gold Project in Western Australia on Wednesday, over which it holds an option to acquire a 75% interest.
London’s FTSE 250 was down 0. 2% at 23,093. 03 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 4% at 7,242. 88 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Activity in America's services sector expanded at a record pace last month even as businesses ran into capacity constraints at an increased pace, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
Founder and controlling shareholder the Rothermere family has agreed to take Daily Mail publisher DMGT private for 1,263p a share.
BMW Group beat analyst forecasts on Wednesday after strong sales of electric cars and higher prices helped offset the worst of the global semiconductor shortage.
Medical devices company RUA Life Sciences said on Wednesday that RUA Vascular has submitted a premarket notification, or ‘510k’, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for a range of polymerically-sealed vascular grafts.
Zotefoams shares rallied on Wednesday after the cellular materials specialist hailed a record third-quarter sales performance.
American chemist chain CVS Health revised its full-year guidance on Wednesday, following a jump in third-quarter earnings.
Stocks are set for a mixed open ahead of the conclusion of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting and despite the release of a better-than-expected reading for private sector payroll growth.
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