Wall Street stocks closed higher on Tuesday as market participants digested last month's all-important retail sales report.
European shares closed in positive territory on Tuesday, after positive mood music from the US-China leaders meeting and strong corporate earnings.
London stocks ended the day lower on Tuesday, held back by a firmer pound after the latest UK jobs data reinforced rate hike expectations.
AIM-listed software group Blue Prism said on Tuesday that it has received a takeover offer from US technology firm SS&C Technologies, paving the way for a potential bidding war.
Analyst at Berenberg raised their target price on retailer Marks & Spencer's from 215. 0p to 265. 0p on Tuesday after the group's "ReMarksable" interim results.
Qinetiq Group revealed on Tuesday that non-executive director Neil Johnson had acquired 50,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed defence technology company.
Fire safety and heat management products supplier Zenova Group announced on Tuesday that its Zenova FP fire-resistant paint has been approved for use by the London Borough of Redbridge.
London’s FTSE 250 was down 0. 3% at 23,539. 96 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
US business inventories increased 0. 7% month-on-month to $2. 10trn in September, according to the Census Bureau, down just a touch from August's revised print of 0. 8%.
US industrial production rebounded in October, up 1. 6% month-on-month following a 1. 3% drop in September.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 3% at 7,327. 26 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
Sentiment among US housebuilders unexpectedly improved in November amid strong demand, according to figures released on Tuesday.
US retail giant Walmart has upped its full-year earnings guidance ahead of the crucial festive shopping season, after a strong third quarter.
Wound care-focussed predictive analytics company Spectral MD has presented early clinical results from the expanded proof-of-concept multicentre clinical study at three scientific presentations at the Southern Region Burn Conference, it announced on Tuesday, which was held in New Orleans earlier in November.
Wall Street stocks were in the green early on Tuesday as market participants digested last month's all-important retail sales report.
The UK government has asked the Competition and Markets Authority to carry out a phase two investigation into Nvidia’s proposed acquisition of Cambridge-based Arm from Japan’s Softbank on competition and national security grounds.
US retailer Home Depot has beaten quarterly forecasts as American homeowners rushed to do up properties.
Fund managers were the most overweight US stocks this month they have been in eight years, according to the last fund manager survey from the Bank of America.
US retail sales grew at a quicker than expected pace last month, driven by an early start to holiday shopping.
Engineering materials group Versarien has announced a commercial collaboration agreement with DKH Retail Limited, the worldwide wholesale distribution subsidiary of fashion brand Superdry, to produce graphene-enhanced clothes.
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