The key data release on Thursday was expected to be the Philly Fed´s regional manufacturing index, which economists believed would reveal a small improvement in activity levels for the month of November.
European shares managed to stay above the waterline on Wednesday, despite data showing persistent rising inflation in the eurozone and the UK.
Warner Music is reportedly in talks to buy David Bowie’s songwriting catalogue and is raising $535m in debt to support the potential acquisition and others.
London stocks ended in the red on Wednesday as sterling gained after the latest UK inflation figures reinforced expectations of a rate hike.
Investment bank Numis has reportedly referred itself to the Financial Conduct Authority after an employee circulated a bearish note to institutional clients last week accusing online beauty and nutrition retailer THG of "a lack of clarity" and casting doubt over its Ingenuity division.
Rotala revealed on Wednesday that executive director Robert Dunn had acquired 100,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed bus operator.
Jefferies cut its rating on Marks & Spencer shares to 'hold' with the company's turnaround "finally recognised" by the market.
US housing starts unexpectedly fell in October, according to figures released on Wednesday by the Commerce Department.
Life sciences company OptiBiotix Health announced the formation of its new India subsidiary OptiBiotix Health India (OHI) on Wednesday.
Pantheon Resources has entered into a short-term draw down facility of $1. 5m with an existing shareholder, it announced on Wednesday.
Producing mineral company Strategic Minerals announced on Wednesday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Cornwall Resources (CRL) has identified further significant high-grade tin in four pit samples taken to the west of its main Redmoor deposit.
London’s FTSE 250 was down 0. 4% at 23,451. 26 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Apple took its first step in conceding to the ‘right to repair’ movement on Wednesday, with the company announcing a programme to make spare parts available from early next year.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 4% at 7,299. 93 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Lithium- and sodium-ion battery technology company Amte Power said on Wednesday that it was making “excellent progress” in line with its planned pathway to production.
The Mortgage Bankers Association revealed on Wednesday that total mortgage application volume fell 2. 8% week-on-week in the US as rising mortgage interest rates continued to take their toll on demand.
Wealth and investment management company Kingswood has agreed to acquire, subject to completion, the business assets of Smythe and Walter, an independent financial planning business servicing clients across Kent.
Wall Street stocks were in the red early on Wednesday as investors thumbed over earnings from more of the country's largest retailers.
Pfizer said on Wednesday that Frank D’Amelio will retire as chief financial officer and executive vice president of global supply after nearly 15 years at the company.
Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on drinks maker Diageo from £37. 0 to £39. 0 on Wednesday following the firm's "upbeat" capital markets day.
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