Wednesday's focus in financial markets will be on the release of consultancy ADP's private sector payrolls report for the month of December with traders likely to be looking for any hint of Omicron's impact on activity towards the end of the month.
Travel and Leisure and banking stocks paced the advance in European equity markets on Tuesday, as investors punted on hopes that further curbs may not be needed to deal with the Omicron Covid variant.
London stocks finished the first session of 2022 above the waterline on Tuesday, with travel shares pacing the gains as investors welcomed signs that Omicron was less severe than previous variants of Covid-19.
A Johnson Matthey director picked up some shares in the of specialty chemicals manufacturer even as they traded near their 52-week lows.
Analysts at Citi reiterated their 'buy' recommendation for shares of IAG while downgrading that for WizzAir to 'sell', in anticipation of a better performance by long haul carriers in comparison to their short haul peers.
The US labour market remained strong in November, prompting an increasing number of Americans to risk looking for a different employer, the results of a closely-followed survey showed.
Intellectual property investor Tekcapital announced on Tuesday that Salarius' US subsidiary MicroSalt has completed an oversubscribed Reg CF crowdfund, having achieved its goal of $0. 75m.
Casual dining restaurant operator Tasty updated the market on its trading on Tuesday, reporting that for the second half of the year up to December it was “extremely encouraging”.
Castings and engineering company Chamberlin announced the award of a “significant” new order for its Scunthorpe-based iron and steel casting foundry Russell Ductile Castings (RDC) on Tuesday.
Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Faron Pharmaceuticals announced the appointment of Marie-Louise Fjällskog as its chief medical officer on Tuesday, to be based in Boston, Massachusetts and effective immediately.
Organ transplant diagnostics company Verici Dx has been granted ‘CPT’ proprietary laboratory analyses (PLA) codes for both its ‘Clarava’ and ‘Tuteva’ tests by the American Medical Association (AMA), it announced on Tuesday.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 1. 8% at 23,909. 94 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
Radio frequency technology company MTI Wireless Edge announced on Tuesday that its wholly-owned subsidiary MTI Summit Electronics has agreed to acquire 51% of PSK Wind Technologies.
Corporate mail, courier and parcel logistics company DX updated the market on its report for the year ended 3 July on Tuesday, as its shares were suspended due to a late publication.
North Sea-focussed exploration and production company Longboat Energy announced the start of drilling operations on the Ginny and Hermine exploration well in the Norwegian Sea on Tuesday, where it has a 9% holding.
America's factory sector continued growing at a brisk clip last month as supply chain disruptions eased, despite the advent of Omicron, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 1. 8% a t7,515. 15 in afternoon trade on Tuesday, kicking off the new year in style.
Analysts at Bank of America raised their target price for shares of HSBC, telling clients that the prospects for share buybacks by the lender were brightening.
Wall Street's main stock market indices were trading in decidedly mixed fashion following the release of slightly weaker-than-expected economic data.
Go-Ahead Group made a request for its shares and bond to be temporarily suspended from trading on Tuesday, pending its results for the year ended 3 July.
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