US inflation data and Fedspeak will continue to be in the spotlight on Thursday.
European shares extended their recent gains on Wednesday on the back of weaker than expected inflation readings in China, Germany and the US.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 2% at 23,079. 39 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
London stocks closed above the waterline on Wednesday, as investors welcomed less hawkish comments from US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell.
A US judge has refused attempts by Meta Platforms to have an antitrust lawsuit against it dismissed.
Analysts at Berenberg downgraded FD Technologies from 'hold' to 'sell' on Wednesday and cut its target price on the stock from 2,200. 0p to 1,600. 0p, citing "misplaced optimism".
London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 7% at 7,546. 29 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Trident Royalties announced on Wednesday that its chief executive officer Adam Davidson has purchased 40,000 shares in the company on market, at a price of 36p each. 0.
Security and industrial x-ray imaging technology company Image Scan announced the market launch of the ‘ThreatScan-AS1’ integrated portable x-Ray system for bomb squads and security professionals on Wednesday.
Wall Street stocks opened higher on Wednesday as market participants digested December's consumer price index reading.
United States-focussed base and precious metals explorer and producer Phoenix Copper announced the assay results from additional drilling at the Red Star silver-lead deposit, adjacent to the Empire Mine open pit project in Idaho’s Custer County on Wednesday.
Packaging and automation technology company Mpac reported a “strong” financial year in a trading update on Wednesday, saying it expected to report revenue, underlying profit before tax and closing cash in line with market expectations.
Pfizer's vaccine against the pneumococcal virus, Prevnar, can be administered safely and without any loss of effectiveness together with its vaccine for Covid-19.
Smart narrowband mesh network technology company CyanConnode said in a trading update on Wednesday that turnover for the first nine months of its financial year totalled £6. 8m, up from £3. 4m year-on-year.
Analysts at Morgan Stanley reiterated their "attractive" view on the European Oil&Gas sector, telling clients that many of the arguments that supported the sector's outperformance in 2021 remained "equally relevant" today.
Johnson Matthey has announced the proposed closure of its battery materials business and the sale of the individual assets after talks over the sale of the entire division failed to result in an agreement.
The cost of living in the US increased a bit more quickly than expected last month.
Analyst at Berenberg downgraded FD Technologies from 'hold' to 'sell' on Wednesday and cut its target price on the stock from 2,200. 0p to 1,600. 0p, citing "misplaced optimism".
Plans by Amazon to stop accepting UK-issued Visa credit cards remained on track on Wednesday, after it was reported that the two sides had yet to reach agreement.
Industrial production unexpectedly jumped across the Eurozone in November, official data showed on Wednesday.
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