All eyes in the middle of the week would be on two closely followed reports of US labour market strength for the month of February.
European stocks fell after US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell left the door open to faster rate hikes in his testimony before Congress and following weak Chinese foreign trade data.
Ferrexpo said on Tuesday that it has no intention of transferring its shareholding in Swiss subsidiary Ferrexpo AG.
Oncology consultancy firm Physiomics reported revenue of £0. 34m in its first half on Tuesday - a slight decrease from the £0. 37m reported in the same period a year earlier.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded Melrose to 'buy' from 'neutral' on Tuesday and lifted its price target on the stock to 181. 0p from 160. 0p.
London stocks closed in the red on Tuesday, as investors turned their attention to the testimony of US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell before Congress.
Hercules Site Services announced a new partnership agreement with Amey Highways on Tuesday, which will see Hercules become the sole supplier of suction excavator services for the National Highways Area 7 contract in the East Midlands.
Miners were again the main drag on the stock market on Tuesday after the head of the US Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, left the door open to a reacceleration in the pace of interest rate hikes from 25 basis points per meeting back to 50bp.
Telecommunications testing and measurement technology specialist Calnex Solutions issued a warning on its financial performance on Tuesday, amid global macroeconomic concerns.
Pawnbroker and jewellery retailer H&T Group reported a profit before tax of £19m in its preliminary results for 2022 on Tuesday, up from £10m in 2021, supported by strong performance across its business segments.
Caspian Sunrise announced the signing a contract chartering the Caspian Explorer, its bespoke drilling vessel, to the Isatay Operating Company on Tuesday, for a well set to be drilled in summer 2024.
Duke Royalty announced an $8. 75m royalty financing agreement with Instor Solutions on Tuesday, to support a shareholder buyout intended to transition equity control to the current executive management team, led by the CEO.
Gold explorer and developer Ariana Resources announced on Tuesday that it will increase its stake in Venus Minerals, ahead of the latter's planned listing on the London Stock Exchange.
Civitas Social Housing revealed on Tuesday that non-executive director Alison Hadden had acquired 31,937 ordinary shares in the London-listed investment trust.
The head of the Federal Reserve kept the door open to larger rate hikes - if needed - while pointing out that recent economic data had been stronger than expected.
Bank of England policymaker Catherine Mann on Tuesday said she was concerned UK companies could be using the cost of living crisis to hide price increases, known as “greedflation”.
Shares in Daily Mirror publisher Reach fell more than 5% in early London trade after the newspaper group warned that economic headwinds would persist into the current fiscal year.
Wholesale inventories decreased 0. 40% month-on-month in January, in line with analysts' estimates.
Wall Street trading got off to a mixed start on Tuesday as market participants patiently awaited testimony from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded Melrose on Tuesday to ‘buy’ from ‘neutral’ and lifted the price target to 181p from 160p.
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