The US jobs market eased a bit more in February, the results of a closely followed survey showed.
European shares ended on a mixed note even after a further fall in eurozone producer prices and as investors shrugged off surprise output cuts by OPEC and other countries.
Precious metals miners' shares caught a bid on Tuesday as gold futures hit an all-time high.
Private equity firm Apollo Global Management said on Tuesday that it has made a fifth and final takeover offer for engineering firm Wood Group at £1. 66bn.
Analysts at Peel Hunt reiterated their 'buy' recommendation for shares of Renewi on Tuesday following the company's pre-close trading update, noting that net debt had continued to reduce.
London's stock markets ended Tuesday in negative territory, reversing earlier gains amid some afternoon weakness on Wall Street.
Audioboom revealed on Tuesday that chairman Michael Tobin had acquired 1,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed podcast maker.
The Confederation of British Industry said on Tuesday that it has temporarily paused its external programme of events, following fresh allegations of sexual misconduct.
Shopping centre owner Hammerson is reportedly facing demands from its biggest shareholder to accelerate asset sales and resume dividend payments ahead of its annual meeting next month.
J. P. Morgan's boss did not believe that the recent banking crisis was anything like what was experienced in 2008.
FTSE 250: 18,908. 35, + 0. 15% at 1415 GMT.
The UK wealth business of Investec and Rathbones have agreed to merge in an £839m all-share deal, the two companies said on Tuesday.
Wall Street trading got off to a mixed start on Tuesday as market participants continued to zero in on moves in the energy market.
Citi resumed coverage of Vodafone on Tuesday after a period of restriction, with a ‘neutral’ rating.
London’s FTSE 100 was flat at 7,673. 87 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
TikTok has been fined £12. 7m by the UK's data watchdog for several breaches of the law designed to protect underage children from using its platform.
Analysts at Liberum lowered their target price on power generation business Drax from 952. 0p to 940. 0p on Tuesday but stated its bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) proposition remained "strong".
Financial services provider Ramsdens said on Tuesday that first-half trading was ahead of expectations, driven by "strong performances" across its diversified income streams.
Wall Street futures were pointing to early gains ahead of the bell on Tuesday as market participants continued to zero in on moves in the energy market.
European shares extended gains on Tuesday after a further fall in eurozone producer prices and as investors shrugged off surprise output cuts by OPEC and other countries.
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