The market spotlight on Thursday would be on the European Central Bank.
US equity markets dropped on Wednesday, though the Nasdaq bore the brunt of the selling pressure after the tech-heavy index was hammered by disappointing results from Google parent Alphabet.
European shares reversed early losses on Wednesday triggered by a 60% plunge in shares of French payments company Worldline.
London's stock markets closed with a mixed performance on Wednesday, as investors weighed a number of factors.
Firering Strategic Minerals announced the start of the second part of its 5,000-metre auger drilling campaign on Wednesday at the Atex Lithium-Tantalum Project in Côte d’Ivoire.
Analysts at Berenberg cut their target price on Anglo American on Wednesday from 2,600. 0p to 2,500. 0p, saying the miner's third-quarter production results had sparked "little joy".
Wall Street was trading on a mixed note early on after some mixed reactions to quarterly earnings from heavyweights Alphabet and Microsoft.
Financial watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority warned about common issues with crypto marketing on Wednesday after a change in legislation brought cryptoasset promotions under its remit.
Craneware revealed on Wednesday that chairman Will Whitehorn had acquired 1,600 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed software firm.
New home sales in the US came in at an accelerated clip in September, rising 12. 3% month-on-month to the highest level seen since February 2022.
Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group went on a shopping spree on Wednesday, picking up more shares in both Boohoo and Asos.
London’s FTSE 250 was down 0. 4% at 16,923. 67 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
The Competition and Markets Authority said on Wednesday that it has extended the deadline to investigate Adobe’s $20bn takeover of private software firm Figma.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 2% at 7,403. 93 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Challenger bank Aldermore Group has reportedly ditched plans to bid for the Co-operative Bank after its owner's chief executive quit unexpectedly.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity reiterated their 'buy' rating on consumer products manufacturer IG Design Group on Wednesday, saying the firm's interim trading update detailed "a robust financial performance" in what remain "challenging market conditions".
Creo Medical Group announced the acceleration of its EU launch of the ‘Speedboat UltraSlim’ device by around 18 months on Wednesday.
Boeing reported a narrowing of its third-quarter losses on Wednesday, as it cut its 737 Max aircraft delivery forecast due to production flaws.
Molecular Energies updated the market on its ongoing activities on Wednesday, reporting significant developments in its Paraguay drilling project and a strategic pivot towards sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Hargreaves Services said in an update on Wednesday that the services sector had a robust start to the year, as it boasted more than 60 term and framework contracts with clients.
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