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Wall Street stocks were in the green at the closing bell on Wednesday, with all three main indices enjoying a positive session.
Stocks finished in a mixed state in London on Wednesday, as investors watched rising numbers of Covid-19 infections outside of Europe, particularly in Japan and India, after a slightly lower-than-expected CPI print in the UK.
Texas-focussed oil and gas exploration and production company Nostra Terra reported progress with the planned strategic expansion of its portfolio into Tunisia on Wednesday.
America-focussed exploration and production company President Energy updated the market on its activities in Argentina’s Rio Negro province on Wednesday, reporting that well LB-1001 in the Las Bases field had been placed on stream following its workover.
Medical technology company Inspiration Healthcare announced on Thursday that SLE, the specialist neonatal ventilator manufacturer it acquired in July, has received regulatory approval from the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) to sell the enhanced version of the ‘SLE6000’ in China.
Esports and payment technology-focussed investment company Blue Star Capital updated the market on its investee company Dynasty eSports on Wednesday, reporting that Dynasty had completed its fundraising round, raising $5m (£3. 59m) at a pre-money valuation of $45m.
Hummingbird Resources said on Wednesday that it poured 22,781 ounces of gold its first quarter, up slightly from the 22,012 ounces poured in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Gunsynd has invested £50,000 in public unlisted special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Media Tech (MTS), it announced on Wednesday.
Utilities and smart energy infrastructure provider Nexus Infrastructure said it performed in line with its expectations in its first half on Wednesday, with all three divisions active on-site and winning new business.
Carolinas-focussed exploration and development company Lexington Gold announced the completion of its phase 1 drill programme at the Jones-Keystone-Loflin (JKL) project on Wednesday.
Azerbaijan-focussed gold, copper and silver producer Anglo Asian Mining has obtained ratification for the first of the two permitted five-year extensions of the production sharing agreement for its Gedabek Contract Area, it announced on Wednesday.
Stock markets in Asia finished mostly lower on Wednesday, as investors digested the latest retail sales data out of Australia and kept an eye on the Covid-19 situation in the region.
Telecommunications and mobile money provider Airtel Africa announced the signing of a new $500m (£359. 35m) loan facility with a group of relationship banks.
Tritax Big Box has acquired an 872,000 square foot distribution unit in Avonmouth for £90m, it announced on Wednesday, reflecting a net initial yield of 5. 1% for 13 years of income.
Hikma Pharmaceuticals has resumed the launch of its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's ‘Advair Diskus’ in the United States, it announced on Wednesday, following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of an amendment it submitted to its Abbreviated New Drug Application in January.
London open The FTSE 100 is expected to open 24 points higher on Wednesday, having closed down 2% on Tuesday at 6,859. 87.
The FTSE 100 endured its worst day for two months yesterday as concerns about rising Covid-19 infections hit travel companies and the threat of new nicotine rules in the United States led to sharp falls for tobacco stocks. London’s main index was part of a global stock market sell-off, ending the day down 140. 21 points, or 2 per cent, to 6,859. 87. The fall pushed it back below the 7,000 point mark that it had broken through last week for the first time since February last year.
London stocks were well below the waterline at the close on Tuesday, dragged down by heavy losses in tobacco makers' shares following a Wall Street Journal report that the US administration was mulling capping the level of nicotine in cigarettes.
Cell engineering technology company MaxCyte reported a 21% year-on-year improvement in revenues in its final results on Tuesday, to $26. 2m (£18. 74m), despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Diagnostics and cancer therapies developer Avacta announced positive data from the clinical validation of its ‘AffiDX’ SARS-CoV-2 antigen lateral flow test on Tuesday.