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London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 3% at 21,047. 54 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
London’s FTSE 100 was flat at 6,610. 86 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
Premier Oil said on Tuesday that all the regulatory conditions relating to its merger with Chrysaor have now been satisfied.
Wells Fargo said on Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its asset management business to private equity firms GTCR and Reverence Capital Partners for $2. 1bn.
London equity markets had moved into the red by midday on Tuesday despite a rally in travel and leisure stocks, as worries about inflation continued to play on investors’ minds.
JPMorgan Cazenove initiated coverage of corrugated packaging company Smurfit Kappa at ‘overweight’ on Tuesday with a 4,147p price target, as it refreshed its views on overweight-rated DS Smith.
Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group said on Tuesday that it expects to book a non-cash impairment charge in excess of £100m on its assets as its stores remain closed until mid-April.
London equity markets rose in early trade on Tuesday, with travel and leisure stocks pacing the advance, as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data.
Aviva has agreed to sell its French business to Aema Groupe for €3. 2bn in cash as it looks to focus on its strongest businesses in the UK, Ireland and Canada.
The UK unemployment rate hit its highest level in five years in December, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics.
London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data.
Business leaders have told Boris Johnson that his roadmap for exiting the third Covid lockdown in England remains incomplete without fresh financial support for companies and workers hardest hit by the pandemic. The prime minister promised the government would “not pull the rug out” from under struggling firms and workers while restrictions remain in place during the phased relaxation of lockdown, but to the disappointment of company bosses and trade unions he deferred details of future economic support to the budget in 10 days’ time.