US stocks recorded some gains on Tuesday as earnings from some of America's major banks began to roll in.
The focus on Wednesday will remain squarely on the headlines around the Brexit negotiations between Westminster and Brussels.
London stocks finished on a mixed note on Tuesday as data showed the UK jobs market cooled in August and sterling leaped higher on Brexit deal hopes.
European stocks continued their recent move higher amid renewed optimism over Sino-US trade relations and the chances of a Brexit deal.
Royal Mail staff voted overwhelmingly in favour of going on their first strike in a decade.
Origin Enterprises revealed on Tuesday that non-executive director Christopher Richards had acquired 4,275 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed agri-services group.
Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on construction products provider SIG from 135p to 100p on Tuesday following the group's profit warning a week earlier.
The United States on Monday responded to the Turkish invasion of Northern Syria by imposing sanctions on Ankara's ministries and government officials.
Negotiators for the UK and the European Union are close to reaching a draft deal for Britain's withdrawal from the bloc.
Ncondezi Energy announced the appointment of Christiaan Schutte as the company's interim chief operating officer on Tuesday, as well as the appointment of Pimlico Advisory to provide investor relations services to the company.
UBS upgraded its stance on Premier Inn owner Whitbread to 'buy' from 'neutral' on Tuesday as it said the shares present an attractive entry point despite worries about UK revenue per available room (RevPar).
Leisure, entertainment, hospitality, attractions and cultural markets technology provider Accesso Technology Group updated the market on its previously-announced formal sale process on Tuesday.
US stocks recorded some gains at the opening bell on Tuesday as earnings from some of America's major banks began to roll in.
Exploration and development company Ariana Resources has been granted a renewal of an operational licence at the Salinbas Gold Project in the Hot Gold Corridor, which is wholly-owned by Ariana through its shareholding in Greater Pontides Exploration.
Gold mining company Chaarat Gold Holdings released further drilling results from its ongoing 2019 exploration and drilling programme at Tulkubash in the Kyrgyz Republic on Tuesday, which was set to become its second operating gold mine, scheduled to start production in 2021.
London's FTSE 250 was up by 0. 34% at 19,997. 28 in afternoon trade on Tuesday, with Hays leading the index higher.
Artificial intelligence data analytics company Ixico updated the market on its trading for the year ended 30 September on Tuesday, saying it expected its first full year of positive EBITDA since listing.
The trajectory for global economic growth has shifted lower, according to the world's watchdog for financial stability.
Technology commercialisation company Crossword Cybersecurity has signed a memorandum of understanding with high-tech aerospace defence and security company Leonardo MW, it announced on Tuesday.
London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 3% at 7,190. 15 in afternoon trade on Tuesday as sterling was boosted by hopes of a Brexit deal.