The digital currency Ethereum lost up to £400,000 worth of tokens in a rare cyber “51% attack” that has raised questions about its security.
Wall Street stocks closed higher for a third straight session on Tuesday as optimism surrounding the latest round of talks between the US and China boosted sentiment.
Independent supplier Economy Energy has gone bust, less than a week after it was ordered to stop signing new customers, the industry regulator said on Tuesday.
UK MPs inflicted an embarrassing parliamentary defeat on Prime Minister Theresa May as they made opposition to a no-deal Brexit known.
BP said it was planning a $1. 3bn expansion at the Atlantis field in the Gulf of Mexico, adding that it had identified an extra one billion barrels of oil at an existing field.
Sterling was on the back foot on Tuesday, as traders took profits following recent weakness in the US dollar, ahead of an eagerly awaited speech from the US President and a potentially key vote in Parliament on the Prime Minister's Brexit plans.
Departures at Heathrow Airport were temporarily suspended after a drone was sighted, the airport said on Tuesday.
Commodity prices continued to advance on Tuesday amid generally 'risk-on' trading, although traders were carefully scanning the headlines out of the second round of US-China trade talks in Beijing.
London stocks recouped more of last month's losses on Tuesday, underpinned by optimism over US-China trade talks, rumours of a delay to the Brexit date and bargain hunting by investors.
Members of the UK’s largest trade union on Tuesday accepted a new pay offer from North Sea contractors, avoiding the threat of the largest strike in the area’s oil producing history.
Low-cost housebuilder MJ Gleeson said on Monday that half-year results will be "significantly" ahead of the previous half, while results for the year will be at least in line with expectations amid strong demand.
Somewhat positive news around the ongoing US-China trade talks buoyed shares on Tuesday, helping investors to brush-off the release of very weak readings on German industrial production and euro area business confidence.
London's FTSE 100 was up 1. 1% to 6,882. 80 in afternoon trade on Tuesday, buoyed by optimism over Sino-US trade talks.
The market spotlight will continue to be on any potentially market-moving headlines out of the ongoing trade talks between Beijing and Washington which are set to continue for a third (and unscheduled) session.
Automobiles and parts, general industrials, retailers, construction and media sectors were the diverse driving forces in London on Tuesday, while telecoms and healthcare and pharma sectors were not acting as much of a brake.
Electrocomponents surged on Tuesday as Jefferies upped the stock to 'buy' from 'hold' and UBS pushed it up to 'buy' from 'neutral'.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 1. 64% at 18,270. 15 in afternoon trade on Tuesday, with Computacenter and Electrocomponents leading the charge.
Sigma Capital on Tuesday stated that a “very strong” second half of 2018 led the company to expect a significant uplift in profits and revenues across the full year.
Heathrow airport announced on Tuesday plans to add an extra 25,000 flights before its third runway is built as it launched a new consultation over its operations.
Eagle Eye Solutions non-executive directors Terry Leahy and Bill Currie both purchased 150,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed software-as-a-service outfit on Tuesday.