British MPs sank Theresa May's Brexit deal for a second time by an emphatic 149 votes as the prime minister conceded to a free vote on Wednesday on whether the UK should leave the European Union without a deal.
Capita is in talks to sell its travel business, the outsourcer said on Tuesday.
Investors may be facing heightened volatility on Wednesday, as financial markets digest the result of Parliament's vote on Theresa May's proposal for the UK's withdrawal agreement with the European Union.
The region's main stockmarket indices finished the session on a mixed note as investors braced for the outcome of Tuesday evening's vote in Parliament on the British Prime Minister's new proposals for withdrawing from the European Union.
Mineral & Financial Investments reported a record net asset value per share in the first half of its trading year.
London's financial markets were all caught up in the latest twists and turns of the Brexit saga on Tuesday, with stocks reversing earlier losses as sterling tumbled along with hopes for Theresa May to avoid another damaging defeat in parliament.
Compliance and business services provider SimplyBiz Group has signed a five-year contract with Aviva, it announced on Tuesday.
Concepta has agreed to supply the ‘myLotus’ product to Walgreens Boots Alliance, for women's fertility and hormone testing, it announced on Tuesday.
Parts of the financial services sector, banks, oil engineers and tobacco were notable risers on Tuesday.
Boeing shares fell 7% on Tuesday, adding to the 5% it dropped on Monday, after more countries joined China and Indonesia in the grounding of the 737 Max 8 jet after the Sunday crash in Ethiopia that took the life of all its 157 passengers.
Prospex Oil and Gas said on Tuesday that it has been advised by the operator, Raffles Energy, that the National Agency for Mineral Resources (NAMR) has granted an enlargement of the exploration area of the EIV-1 Suceava Concession in north east Romania.
Mercantile Ports & Logistics announced on Tuesday that the inauguration ceremony of its port and logistics facility at Karanja Creek, near Navi Mumbai, took place successfully on 8 March.
Specialist recruitment company Hydrogen Group announced on Tuesday that it has signed an extension for a further five years as a supplier of ‘change management staff’ to an unnamed FTSE 100 retail bank.
Credit Bank of Moscow posted a bumper profit for 2018, on the back of a sharp reduction in its non-performing loans.
Strategic natural resources investor Metal Tiger updated the market on the infill drilling results at the T3 Copper Project in the Kalahari Copper Belt, Botswana, held 100% by MOD Resources.
Biogen has entered into a share purchase agreement with Fujifilm Corporation, it announced on Tuesday, under which Fujifilm will acquire the shares of Biogen’s subsidiary, which holds its biologics manufacturing operations in Hillerød, Denmark, for up to $890m in cash, subject to minimum purchase commitment guarantees and other contractual terms.
Japanese carmaker Nissan announced on Tuesday that it would be halting the production of its luxury Infiniti brand at its Sunderland plant by July, putting 200 jobs at risk.
PureCircle on Tuesday reported a wider interim loss following a decline in revenues and a write-down of its inventory as it moved to create products with a new variety of stevia leaf.
Goldman Sachs upped its stance on Lloyds Banking Group to 'neutral' from 'sell' on Tuesday, lifting the target price to 66p from 57p as tail risks recede.
London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 25% at 19,141. 34 in afternoon trade on Tuesday, as Sirius Minerals leapt upward after receiving a funding proposal.