The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has warned that prolonged Brexit uncertainty could further damage the UK housing market, after it revealed another slowdown in activity during February.
UK MPs defied Theresa May and voted to rule out a no-deal Brexit on Wednesday in dramatic scenes, sending the pound climbing higher on Wednesday night.
The US Federal Aviation Administration is facing growing pressure to ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 jet in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash last Sunday.
Huawei's founder said on Wednesday that Trump's views on foreign investments in the US "were all wrong" and his administration should not single out the Chinese tech company or risk damaging America's international reputation.
Stocks on the Continent moved higher after British MPs voted down their Prime Minister's proposal for withdrawal from the European Union and as shares on Wall Street made another attempt to crack key levels of technical resistance.
Petrofac's shares climbed on Wednesday after it was awarded a 42-month contract worth around $1bn for the Ain Tsila Development Project in Algeria.
Beware the Ides of March.
Canadian alternative investment group Brookfield Asset Management has agreed to buy a majority stake in Oaktree Capital Management.
London stocks edged higher on Wednesday, even as sterling gained amid hopes of an extension to Article 50 and on the back of an unexpectedly positive surprise in the Chancellor's Spring statement.
London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 10% at 19,162. 58 in afternoon trade on Wednesday, as a barrage of broker action sent the index higher.
Oil was the driving force on Wednesday after a surprise fall in US inventories, while tobacco was lightly vaporised by US regulatory factors.
London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 2% at 7,163. 41 in afternoon trade on Wednesday as investors eyed a Commons vote later on the prospect of leaving the EU with no deal.
US crude oil inventories shrank unexpectedly again last week, alongside another drawdown in product inventories.
British American Tobacco's Canadian subsidiary, Imperial Tobacco Canada, has been given protection under the local Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act laws in order to avoid becoming liable for all damages under various Canadian tobacco litigation cases.
E-cigarette sales in the US will be restricted, according to U-turn announced by regulators on Wednesday and backed by President Trump.
Virtual reality music content producer EVR Holdings announced on Wednesday that its subsidiary MelodyVR has entered into a number of new music licensing agreements.
Walcom announced it was in negotiations regarding the proposed disposal of its entire interest in its subsidiary Walcom Bio-Chem Thailand on Wednesday.
Point-of-care business EKF Diagnostics Holdings reported a 2% improvement in its full-year revenue on Wednesday, to £42. 5m.
Major underperformance by International Consolidated Airlines shares so far in 2019 has led RBC Capital Markets to upgrade its stance on the British Airways and Iberia owner.
US stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday as investors digested a slew of data releases, with Boeing shares regaining some poise.