Wall Street stocks closed firmly lower yet again on Tuesday after the US expanded its trade blacklist to include China's top artificial intelligence firms.
European stocks finished lower on Tuesday after the US blacklisted 28 Chinese companies just three days before the next round of trade negotiations and amid reports that the Chinese delegation might cut its visit short by a day, denting hopes of a deal.
London stocks finished in the red on Tuesday as optimism over upcoming Sino-US trade talks faded, but a weaker pound kept a lid on losses even as hopes of a Brexit deal dimmed.
The focus on Wednesday will in all likelihood continue to be on any headlines around the ongoing 13th round of US-China trade negotiations.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity lowered their target price on building materials firm SIG from 133p to 107p on Tuesday following the group's recent profit warning.
BATM Advanced Communications revealed on Tuesday that chairman Gideon Chitayat had purchased 159,000 ordinary shares in the networking solutions technology provider.
Spanish group Cellnex is set to purchase the telecoms arm of UK’s Arqiva in a £2bn deal.
Telco giant Vodafone will shutter 15% of its European storefronts and upgrade several of its remaining outlets as part of an effort to adjust to changing consumer patterns.
Shares on Wall Street opened markedly lower yet again on Tuesday after the US expanded its trade blacklist to include China's top artificial intelligence firms.
1Spatial on Tuesday confirmed it has been awarded a pilot contract by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to create a digital map of underground pipes and utility assets in the UK capital.
London's FTSE 250 was down 0. 96% at 19,234. 77 in afternoon trade on Tuesday, as PageGroup led the index lower.
London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 4% at 7,166. 39 in afternoon trade on Tuesday amid worries about upcoming Sino-US trade talks and as hopes of a Brexit deal faded.
Producer prices in the States fell unexpectedly last month, possibly partly as a result of the US-China trade war, but in any case served to highlight that price pressures in the pipeline remained "under control".
Tau Capital updated the market on the prospective cancellation of its ordinary shares from trading on AIM on Tuesday.
Battery minerals developer Strategic Minerals announced on Tuesday that the first quarterly payment of AUD 0. 3m (£0. 17m) has been made to New Age Exploration.
Nissan has appointed the head of its Chinese operations, Makoto Uchida, as its new chief executive officer.
Private rented sector residential developer and urban regeneration specialist Sigma Capital Group announced the expansion of its build-to-rent activities and 'Simple Life' rental brand into London on Tuesday, with the acquisition of two development sites in Havering and Barking.
The market competition watchdog found that guitar company Fender Europe broke the law by illegally restricting online discounts for its guitars.
Solid-state battery technology company Ilika has been granted eight of its ‘Stereax’ solid-state battery patent filings in five patent jurisdictions, it announced on Tuesday.
Hollywood Bowl said on Tuesday that full-year profit is likely to exceed market expectations and that it is considering returning additional capital to shareholders.