Stocks were trading in mixed fashion in late trading in New York following a report that a phase one trade deal between Washington and Beijing could be delayed until December.
Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion could decide to sue the Metropolitan police for unlawful arrests after the High Court shot down an order banning the group’s protests in London last month.
European stocks were marginally higher on Wednesday as key Eurozone economic releases printed ahead of forecasts, although some economists said that they also pointed to a tricky fourth quarter, while shares of ISS plunged as the company reined in analysts' expectations for its margins.
WeWork is set to start cutting jobs in Europe, marking a ‘significant shift’ in strategy following the rescue of the company by SoftBank.
The focus on Thursday will be squarely on the Bank of England as the Monetary Policy Committee announces its policy decision.
London's second-tier was 0. 48% lower at 20,198. 20 in afternoon trade on Wednesday, with John Wood Group leading the index lower.
London equity markets finished in a mixed state on Wednesday, as investors paused for thought following recent gains, while property stocks remained under the cosh after a downbeat update from Intu Properties.
Mineral exploration and development company Beowulf Mining has today invested a further £0. 1m in Vardar Minerals, it announced on Wednesday.
Video games developer and publisher Frontier Developments confirmed on Wednesday that it had successfully released ‘Planet Zoo’ on PC on 5 November, as planned.
Computer vision technology company Seeing Machines updated the market on its operations on Wednesday, reporting that its automotive supply chain had been strengthened through a renewed supply agreement with Xilinx.
Totally on Wednesday reported a widened interim loss due to an increase in costs but also announced its maiden interim dividend.
Morocco-focussed upstream gas company Sound Energy updated investors on the ongoing marketing process for its eastern Morocco portfolio on Wednesday.
Healthcare technology company Induction Healthcare Group has acquired Horizon Strategic Partners, it announced on Wednesday.
London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 1% at 7,393. 13 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
The Gail's bakery chain is reportedly being put up for sale.
Xerox is reported to be considering an audacious cash-and-stock offer for larger rival HP worth more than $27. 0bn.
Pizza Express's Chinese owner Hony Capital will inject £80. 0m into the business in order to pay down some of its vast amount of debt.
Shopping centre owner Intu Properties said on Wednesday that rental income for the year was set to drop and that it was considering a cash call amid tough trading conditions in the retail sector.
The International Monetary Fund cut its eurozone growth forecasts on Wednesday as it warned that weakness in the manufacturing sector could spread to services.
The eurozone economy struggled to make headway in October as the region’s ailing manufacturing sector weighed heavily.