Carnival warned on Wednesday that the new Chinese coronavirus would have a "material" impact on its performance that was not anticipated when it last issued guidance.
These were the movements among some of the most closely-followed 10-year sovereign debt yields:.
Analysts at RBC sounded a positive note on the outlook for renewables, but less so in the case of Drax and SSE.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity trimmed their target price for shares of Synthomer due to the expected hit from the Covid-2019 virus and after pushing back the expected completion date for the acquisition of Omnova from 1 January to 1 April.
Energy quotes jumped back in the middle of the week amid increased optimism that contagion from the Chinese coronavirus might be slowing.
BP set a new ambition on Wednesday, to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner and is planning a restructuring to deliver on that commitment and become a more focused and integrated company.
The focus for financial markets will be on US consumer price data for January.
Germany's Dax pushed to a fresh all-time high and the Cac-40 traded near its best mark in five years on Wednesday, despite what some economists labelled a 'terrible' reading on euro area industrial production at the end of 2019.
Stocks in London finished Wednesday’s session above the waterline, with miners pacing the advance as investors took comfort from signs that the coronavirus spread may be slowing.
UK watchdog Ofcom will crackdown on tech companies such as Facebook and Google in its mission against harmful content online.
Candy Ventures sarl made off with another batch of Audioboom shares, sending the stock up to within a whisker of their 52-week highs.
Berenberg has upped its rating on Greencore Group, arguing that the convenience food manufacturer remains under-appreciated despite exiting the burdensome US market.
The Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 extended their record-breaking run on Weddesday amid easing concerns about the spread of the new Covid 19 coronavirus.
Life sciences business OptiBiotix Health announced on Wednesday that its wholly-owned subsidiary ProBiotix Health has signed a licencing agreement with Granja Pocha for the inclusion of its patented probiotic strain, ‘LPLDL’, into a functional yoghurt product in Uruguay.
North America-focussed base and precious metals exploration and development company Phoenix Copper announced the results of two years of independent baseline environmental data collection and monitoring at the Empire Mine in Idaho on Wednesday.
Anglo Asian Mining has made the final repayment of its bank loan finance, it announced on Wednesday, and was now debt-free.
Specialist carpet and floor covering retailer United Carpets updated the market on its trading on Wednesday, ahead of its year-end on 31 March, reported that there was no appearance of any uplift in trading following the general election result in December.
Commercial aircraft leasing company Avation has converted two purchase rights from its order book into firm orders for two ATR 72-600 aircraft, it announced on Wednesday.
Cannabidiol company Zoetic International has raised £0. 39m through a subscription for £0. 33m of convertible loan notes and 950,000 ordinary shares at a price of 6p each, it announced on Wednesday, by an individual, John Story.
Digital music company 7digital Group announced on Wednesday that its music platform-as-a-service would power ‘jazzed’, which it described as the market’s first dedicated audio-visual streaming service for jazz and jazz-influenced music.