The market spotlight on Thursday will remain firmly on Capitol Hill as legislators in the US try to thrash out an agreement on a coronavirus epidemic relief bill.
Governments were endangering lives by holding up cargo planes delivering life-saving medical supplies to combat the coronavirus pandemic with “cumbersome and bureaucratic processes”, the air industry's trade body said on Wednesday.
Aston Martin Lagonda was one of the top performers on the second-tier index as investors moved to snap up some bargains and after the luxury sports car maker announced the closure of its UK factories for four weeks in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Stocks on the Continent finished firmly higher for a second consecutive day, alongside further gains on Wall Street and amid some positive headlines on the coronavirus front and as regards government relief measures.
John Joseph Danilovich picked up a large batch of shares in the telecommunications and money services provider Airtel Africa at the start of the year and nearly 10 days before.
JD Wetherspoon has told its suppliers it will not pay them until pubs reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, according to an email seen by sustainability website Footprint.
Persimmon has begun the orderly shutdown of its construction sites and closed all of its sales sites, the housebuilder said on Wednesday, as it announced the cancellation of its dividend due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Lawmakers in the euro area's largest economy waved the constitutional brake on debt limits as the country faces off against its hardest challenge since the Second World War.
London stocks had roared back to life by the close on Wednesday as investors continued to mull a slew of stimulus packages from around the world, and following the release of uninspiring data.
Shares in air travel-related and insurance companies paced gains on the top-flight index as it extended the previous day's bear market rally amid bargain hunting.
Stocks in the US were pushing higher still early on Wednesday, led by gains for Boeing thanks to news that lawmakers on Capitol Hill had agreed on a roughly $2trn economic relief bill that included measures aimed specifically at the aerospace and defence engineer.
Tanzania and South Africa-focussed gold and nickel exploration and development company Katoro Gold updated the market in light of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday.
Recruitment specialist Staffline has seen a surge in demand from the food sector, as companies rush to hire enough staff to deal with unprecedented demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
Equipment rental company Vp updated the market on its trading since its interim results on 4 December on Wednesday, as well as on the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
London City Airport will temporarily suspend all commercial and private flights as of Wednesday evening as the coronavirus dents demand, with many airlines having already halted operations.
Oakley Capital Investments (OCI) updated the market in light of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, saying that itself and its investment adviser Oakley Capital were placing the safety and welfare of colleagues, investors and all other stakeholders as its highest priority.
Barratt Developments has cancelled its dividend and suspended all financial guidance after shutting down its construction sites in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Stocks on the Continent are trading mostly higher following a historic day of trading Stateside, amid some positive headlines on the coronavirus front and as regards government relief measures.
Polypipe said on Wednesday that it was suspending its dividend as it winds down operations due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Home builder Vistry suspended its dividend, scrapped guidance and started shutting down construction sites on Wednesday as it dealt with the coronavirus impact.