Shares in Uber Technologies jumped on Tuesday after the US company was reported to be in talks to acquire rival delivery service Postmates for $2. 6bn.
London stocks had fallen a little further into the red by midday on Tuesday after the release of weaker-than-expected GDP figures and amid ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Markets in Asia finished higher on Tuesday, as fresh data on China’s manufacturing sector showed growth above expectations.
M&C Saatchi said the impact of Covid-19 was not as severe as expected and that it expected a successful result from talks to relax covenant limits for its bank loans.
Software group Cambridge Cognition has seen its order intake almost double in the six months ended 30 June following the company's switch in focus to having a more diversified portfolio and its efforts to commercialise new products.
Price pressures in the single currency bloc edged higher last month but nearly half its members remained in deflation.
Industrial instruments maker Rotork on Tuesday warned on interim profits as the coronavirus pandemic hit demand for its products globally.
Housebuilder Redrow said annual profits would be “substantially” lower after scaling back its London operations and factoring in the impact of Covid-19.
Shell said it planned to write down the value of its assets by up to $22bn after lowering its outlook for oil and gas prices amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Analysts at Berenberg slashed their target price on hotelier Whitbread from 3,000. 0p to 2,400. 0p on Tuesday as the group primed itself to reopen following Covid-19 lockdowns and associated travel restrictions.
Newcastle-based software company Sage appointed Cath Keers as chief marketing officer on Tuesday.
IT managed services provider IDE Group delayed its full-year results until 31 July on Tuesday after its annual audit dragged on longer than expected due to Downing Street's Covid-19 lockdown.
Staffline reported a slide in revenues on Tuesday, after the recruitment and training specialist battled “challenging” trading conditions throughout 2019.
Data and business insight provider Vianet said on Tuesday that its "proactive response" to the management of Covid-19 had led to a "very encouraging" performance in the first two months of the financial year, with losses "comfortably" lower than anticipated.
Real estate investment trust Civitas Social Housing slightly upped its FY dividend target on Tuesday following a small increase to the group's net asset value.
Stocks across the Continent are little changed at the end of the quarter despite the release of some significantly better-than-expected readings on the economy in Europe and from overseas.
Trakm8 Holdings said device shipments rose in June after two new contracts offset the impact of Covid-19 on the wider market for fleet telematics and data.
Africa-focussed mineral exploration company IronRidge Resources announced on Tuesday that its wholly-owned Ghanaian entity, Green Metals Resources, has been granted the Mankessim South exploration licence in Ghana.
Trinidad, Morocco and Ireland-focussed oil and gas company Predator Oil & Gas updated the market on Tuesday, following an announcement from Moroccan authorities the Covid-19 state of emergency in the country was being extended to 10 July.
The UK economy recorded its largest contraction in more than four decades, official figures revealed on Tuesday, as consumers cut spending in the first few days of the coronavirus lockdown.