Wall Street stocks turned in a mixed performance on Tuesday as losses in tech shares dragged down the Nasdaq Composite.
The European Commission asked six member states on Tuesday to curb their Covid-19 restrictions regarding borders and international travel.
European shares finished on a mixed note on Tuesday, as disappointing company earnings in Germany pulled the continent’s benchmark index lower.
The flow of economic data is scheduled to slow in the middle of the week with the spotlight expected to fall on a final reading for German gross domestic product in the last three months of 2020.
London equity markets had broken back into positive territory by the close on Tuesday, as a rally in travel and leisure stocks offset consternation over inflation and the latest unemployment data.
Analysts at Bank of America added stock in IAG to their Europe 1 and Small and Medium Capitalisation best ideas lists on the back of the "successful" vaccine rollouts in the US and UK.
Analysts at Berenberg hiked their target price on British media company Future from 2,280. 0p to 2,600. 0p on Tuesday after the firm stated it expects 2021 full-year adjusted underlying earnings to be materially ahead of expectations.
A new venture capital fund “2150”, with a budget of $240m, is set to launch with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of the world's largest cities by investing in green tech.
Private rented sector (PRS) development specialist Sigma Capital announced the start of its first PRS development in Scotland with Springfield Properties as its strategic delivery partner on Tuesday.
Games Workshop revealed on Tuesday that chief financial officer Rachel Tongue had acquired of 1,376 ordinary shares in the London-listed figurines retailer.
Speciality pharmaceuticals company Diurnal reported 6% growth in first-half total revenue in its interim results on Tuesday, to £1. 21m.
The head of the US central bank said policy would remain "accommodative" until labor market slack had been absorbed, potentially pointing to an extended period of low interest rates.
Financial market data provider Arcontech reported a 4. 7% improvement in turnover in its interim results on Tuesday, to £1. 54m.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 3% at 21,047. 54 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
Scotland-focussed housebuilder Springfield Properties reported an 18. 3% improvement in revenue in its first half on Tuesday, to £94. 4m, as its operating profit rocketed 42% to £9. 8m.
London’s FTSE 100 was flat at 6,610. 86 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
Wall Street stocks were in the red early on Tuesday as steep losses in tech shares dragged down both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite.
Audio streaming company Spotify announced it was planning to expand into 85 more countries.
More than 6,500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have died in Qatar in the last 10 years since the country won the right to host the World Cup, reported the Guardian on Tuesday.
Cosmetics maker Estee Lauder said on Tuesday it would raise its stake in DECIEM Beauty Group, parent of Ordinary skincare brand, to about 76% from 29% in a deal worth $1bn.