Policymakers at the Federal Reserve acknowledged the strengthening economy but continued to emphasise that risks to the outlook remained.
Stocks in London finished in positive territory on Wednesday, as investors held their collective breath ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy decision stateside.
European stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday even if a bit sluggish, as investors eyed news from the US Federal Reserve later in the day, with strong results from Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group and Santander boosting local markets.
The US Environmental Protection Agency accused Tesla last week of failing to prove it is in compliance with federal emission standards for hazardous air pollutants.
Analyst at Berenberg raised their target price on flow control specialist IMI from 995. 0p to 1,485. 0p, stating the group was "quick off the mark".
Keywords Studios revealed on Wednesday that non-executive director Giorgio Guastalla had disposed of 3. 0m ordinary shares in the AIM-listed firm.
The market focus on Thursday will shift back to the latest earnings updates from US technology giants with Apple and Facebook both due to report after the close of trading on Wednesday.
Environmental and life sciences artificial intelligence (AI) company DeepVerge has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with China Resources Environmental Protection Development , a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Resources, to enter into a joint venture for the manufacture, assembly and sale of environmental monitoring equipment.
South America-focussed production and exploration company President Energy updated the market on operations at the newly-drilled EV-1001 well on the Estancia Vieja field in Argentina’s Rio Negro province on Wednesday, reporting that it was drilled, logged and cased on time and on budget.
Dogecoin 's price rose 20% in 24 hours on Wednesday to 32 cents after Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban wrote a series of tweets.
America's shortfall on trade with the rest of the world widened by more than expected last month, even as exports and imports recovered their levels from before the pandemic.
Security and industrial inspection x-ray technology company Image Scan said the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was still being felt in its first half on Wednesday, but said there was a “sufficiently strong” order book and pipeline of new business for it to anticipate a stronger second half.
Wall Street stocks were mixed early on Wednesday following earnings from some big-name firms and ahead of the latest Federal Reserve policy announcement.
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing posted a sixth consecutive quarterly loss on Wednesday but stated it still expects to turn a profit in 2021.
IDOX: Canaccord downgrades to hold with a target price of 68. 0p.
Microbiologists have devised a sustainable way to remove polluting microplastics from the environment using bacteria.
Canaccord Genuity has upped its price target on 888 Holdings after the gaming group reported a strong set of first quarter numbers.
AB Dynamics reported an improved order intake across both of its divisions in its first half on Wednesday, compared to the second half of 2020, with a positive book-to-bill ratio giving it confidence in delivering on second half revenue expectations.
President Joe Biden will mark his first 100 days in office by setting out a $1. 8tn (£1. 3tn) family support plan that would transform the role of the government in society, according to reports.
Intellectual property firm Frontier IP said on Wednesday that it had enjoyed "a strong first half" to the financial year, with the group's portfolio continuing to show "strong commercial and technical progress".