Saudi Aramco on Tuesday beat expectations with a 30% rise in first-quarter profit and held its dividend as the state producer was assisted by recovering oil prices.
Legal and professional services company Knights Group has agreed to acquire independent Sheffield-based commercial law firm Keebles, it announced on Tuesday.
Investment advisor WH Ireland said on Tuesday that it had delivered a "strong" second-half and full-year performance, with revenues up year-on-year.
Britvic said on Tuesday that it has bought plant-based drinks maker Plenish for an undisclosed sum.
European stocks edged higher at the opening on Tuesday, with travel stocks pushing ahead on hopes that regional travel could resume to approved countries this year.
London equity markets rose in early trade on Tuesday, with the FTSE 100 back above 7,000 as travel stocks paced the advance.
Environmental infrastructure fund JLEN has snapped up a 50% equity stake in Sandridge Battery Storage, which holds the development rights to construct a 50-megawatt lithium-ion battery energy storage plant in Wiltshire.
Centamin has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contracts for the 36MW solar farm and 7. 5 MW battery-energy storage system at the Sukari Gold Mine, it announced on Tuesday.
Oxford Nanopore has raised £195m in new cash ahead of its planned stock market float expected later this year, the company’s investor IP Group said.
London open The FTSE 100 is expected to open flat on Tuesday, having closed up 0. 12% on Friday at 6,969. 81, before the long weekend.
AstraZeneca said on Tuesday that Farxiga has been approved in the US for the treatment of chronic kidney disease in patients at risk of progression with and without type-2 diabetes.
London stocks were set for a muted open on Tuesday as traders get back to their desks after the Bank Holiday weekend, with a slew of data releases to come.
Fresh questions have been raised over Amazon’s tax planning after its latest corporate filings in Luxembourg revealed that the company collected record sales income of €44bn (£38bn) in Europe last year but did not have to pay any corporation tax to the Grand Duchy. Accounts for Amazon EU Sarl, through which it sells products to hundreds of millions of households in the UK and across Europe, show that despite collecting record income, the Luxembourg unit made a €1.