All eyes on Wednesday will be firmly on the US Federal Reserve as rate-setters meet to decide on monetary policy.
Shop prices fell more sharply in July as food and fashion retailers battled for household spending but cost pressures are mounting for the UK's retailers, a survey showed.
European stocks were still lower as sharp falls in Hong Kong and Shanghai-listed stocks dragged on investor sentiment around the world.
BHP looked to have beat out Australian magnate Andrew Forrest in taking control of Canada's Noront Resources.
London stocks closed in the red on Tuesday as investors waded through a raft of earnings, with consumer goods giant Reckitt pacing the decline after disappointing results, as Covid-19 case numbers continued to drop.
The International Monetary Fund's chief economist called on world governments to improve low-and-middle income countries' access to vaccines in order to avoid downside risks.
Essensys revealed on Tuesday that chief executive Mark Furness had disposed of 2. 21m ordinary shares as part of a placing.
Peel Hunt downgraded its stance on shares of Moonpig to 'hold' from 'buy' on Tuesday after the company's preliminary results and put the stock's 500. 0p price target under review.
Plant-based polymer technology company Itaconix updated the market on its first half on Tuesday, reporting that growth in demand for its polymers had continued in the six months ended 30 June.
Wizz Air shareholders have voted in favour of the budget airline’s plan to pay chief executive Jozsef Varadi a bonus of up to £100m dependent on the achievement of certain targets.
Tertiary Minerals updated the market on its Pyramid Silver-Gold Project in Nevada on Tuesday, reporting that second-phase trench planning was now complete.
Karelian Diamond Resources has carried out a detailed heavy mineral stream sediment sampling programme focused on the Colebrooke river in County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, it announced on Tuesday.
Wall Street stocks were in the red early on Tuesday as market participants digested earnings from some of the nation's biggest firms and prepped for a flurry of tech results after the close.
London’s FTSE 250 was 0. 1% lower at 22,910. 17 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 4% at 6,999. 90 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the opening bell on Tuesday as market participants prepped for earnings from some of the nation's biggest tech firms after the close.
US house price gains accelerated further in May with the annual rate of increase rising at its fastest pace in over 30 years, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
Peel Hunt downgraded its stance on shares of Moonpig to ‘hold’ from ‘buy’ on Tuesday after the company’s prelims, and put the 500p price target under review.
Ascential: Numis reiterates 'buy' and 496. 0p target price.
Surgical and advanced wound care specialist Advanced Medical Solutions announced on Tuesday that, on 9 August, Chris Locke would join its senior management team as chief technology officer.