Wall Street closed in a mixed state on Wednesday, amid a sea of data points and rising rates.
America's economy expanded at a slightly quicker pace than previously estimated during the third quarter.
European shares finished on a mixed note on Wednesday as weak German business survey data and rising Covid cases in the region hit sentiment.
Consumer confidence in the US edged past forecasts last month but Americans were the least upbeat about their personal finances and the overall economy than at any other time over the preceding decade.
London stocks were once again mixed at the close on Wednesday, as investors digested historic lows for jobless claims figures across the pond, as well as a surge in factory orders on home shores.
Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on asset and wealth management industry consultant Alpha Financial Markets Consulting from 420. 0p to 470. 0p on Wednesday, citing the group's accelerated first-half performance.
Londonmetric Property revealed on Wednesday that chairman Patrick Vaughan had disposed of 400,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed property investor.
Transport information systems and technical services company Journeo announced a three-year software-as-a-service (SaaS) contract for CCTV technology management with Arriva UK Bus on Wednesday.
MyHealthChecked announced the launch of two home testing services for travellers entering and departing the UK on Wednesday.
Snap Inc, the owner of photo messaging app Snapchat, has reportedly signed a deal that will more than double its London office footprint.
London’s FTSE 250 was down 0. 2% at 23,183. 20 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Wall Street stocks were in the red early on Wednesday amid a sea of data points and rising rates.
Americans continued splashing out briskly last month with price gains continuing to accelerate alongside.
America's shortfall on trade with the rest of the world dropped sharply last month amid a jump in exports.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 1% at 7,273. 99 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Orders for goods made to last more than three year undershot forecasts last month amid a decline in orders for airplanes, both civilian and military.
Landsec is reportedly in talks with Lendlease about the acquisition of a 25% stake in the Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent in a £200m deal.
JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon has expressed regret for saying his bank would outlast the Chinese Communist party.
Minerals exploration and development company Alien Metals has entered into a binding heads of agreement with ASX-listed Platina Resources, it announced on Wednesday, to conditionally acquire Platina's 30% joint venture interest in the Munni Munni platinum group metals and gold project in the West Pilbara region of Western Australia.