Tullow Oil moved back into the black, boosted its free cash flow and significantly cut debt during the front half of its financial year.
Shares in the Asia Pacific region were for the most part only a bit lower overnight, despite the release of weaker-than-expected activity data in the People's Republic of China, but Hong Kong-listed casino shares were hammered.
Euro area industrial production bounded past economists forecasts in July, recovering its level from before the pandemic as supply chain disruptions eased.
Manufacturing activity in the jurisdiction of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York surged in September, according to the results of a closely-followed survey.
Industrial production in the US edged pasts forecasts last month on the back of higher output from factories and utilities.
The Financial Conduct Authority is to crack down on scams in the £1. 6trn consumer investment market, it was announced on Wednesday.
China’s economic recovery continued to falter in August, official data showed on Wednesday, as rising Covid rates and fresh lockdowns weighed heavily.