The focus in financial markets on Thursday will be on any policy-relevant remarks out of US Federal Reserve chief, Jerome Powell, at an event hosted by the Wall Street Journal, starting from 1700 GMT.
UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday unveiled tax rises for businesses and employees as he sought to claw back some of the billions spent on mitigating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vitec revealed on Wednesday that chairman Ian McHoul had acquired 5,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed camera supports manufacturer.
Shares of JD Wetherspoon and Mitchells & Butlers rose after Chancellor Rishi Sunak provided limited support for the UK's pubs in his budget.
Sainsbury’s said on Wednesday that it will forgo business rates relief on all of its stores again this year, after chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in his budget an extension until the end of June for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England.
Edenville Energy updated the market on its operations at the Rukwa Coal Project in southwest Tanzania on Wednesday, reporting that it was continuing to work with its strategic partner Infrastructure and Logistics Tanzania (ILTL) on the proposed handover of operations at Rukwa.
Oil and gas exploration and production company Nostra Terra updated the market on operations at its Pine Mills asset in East Texas on Wednesday, reporting that the Cypress farmout acreage had doubled in size.
BT Group shares surged on Wednesday after chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in his budget a new investment tax super deduction policy.
Smart Metering Systems said on Wednesday that had secured new domestic smart meter contract wins with two of the "fastest-growing independent energy suppliers".
Transport-focussed artificial intelligence (AI) company Maestrano Group announced a proposed placing via an accelerated bookbuild on Wednesday, to raise a total of £2m before expenses.
Commercial biotechnology company Allergy Therapeutics reported a 7% improvement in its revenue in actual terms in its interim results on Wednesday, and 5% growth at constant rate, to £54. 0m.
Energy procurement, cost optimisation and legislative compliance service provider Inspired Energy has completed the acquisitions of BWS Holdco and its trading subsidiary Businesswise Solutions, and General Energy Management, it announced on Wednesday.
Precious metals exploration and trading company Wishbone Gold has signed an exclusive deal to acquire full ownership of the 92. 19 square kilometre Cottesloe Project in the Patersons Range region of Western Australia, it announced on Wednesday.
Motor retail group Cambria Automobiles said on Wednesday that it would continue to withhold guidance as its trading environment continued to experience "significant uncertainty" as a result of Covid-19 and the various lockdown and tier strategies imposed by Downing Street.
Oil exploration, development and production company Mosman Oil and Gas announced on Wednesday that the operator of the Falcon-1 well in East Texas had reported a recent increase in water production, alongside a fall in pressure at the well.
Smiths News said on Wednesday that it continues to expect full-year results to be in line with market expectations following a "robust" operational and financial performance in the 26 weeks to 27 February.
European shares continued their rally on Wednesday as London’s FTSE outperformed on hopes of stimulus measures to be unveiled in a new budget.
The slowdown in the UK services sector eased last month, a closely-watched industry survey showed on Wednesday, as optimism continued to build on the back of the vaccine rollout programme.
The publisher of the Daily Mail said it had bought the weekly science and technology magazine New Scientist for £70m in cash.
Hipgnosis Songs Fund said on Wednesday that it has appointed music industry veteran and Round Hill Music co-founder Richard Rowe as executive president with immediate effect.