European stocks finished the session moderately higher albeit only after the drubbing endured the day before, as investors responded positively to earnings updates from Heineken and semiconductor maker ASML.
A group of hackers named REvil reportedly stole and published product blueprints from Apple’s supplier Quanta Computer and were holding other blueprints under $50m ransom.
The US Food and Drug Administration said that it had found poor and unsanitary conditions at the Baltimore plant that had ruined millions of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine doses.
Stocks finished in a mixed state in London on Wednesday, as investors watched rising numbers of Covid-19 infections outside of Europe, particularly in Japan and India, after a slightly lower-than-expected CPI print in the UK.
Texas-focussed oil and gas exploration and production company Nostra Terra reported progress with the planned strategic expansion of its portfolio into Tunisia on Wednesday.
Joules Group revealed on Wednesday that founder Tom Joules had disposed of 5. 25m ordinary shares in the AIM-listed clothing company.
Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on builders' merchant Travis Perkins from 1,800. 0p to 2,020. 0p on Wednesday following a division-by-division investigation.
Berenberg increased its price target for Carnival to reflect "euphoria" about recovery stocks but kept its 'sell' rating on the shares.
BetMGM hailed continued the "strong momentum" that it was seeing in North America, telling shareholders that business was continuing to accelerate.
The US government is facing further pressure to ban menthol cigarettes after campaign groups lobbied the United Nations over the issue, it was reported on Wednesday.
The European Union has rolled out its classification system for what constitutes a "green investment" in order it was hoped to help investors better channel money towards the sector.
Wall Street stocks all traded higher at the open on Wednesday, reversing some early losses for the Nasdaq.
Daimler was forced to put up to 18,500 workers in Germany on short-time shifts due to the impact of the global shortage of chips.
Canaccord Genuity has initiated coverage of blue chip security specialist Avast with a ‘buy’ recommendation.
America-focussed exploration and production company President Energy updated the market on its activities in Argentina’s Rio Negro province on Wednesday, reporting that well LB-1001 in the Las Bases field had been placed on stream following its workover.
Medical technology company Inspiration Healthcare announced on Thursday that SLE, the specialist neonatal ventilator manufacturer it acquired in July, has received regulatory approval from the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) to sell the enhanced version of the ‘SLE6000’ in China.
Berenberg kept its 'hold' rating on Rio Tinto shares after the FTSE 100 miner reported a weaker start to 2021 than the broker expected.
Shares in football clubs were sharply lower on Wednesday, after plans to launch a European Super League collapsed just days after they were first announced.
Hammerson has sold seven retail parks to Canada's Brookfield for £330m in a deal that completes the group's exit from owning retail parks.
Shepherd Neame said business since the end of lockdown had beaten expectations and that it was increasingly confident as it prepares to reopen the rest of its pubs.