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Wall Street trading wrapped up on a mixed note on Tuesday as investors eyed the start of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting and digested conflicting trade reports.
Commodity prices edged higher on Tuesday, with base metals pacing gains as the Greenback drifted lower ahead of the Federal Reserve's next policy meeting.
Wood Group returned to growth in 2018 but said its growth cutting efforts would be slower than it planned after the merger with Amec Foster Wheeler.
London stocks continuing to push higher on Tuesday as investors remained sanguine about Brexit uncertainty and mulled figures showing a drop in the rate of unemployment to its lowest level since 1975.
London stocks are continuing to push higher, with Ocado leading the gains after a well-received trading statement and on the back of figures showing a drop in the rate of unemployment to its lowest level since 1975.
London's FTSE 250 was 0.32% higher at 19,549.12 in afternoon trading, as TP ICAP pushed the index higher.
Stocks on the Continent finished higher on the back of an unexpectedly strong reading on analyst sentiment towards Germany, helped by some positive headlines around Brexit and US-China trade talks.
Analysts at Peel Hunt downgraded their recommendation on stock in Polypipe following the recent sharp run-up in the share price.
Standard Life Aberdeen said on Tuesday that a tribunal has ruled in its favour in respect of its investment mandate dispute with Lloyds Banking Group.
The City watchdog has fined UBS more than £27m for failing to keep proper records on nearly 136m transactions over a decade.
London's FTSE 100 was up 0.4% to 7,327.05 in afternoon trade on Tuesday as investors mulled over the latest UK jobs data.
Theresa May will write to European Council president Donald Tusk to request a delay to the Brexit deadline, Downing Street confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.
US stocks opened higher on Tuesday as investors eyed the start of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.
Taptica International's shares climbed on Tuesday after profit and revenue were boosted by a strong performance from the business' brand advertising arm.
Office stationary retail chain Office Outlet, formerly known as Staples, on Tuesday confirmed that it has fallen into administration, putting 1,200 jobs at risk.
Deutsche Bank’s mooted merger with Commerzbank could face opposition from the European Central Bank after the eurozone’s leading financial supervisor said he disliked the idea of national banking champions.
Barring surprise developments on the Brexit front - or elsewhere - the market spotlight will shift towards the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday.
Analyst at Peel Hunt downgraded their recommendation on stock in Polypipe following the recent sharp run-up in the share price.
AFC Energy on Tuesday announced Advanced Plastics Ltd as its preferred tenderer in the mass manufacture of flow plates for use within the its proprietary alkaline fuel cell system.
Energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power announced on Tuesday that Toyota Australia has purchased a 0.25MW rapid-response PEM electrolyser from it.
Sainsbury's and Asda have promised to invest £1bn in cutting shop prices, improve conditions for small suppliers and sell stores as they urged competition authorities to change its mind over their proposed merger.
Jones Lang LaSalle has agreed to buy capital markets services provider HFF in a cash and stock deal worth about $2bn.
London stocks nudged higher at the open on Tuesday, with Ocado leading the gains after a well-received trading statement, as investors eyed the release of key jobs data.
Oxford BioDynamics announced on Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with Imperial College London, to utilise its latest ‘EpiSwitch’ biomarker signature for the blood-based diagnosis of prostate cancer in the ‘PROSTAGRAM’ trial.
Evraz chairman Alexander Abramov disposed of 8.47m ordinary shares in the FTSE 100-listed steelmaker on Tuesday.