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19 Mar
US close: Mixed performance on the Street following confliction US-Sino trade news

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.

19 Mar
Commodities: Metals and energy eke out small gains as US dollar dips

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.

19 Mar
Wood Group returns to growth but debt cutting disappoints

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.

19 Mar
London close: FTSE 100 hits highest close since early October

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.

19 Mar
London midday: Investors pick up unloved UK stocks despite Brexit uncertainty

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.

19 Mar
FTSE 250 movers: TP ICAP climbs, Wood Group chopped down

London's FTSE 250 was 0.32% higher at 19,549.12 in afternoon trading, as TP ICAP pushed the index higher.

19 Mar
Europe close: Stocks jump amid mixed readings on investor sentiment

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.

19 Mar
Broker tips: Polypipe, Informa

Analysts at Peel Hunt downgraded their recommendation on stock in Polypipe following the recent sharp run-up in the share price.

19 Mar
Standard Life Aberdeen wins dispute against Lloyds

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.

19 Mar
FCA fines UBS £27.6m for dire reporting of deals

The City watchdog has fined UBS more than £27m for failing to keep proper records on nearly 136m transactions over a decade.

19 Mar
FTSE 100 movers: Ocado on the rise but Evraz drops on share sale

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.

19 Mar
Brexit: May will write to Tusk to request extension

Theresa May will write to European Council president Donald Tusk to request a delay to the Brexit deadline, Downing Street confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.

19 Mar
US open: Dow on track for fifth straight day of gains

US stocks opened higher on Tuesday as investors eyed the start of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.

19 Mar
Taptica climbs after 'strong' showing from brand advertising

Taptica International's shares climbed on Tuesday after profit and revenue were boosted by a strong performance from the business' brand advertising arm.

19 Mar
Latest high street casualty Office Outlet falls into administration

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.

19 Mar
ECB scepticism could threaten Deutsche-Commerzbank deal

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.

19 Mar
Wednesday preview: US Federal Reserve, Kingfisher and Genel in focus

Barring surprise developments on the Brexit front - or elsewhere - the market spotlight will shift towards the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday.

19 Mar
Peel Hunt downgrades Polypipe after full-year results

Analyst at Peel Hunt downgraded their recommendation on stock in Polypipe following the recent sharp run-up in the share price.

19 Mar
AFC Energy selects fuel cell manufacturing partner

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.

19 Mar
ITM Power sells electrolyser to Toyota Australia

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.

19 Mar
Sainsbury, Asda accuse CMA of errors over merger call

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.

19 Mar
Jones Lang LaSalle to buy HFF in $2bn deal

Jones Lang LaSalle has agreed to buy capital markets services provider HFF in a cash and stock deal worth about $2bn.

19 Mar
London open: Stocks nudge up as Ocado rallies; jobs data in focus

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.

19 Mar
Oxford BioDynamics biomarker to be used in prostate cancer test trial

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.

19 Mar
Director dealings: Evraz execs lower stakes

Evraz chairman Alexander Abramov disposed of 8.47m ordinary shares in the FTSE 100-listed steelmaker on Tuesday.