The value of rough diamond sales at Anglo American’s De Beers rose in the first cycle of the year.
European shares defied early indications of a muted start to post solid gains ahead of a busy schedule of central bank meetings, economic data and a seemingly endless supply of corporate earnings news.
Lender Virgin Money said on Wednesday that it had delivered a "positive first quarter", with continued good progress on digitisation and growth in lending.
Glencore reiterated 2023 production guidance on Wednesday, despite a fall in copper and zinc output.
London stocks edged higher in early trade on Wednesday, taking their cue from a positive finish on Wall Street, as investors eyed policy announcements from the Federal Reserve, Bank of England and European Central Bank.
Professional services provider FDM Group said on Wednesday that its full-year financial performance looked set to be in line with expectations.
Asia-Pacific finished higher on Wednesday despite a slowdown in Chinese and Japanese factory activity as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve’s Wednesday meeting where a further rise in interest rates is expected.
Entain lifted its full-year profit expectations on Wednesday as it reported a record fourth quarter for both net gaming revenues and active customers.
UK house prices fell for the fifth month in a row, with annual price growth slowing to 1. 1% in January as surging interest rates and inflation continued to hammer mortgage holders, according to figures released by lender Nationwide on Wednesday.
Severn Trent said James Bowling was retiring chief financial officer in July 2023 after eight years with the water utility and would be replaced by Helen Miles, currently the company's capital and commercial services director.
Fourth-quarter profits at GSK came in ahead of expectations on Wednesday, boosted by strong demand for the drug giant’s blockbuster shingles vaccine.
Cyber security firm Darktrace announced a share buyback on Wednesday of up to 35m shares.
Safety technology company Halma said it had bought Thermocable for its safety sector fire detection unit, Apollo Fire Detectors, for £22m on a cash and debt-free basis.
A miniscule radioactive capsule lost by Australian miner Rio Tinto has been recovered in the remote Western Australian outback, officials said on Wednesday.
The slowdown in China’s manufacturing sector eased a little in January, according to data released on Wednesday.
London stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday following a positive close on Wall Street, as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve.
Pré-abertura de Londres O FTSE 100 foi chamado para abrir 10 pontos mais alto em 7,781.
Telecoms giant Vodafone said revenues fell in the third quarter as the economic slowdown hit trading in Continental Europe and offset a good performance in the UK.
Almost 13,000 offshore companies holding UK property have failed to declare their ultimate owners and may now face fines and a ban on selling their land, the government has said. Martin Callanan, a business minister, praised the introduction of the new register of overseas owners of UK properties, saying it had been “invaluable for tax and revenue services, bringing transparency to opaque offshore trusts often used to obscure assets for tax purposes”. – Guardian.
As ações de Wall Street fecharam em alta na terça-feira, enquanto os participantes do mercado aguardavam o resultado da reunião de política monetária de dois dias do Federal Reserve e digeriam vários relatórios de ganhos.