European stocks rose and U.S. futures gained ground on Tuesday, setting a partial recovery after the worst session in the year amid worries about the lingering COVID-19 pandemic.
The FTSE 100 dropped 2.7% in late-afternoon trade, putting the benchmark index on track for the worst session since Sept. 21, when it sank 3.4%.
European stocks skidded on Monday as travel and leisure stocks fell.
Modest gains for European stocks greeted investors on Friday. U.S. equity futures were steady ahead of retail sales data.
Friday's session was marked with a cluster of corporate news that was sending shares of three big heavyweights lower.
Stocks in London slipped in step with losses for European indexes. Deal news and earnigns were moving some shares in a big way.
British banks welcomed good news on Tuesday after COVID-19 pandemic-era curbs on dividends and share buybacks were ended by the Bank of England.
Stock markets in Europe opened slightly lower but were holding firm after French and German data showed no further rise in inflation last month, as all eyes turned to the release of the key U.S. Consumer Price Index later ...
Worries about new taxes on the aviation sector sent the sector lower on Monday.
Stocks were taking news of a slip in U.K. growth in stride.
Resource stocks were driving gains for stocks in London on Wednesday as oil prices climbed and Royal Dutch Shell said it would lift its investor payout to shareholders.
Resource stocks helped push Europe stocks higher, with sportswear makers helping out.
Tough restrictions on people traveling from the U.K. and four other countries to Germany have been eased, opening up quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated visitors and those with COVID-19 antibodies.
Private-equity firms are circling U.K. supermarket chain Wm Morrison Supermarkets, driving the stock higher on Monday.
A private-equity battle for a U.K. supermarket chain highlighted an otherwise quiet day in European stocks on Monday, with the key U.S. market shut for a holiday.
Stock-market indexes across the region looked set to close out the trading week having eked out gains, after days of turbulence amid concerns over the more infectious variant of coronavirus.
Shares of U.K. conglomerate Associated British Foods rallied on Thursday after the company showed its Primark clothing stores recovering — and a key competitor said it was exiting the market.
European stocks advanced on Thursday, kicking off the third quarter with strong gains.