London stocks were little changed in early trade on Wednesday, along with its European counterparts failing to build on the gains seen in Asia, as sterling rallied on signs that Theresa May was shifting towards a softer Brexit.
London stocks looked set for a positive open on Wednesday, taking their cue from near seven-month highs in Asia as trade talks between the US and China were set to resume.
London stocks continued their strong start to the second quarter on Tuesday, helped by a move lower in the pound as Brexit deadlock continued and shrugging off a tepid start on Wall Street.
All eyes on Wednesday will be firmly on what many investors will likely be hoping is the last stage of the current phase of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.
BBA Aviation non-executive director Stephen King snapped up 60,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed aviation services company on Tuesday.
Bookmakers have been accused of violating new rules on fixed-odd betting terminals after an investigation found that high-stakes roulette-styled games were launched on the same day as the restrictions on the machines were implemented.
London stocks continued to push higher on Tuesday, tracking the big gains seen overnight on Wall Street, helped by a move lower in the pound after another night of Brexit deadlock.
Markets in Asia followed their US peers higher on Tuesday, after a rallying session in the US overnight as concerns of a potential global slowdown appeared to abate.
The UK construction sector continued to stagnate in March, as Brexit uncertainty and concerns about the economic outlook weighed heavily.
London stocks are moving higher on Tuesday, tracking the big gains seen overnight on Wall Street, helped by a move lower in the pound after another night of Brexit deadlock.