A rash of big FTSE 100 names – HSBC, InterContinental Hotels Group and BHP Billiton – all saw big chunks taken out of their share price mid-afternoon
Shares in InterContinental Hotels fell on Tuesday after as investors took profits following the company's stronger than expected full-year results
US investment manager BlackRock has upgraded its outlook for US equities on the bases of robust earnings growth while also shifting to a neutral stance on the eurozone.
UK bookmaker William Hill has been ordered to pay £6.2m as a penalty for breaching anti-money laundering and social responsibility regulations.
A highly mixed Asian trading session on Tuesday
BHP Billiton, the Anglo-Australian diversified commodity group, published its best half-year earnings since 2014 on Tuesday with underlying profit hitting $4.1bn in the six months to December