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
HSBC has reported pre-tax profit of $17.2bn for 2017, compared with $7.1bn the year before but below the $19.7bn expected by analysts.
Deutsche Bank is reported to be making around 500 employees redundant from its investment banking operation.
Mid-afternoon there was a number of chunky FTSE 100 share price falls
KFC has closed around 750 out of its 900 strong UK outlets owing to supply issues that meant it ran out of chicken.