1600: US equity markets are mixed as banks kick-off earnings season, with numbers from JP Morgan,. Well Fargo and Citi. Traders booked some of their profits on US stocks after they had a strong finish yesterday. The trade spat with China is still bubbling away in the background, and remains at the forefront of traders’ minds.
1352: UK manufacturers’ trade body, the EEF, likes the look of the white paper, so does the Institute of Directors, mostly, calling for more clarity on VAT and a business dispute resolution mechanism to be proposed.
1614: Governor Carney to begin speaking at 1635 BST.
1435: AIM-listed fashion e-retailer Koovs is shooting higher after an investment from one of India's biggest retail groups.
1456: JPMorgan Cazenove analysts have highlighted favourite SMID investment opportunities, including Arrow Global, Cineworld, Gulf Marine Services and Vectura.
1542: In a note on the CFTC Commitment of Traders report, Rabobank notes that currency speculators' GBP shorts grew further last week after plunging into negative territory in the middle of June, after the hawkish leaning from BoE chief economist Andy Haldane and amid UK political risk over Brexit policy.
1630:Close London stocks finished an already strong quarter - powered by gains in the oil majors - on an up note, despite a bounce in the pound on the back of a stronger-than-expected reading on first quarter gross domestic product and for services sector activity during April.
1647: After an up and down day, the FTSE 100 finished largely sideway, down just six points at 7,615. 63, a fall of just 0. 08% in the end.
1641: BoE's Jon Cunliffe has provided three broadcast interviews which will be aired later on Wednesday and on Thursday morning.
1530: Rabobank sees euro/dollar at 1. 12 on a 12-month view.
1642: The FTSE 100 finishes down 2. 24% to 7509. 8, levels last seen at the end of April.
1700:Close Stocks jumped at the end of the week, with the Footsie managing to pare some of its recent losses on the back of gains in the oil patch in the wake of OPEC's latest output decision.
1639: BofA-ML on today's MPC decision: "The minutes from today's meeting contain a number of inconsistencies we find it hard to square (which we explore in this report). While we continue to believe the data will not justify the BoE hiking rates in August, today's meeting increases the risk that they hike regardless.
1608: The government has defeated the 'Grieve 2' amendment to a Parliamentary 'meaningful vote' on Brexit by 319 votes to 303 in the Commons, which is a majority of 16, after Dominic Grieve himself withdrew his support.
1630:Close Equities paid more attention on Tuesday to the ratcheting-up of tensions between Beijing and Washington as trading kicked-off with a sharp move lower on the Shanghai bourse.
1700:Close A bounce in oil majors' shares after Friday's bout of selling helped pull the Footsie off its intra-day lows, with the top-flight index outperforming its peers across the Channel at the start of the week.
1415: US industrial output dipped by 0. 1% month-on-month in May, according to the Federal Reserve, falling shy of economists' forecasts for an increase of 0. 3%.
1606: EU has reportedly reached an agreement on retaliatory trade tariffs against US made goods.
1452: Responding to a Wall Street Journal article from Monday, medical devices maker Stryker says it's not in discussions with Boston Scientific about a potential acquisition.
1700:Close Stocks dipped and the pound edged higher after the first day of the Commons debate on the proposed amendments to the Withdrawal Bill.