News by: Himanshu Singh
Shares declined after reports showed weakness in home sales and global manufacturing.
And the mood in Britain's factories is at its most upbeat in more than 40 years, a survey by the CBI shows.
Shares rose as solid earnings reports from Netflix Inc. to Harley-Davidson Inc. topped estimates.
And Vince Cable has issued a stark warning to Britain's leading boardrooms that they need to crack down on bonuses to restore public trust.
And AstraZeneca brings in Wall Street 'defenders' amid speculation the drug maker could receive a new approach from Pfizer.
Investors remained cautious after a strong rally last week and before a slew of key earnings releases this week.
Investors remained cautious in the absence catalysts and amid tensions in Ukraine as several markets remained closed for the Easter holiday.
And number of fines imposed by City regulator to senior executives in the financial services sector for misconduct or breach of rules dropped by 40%.
And the Financial Conduct Authority is looking to change the listing rules so a majority investor has to get the support of smaller shareholders to take a company private.
And Barclays faces a barrage of shareholder anger over excessive pay following another troubling year for the bank.
And America’s two largest former investment banks report increased earnings but Morgan Stanley's profits rise and Goldman's fall.
Shares eked out modest gains as results from General Electric and Morgan Stanley beat estimates.
Shares rose after Fed Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low and Yahoo! earnings topped estimates.
And UK interest rates are expected to climb to 1.75% next year, according to a Treasury survey of City economists.
Shares gained yesterday as earnings from Coca-Cola Co. and Johnson & Johnson overwhelmed concerns that tensions in Ukraine are worsening.
And a let-up in petrol price rises helped UK inflation fall to 1.6% in March from 1.7% in February.
And Google has bought drone manufacturer Titan Aerospace, as both Google and Facebook are racing to provide internet access with aircraft.
Investors shrugged off geopolitical tensions to buy equities after receiving a boost from solid earnings from Citigroup and a strong pick-up in retail sales last month.
And insiders at some of the hottest private and publicly traded internet companies unloaded substantial personal stakes ahead of the slump in tech stocks .
Raw-material companies fell, while telecommunications shares advanced in morning session.