|Day's range||29,535.20 - 29,849.70|
|52-week range||24,540.63 - 31,592.56|
UK's Competition and Markets Authority has blocked the merger over concerns of price rise and reduction of choice for consumers.
The Bank of Japan downwardly revises growth and inflation forecasts. The focus will now shift to the ECB Economic Bulletin and corporate earnings.
U.S. futures indicated a flat open after the market hit an all-time high in the previous session. Peak earnings is at hand.
Associated British Foods owns cheap clothing outlet Primark as well as food brands Ovaltine, Ryvita, and Twinings tea.
The steep drop in the Australian Dollar helped export-reliant stocks, such as index-heavyweight drug manufacturer CSL, Ltd., which climbed more than 3 percent to its biggest one-day gain since late December. Lower interest rates tend to drive investors into higher-yielding equity markets.
Goldman Sachs EMEA tech chief Jo Hannaford spoke on Global Change Agents with Lianna Brinded about why more women should consider a tech career.
Boohoo, which was founded in 2006, bucked the trend for retailers, thanks to the increase in popularity from its brands PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal.
Reports claim Theresa May May will allow Huawei "limited access to help build parts of the network such as antennas and other 'noncore' infrastructure."
The Kiwi Dollar and Aussie Dollar take another hit early. The Bank of Canada and corporate earnings could give the Greenback more upside on the day.
The S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite marked new milestones as Twitter, Lockheed Martin and Hasbro climbed following favorable first-quarter reports, adding to a rally led by the biggest technology companies. The gains cap a momentous run for U.S. equities, with the larger gauge of U.S. stocks up 25 percent from a low reached on Christmas Eve. Traders are also focused on the U.S. economy, as first-quarter gross domestic product data is due Friday.
While 64.1% of men would feel comfortable asking for a pay rise, only 42.6% of women feel comfortable asking for a pay rise
The stock price of the group, which has a market capitalisation of nearly £500m ($649m) jumped over 14%.
The report found that 53% of Brits say being around plants when working makes them happier and positively impacts their mental health and wellbeing.
Goldman Sachs EMEA head of technology Jo Hannaford spoke on Yahoo Finance UK's Global Change Agents with Lianna Brinded show about why she starts each day reviewing code.
Activist investor Edward Bramson is pushing Barclays to cut back on its investment banking activities in a bid to improve its share price.
It’s a mixed start to the day for the majors. While the Pound managed to hold steady, things could change later today as MPs return from recess.
One of Britain's biggest landowners Anders Holch Povlsen confirmed the tragic loss of three of his children in the Sri Lanka blasts.