The spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Turki Al-Maliki, said Iranian weapons were used in the strikes against the Kingdom's oil infrastructure at the weekend.
Bioscience firm Eqtec named David Palumbo as chief executive officer on Monday after current CEO Ian Price stepped down from the board after just over a year.
Stocks are holding modestly lower as investors try and assess the scope for further mischief in the Middle East following drone attacks at the weekend that more than halved oil output from Saudi Arabia's, one of the world's largest producers.
Factory sector activity in the jurisdiction of the Federal Reserve bank of New York was little changed in September.
Wall Street futures had stocks opening weaker on Monday after an attack on a Saudi Arabian oilfield and the country's key processing facility sparked fears that a surge in crude prices could trigger a slowdown in the global economy.
Schroders: Jefferies downgrades to hold with a target price of 3,100p.
Texan oil company Vaalco Energy is seeking a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange.
Fishing retailer Angling Direct said on Monday that trading over the summer was solid as it announced the opening of its 30th UK store in Milton Keynes.
Members of America's United Auto Workers union went on strike against General Motors, marking the first industrial action in the sector in 12 years.
Shareholders in British aerospace and defence company Cobham have backed a $5. 0bn takeover by an American private equity firm.
Analysts at Jefferies sounded a skeptical note on Yemeni Houthi Rebels' claim of responsibility for the drone attack at the weekend against key Saudi oil installations.
Urban regeneration and land development group MJ Gleeson reported a jump in annual profit and revenue and lifted its dividend on Monday thanks to "extremely strong" demand for its homes.
Oil prices are expected to surge higher at the start of the week following an attack by armed drones against the largest crude oil crude-processing installation in the world, at Abqaiq, in Saudi Arabia, at the weekend.
Equity strategists at Jefferies upgraded their recommendation for Energy stocks to 'bullish' on the back of the shift higher in the US Treasury yield curve over the preceding week.
London stocks were still a little weaker by midday on Monday amid heightened geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and following the release of disappointing Chinese data, although strength in the energy sector kept a cap on losses.
Biopharmaceutical firm Ovoca Bio narrowed losses slightly in the first half of its trading year, while focus remained firmly on its continued development of a treatment for female sexual dysfunction.
UK baker Finsbury Food upped its dividend on Monday as it told investors that the strong growth seen in the tail end of its last trading year looked set to continue over the next twelve months.
Under-fire American drugs company Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy as it looks to settle thousands of opioid-related lawsuits.
Mobile location data specialist Location Sciences has agreed a 12-month contract with Vicinity Media, Africa's first premium location-based ad network.
German discount grocer Aldi reported a sharp fall in profits as price cuts aimed at remaining competitive and its rapid UK expansion hit the bottom line.