European stocks ended the session on a mixed note following a weekend of violent protests in Hong Kong that sent luxury stocks downward, while Sunday's elections failed to resolve political deadlock in Spain.
The European Central Bank's newly arrived leader Christine Lagarde is facing pressure from the governing council to overhaul how monetary policy is decided and improve the monetary authority's internal decision-making process.
London stocks finished on a mixed note on Monday with worries around Sino-US trade relations and escalating protests in Hong Kong together with a jump in the pound combining to drag the top flight index lower.
US investment firm KKR & Co formally approached pharmacy chain Walgreens Boots Alliance on Monday in a move that could potentially lead to the biggest-ever leveraged buyout.
Bob Dudley, outgoing BP CEO said at ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi on Monday that fossil fuels companies’ efforts to secure a lower carbon future are realistic and called for environmental campaigners to remember how vital the current energy mix is to millions of people.
Analysts at Berenberg lowered their price target on British sub-prime lender Provident Financial on Monday despite stating that the group appeared to be "firmly on the road to recovery".
The top Shi’ite cleric in Iraq has expressed concern that the nation's government will not follow through with reforms it had promised in order to defuse protests, according to a senior UN official.
Getbusy on Monday entered a major reseller and integration agreement with accountancy and tax software provider Acorah Software Products, which trades under the name TaxCalc.
London's FTSE 250 was flat at 20,356. 14 in afternoon trading on Monday, with Greggs topping the second tier index's risers.
Morgan Sindall Group revealed on Monday that chief executive John Morgan had disposed of 300,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed UK construction and regeneration group.
Aston Martin Lagonda got a boost on Monday as HSBC upped its stance on the stock to 'buy' from 'hold' and lifted the price target to 550p from 533p, saying the launch of the DBX could be a turning point for the equity story.
Motif Bio announced on Monday that its subsidiary Motif BioSciences has reached an agreement with its former clinical research organisation to settle all obligations without further payment.
Europe-focussed rare and orphan drug consulting services platform Open Orphan announced the signing of a preferred partner agreement with Ipsen Group on Monday.
Strategic infrastructure project investor InfraStrata announced a proposed placing of new ordinary shares by way of an accelerated bookbuild on Monday, to raise a minimum of £6m.
Bacanora Lithium updated the market on its activities at the Sonora Lithium Project in Mexico on Monday, following the recent completion of the strategic investment by global lithium company Ganfeng Lithium.
IndigoVision announced the acquisition of Agorasys for a consideration of up to €3. 0m (£2. 57m) on Monday, of which €2. 3m would be payable in cash at completion to clear Agora's existing financial indebtedness.
Hydrogen power generation technology provider AFC Energy updated the market on its proprietary ‘AlkaMem’ anionic exchange membrane development programme on Monday, as used in its high-current density alkaline fuel cell, ‘HydroX-Cell(S)’.
Sterling shot higher on Monday after Nigel Farage said the Brexit party will not stand in the 317 seats won by the Conservatives at the 2017 general election, boosting Boris Johnson's chances of success in the upcoming election.
London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 5% at 7,321. 10 in afternoon trade on Monday, with miners under the cosh.
US stocks took a break from the record-setting rally on Monday, opening lower as market participants continue to closely monitor goings-on in US-China trade talks and demonstrations in Hong Kong.