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London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 3% at 7,324. 79 in afternoon trade on Monday.
First Quantum Minerals said on Monday that it is not engaged in discussions regarding a takeover bid but is in talks about a potential sale of a minority interest in its Zambian copper assets.
Premier Inn owner Whitbread said on Monday that it has bought three hotels in Germany for an undisclosed sum.
In light of Thomas Cook's collapse, a trading update from holiday firm TUI will be the main highlight on the corporate front on Tuesday, while the German Ifo will also be closely watched following the release of weak manufacturing data.
London stocks had fallen into the red by midday on Monday amid worries about Sino-US trade relations and signs that the eurozone economy is stalling, although holiday firm TUI bucked the trend after rival Thomas Cook collapsed.
Berenberg upgraded its stance on Petra Diamonds stock to 'hold' from 'sell' on Monday, lifting the price target to 9p from 8p following weakness in the shares over the summer.
Medical cannabis investment company World High Life has agreed to buy London-based cannabis oil supplier Love Hemp for up to £9m.
On The Beach said on Monday that it will take a one-off hit as it helps customers affected by the collapse of Thomas Cook.
London stocks were steady in early trade on Monday, outperforming their European peers as renewed concerns about Sino-US trade relations were offset by big gains for travel firm TUI following the collapse of Thomas Cook.
Telford Homes has received clearance from the European Commission for its takeover by US real estate firm CBRE.
Low & Bonar shares rocketed on Monday after it agreed to be taken over by German technology group Freudenberg for £107m in cash.
London stocks were set for a muted open on Monday as investors kept an eye on Sino-US trade developments and with the Supreme Court ruling on the prorogation of Parliament due.
A health check of Britain’s manufacturers has shown thatsome of the most economically and socially deprived areas in UK are highly exposed to the impact of a no-deal Brexit. Exporters are already suffering losses, especially in Wales, north-east England, Yorkshire and Humberside, which have a significant exposure to trade with the EU, according to a report by manufacturing trade body Make UK and business advisory firm BDO. – Guardian.
Beleaguered travel company Thomas Cook confirmed on Friday that it is looking for an additional £200m in funding to avoid going bust, as unions called on the government to intervene.
London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 1% at 7,366. 10 in afternoon trade on Friday, with stocks most exposed to Brexit racking up the strongest gains.
BlueRock Diamonds has sold a 10. 6 carat diamond for $103,000, or $9,751 per carat.
Trainline shares ran off the rails on Friday after a group of investors including largest shareholder KKR sold off 65. 5 million shares.
London stocks had popped into the green by midday on Friday as sterling came off its highs amid mixed messages about the progress being made in Brexit negotiations.
Eve Sleep warned on Friday that full-year revenues would be hit by challenging conditions as it said talks about a possible merger with rival Simba have ended.
French supermarket retailer Casino confirmed late on Thursday that it is in talks with German discounter Aldi about selling its discount chain Leader Price.