London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 21% at 19,662. 51 in afternoon trade on Monday, with Ted Baker pacing the gains.
Fitch downgraded its outlook on Boeing to 'negative' from 'stable' on Monday, citing regulatory uncertainty over when the plane maker's best-selling 737 MAX jets will return to service.
UK energy regulator Ofgem was on Monday accused by a leading business lobby group of failing include climate change when considering policy goals.
Banks have been closing branches in the poorest communities in England four times faster than in wealthy areas, according to research from Pockit.
Wall Street trading got off to a mixed start on Monday, with attention remaining focused on the Federal Reserve as hopes of a 50 basis point cut to interest rates began to fade.
London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 1% at 7,512. 52 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Digital learning and talent management firm Learning Technologies saw strong sales momentum in the first half of its trading year, with underlying earnings "materially ahead" of expectations.
Homebase on Monday confirmed the acquisition of Bathstore, taking control of 44 stores and the collapsed bathroom retailer's website.
BT said on Monday that it will relocate its headquarters from St Paul's to a new site in Aldgate, with the move expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
UK Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan resigned on Monday before the probable installation of Boris Johnson as prime minister, joining other senior government members who said they would not serve under the leadership favourite.
Biotechnology company Tiziana Life Sciences announced preliminary topline clinical data from a Phase 2a trial of Milciclib as a monotherapy in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, on Monday.
Energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power has signed an agreement to lease new premises in Sheffield for its global manufacturing headquarters, it announced on Monday, and had made a senior production appointment to support the transition to the new facilities.
Fertiliser producer Harvest Minerals updated the market on the status of its application for a full mining license for its Arapua Project, in the Brazilian agricultural belt at Minas Gerais.
The Brexit crisis may have tipped Britain into a recession, a report by a leading think tank stated on Monday.
Galantas Gold Corporation updated the market on its progress at the Omagh gold mine on Monday, reporting that an access drive on the fourth level had intersected the Kearney vein ahead of schedule.
Professional services company Norman Broadbent updated the market on its trading for the six months ended 30 June on Monday, reporting that its had seen continued positive top-line growth, resulting in the company recording a small profit before tax.
Natural resource exploration and development company Regency Mines announced a refinancing of its existing loan facility on Monday, which it had first announced on 6 June 2018 and further updated on 14 January and 15 April this year.
Analysts at JP Morgan Cazenove downgraded shares of fashion retailer Asos to 'neutral' from 'overweight' on Monday following the group's profit warning last week.
Politics will be the main focus on Tuesday, with Boris Johnson set to be announced as the next Prime Minister.
European markets crept into positive territory on Monday as the Gulf crisis provided a boost for oil producers although investors were still keeping a war eye on the European Central Bank meeting later in the week.