London stocks finished just above the waterline by the close on Monday, as the pound was dented by political woes.
Asos: JP Morgan downgrades to neutral with a target price of 3,800p.
The Confederation of British Industry has urged the next Prime Minister to "act fast" to get the stalled economy back on the path of growth in a business manifesto released on Monday.
Credit reporting giant Equifax has been fined $600m by New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday, in what is the largest ever settlement over a data breach.
Midwich Group reported that its revenues and margins grew in the first half of the year after recent acquisitions made strong contributions on Monday, though its full-year expectations remained unchanged.
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.
European markets finished in positive territory on Monday, as the Gulf crisis provided a boost for oil producers although investors were still keeping a wary eye on the European Central Bank meeting later in the week.
Globalworth Real Estate Investments revealed on Monday that chief executive Ioannis Papalekas had acquired 3m ordinary shares in the AIM-listed group.
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.