Travel-related issues were at the bottom of the pile on the second-tier index on Monday, as governments around the world, including the US and UK, moved to tighten restrictions on foreigners arriving from virus hot spots.
Wall Street stocks turned in a mixed performance on Monday ahead of some key corporate earnings later in the week.
Indivior has reached a settlement with Reckitt Benckiser regarding the latter's claims against derived from its 2019 settlement with the US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission.
Financial markets' focus on Tuesday will be on the latest UK employment.
News of setbacks for the expected pace of Covid-19 vaccinations, particularly on the Continent, but also further afield, potentially including in the likes of Australia, Canada and Thailand weighed on investor sentiment.
European shares fell back at the start of the week with investors scurrying back towards tech stocks as the prospect of extended Covid lockdowns on the Continent battered travel and leisure companies.
The Office for National Statistics published a report on Covid deaths in 2020 by occupation on Monday which revealed that men working in low-skilled jobs in the care sector or in other service jobs were most at risk.
Italy's Prime Minister is set to step down on Tuesday.
Blackberry said it was not aware of any "material, undisclosed corporate developments" that might explain Monday's rapid climb in its stock price.
A green light from the European Union to lift a 22-month flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX this week has angered relatives of 346 victims of two crashes involving the jet.
City centres in the UK are suffering from falling rents as tenants increasingly decide to move to the suburbs due to the pandemic.
London stocks closed in negative territory on Monday, with travel and leisure stocks under the cosh as the prospect of tighter border restrictions and a prolonged lockdown weighed on sentiment.
Gold exploration and development company Kefi Gold and Copper updated the market on operations in Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia in its fourth quarter on Monday, reporting that financing for the Tulu Kapi Gold Project in Ethiopia remained on track.
Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on chemicals group Synthomer from 430. 0p to 515. 0p on Monday, stating continued upgrades from nitrile latex provided "an auspicious backdrop" for 2021.
AFH Financial Group said on Monday that chief executive Alan Hudson had disposed of 4. 29m ordinary shares in the AIM-listed wealth management firm.
Amigo said it would be insolvent if a proposed cap on customer payouts fails as the subprime lender published details of its plan.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 1% at 6,629. 47 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Diversified gold exploration and development company Panthera Resources updated the market on its West Africa exploration programmes on Monday, as well as the projects owned by its associated company Moydow Holdings.
Johnson&Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine may be two weeks from approval, one of the top US health officials said.
Dominion Voting Systems is seeking at least $1. 3bn (£950m) of damages from Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuiliani for statements that allegedly damaged its reputation and encouraged death threats against its employees.