Shares in bottling company Coca-Cola HBC slumped on Monday after Coca-Cola Co. said it will keep its majority stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa "for the foreseeable future".
London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 7% at 7,299. 01 in afternoon trade on Monday, with housebuilders proving a drag.
The number of scams involving cryptoassets and foreign exchange investments tripled last year, with victims losing more than £27m in total, according to research published on Tuesday by the regulator.
City Pub Group reported a jump in sales on Monday for the 19 weeks to 12 May, as it said it's on track to meet expectations for the year.
Commodity prices were mostly lower on Monday as concerns over the stalemate in US-China trade talks engulfed technology shares across the globe after Washington threatened, last Friday, to cut off Chinese tech champion Huawei's access to US-made components.
UK trade unions are lobbying investors to pressure Amazon into improving the working conditions for its warehouse staff who must endure targets that can even lead to physical injury.
Stock markets across the Continent sustained heavy losses following a rout in the technology sector after the US blacklisted Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei last Friday, banning US companies, including chipmakers, from supplying it with much needed components.
Sterling was little changed at the start of the week, as investors bid their time ahead of the European parliamentary elections, which some - albeit not all - observers said would serve as a proxy vote on Brexit.
London stocks slipped, led lower by weakness in the housebuilding sector, as worries about Brexit and Sino-US relations weighed on investor sentiment.
Investors are likely to focus on the Bank of England's Mark Carney on Tuesday.
London's FTSE 250 was down 0. 81% at 19,341. 00 in afternoon trade on Monday, with Merlin Entertainments leading the index lower.
Tesla shares fell Monday after an analyst Wedbush analyst Dan Ives cut the price target on the stock to $230 from $275.
Analysts at Berenberg upped their target price on bakery chain Greggs from 1,600p to 1,780p, on Monday, praising the group for its "excellent start" to the year.
NGO The Human Rights Watch accused the government of carrying out welfare cuts that had seen tens of thousands of poor families left without food and thus failing in its responsibility to ensure adequate sustenance for its citizens.
Woodbois revealed on Monday that chairman Miles Pelham had acquired 1m ordinary shares in the AIM-listed timber trading firm.
Ford plans to eliminate around 10% of its global workforce or 7,000 jobs as it tries to keep up with changes in the auto industry amid a slump in global sales.
US equities opened lower on Monday, with market participants concerned about the potential repercussions of the White House's crackdown on Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.
Shore Capital downgraded its stance on shares of online fast-fashion retailer Boohoo to 'hold' from 'buy' on Monday, saying the stock is fairly valued for now.
Shares in Sprint Corp surged on Monday after US Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said he would recommend approval of its $26. 5bn merger with T-Mobile.
Low & Bonar was under the cosh on Monday as it warned on profits and announced the departure of its chief executive officer, Philip de Klerk.