London stocks had turned lower by midday on Monday as sterling got a lift from better-than-expected growth figures and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would "overwhelmingly" prefer a Brexit deal with the EU.
European stocks finished the session on a mixed note as investors looked ahead to the European Central Bank's policy decision scheduled for Thursday amid expectations of further stimulus.
The market spotlight on Tuesday will continue to be on Parliament, as investors digest the results and implications of the previous night's vote on whether to hold a snap election.
TalkTalk boss and founder, Charles Dunstone, picked up 6. 0m shares in the telecommunications carrier's stock at the start of the week.
Barclays said it now expects to face a bill for payment protection insurance redress significantly greater than it had previously anticipated and provisioned for.
Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa has resigned on Monday after months of trying to pull the company out of the chaos unleashed by the ousting of Carlos Ghosn in November.
London stocks finished lower on Monday as sterling got a lift from better-than-expected growth figures and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would "overwhelmingly" prefer a Brexit deal with the EU.
The UK Confederation of Passenger Transport announced on Monday a set of commitments for 2025 in pursuit of a new and greener strategy.
Shares in Oilex stormed higher on Monday after the company reached a resolution with the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) over a dispute concerning their Cambay joint venture.
Trading on Wall Street began with a slightly positive tone on Monday following a report of a "peace proposal" from Beijing.
Travel platform Ten Lifestyle Group said on Monday that its adjusted loss for the year won't be as bad as expected, while its pipeline remains "strong".
AstraZeneca on Monday reported that its Imfinzi drug had improved overall survival by almost three months in patients with late-stage small cell lung cancer in a recent trial.
Berenberg downgraded its stance on Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One to 'hold' from 'buy' on Monday as it lifted the price target to 572p from 475p to account for a 20% chance of a potential "left field" counterbid to Hasbro at 10% above the current price.
London's FTSE 250 was fell by 0. 18% to 19,669. 56 in afternoon trading on Monday, with precious metals miners leading the way lower.
AT&T shares surged in pre-market trade on Monday after activist investor Elliott Management wrote a letter to its board outlining a plan to restructure the business and unlock value that could see the shares hit $60.
Cerillion shares surged on Monday after the company won a major new contract worth £3. 7m with a telecoms provider in Asia.
London' s FTSE 100 was down 0. 8% at 7,226. 97 in afternoon trade on Monday, dented by a stronger pound.
Entertainment One: Berenberg downgrades to hold with a target price of 572p.
Britain's pub industry is immature, but with demand still there and capacity withdrawing at an accelerated pace, Mitchells&Butlers was set to cash in, said analysts at Morgan Stanley.
Outsourcer Interserve has won a £7. 6m contract with the Department for Education (DfE) to design and build a special education needs school in Devon.