US stocks closed higher on Monday as stimulus talks remained in focus for yet another session.
Goldman Sachs sounded a 'bullish' note on the outlook for crude oil prices even in the event of a US presidential election win by Democratic party hopeful Joe Biden.
European stocks finished in positive territory on Monday, still driven by US stimulus hopes.
London stocks were mixed at the close on Monday, as sentiment took a slide after the Prime Minister outlined tighter lockdown restrictions in some parts of England.
The focus on Tuesday will be on the UK jobs market and, overseas, on the latest foreign trade data due out on China.
Analysts at Berenberg hiked their target price on industrial and electronics products distributor Electrocomponents from 575. 0p to 815. 0p on Monday, highlighting the acceleration of some pre-existing trends.
Photo-me International revealed on Monday that chief executive Serge Crasnianski had upped his stake in the London-listed photobooth operator by 2. 5m ordinary shares by virtue of his interest in Tibergest.
Healthcare technology company Induction Healthcare announced a strategic collaboration with global health technology company Cerner Corporation on Monday.
Natural resources investing company ADM Energy announced the completion of the 14th lifting at the Aje Field, part of the OML 113 licence, offshore Nigeria, in which its currently holds a 5% crude entitlement.
Allegro. eu SA shares rocketed on the day of their stockmarket debut, valuing the company at approximately £13. 6bn.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 6% at 18,188. 64 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity cut their target price on public transport operator Stagecoach from 85. 0p to 62. 0p on Monday as they made downgrades to assumptions for the firm's regional bus unit.
Enterprise software company Sopheon has hired Greg Coticchia as president, to take responsibility for day-to-day operations and to accelerate its software-as-a-service (SaaS) transition, it announced on Monday.
US stocks opened higher on Monday as stimulus talks remained in focus for yet another session.
More than 99% of Unilever shareholders have voted to end the conglomerate's dual nationality status and base its headquarters solely in London, a move that may pave the way for mergers and acquisitions activity.
Crude oil futures slipped lower at the start of the week as production restarted in the US Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Delta left the region and amid reports that output from Libya was coming back online more quickly than anticipated.
The owner of transport company Eddie Stobart Logistics has motored back to the black.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 2% at 6,006. 40 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Carnival has cancelled all cruises scheduled for November for six of its ships operating from PortMiami and Port Canaveral, Florida.
Long-serving Petropavlovsk executive Alya Samokhvalova has quit the Russian gold miner with immediate effect, it was announced on Monday.