The focus on Tuesday will be on the latest UK employment report to see how the jobs is starting to benefit from the easing of lockdowns.
Indonesian start-ups Gojek and Tokopedia have agreed to a merger worth $18bn that will create the biggest privately held technology start-up in south-east Asia.
UK airlines and travel firms complained that the Covid green list of 12 countries available to travel to quarantine free is too cautious.
European shares were mostly lower on Monday, albeit only slightly, as the UK lifted more Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, despite worries about the India variant of the virus.
London stocks closed in negative territory on Monday, as worries about the Indian variant offset cheer over the easing of Covid-related restrictions in England.
Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on paving firm Marshalls from 740. 0p to 790. 0p on Monday, stating the group was "continuing to deliver".
Schroders revealed on Monday that chairman Michael Dobson had disposed of 12,624 ordinary shares in the FTSE 100-listed asset manager.
Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Faron Pharmaceuticals announced “promising” new data from its ongoing bexmarilimab ‘MATINS’ study on Monday, reporting combined headline data from 141 evaluable patients enrolled in the completed first part and the ongoing second part of the study.
Lithium-focussed exploration and development company Kodal Minerals updated the market on exploration on its Cote d'Ivoire gold assets on Monday, confirming that it had secured two drill rigs for the Nielle Project in the north of the country.
Waste-to-energy gasification technology company Eqtec announced the acquisition and planned recommissioning of a 1MWe waste-to-energy plant in Italy on Monday.
London’s FTSE 250 was down 0. 3% at 22,266. 99 in afternoon trade on Monday.
US telecoms group AT&T is to spin out WarnerMedia and merge it with Discovery, in a multi-billion dollar deal that will create a new streaming giant.
Homebuilder confidence in the US was steady in May despite growing concerns over the price and availability of most building materials, prompting calls for import tariffs on them to be lifted.
Wall Street stocks were in the red shortly after the open on Monday following the worst week for major US indices since February.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 1% at 7,036. 38 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Starting Monday, coffee giant Starbucks will not require fully vaccinated customers to wear masks inside stores unless it is required by law.
Diploma: Numis upgrades to add with a target price of 3,250p.
Manufacturing sector activity in the jurisdiction of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's slipped a bit last month, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
The European Union agreed a partial truce with the United States in a dispute over US metals tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.
Diabetes specialist Arecor Therapeutics is to debut on the London Stock Exchange, it was confirmed on Monday.