Approximately 1. 5m jobs in England are at a high risk of being automated, the latest analysis from the Office for National Statistics revealed.
Commodity traders endured another volatile session on Monday, as 'market chatter' around a possible US recession looming on the horizon percolated through the different asset classes.
US stocks turned in a mixed but broadly unchanged performance on Monday as concerns about global growth reappeared and Apple revealed it was entering the video streaming market at its eagerly-awaited "It's Showtime!" press event.
Sterling slipped at the start of the week as the Prime Minister told MPs she did not yet have sufficient support to get her proposed Brexit deal through the House of Commons; hence her decision to postpone another vote on it.
Retirement income specialist Just Group has successfully completed its capital raise through a mix of new shares and debt.
Stocks on the Continent finished lower, albeit off their worst levels, after a better-than-expected reading on the prestigious IFO institute's German business confidence index failed to completely reassure worried investors and despite very dovish remarks from top central bank officials around the world.
Stocks are trading on a slightly mixed note, with a stronger-than-expected reading on a key survey of German business sentiment failing to completely reassure worried investors and with analysts continuing to air conflicting views on the outlook for financial markets.
Niche specialist services provider Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) announced new £40m committed facilities on Monday, together with a £10m accordion with HSBC.
Morocco-focussed upstream gas company Sound Energy updated the market on the TE-7 well reservoir pressure on Monday, following the latest retrieval of the pressure gauge data.
Hansteen Holdings' shares crept up on Monday after the value of its property portfolio grew despite Brexit uncertainty, though its net asset value (NAV) was diminished by a significant distribution to its shareholders following the sale of assets.
RBC Capital Markets slashed its price target on electric car maker Tesla on Monday to $210 from $245 as it cut its first-quarter Model 3 delivery forecast.
London stocks finished in the red on Monday, alongside losses in sterling, as investors geared up for votes on amendments to the Prime Minister's proposal for the UK's withdrawal from the European Union and fretted about global growth, with a better-than-expected reading on German business sentiment doing little to improve the mood.
Jefferies has downgraded Wood Group, over concerns that the dividend could come under pressure at the energy services firm.
London's FTSE 250 index was down 1. 03% at 18,802. 86 in afternoon trade on Monday, with Wood Group shunting the index lower after agreeing to the sale of one of its divisions.
Softcat chairman Martin Hellawell disposed of 312,000 ordinary shares in the Marlowe-based IT infrastructure provider on Monday.
London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 5% to 7,168. 86 in afternoon trade on Monday, with worries about Brexit and global growth weighing on sentiment.
Wall Street trading began on a mixed note on Monday amid worries about global growth, with Apple lower following of its eagerly-awaited "It's Showtime!" press event.
Deutsche Bank downgraded its stance on shares of United Utilities to 'hold' from 'buy' as they have risen above its 850p price target.
Newmont Mining said on Monday that it would pay its shareholders a special dividend of $0. 88 a share if they approve its $10bn acquisition of Goldcorp.
Analysts at Jefferies jacked up their target price for shares of RBS following a meeting with the lender's finance chief, Katie Murray, that saw them come away with "more conviction than ever around large scale capital return".