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Stocks in Europe finished higher despite Beijing's decision to halt purchases of some US agricultural imports pending the details of Washington's response to its decision to move ahead with a security bill for Hong Kong that observers say are in breach of its treaty obligations.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 1% at 6,138.72 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Ted Baker announced its intention to raise about £100m in equity as the clothing brand plunged to an annual loss of almost £80m.
Eli Lilly has started human trials of potential treatment for Covid-19, the US pharmaceutical giant announced on Monday.
London stocks were set for a firmer open on Monday, taking their cue from a positive session in Asia.
Cineworld shares slid on Monday as Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to ‘underweight’ from ‘equalweight’ and slashed the price target to 60p from 180p, arguing that the recent relief rally was overdone.
AstraZeneca announced on Monday that ‘Brilinta’, or ticagrelor, has been approved in the United States to reduce the risk of a first heart attack or stroke in high-risk patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) - the most common type of heart disease.
London stocks rose in early trade on Monday, with investors relieved that US President Donald Trump did not announce more drastic measures against China in his news conference last week.
FTSE 250 gambling software company Playtech said on Monday that it has been granted regulatory approval by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) to provide its casino product to the New Jersey market.
Fuller, Smith & Turner said on Monday that it will issue commercial paper for £100m under the Covid Corporate Financing facility to ensure it’s in "a strong position with significant liquidity headroom" to weather the coming months amid the ongoing closure of its pubs.
China's two major state-run agricultural firms hit the pause button on purchases of some American agricultural goods, including soybeans, as officials in Beijing assess mounting tensions with the US.
UK banks have warned that up to half the £18.5bn "bounce back" loans they make to small businesses during the Covid-19 crisis are unlikely to be repaid, according to a report.
Capital & Counties Properties has agreed to buy a 26.3% stake in Shaftesbury for £436m.
Amigo said the Financial Conduct Authority was investigating its credit assessment process as the guarantor lender took legal action against its founder's company over an attempted boardroom coup.
The UK manufacturing sector continued to struggle in May, a widely-watched survey showed on Monday, although the pace of decline eased following April's historic fall.
Balfour Beatty scrapped its final dividend after the Covid-19 lockdown had a material impact on the group's financial performance across its business.
De La Rue shares surged on Monday after the banknote and passport printer hailed a "strong" start to the new financial year, left its full-year expectations unchanged and said it had only seen limited impact form the coronavirus crisis.
Hydrogen power generation company AFC Energy announced a collaboration with Acciona on Monday, to field trial its ‘H-Power’ fuel cell platform as part of a strategy to decarbonise construction sites in Europe and elsewhere.
Insurance firms including RSA and Hiscox responded to a statement from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on Monday, over the regulator’s business interruption insurance court proceedings, which were first announced on 1 May.
London open The FTSE 100 is expected to open 82 points higher on Monday, having closed down 2.29% at 6,076.60.
The EU's chief negotiator has warned Boris Johnson that he must keep his promises if he wants to avoid the double economic hit of a no-deal Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic. In an exclusive interview, Michel Barnier accuses the prime minister of backsliding on commitments made in the political declaration. Issuing an ultimatum, he warned that there would not be an "agreement at any cost". - Sunday Times
The difficult outlook in almost every sense has experts believing that conditions are set fair for the price of gold, which bodes well for gold miners as well as for those working for them, such as Capital Drilling, said the Mail on Sunday's Midas column.