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US close: Markets mixed as Trump bizarrely defends Russia

Stocks on Wall Street finished mixed on Monday as investors digested earnings from Bank of America and BlackRock, and reacted to a bizarre summit between Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin, in which the former blamed his own country for rigging the 2016 election which led to his presidency.

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Seeing Machines adds tech veteran Jack Boyer as chairman

AI monitoring systems designer Seeing Machines has appointed Jack Boyer as chairman designate with immediate effect, allowing Ken Kroeger to take the chief executive role on a permanent basis.

Versarien appoints graphene whizz to newly created role

Advanced materials engineering firm Versarien appointed Cambridge University graphene expert Stephen Hodge to the company’s newly created head of research role.

Results round-up

Newcastle-based construction services firm Northern Bear on Monday upped its dividend increase after reporting growth in profits and revenue.

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Director dealings: Burberry finance chief ups stake

Burberry's chief operating and financial officer Julie Brown bought £180,000 of shares in the London-listed of the British fashion house on Monday.

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Broker tips: Countryside Properties, Indivior, ASOS, DMGT

Goldman Sachs reinstated its coverage of Daily Mail and General Trust at 'sell' with a 674p price target on Monday, saying the recent rally had overlooked the business' skew to structural and cyclical headwinds.

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IDE Group's shares dip as profit warning reiterated

Specialist managed IT services provider IDE Group on Monday reiterated warnings that the company’s full-year profit is likely to decline from last year.

Europe close: Deutsche leads DAX higher, all others fall

European stocks markets mostly ended in the red on Monday following mixed Chinese data and a warning about global growth from the International Monetary Fund, but a Deutsche Bank-led DAX bucked the trend.

Monday broker round-up

Codemasters Group Holdings: Peel Hunt initiates buy with a target price of 310p.

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London close: FTSE slips on oil drop and global growth worries

London stocks tripped up on Monday as weaker oil prices weighed on the energy sector, the pound made a stuttering recovery from losses last week and warnings about global growth from China and the IMF.

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Tuesday preview: Royal Mail volumes eyed, TalkTalk has chance to impress

Tuesday will give investors an opportunity to catch up on developments at Dairy Crest, Galliford Try, Royal Mail, SSP and TalkTalk, while later jobs data will be important ahead of the Bank of England's meeting in a fortnight.

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Typhoon export orders take off as UK government unveils new jet

UK Defence Minister Gavin Williamson unveiled a prototype of a new fighter jet named Tempest at the Farnborough Airshow on Monday, the same day as BAE Systems' chief executive Charles Woodburn detailed a promising outlook for the UK's existing Typhoon fighter jet.

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Trump calls for 'extraordinary relationship' with Putin's Russia

President Donald Trump has called for the US and Russia to embark on an “extraordinary relationship” after a historic first summit with counterpart Vladimir Putin.

UK could become leading global hub for crypto economy, report says

The UK has all the required resources and an industrial and governmental will to become a global hub for crypto economy and blockchain technologies by 2022, according to new research.

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US open: Stocks slip as Trump's meeting with Putin kicks off

Stocks on Wall Street slipped in early trade on Monday as investors digested earnings from Bank of America and BlackRock and eyed a summit between Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin.

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Plant Health Care eyes cash positivity, tumbles on Brazil soy hitch

Biological products provider Plant Health Care reported that it was on track to achieve full-year revenue growth of 30% but revealed that the license auction for soy in Brazil has been cancelled for the year.

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FTSE 250 movers: Indivior surges but Go-Ahead slumps on downgrade

London's FTSE 250 was flat at 20,820. 51 in afternoon trade on Monday, with Indivior the star performer.

RBC, Jefferies affirm Indivior 'buy' rating after 'rollercoaster' court case

Analysts at Jefferies and RBC Capital Markets reiterated their 'buy' rating on drugmaker Indivior as the company received a "major boost to sentiment" in the wake of a favourable US court decision in its case against rival Dr Reddy's.

Residential Secure Income buys four blocks in Luton for £13m

Residential Secure Income announced the acquisition of four freehold residential buildings in Luton for a total consideration of £13m on Monday.

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Alba Mineral Resources buys another 41pc of Clogau project

Diversified mineral exploration and development company Alba Mineral Resources has conditionally agreed to acquire a further 41% interest in Gold Mines of Wales, it announced on Monday.