Many large UK retailers will struggle to meet higher interest payments this year if the Bank of England raises rates, according to a study carried out by Company Watch.
All eyes will be on the latest US consumer price data and the Chancellor's Spring statement on Tuesday.
Stocks across the Continent managed to hold on to their early gains even after the US president said on Monday he wants the European Union to eliminate the "large" tariffs and barriers that discriminate against his country's farmers and manufacturers.
AIM-quoted mineral exploration company Salt Lake Potash has signed a memorandum of understanding with gold mining firm Blackham Resources on the potential development of a potash sulphate project in Australia.
Cancer drug development company Hutchison China Meditech plans to gain approval for its fruquintinib drug as China’s first Tyrosine-Kinase inhibitor (TKI), the company said on Monday.
President Energy announced the results of recent reactivation testing of gas wells in Argentina on Monday, noting a live gas field with potentially commercial gas flows.
Deutsche Bank downgraded Just Eat from 'hold' to 'sell' on Monday as it cut its profit forecasts and target price for the shares due to the online food delivery group's new investment plan.
London stocks failed to build on the gains seen on Wall Street at the end of last week as investors mulled over news that London house prices have slumped over the last year, while M&A was in focus as Melrose sweetened its hostile bid for GKN.
Metro Bank chief executive officer Craig Donaldson disposed of 63,000 ordinary shares in the challenger bank on Monday, collecting more than £2. 5m in the process.
European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström said the bloc “will stand up to the bullies” over protectionism and will not be intimidated by the US on trade tariffs.
The electricity sector was the worst performing on Monday, contributing to a decline in London's main equity index, while industrial metals & mining maintained some upward pressure.
Wall Street trading kicked off with mixed performances on Monday, as the Dow Industrials came under selling pressure even as many investors continued to cheer encouraging jobs data at the end of the previous week.
African Battery Metals (ABM) announced on Monday that it will increase focus on its cobalt projects at its Kisinka licence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Two construction groups linked to Carillion led the risers on the FTSE 250 on Monday, Galliford Try and Kier Group.
Technical training solutions company Pennant International reported a decrease in profits for 2017 on Monday, despite achieving revenue growth over the year.
Ariana Resources announced on Monday that it expects its Kiziltepe project in Turkey to produce 20,000 ounces of gold in 2018, an increase of 47% over 2017.
Shares of E. ON and RWE were catapulted higher by news of a multi-billion pound asset swap aimed at fending off the entry of European rivals into their main market.
Jefferies changed its stance on challenger banks CYBG and Virgin Money on Monday, upgrading the former as it downgraded the latter.
Point-of-sale, payment and online loyalty systems developer and supplier Universe Group has installed its next-generation point-of-sale, back office and head office solution in its 70th site for petrol forecourt operator Rontec, it announced on Monday.
Turnaround specialist Melrose Industries has upped its offer for engineer GKN to 467p per share, or £8. 1bn, from £7. 4bn.