Tech giant Google which has recently been under pressure from music fans and members of parliament to stop placing the ticket reseller website Viagogo at the top of its search rankings, said it will abide by the rulings of the Competition and Markets Authority.
Stocks finished higher across-the-board on Monday, with investors heartened by some orthodox sound bites from top Italian officials and the absence of any headlines regarding fresh US sanctions on Chinese-made goods.
In the run-up to Thursday's Bank of England decision on interest rates the spotlight on Tuesday will be on the latest employment data in the UK.
Nike sales increased by almost a third during the Labour Day weekend following the launch of its controversial advertising campaign starring American football star Colin Kaepernick, according to researcher Edison Trends.
Renewable fuels company Velocys saw its share price dive on Monday after confirming that operations have been suspended at its plant in Oklahoma City, USA.
London stocks managed to stay afloat even as the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, held out the prospect of striking a deal with Westminster on Brexit in under two months' time, which sent the pound vaulting higher again.
London's FTSE 250 was steady at 20,223. 79 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Peel Hunt upgraded Moneysupermarket. com to ‘buy’ from ‘add’ on Monday following recent share price weakness, with the stock down 14% from mid-June.
Germany is in talks with allies France, the UK and the US on joining a possible military deployment in Syria in the event that the Syrian government uses chemical weapons in Idlib, BILD reported.
Miners and industrial metals players were heading lower at the start of the week as base metals prices were beaten down further, amid trade tensions and emerging market concerns.
Craneware's chief executive Keith Neilson purchased 4,848 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed firm on Monday, upping his stake to a total of 3. 38m or 12. 7% of the company's issued share capital.
Enterprise innovation management software provider Sopheon on Monday won a contract to provide Doosan Bobcat North America with its Accolade software.
China's global trade surplus narrowed last month, but widened against the US, with the latter taking some economists by surprise given the trade tariffs recently-imposed by Washington.
London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 1% to 7,271. 09 in afternoon trade on Monday as the pound surged after the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said a deal was "realistic" in the next six to eight weeks .
Lonmin is looking a less risky investment than it seemed a few months ago, said broker Liberum on Monday, upgrading the miner to 'hold'.
Analysts at JP Morgan said that nature had given Greene King a somewhat unexpected boost throughout the first 18 weeks of its fiscal year 2019 as the UK's long, hot summer drove the pubco's like-for-like sales ahead 2. 8% year-on-year.
United Rentals has agreed to buy rival equipment rental company BlueLine from Platinum Equity for around $2. 1bn in cash.
Fertiliser development company Harvest Minerals announced the appointment of David Edghill to its senior management as chief financial officer on Monday.
Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza has accused the White House of planning an intervention and backing military conspiracies on the back of a report that claims senior US officials had met with Venezuelan military officers to plot a coup.
Communications cloud and managed services provider Maintel Holdings announced its interim results for the six months to 30 June on Monday, reporting a 14% improvement in revenue to £66. 5m, with recurring revenue at 70%.