Diploma announced that Richard Ingram was joining its board as chief executive officer-designate on Monday.
London stocks were flat in early trade on Monday as investors looked for fresh catalysts following an easing of geopolitical tensions.
United Arab Emirates private healthcare operator NMC Health launched an offering of senior, unsecured, guaranteed convertible bonds due 2025 on Monday, with a principal amount of $450m, convertible into ordinary shares.
A deadline for BHP Billiton's joint venture in Brazil to settle a civil claim of the bursting of the Samarco tailings dam in 2015 has been pushed back again.
Capita has confirmed plans for a £701m rights issue to enable it to carry out a new strategy after a "significant deterioration" in new business wins and business volumes that will continue to weigh on profits in 2018.
FTSE 250 shipping services provider Clarkson warned on Monday that both first-half and full-year profits are now expected to be "materially below" the previous year following a number of headwinds in the first quarter.
Workspace has acquired two further Centro buildings for £76. 5m in cash.
London stocks were set to edge higher at the open on Monday as geopolitical tensions ease.
Theresa May could face a cabinet revolt on a customs union as peers prepare to inflict more defeats on the government over the EU withdrawal bill in a key week for the future of the UK’s relations with Europe. Amid Brexiter threats of a leadership challenge, the former cabinet minister Nicky Morgan, who chairs the Treasury committee, said party rebels should be careful what they wished for. – Guardian.
The Canadian betting giant behind the PokerStars website has this weekend clinched a £3. 4bn takeover of Sky Bet. The online betting site is to be swallowed up by Toronto-based Stars Group in a deal that will create the world’s largest digital gaming company. - The Sunday Times.
London stocks held onto gains made early on Friday, as investors mulled dovish comments from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney from the night before against a more hawkish tone from fellow rate-setter Michael Saunders, amid weakness in Sterling.
1700:Close Britain's top-flight index pushed higher on Friday, boosted by weakness in the pound on the back of 'dovish' remarks overnight from BoE Governor Mark Carney himself.
Stocks finished little changed on Friday even as investors kept a close eye on government bond markets following the spate of sharp selling seen during the previous session, which market commentary linked to expectations for faster rate hikes in the States, especially following recent sharp gains in commodity prices.
Stephen Stone, executive chairman of housebuilder Crest Nicholson, disposed of 250,000 ordinary shares in the Surrey-based firm on Friday, collecting more than £1. 2m in the process.
The focus over the coming week will - easily - be on the first reading on UK gross domestic product for the first quarter, at least according (sort of) to the Governor of the Bank of England.
The building materials sector was the top riser on Friday, with auto parts and household goods the laggards.
The FTSE 100 extended its gains thanks to a weaker pound on Friday, though the rise was led by CRH on the back of comments from chief executive Albert Manifold about a possible US listing.
Consumers in the single currency bloc were in a more buoyant mood in April, contrary to expectations and to recent more downbeat readings readings on other major surveys.
Following Weir's acquisition of US mining tools-maker ESCO, and the announcement of its intention to sell-off its Flow Control business, analysts at Credit Suisse approved of the course the deal had set the company on, in terms of revenue and market share expansion.