After Theresa May announced a 10-year plan that included a £20bn a year increase in funding for the NHS by 2022, analysts at Berenberg believe that the medium-term potential acceleration in NHS volume growth for Spire Healthcare "outweighs longer-term potential lower self-pay growth".
US stocks looked set for losses at the open on Monday as escalating tensions between the US and China undermined sentiment.
London stocks fell into the red on Monday as the threat of a US-China trade war and political developments in Germany kept investors on edge.
1129: After the weekend saw Theresa May announce that, as part of a 10-year plan, funding for the NHS would be increased by £20bn a year by 2022, analysts at Berenberg believe that the medium-term potential acceleration in NHS volume growth for Spire Healthcare outweighs longer-term potential lower self-pay growth.
AIM-listed exploration company 88 Energy has begun nitrogen lift operations at its Icewine-2 well in Alaska, recovering fluids previously injected into the site through fracking.
Vostok Emerging Finance announced a $15m investment into Mexican online small business lending platform Konfio on Monday.
Impact Healthcare REIT has signed a new £50m five year loan facility with Metro Bank, it announced on Monday.
Precious and base metals exploration and development company Greatland Gold has commenced its first exploration campaign at its 100%-owned Black Hills licence in the Paterson region of Western Australia, it announced on Monday.
Yew Grove REIT has exchanged contracts to acquire the One and Three Gateway office buildings, which are situated on the East Wall Road in Dublin 3, for an agreed price of €29m, it announced on Monday.
Idorsia is initiating a Phase 3 study, REACT, to investigate the efficacy and safety of ‘clazosentan’ for the prevention of clinical deterioration due to vasospasm-related delayed cerebral ischemia in patients following an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, it announced on Monday.
With exclusivity signed for the US, there is limited potential at Ocado for new customer fulfilment centres over the next five years and the share price has baked in the announced deals, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Monday as it cut the stock to 'underperform' from 'buy'.
Rio Tinto talked up its Pilbara operations in a presentation to investors and analysts in Western Australia on Monday, with the company explaining that its iron ore business was set to develop “greater flexibility” across its system of mines, railways and ports in the Australian state.
Australian mining and metals company South32, which was spun off from BHP Billiton, has agreed to buy the remaining 83% of Arizona Mining that it does not already own for $1. 3bn in cash.
China has retaliated and hit US with $34bn tariffs on over 600 products including whiskey, electrical cars and soy, while state media attacked the US president Donald Trump’s actions.
Stocks have started the morning lower, with trade and political risks foremost on investors' minds.
AIM-listed fishing and tackle and equipment retailer, Angling Direct, has bought Ted Carter Fishing Tackle for £125,000 in cash plus stock at valuation.
Engineering group Versarien has entered into a commercial agreement with UK mobile accessory brand PhoneDevil to launch a new range of earphones and audio accessories featuring the firm's proprietary Nanene graphene nanoplatelets.
Associated British Foods was on the rise on Monday after RBC Capital Markets lifted the stock to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' and bumped the price target up to 3,100p from 2,800p, citing potential for Primark's like-for-like sales to improve.
India-focused online clothes retailer Koovs has agreed a buy large swathes of advertising over two years from the owner of the Hindustan Times, in exchange for shares and cash.
UK house prices edged higher in June, but prices in the capital fell as the busier spring selling season came to an end, according to a survey by Rightmove.