EasyJet said on Monday that it has decided to withdraw from a consortium set up to consider bidding for bankrupt Alitalia.
JPMorgan Cazenove upgraded its stance on Legal & Geneal to 'neutral' from 'underweight' on Monday, lifting the price target to 285p from 239p on management delivery and following a de-rating of the shares.
Currency markets were pessimistic on Monday that Theresa May can pull a Brexit rabbit from the hat as she tries to bring sceptical backbenchers and Northern Ireland's DUP round to supporting her exit deal.
Morgan Stanley has upgraded its rating on engines group Rolls-Royce, arguing that market share gains are likely to drive sector-beating cashflow growth.
Stocks are holding higher at the start of another key week in the UK Parliament and ahead of multiple central bank decisions around the world, including in the US and Europe.
US stock futures pointed to a muted open on Wall Street on Monday, with Boeing under pressure again as investors look to this week's Federal reserve policy announcement.
By: Dima Chernovolov USD/CHF continues to fall inside the daily Up Channel chart pattern which was previously identified by Autochartist.
West-Africa focussed exploration company Cora Gold was upbeat on the release of interim results from the preliminary metallurgical test work programme for oxide samples, taken from the zone A and Selin prospects at the Sanankoro Gold Discovery in the Yanfolila Gold Belt, Southern Mali on Monday.
The European Union's trade surplus with the United States continued to rise in January, further underlining tensions between Brussels and Washington.
Stocks have begun the week on the front foot, but only just, ahead of another key week in the UK Parliament and of multiple central bank decisions around the world, including in the US and Europe.