Domino's Pizza Group said it was selling its Swedish unit for €2m (£1. 8m) in cash as it moved to focus solely on its UK and Ireland operations.
UK retail sales ticked higher in February, industry research showed on Tuesday, as the roadmap out of lockdown helped support spending.
Banks' shares continued to outperform Technology at the start of the week amid expectations for an exit from the Covid-19 pandemic, possibly as soon as in the next couple of months, as well as for increased fiscal stimulus spending in the US.
Wall Street stocks turned in a mixed performance on Monday after the US Senate passed Joe Biden's $1. 9trn Covid relief bill over the weekend.
Investors' attention on Tuesday will be firmly on a vote in the US House of Representatives on the Biden administration's $1. 9trn fiscal stimulus package, which has already been approved in the Senate.
European shares bounded ahead at the start of the week with the German Dax breaking out to a new record high in the process partly in anticipation of fresh fiscal stimulus in the US.
London stocks closed in positive territory on Monday, with Pearson still well in the green at the end of the day after well-received results.
United Oil & Gas announced the spudding of the ASD-1X exploration well in Egypt’s Abu Sennan licence on Monday, where it holds a 22% working interest alongside operator Kuwait Energy Egypt.
Hunting revealed on Monday that chief executive Arthur Johnson had acquired 24,289 ordinary shares in the London-listed energy services firm.
Two-thirds of the world's rainforests have been degraded or destroyed by humans, revealed the latest report by Rainforest Foundation Norway.
American Airlines said it was planning to issue $5bn in bonds and seek a $2. 5bn term loan backed by its frequent flyer program to pay back a government loan and other debts.
Analysts at Berenberg more than doubled their target price on Aggreko from 410. 0p to 880. 0p on Monday after a buy-out offer from a consortium made up of TDR Capital and I Squared was recommended by the group's board.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 1% at 21,170. 93 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Canaccord Genuity increased its price target and forecasts for IQE to reflect recent trading that was stronger than expected.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 1. 3% at 6,715. 61 in afternoon trade on Monday.
PayPal has agreed to buy Tel Aviv-based Curv, a provider of cloud-based infrastructure for digital asset security, for an undisclosed sum.
Wall Street stocks were in the green on Monday after the US Senate passed Joe Biden's $1. 9trn Covid relief bill over the weekend.
Alaska-focussed oil and gas exploration company Pantheon Resources updated the market on the ‘Talitha A’ well on the state’s North Slope on Monday, reporting “very encouraging” preliminary analysis.
Zotefoams shares fell after one of the company's biggest long-term investors sold its entire stake in the company.
Numis has cut its recommendation on BT Group to ‘sell’, arguing that the telecoms giant is unlikely to benefit from some of the tax benefits announced by the chancellor in last week’s Budget.
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