The Irish and the Dutch governments were the latest to join the list of countries that have halted the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccination programme until the risk of blood clots is ruled out, even as Europe's main drugs regulator said the benefits of the shot continued to outweigh the risks.
London listed stocks were mixed at the start of the week, as hopes for a reopening of the UK economy were offset by the drag from miners and weakness in the oil patch.
Investors' focus on Tuesday will be on a raft of key economic indicators due out in the States.
European shares finished on a mixed note on Monday, with hopes of a swift economic recovery and calmer bond markets vying with negative and negative headlines around vaccination efforts on the Continent and similarly mixed economic data in China, according to traders.
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London stocks finished Monday’s session in a mixed state, with the top-flight index dipping below the waterline in afternoon trading, sentiment earlier having been underpinned by vaccine optimism and the US stimulus package.
London's second-tier index was only able to eke out the narrowest of gains at start of the week amid weakness in commodity-related stocks.
WHP Global announced it had acquired interest in the Toys R’ Us’ parent company (Tru Kids) and would consider re-opening stores in the US.
Amryt Pharma revealed on Monday that chairman Ram Stafford had acquired 300,100 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company.
Berenberg initiated coverage of Boohoo at ‘buy’ on Monday even as it conceded that shares of the scandal-hit fast-fashion retailer are "not for the faint-hearted".
Medical diagnostics company Omega announced on Monday that a public sector contract disclosure had been published in relation to its contract with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to provide manufacturing capacity for Covid-19 lateral flow antigen testing.
Petrofac shares tanked on Monday after the oilfield services provider said it had been notified by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) that it has been suspended from competing for new awards until further notice.
Hand sanitiser, men's loungewear bottoms and hand weights have joined the basket of goods used to measure UK inflation to reflect changes in consumption during the Covid-19 crisis.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 4% at 6,732. 13 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Switzerland’s Roche said on Monday that it has agreed to buy US-based GenMark Diagnostics for $24. 05 a share or $1. 8bn, in an all-cash deal.
Volkswagen Group and BP announced on Monday a strategic collaboration to expand ultra-fast electric vehicle charging across Europe.
Wall Street trading got off to a mixed start on Monday amid optimism about a possible reopening of the US economy after President Joe Biden said he hopes that Americans will be able to freely travel and gather with their families for the 4th of July long weekend.
Most of the cyclical shares' run versus defensive stocks may have passed but investors should not expect a reversal of the trend, JP Morgan said.
Moonpig Group: Citigroup initiates at buy with a target price of 550p.
Condor Gold has agreed to purchase a complete new semi-autogenous (SAG) mill package from First Majestic Silver for $6. 5m (£4. 67m), it said on Monday, including $3m payable in shares.
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