London Market Report Headlines

European stocks on backfoot as politics play spoilsport again

European shares edged down on Monday as investors took a cautious view of the upcoming coalition tussle in Germany following elections in which Chancellor Angela Merkel secured a fourth term but saw her party weakened by a surge in support for the far-right.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 25

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 9 points at 7,301.4 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers * SHELL: Iraqi oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Sunday talks are continuing with Royal Dutch Shell on the Majnoon oil field that the company is said to be seeking to quit. * RBS: Some RBS shareholders, who lost most of their money after a credit crisis-era rights issue, could receive less than a quarter of their settlement after litigation costs

Sterling slips on report UK PM to suggest early Brexit

Sterling slipped 0.3 cents against the dollar on Friday as investors awaited a key speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May, after the Telegraph newspaper reported that she would raise the possibility of Britain leaving the EU before March 2019.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 22

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 23 points at 7,241.1 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. * RIO TINTO: Flush with cash, Rio Tinto said it would buy back an additional $2.5 billion worth of its shares, dishing out the proceeds from a sale of coal assets earlier than some had expected. * RYANAIR: Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary on Thursday scrambled to placate pilots and reassure investors as the airline's annual general meeting was dominate