US stocks are surging at the open on the back of strong earnings.
The FTSE 100 closed 10.96 up at 7,275 but Whitbread shares slumped
A look at the biggest London-listed risers and fallers today
Wall Street shares are set to blast higher on Monday..
The FTSE 100 closed 150 points, or 2.11% higher, as investors welcomed Macron's result in the first round of France's presidential election
A look at the top risers and fallers in London on Monday
Markit's PMI releases for April poured cold water on sentiment and the week's gains were pared
Friday was a bit of a wash-out, with the Footsie ending little changed after a rough week
A look at some of the hot stocks in early deals on Friday
The US crude price skidded nearly 4% lower yesterday..
The index of blue-chip shares fell six points to 7,108.53.
Shearwater is issuing 200mln shares - equivalent to around 38% of the shares currently in issue - to meet half the £20mln consideration for the purchase of SecurEnvoy
US equities are set for a higher open after yesterday's losses amid more earnings.
Although it has been an up and down day for the Footsie, it has rarely strayed far from last night's closing level
Lombard Risk provided further evidence that its turnaround plan is gaining momentum
US stocks closed sharply lower on Tuesday on Wall Street
The UK prime minister has announced a snap general election for 8 June
On the plus side, the board is pretty certain there have been no thefts of gold from the gold room at FRGM, or shipments of gold ore to China.
US futures point to a lower open as traders mull North Korea and China growth
Wall Street is expecting a flurry of big cap bank earnings
Yesterday the FTSE 100 briefly rose above 7,400 ... today, a sub-7,300 level beckons
Ferrum Crescent jumps on news that drilling is about to kick off and Gfinity gets a turbo-boost from a hook-up with Microsoft.
Oil traders are keeping a close eye in an OPEC report later, which will show output for March
With US stocks tipped to open lower, the top-share index has slipped into the red
It's all pipes and tubes today, with PipeHawk, Tricorn, Hayward Tyler and Norcros going well