The FTSE 100 is currently down about 20 points to 4,130. F&C Invest Trust leads today's lose...
The FTSE 100 is currently down about 20 points to 4,130.
F&C Invest Trust leads today's losers with 5.25p to 172.75p.
Rio Tinto shed 18p to 1254p after speculation that currency swings will affect the its dollar dominated commodities such as gold and coal mining in South Africa.
SABMiller, one of the world's largest brewer, dropped 6p to 409.5p.
BAE Systems advanced with 7.25p to 155.25p after the company turned down a possible offer to merge with French rival Thales, according to the Observer.
Legal & General also advanced and gained 1p to 87p.
British Land rose 3.5p to 517.5p even though Deutche Bank cut its recommendation to "hold" from "buy".
In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 36.86 points to 8,822.73, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 38.88 points to 9,733.51.
Across the Atlantic, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended last week on a positive note and rose with 21.49 points to 9,062.79.
Meanwhile, Nasdaq's Composite index lost 18.59 points to 1,627.42 and the S&P 500 shed 2.38 points 987.76.
What made financial headlines over the weekend?
Q2 net sales dropped almost 50%
‘Important to have an anchor’
Lack of innovation for solutions