Relief that Ryanair has maintained its full year profit guidance following a turbulent time for the European airline industry has sent shares in the low cost carrier up more than 6 per cent in early trading on Monday.
UK betting firm William Hill has received a merger offer from rival gambling companies 888 and Rank Group. William Hill said it would "listen to and consider" any proposal.
Global stocks are holding eight month highs after Wall Street struck another record, but trading is cautious ahead of a week chock full of risk events.
Aberdeen Asset Management has suffered its 13th straight quarter of outflows after investors pulled �8.9bn from the funds of Europe's third-largest listed investment house in the three months to the end of June.
The biggest shareholder in Speedy Hire has called for executive chairman Jan �strand to be replaced as the company has been hammered by losses.