Aluminum in London retreated from an 18-month high as industrial metals declined after worse-than-expected manufacturing data from China, the biggest consumer.
The Bank of England's MPC split 7-2 in favour of keeping rates at 0.5%, the first divide in three years. Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images.
Quindell, the divisive insurance claims processor, has reported a 292pc increase in pre-tax profits and hailed its performance despite criticism from Gotham City Research.
HSBC/Market will release preliminary manufacturing data overnight for China and Europe. The numbers could shape expectations ahead of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's speech at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, tomorrow.
A leading oil industry figure has claimed that the Scottish government's predictions for North Sea oil recovery are up to 60% too high.