And the World Energy Council has put the UK on a negative watch list over concerns about the security and cost of its energy supplies.
Brent crude rose for a third day amid signs that Iran will seek an output cut at OPEC's meeting this week and after China unexpectedly reduced interest rates.
THE cost of renting has fallen but Edinburgh remains one of the UK's most expensive cities for a tenant, according to a survey.
THE proposed �5.6bn merger between the insurer Aviva and its rival Friends Life will come under intense scrutiny when trading opens for the first time since the news broke after the markets closed on Friday.
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is calling for George Osborne to pump investment into infrastructure projects to drive the UK's economic growth ahead of next month's Autumn Statement.