Close: London's leading stock market slipped 47 points today as the pound climbed against the US dollar. The FTSE 100 lost 0.7 per cent, falling 47.3 points to 7,151.2, with miners the main bright spot in the day's trading.
BP has started up one of its first major projects in the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, almost a year ahead of schedule and $150m under budget.
The London Metal Exchange is searching for a new chief executive after Monday's abrupt resignation of Garry Jones, who clashed with brokers and battled to stem a decline in activity on the 140-year-old bourse.
FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, the logo of Yahoo appears on a smartphone in Frankfurt, Germany. Yahoo Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.
DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty ImagesPresident-elect Donald Trump has already shaken the foundations of the global trade infrastructure declaring recently that the World Trade Organization is a 'disaster.