News by: Daniel Grote
Shares surge after broadcasting group agrees £18 billion takeover by Rupert Murdoch's US media group 21st Century Fox.
Markets respond well to move by European Central Bank to cut its bond-buying stimulus policy. Capita slumps after profits alert.
Rotation from 'expensive defensives' to riskier, 'cyclical' stocks like banks and miners gathers force.
Shares in spreadbetting firms hammered after Financial Conduct Authority announces stricter rules for the sector.
A positive opening on Wall Street helped stock markets shrug off the referendum defeat for prime minister Matteo Renzi.
Oil stocks give up some of the last two day's spectacular gains following the Opec deal, as Brent crude price holds steady.
Oil stocks rally for a second day after Opec's production deal but non-energy sectors and bonds drop on inflation fears.