Disgraced former RBS boss Fred Goodwin looks like avoiding giving his account of the bank's near-collapse.
Sterling falls against dollar and euro as public sector borrowing widens more than expected.
The Nikkei and Sensex dropped sharply by 0.42% and 0.61% respectively.
Precious metals rose for much of the European session fuelled by volatility in currency markets and political uncertainty.
Pound climbs back above $1.30 after losing half a cent against the dollar as Tories' lead narrows.
The Footsie opened the week higher making gains after surprise sharp falls late last week.
The Hang Seng and S&P/ASX registered the day's strongest gains of 0.94% and 0.76%, respectively
Switching focus from consumer to producer prices when charting the UK economy's path in uncertain climes is worthwhile.
Brent, WTI futures jump as market prices in fresh output cuts by major oil exporters.
Shares in Just Eat gain ground despite competition probe over its latest takeover.
Sterling remains above $1.30 for only the second time since September 2016 as dollar struggles.
US President Donald Trump's dismissal of FBI head James Comey and the Iranian elections weighed on investor sentiments.
Latest economic data helped prop up the market from yesterday's worst daily slump since September.
Brent, WTI futures ticked higher as the market soaked in near-certainty of fresh output cuts by major oil exporters.
Uptick in yellow metal's price and cryptocurrency's rise have started daft comparisons.