Markets are expected to open slightly higher this morning and remain muted on a quiet day for data and earnings.
After yesterday's numbers showing a manufacturing slowdown, UK construction data out today is also expected to show a slight drop in August.
Quindell has bought RAC's stake in joint venture CCS.
Redrow reported record full-year results with pre-tax profit rising 91 per cent to £132.6m.
Pizza Express entrepreneur Hugh Osmond is said to be in talks to by Italian restaurant chain Strada for around £40m.
French Telecoms company Iliad is in talks with potential partners to make a renewed bid for T-Mobile US.
Data in focus
- 09:30am UK construction PMI
- 02:45pm US manufacturing PMI