1. London close: US tax cut hopes kick-off 'Santa rally' in stocks

    London stocks jumped on Monday amid expectations the US tax reform bill will be passed soon and on the back of thinner trading volumes as traders headed off on their holidays.

  2. FTSE 100 movers: Old Mutual marches higher but EasyJet flies lower
  3. Deutsche Bank upgrades Mondi to 'buy', valuation "way below" DS Smith
  4. CME launches Bitcoin futures amid calls for tighter regulation
  5. Tuesday preview: Votes for LSE chairman and Trump tax plans
  6. FTSE 250 movers: Hunting gushes higher but IG slumps
  7. Monday broker round-up
  8. US open: Dow Industrials set for 70th record close of 2017
  9. ECB warns London-based banks against empty shell offices in the EU after Brexit
  10. Unilever's spreads sale benefits will take time to emerge - Jefferies
  11. IG, CMC and Plus500 slump as new European trading restrictions revealed
  12. Commission opens investigation into Ikea's tax arrangements in the Netherlands
  13. Hershey to buy Amplify Snack Brands in $1.6bn deal
  14. UK banks could face fines over immigration checks on account holders
  15. Audioboom upbeat after 'transformational' year
  16. Trump to drop climate change from US National Security Strategy
  17. Fnatic franchise to join Gfinity Elite esports series
  18. London midday: Stocks hold gains amid US tax reform hopes
  19. Europe midday: Stocks jump on US tax news, German push for euro reforms
  20. Totally installs Andy Gregory as Vocare managing director
  21. Director dealings: Safestyle chief executive disposes of 1.4m shares
  22. Monday newspaper round-up: Defence budgets, trade deal, house prices, LSE
  23. FDA accepts latest application for use of AstraZeneca's Tagrisso
  24. ULS Technology launches conveyancing service for Metro Bank
  25. Newly proposed directors of One Media invest £375,000 in firm
  26. Horizon enters development agreement with Roche
  27. IP Group's Autifony Therapeutics agrees collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim
  28. Campbell Soup to buy snack maker Snyder's-Lance for $50.00 per share
  29. Echo Energy moves ahead with Argentinean acquisitions
  30. ValiRX awarded regulatory approval to fast track prostate cancer study
  31. US pre-open: Stocks seen higher amid tax reform hopes
  32. London open: Stocks rise amid US tax reform hopes
  33. Papua Mining applies for new Queensland exploration licence
  34. Credit Suisse downgrades Ryanair on labour inflation risks
  35. Stanley Gibbons says no reason for share price jump
  36. Belgian consumer confidence dips for a second month in December
  37. Savannah Resources produces first lithium resource estimate
  38. US housebuilder sentiment hits 18-year high in December
  39. WPP takes ownership stake in Hong Kong digital agency
  40. Conservative rebels propose a cross-party alliance for soft Brexit
  41. UK manufacturing orders hold steady in December - CBI
  42. Germany's Vonovia to buy Buwog in €5.2bn deal
  43. Targovax celebrates as TG02 passes initial planned safety review
  44. IG unhappy with new leverage limits, Babcock wins big Sellafield nuclear contract
  45. Warehouse REIT finalises acquisition of Plymouth asset
  46. John Laing makes further investment in Australia
  47. London pre-open: Stocks seen higher on US tax hopes
  48. Asia report: Most markets higher on US tax reform hope
  49. Lord Adonis urges Ofcom to solve 'deplorable' mobile phone coverage
  50. 3i Infrastructure sells Anglia Water stake for 37pc premium