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LSE Volume: 63 M
Avg Vol: 4,221 M -99%
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FTSE100 tipped to open lower

The headline index is tipped to open marginally weaker this morning, according to financial websites, as it takes stock after reaching heady levels last week, while Wall St did little to propel sentiment on Friday, whereas Asian markets were only a tad upbeat in early trades, today...

Nikon's recommended offer for Optos

Optos (OPTS) and Nikon Corp have agreed a recommended cash offer of 340p a share cash for the former company. The deal values Optos at about £259.3m, and was at a premium of 30.5% to Thursday's closing price.

Press Roundup

A brief summary of Monday's main business headlines... Extensive coverage of the apparent new norms for oil prices, tech wearables, Ashley sparking a new row with shareholders, the ever-present Greek debt situation, Ken Clarke wading in with his opinions on the UK economy and much more...

MRS upbeat

Management Resource Solutions (MRS) has hiked its H1 pretax profit to A$0.5m, from A$0.2m. Revenue more than doubled to A$11.4m. Its interim dividend was 0.35p a share.

Rightmove profit

Rightmove has improved its FY pretax profit to £122.04m, from £97.02m. Revenue rose £167.01m, from £139.94m. Its final dividend was 22p a share, from 17p, taking the total to 35p, from 28p.