A melancholic mood hung over the market today, with travel and holiday companies lower in the aftermath of the attacks in Paris.
Terrorist attacks across the city took place late on Friday, with more than 120 people killed.
Extremist organisation Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks, with police hunting the accomplices believed to be involved.
The biggest faller on the FTSE 100 during early trading was TUI Group, the travel firm, which fell 5.4% to 1,073p.
An analyst said the closure of France's borders, along with other security measures, could hit consumer confidence considerably in the coming days and weeks.
Hoteliers such as Premier Inn owner Whitbread and Holiday Inn owner InterContinental Hotels also drifted on concerns that they could take a hit from people staying home for fear of further attacks.
Away from the attacks, three former bosses of HBoS, who have been blamed for its downfall, could face lifetime bans from the financial services industry.
A report into the lender’s collapse is due this week, and James Crosby and Andy Hornby, the bank’s last two chief executives, will be scrutinised, as will former chairman Dennis Stevenson.
But the trio are set to avoid any fines because the report has taken so long to produce.
It means the only person hit with a financial penalty is disgraced banker Peter Cummings, who was given a lifelong ban and a £500,000 penalty three years ago.
Elsewhere, you can take the boy out of banking, it appears, but you can’t take the banker out of the boy.
BT Openreach boss Joe Garner is leaving the world of broadband for building societies.
It was confirmed on Monday that he will take on the role of chief executive at Nationwide in spring next year following Graham Beale’s departure.
Garner, a former HSBC banker, goes against Nationwide’s usual policy, with the previous three chief executives hired from within.
In the small cap world, Majestic Wine might be regretting getting naked.
The wine retailer said the acquisition of online wine-seller Naked Wines had brought profits down, alongside other exceptional costs.
Majestic unveiled a turnaround strategy after profits halved to £4.3mln in the first half of the year from £8.5mln the year before.
The news comes as Majestic’s final founder with an executive role retired on Monday.
Justin Apthorp will step down from his role as buying director, but will remain on the board in a non-executive capacity.
He was a member of the original management team that acquired Wizard Wines from Iceland in 1989, and has held a board position since 2006.
Conversely, online bingo group Stride Gaming seems to be taking everything in its, well… stride.
The owner of Kitty Bingo, Lucky Pants and Jackpot Liner sites, posted revenues of £27.8mln in the year to August with underlying profits [EBITDA] of £7.3mln (£1.23mln).