An up and down start for the FTSE 100 today following the news Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister has resigned due to health issues.
Other main headlines today - Walmart (NYSE:WMT) has confirmed it's joining forces with Microsoft in a bid for the US assets of TikTok. It comes just hours after the video-sharing app's CEO resigned.
Amigo Holdings(LON:AMGO) founder James Benamor is pushing ahead with plans to re-take control of the guaranteed loans specialist and has called for an urgent meeting to remove its senior directors.
Trident Royalties (LON:TRR) has announced it's paying 800 thousand Australian dollars - in cash and shares - for a package of four existing gold royalties in Western Australia.
And United Oil & Gas (LON:UOG) has revealed that Rockhopper Exploration has sold its entire 18% stake in the company to a small number of institutional investors and one private investor in a placing.