Pick of the early market news

Adrian Holliday

Stock markets were broadly up last week with the FTSE 100 finishing Friday at 5,965 points. The most significant climbers on Friday were Essar Energy, up 9.95%, and RBS, up 6.31%. The Dow Jones was down slightly by 0.15% at 13,232.

Overnight in Asia (Monday), most markets have risen further, though some Shanghai stocks have endured some falls.