Around 8.50 lakh retail chemists, druggists and pharmacies went on a daylong strike all over India in support of their various demand.
JPMorgan global equity strategists said they expect UK stocks to claw back some of their underperformance against euro zone and global peers and recommended investors.
A special CBI court granted bail to BJP stalwarts L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti after they appeared before it in connection with the Babri Masjid case.
All the accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case, including BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Minister Uma Bharti, reached the special CBI court.
Key Indian equity indices were trading marginally higher afternoon following mixed global cues.
Deutsche Bank's European equity strategists cut their rating on regional banking stocks to "underweight," saying that the sector is among the most sensitive to swings.
Shares in British Airways owner IAG fell more than 4 percent after a huge IT failure grounded hundreds of flights over the holiday weekend.
European shares fell in early trading with all major sectors in the red though banks led the decline on fresh political jitters.
London Stock Exchange (LSE) has agreed to buy The Yield Book, Citigroup's fixed-income analytics and indexing business, for $685 million in cash, the companies said.