The market fell despite the Bank of England's decision to leave interest rates unchanged, the first time rates have not gone up since the May election.
Retailers will be the focus this week with results scheduled from Next, Kingfisher and French Connection. Retail sales figures and unemployment numbers for August are due on Wednesday, with the preliminary money supply figures published the following day. These should clarify the inflation outlook. Other companies to report earnings include insurer Sun Life and Provincial, Britannic Assurance and London & Manchester.
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