As the blue-chip calendar looks decisively light, leaving theme park group Merlin (LON:MERL) as the top attraction, investors can perhaps expect something of a landslide of newsflow from the junior mining sector.
Tuesday marks the first proper day of London’s annual Mines & Money conference, and it is usually met with a number of updates from the attending companies, giving investors something to think about as they catch up with their mining executives.
Across the Atlantic, and in the oil sector, attentions will likely focus on Schlumberger for a steer on the oil market from the perspective of the services engineer and fracking specialist.
Investors will be keen to glean any insight into the outlook for the US shale sector in particular, which is expected to be among the areas being squeezed most by the slump in crude prices.
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