1. Unilever plc (UL) shares fell sharply at the open of trading Monday after Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) withdrew its bid for the consumer products company, but remained firmly above the price traded prior to the $143 billion bid made late last week.
2. Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) shares surged Monday after it said it may abandon a plan to sell part of its retail bank, Williams & Glyn, in favor of alternative options to meet its commitment to repay taxpayer aid given during the financial crisis.
4. Global oil markets also took advantage of the stalling dollar, with prices for WTI futures for April delivery rising 0.30% to $53.94 per barrel and Brent contracts for the same month adding 0.43% to change hands at $56.05 per barrel.