Financial markets' focus on Tuesday would be on the latest house price figures out of the US, alongside a smattering of speeches from central bankers from around the world.
Food prices continued to soar in March, industry research showed on Tuesday, pushing shop price inflation higher.
European stocks began the week on a positive note as investors' concern regarding recent tensions in the global banking system receded a bit after it was reported that First Citizens Bank was in advanced talks to acquire its failed US rival Silicon Valley Bank.
Stocks started the week on the front foot with bank shares steady on either side of the Atlantic on news that failed US lender SVB would be bought by rival First Citizens.
London’s equity markets turned in a positive performance by the close on Monday, as concerns over the global banking sector took a back seat.
Analysts at Deutsche Bank bumped up their target price on gaming and sports betting software firm Playtech from 608. 0p to 615. 0p on Monday, citing the group's "resilient performance".
CMC Markets tanked on Monday afternoon after the online trading platform said net operating income for FY23 was set to be more or less flat on the year following a "more challenging" environment in February and March.
Inchcape revealed on Monday that non-executive director Byron Grote had acquired 15,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed automotive retailer.
Advertising giant WPP has announced the acquisition of New York-based technology-led social influencer marketing agency Obvsiously.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 1% at 7,478. 33 in afternoon trade on Monday.
US stocks traded higher early on Monday as major indices look set to try and build on last week's gains and put banking sector fears in the rear view mirror.
Allergy Therapeutics, a UK-based biotechnology company specialising in allergy vaccines, announced the start of the first application of its ‘VLP Peanut’ vaccine candidate in peanut-allergic patients on Monday.
Equity strategists at J. P. Morgan reiterated their view that the first quarter was likely to mark the high water mark for equity prices in 2023.
FTSE 250: 18,621. 71, +0. 69% at 1328 GMT.
Eqtec announced on Monday that, alongside infrastructure owner Idex, it has been awarded a project to develop a plant in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.
Jounce Therapeutics said on Monday that it was ditching a planned merger with AIM-listed Redx Pharma, opting instead to be bought by Concentra Bioscences.
Recruitment specialist RTC Group reported a decrease in group revenue from continuing operations to £71. 9m for 2022 on Monday, down from £77. 7m year-on-year.
UK-based green hydrogen technology and manufacturing specialist Clean Power Hydrogen (CPH2) announced on Monday that its New Zealand-based manufacturing partner Fabrum Solutions has received an order from Japanese construction company Obayashi Corporation for a 1MW ‘MFE220’ unit.
Analysts at Berenberg reiterated their 'buy' rating and 270. 0p target price on resource firm Tharisa on Monday after the group struck a fresh commodity offtake-based financing agreement.
Cruise giant Carnival reported a net loss of $693m for its first quarter on Monday, or a diluted 55 US cents per share - better than its December guidance for a net loss of $750m to $850m.
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