Investors' focus over the coming week will be on the Chancellor's Autumn statement, on Wednesday, with the most recent economic data showing that he had approximately £90bn of leeway to tweak fiscal policy.
All eyes on Tuesday will be on the minutes of the U. S. central bank's last policy meeting.
US stocks finished with decent gains on Monday, with all three Wall Street indices closing at levels not seen in over three months.
London’s stock markets saw a mixed performance at the close of trading on Monday, with Ashtead and Compass among the leading losers.
European stock markets finished with minor gains on Monday after struggling for direction for most of the session, with very little economic data or newsflow to sway market sentiment either way.
Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on software firm Cerillion from 1,400. 0p to 1,500. 0p on Monday on the back of the group's "record year".
Maritime tech outfit SRT Marine Systems said on Monday that it has received £160. 0m worth of orders during the second half of the trading year.
Spirax-Sarco Engineering revealed on Monday that chief financial officer Nimesh Patel had acquired 1,122 ordinary shares in the FTSE 100-listed steam management systems manufacturer.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 1% at 7,498. 66 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Empire Metals revealed promising results from the geochemical analysis of samples obtained from the first of three diamond core drill holes at the Pitfield Project in Western Australia on Monday.
Wall Street stocks were higher at the opening bell on Monday as major indices searched for direction following a recent hot streak.
Financial stocks were putting in a mixed performance on Monday, while Curry's was lifted by a broker upgrade and Sirius Real Estate underwhelmed with a capital raise and first-half results.
Biomass-based renewable energy developer Active Energy updated the market on the construction progress of its CoalSwitch fuel reference plant at Ashland, Maine, on Monday.
Wall Street Futures were little changed ahead of the bell on Monday as major indices search for direction following a recent hot streak.
Solid-state battery technology developer Ilika announced a significant milestone in its Goliath roadmap on Monday, achieving the D4 development point.
Shares in RUA Life Sciences rocketed on Monday after the company updated the market on its strategy, focusing on its medical device businesses.
Mercia Asset Management announced the sale of nDreams to Aonic on Monday for an enterprise value of £90. 3m.
McDonald's is buying back a large stake in its Chinese operations as it looks to simplify its corporate structure and take advantage of future growth potential, just six years after selling off a majority holding.
Cryptocurrency exchange Bullish said on Monday that it has bought CoinDesk from Digital Currency Group for an undisclosed sum.
Velocys tumbled on Monday after saying it has received a possible takeover offer from a consortium led by Lightrock and Carbon Direct Capital at a considerable discount to the current share price, and warning it was unlikely to be able to continue as a going concern beyond the end of December.
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