European stocks were higher on Monday as investor optimism for a Sino-US trade agreement was boosted by comments from Washington.
The focus on Tuesday will be on the release of services sector data in the States and the UK.
London stocks extended their recent gains on Monday, with miners leading the charge amid growing optimism over a Sino-US trade deal.
Shares in Under Armour tumbled on Monday after the sportswear brand confirmed its accounting practices are under investigation by US authorities.
London's second-tier was 0. 35% higher at 20,229. 16 in afternoon trade on Monday, with John Wood Group, Hunting and Petrofac leading the index upward.
Oil and gas exploration company Rockhopper Exploration announced on Monday that the Falkland Islands Government has extended the PL032 Discovery Area licence, in which it has a 40% working interest, until 1 May 2021.
London's FTSE 100 was up 1. 1% at 7,381. 79 in afternoon trade on Monday amid growing optimism about a trade deal between the US and China.
Analysts at Liberum hiked their target price for shares of GlaxoSmithKline after switching valuation methods given the company's medium-term plans to split its Consumer Health business from its Pharmaceuticals arm.
Pattern Energy Group said on Monday that it has agreed to be taken private by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in a deal valued at $6. 1bn.
Regional office property investor Circle Property updated the market on its valuation and trading on Monday, ahead of its interim results.
All of Wall Street's main market gauges were at fresh record highs at the start of the week as investors grew increasingly optimistic that a trade deal will be struck between the US and China.
Banco Santander has purchased a majority stake in UK financial technology firm Ebury for £350m.
Global video games label and independent games developer Team17 updated the market on its trading for the year ended 31 December.
West Africa-focussed gold exploration company Cora Gold issued a summary of results generated from its most recent work programme, from May to September, at its Sanankoro Gold Discovery in the Yanfolila Gold Belt of southern Mali on Monday.
Oil and gas exploration, development and production company Europa Oil & Gas Holdings issued an update to shareholders on Monday, emphasising that it had no involvement in hydraulic fracturing operations for shale gas in England.
Gambling stocks came under pressure on Monday after an influential group of cross-party MPs called for tighter curbs on online casinos.
Shares of Wright Medical surged on Monday after the medical device company agreed to be bought by larger rival Stryker for $4bn.
Analysts at Barclays Research kept their recommendation for British American Tobacco unchanged at 'overweight' and their target price at 4,000. 0p following a meeting with the company's finance chief, Tadeu Marroco.
US telecoms group Sprint Corporation saw net losses widen in the second quarter as more than 90,000 mobile phone subscribers quit the service.
Aukett Swanke on Monday said it had achieved profit for the year ended 30 September, after strong second half trading more than offset a weak beginning to the year.