The coming week will be front-loaded, with G20 finance ministers due to meet in Riyadh over the coming weekend.
Stocks on the Continent edged higher at the start of the week as news of fresh stimulus in China helped to offset a dire outlook from Germany's central bank for that country's economy.
The focus over the coming week will be on a raft of UK economic indicators which will help investors to better gauge the performance of the UK economy at the turn of the year.
The focus over the coming week will revert to the hard eocnomic data in most jurisdictions, including out of China and the US, although the Wuhan coronavirus will likely not be far from traders' minds.
With little doubt, the market spotlight over the coming week - and the next weekend - will continue to be on the new China coronavirus, with investors likely to be especially attuned to any sign that the rate of contagion might be slowing.
Central banks will be front and centre on investors' minds over the coming week, with the Bank of England possibly set to cut interest rates and the US Federal Reserve having the power to stop the current sharp gains in the stockmarket in its tracks, according to analysts.
The focus over the coming week will be on proceedings at the World Economic Forum in Davos, alongside central bank decisions in the euro area and Japan.
The flow of economic data will pick up considerably in all jurisdictions over the coming week, although the signing of the phase-one trade deal between China and the US may steal the spotlight.
The focus over the coming will be firmly on the US non-farm payrolls report for December, which is scheduled to be published at the end of the week, on Friday.
Financial markets' focus over the coming holiday-shortened week will be on global manufacturing sector conditions and the US central bank outlook for monetary policy.
A raft of economic data will be released over the coming week, despite the Christmas holidays, particularly Stateside.
The last full week of trading in 2019 will see a raft of economic indicators released in all the main geographies.
Financial markets' focus over the coming week will be squarely on the result of the general election on Thursday, with investors keen, above all, on avoiding another hung parliament.
The market spotlight over the coming week will shift to global manufacturing and the US jobs market.
The focus over the coming holiday-shortened week in the States will in all likelihood continue to be on everything having to do with US-China trade relations.
The flow of fresh economic data is set to slow perceptibly over the coming week, with investors' focus likely to continue to be on all things related with the ongoing trade negotiations between the US and China.
The UK macro calendar is jam-packed next week, with GDP, manufacturing, jobs data, inflation and retail sales figures all slated for release.
The market spotlight during the coming week will be firmly on the Bank of England as it meets to decide on policy ahead of the next general elections.