Stocks To Watch
The market spotlight at the end of the week will be on another raft of economic data that is due out Stateside.
The market spotlight on Thursday will be on a raft of quarterly updates from several of Wall Street's largest firms by market value, including Apple, Boeing and Tesla.
Financial markets are likely to be in a holding pattern on Wednesday, as investors wait on the results of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting after the close of trading in London.
Financial markets' focus on Tuesday will be on the latest UK employment.
Italy's Prime Minister is set to step down on Tuesday.
The focus at the end of the week will shift to the release of a raft of factory and services sector Purchasing Managers Indices in the UK, US and euro area.
The market spotlight on Thursday will be squarely on the European Central Bank as its Governing Council announces its latest policy deliberations.
Financial markets' focus in the middle of the week will shift to the newly-elected US President, Joe Biden's, inauguration.
The market spotlight on Tuesday will fall on US banking heavyweights Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, as they release their fourth quarter earnings.
Investors' focus at the end of the week will be on UK gross domestic product figures for December, alongside with detailed readings for industrial production, foreign trade and services output.
All eyes on Thursday will be fixated on the incoming US President's proposal for new government stimulus.
Financial markets' focus in the middle of the week will be on a reading for US consumer prices.
Financial markets' focus on Tuesday will be on the US jobs market and the country's central bank.
All eyes will be on the monthly US non-farm payrolls report at the end of the week, which most economists - but not all - expect to show a further slowing in hiring as Covid-19 restrictions continue to bite.
The spotlight will continue to be on services sector data on Thursday, with a closely-followed survey reading due out.
Financial markets' focus on Wednesday will be on whether the US Republican retains control of the country's Senate or if the Democrats manage a 'clean sweep' by taking control of the upper house of Congress and not just the lower chamber and the White House.
Elections in the US state of Georgia and a revised reading on third quarter gross domestic product will be foremost on the minds of investors in the UK and elsewhere.