The spotlight on Tuesday will be on the first of five parliamentary debates on the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement.
Stocks on the Continent started the week off on a positive note following news of a truce between Beijing and Washington on trade at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, at the weekend, and out of Rome regarding its ongoing budget stand-off with Brussels.
Alex Younger, the head of MI6, has warned the Kremlin not to underestimate the West and raised concerns over Chinese telecoms group Huawei in a speech to students at the University of St Andrews.
Dunelm finance head Laura Carr purchased 25,000 ordinary shares in the British home furnishings retailer on Monday, hours after analysts at Peel Hunt upped the stock to 'buy' from 'hold' and lifted their price target to 750p from 550p.
Stevia sweetener producer Purecircle on Monday announced plans to begin the commercial production of new ingredients in the second half of 2019 after it identified protein, soluble fibers and antioxidants in the stevia plant.
London stocks finished higher on Monday, with miners and energy issues leading the advance as news of a 90-day trade truce between the US and China boosted risk appetite.
TLA Worldwide, the athlete agency and sports marketing group, has agreed to sell its US subsidiaries, The Legacy Agency. and TLA Worldwide America to GCM Sports Holdings.
Analysts at Liberum cut their target price on British convenience shop and newsagent operator McColl's Retail on Monday, citing persistent challenges in the group's supply chain.
Homeware retailer Dunelm surged on Monday as Peel Hunt upped the stock to 'buy' from 'hold' and lifted the price target to 750p from 550p, citing catalysts for a recovery next year as the company sharpens up its act following a series of downgrades driven largely by the 2016 Worldstores acquisition.
Analysts at Liberum put Kier under review on Monday, noting that, while it will give the construction services outfit a stronger balance sheet, last weeks' rights issue left the group's cash flow looking poor.
Natural resources companies were the standout gainers on Monday, while defensive stocks including telecoms, drugs and food were in the red.
Qatar plans to pull out of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in January, the country's energy minister warned on Monday.
A new property portal backed by housebuilders is to launch next year, looking to challenge the dominance of market leaders Rightmove and Zoopla.
The FTSE 100 was up 1. 1% to 7,056. 15 in afternoon trade on Monday as investors cheered a temporary trade truce between the US and China.
The head of the Dallas Fed cautioned his fellow rate-setters on Monday not to "overdo it" on tightening monetary policy.
Ceres Power confirmed on Monday that it is in discussions with China's Weichai Power about a potential further investment in the AIM-listed company.
Growth in the US manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in November, according to the Institute for Supply Management.
London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 93% at 18,652. 82 in afternoon trade on Monday as Dunelm soared on the back of a positive broker note.
Wall Street trading kicked off the week with strong gains as investors welcomed a 90-day trade truce between the US and China.
A top US central bank official towed on Monday Federal Reserve chief, Jerome Powell's, line from the week before that official interest rates were near the lower bound of what was deemed to be a 'neutral' level, but clarified that it remained to be seen where exactly they would settle.