Britain's property market is slowing as political and economic uncertainty take their toll on sales, buyer demand and prices, a closely watched survey has shown.
Crude oil stockpiles recovered last week as very large drops in product stockpiles were offset by a collapse in net imports.
Thursday is due to see the latest round of Brexit talks kick off again in Brussels, UK industrial and trade data and results from the likes of AstraZeneca, Burberry, Halfords, National Grid and Sainsbury's.
A general strike organised by independence supporters in Catalonia has left many of the region’s roads blocked, bringing much of its industry to a standstill as several local government officials remain in jail.
US President Donald Trump has warned North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-un to "not underestimate" his administration, and also called on Russia and China to sever economic ties with the regime.
If Brexit negotiations totally break down, Britain's gross domestic product is likely to fall 2% in the year after due to significant increase in trade disruption even if the government is able to agree a basic trade arrangement.
Both inbound and outbound trade from China cooled last month, but some economists are confident that any slowdown will be modest despite a loss of momentum in other emerging markets.