Over the coming week, the market spotlight will be on a barrage of Chinese economic data and a key vote by delegates from Germany's Socialist party on whether to move ahead with formal negotiations to forge a grand coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU.
The focus in the coming week will be on any Cabinet reshuffle by the Prime Minister.
The coming week will see many traders return to their terminals and swamped with work, as they try to get up to speed with events globally over the previous fortnight and gear-up for a week full of potentially market-moving data and events.
Trading will be exceedingly restrained over the coming week, with scarcely a skeleton shift left to man the trading desks, but several relevant reports will be nevertheless be released throughout the week.
The focus in the coming week will continue to be on the ebb and flow of data out of the US, including Republicans' progress on securing passage of their tax cuts.
Central banks will be firmly in the spotlight over the coming week, alongside a barrage of economic data out of China and Japan.
The coming week will be back-end loaded, with data on UK industrial production and foreign trade in October set for release on Friday.
The market spotlight during the coming week will be on the US Senate Banking Committee's hearing on the nomination of Jerome Powell as the next chair of the US Federal Reserve.
In the UK, the focus will be on the Chancellor's Budget on Wednesday, with fresh data on public sector net borrowing on Tuesday possibly helping to set the tone for his announcements.
Central banks will be in focus next week, especially on Tuesday, when Governor Mark Carney is scheduled to participate on a panel with Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen as well as the ECB's Mario Draghi and their Japanese counterpart Haruhiko Kuroda.
The market spotlight will shift back towards Asia this week, with Chinese foreign trade data for October due out on Wednesday, followed by fresh figures on the rate of growth of credit in Asia's largest economy on Friday.
All eyes will be on the Bank of England in the coming week, with financial markets having nearly priced-in a first 25 basis point hike in Bank Rate by the Monetary Policy Committee.
The market spotlight will swing back towards the single currency block next week, with the European Central Bank set to announce further details about its plans to taper quantitative easing in 2018 on Thursday.
The coming week will see the release of a barrage of economic data on the UK economy, even as investors eye political events in the People's Republic of China and Spain.
Monday will see the start of the fifth round of negotiations between the UK and the European Union, with Brussels's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier set to determine whether "sufficient progress" has been achieved before the 19 October EU summit.