Asian, European and U.S. markets were bouyed on the back of strong data coming out of China this morning. Manufacturing numbers increased in March, which is seen as a positive indicator of economic activity. China is the second largest economy in the world, so positive data from the region lessens concerns of a global slowdown.
In Brexit news, MPs will vote on alternatives to the Brexit process today. The rumour mill suggests that Prime Minister, Theresa May, will yet again attempt to put her thrice rejected divorce deal to a vote on Tuesday.
On the data front, it’s an eventful day, we have the monthly U.S. Core Retail Sales along with the monthly Retail Sales at 13:30 BST. This is followed by the U.S. ISM Manufacturing PMI at 15:00 BST.