The week ahead
Europe remains under the spotlight with a long-awaited European Central Bank meeting, an EU summit and the final set of Brexit talks taking place this week.
In the UK, the NHS will be busy preparing to roll out the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine this week. The vaccine will be distributed to hospitals which can store it safely and administer it to care home staff, NHS staff and patients first.
In the meantime, in the US a bipartisan group of senators is set to unveil legislation today for additional fiscal stimulus worth about $900bn.
In company news, equity analysts await updates from Rolls-Royce and Ocado towards the end of the week, on Thursday and Friday respectively. Asana, Oracle, Tui, Costco, FirstGroup, Lululemon and Ted Baker are also among the companies reporting this week.