London's FTSE 100 was up 0.9% to 7,290.37 in afternoon trade on Monday as investors mulled the possibility of a third meaningful vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal.
Wall Street is extending last Friday's gains, despite the ongoing drag from Boeing, even as investors look to this week's Federal Reserve policy announcement.
Berenberg has reduced its price target on Capital & Regional but insisted the property group remained a buying opportunity, despite the challenging conditions surrounding shopping centres.
Volution Group increase interim profits and revenue after a strong performance from its Nordics division.
Markets in Asia finished in positive territory on Monday, with investors keeping their ears up for any news on the ongoing trade war between China and the US.
Shares in Nasdaq's Dermira have more than doubled after the biopharmaceutical company unveiled positive trials for a possible new eczema treatment.
Sentiment among US housebuilders held steady in March, according to data released on Monday.
Restore on Monday reported double-digit annual profit and revenue growth after its acquisition of TNT Business Solutions saw the business strengthen its position in key markets.