Financial markets in London were closed for the summer bank holiday. On Friday, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index rose 36.2 points, or 0.81%, to 4,490.1.
Asian markets finished mixed on Monday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 25.06 points, or 0.22%, to close at 11,184.53, on profit taking. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index gained 59.36 points, or 0.46%, to close at 12,877.78.