Shares were mostly higher in Europe on Monday, tracking gains in Asia as investors awaited further developments in trade talks between the U.S. and China.
Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 1 percent in early trading to 7,175.46 as Prime Minister Theresa May battled to stave off a fresh defeat for her proposal on the divorce from the European Union. Talks were deadlocked a day before Parliament was scheduled to vote on the plan.
Germany’s DAX edged 0.1 percent higher to 11,471.01 and the CAC 40 in France was less than 0.1 percent higher at 5,235.74. Wall Street looked set for a mixed start, with the future contract for the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.7 percent to 25,350.00. That for the S&P 500 gained 0.1 percent to 2,754.10.