This week ahead sees political scenarios play out between a possible Lib-Lab or Lib-Con coalition on the back of growing economic uncertainty as new inflation figures come out.

The inflation data, which is set to influence interest rates in the future, will be announce Wednesday, with the BoE's policy announcement giving some indication as to whether renewed fiscal stimulus is required on Monday.

The companies news meanwhile sees a quiet Monday followed by updates from Easyjet and Intercontinental Hotels Group on Tuesday.

Housing Market figures also release amongst a sharp halt in growth as consumers 'wait and see' as a potential minority government could lack the firepower to get any potential legislation that might support new house building / first time buyers.

Wednesday sees the BoE's inflation report followed by food group Compass' interim statement, transport giant FirstGroup, oil explorer, Tullow Oil and mid-cap housebuilder Barratt Developments all giving some insight into how their business is doing.

Weekend reports that RBS' 300 branches, which are on sale, have moved a step closer to finding an owner, after Virgin Money pulled out of the bidding will also spark interest in the company this week.

RBS shares have risen 17.76 pct over the last year and following last week's announcement of falling impairments, the business may book a nice profit from any sale of branches to boost its shares after a damaging week which saw it fall dramatically on Greek worries.

Latter stages of this week meanwhile see a travel and leisure theme with Thomas Cook group and Sainsbury's prodividing interim and final year results respectively.

In economic news, the UK will unveil its trade report whilst investment vehicle 3i's results will be of interest to all businesses across the country.