European stocks closed marginally higher on Monday following a cautious lead from Asia and a shaky start to the trading session.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 index closed 0.43 percent higher Monday after opening 0.3 percent lower.
Miners were among the best performers on the index; Rio Tinto was trading 6.7 percent higher, BHP Billiton was up 6.6 percent and similar increases were seen in shares of Anglo American, Glencore and Antofagasta.
Valeo, an automotive supplier based in France, was the worst performer, its stock down 66 percent following a stock split. Barclays revised its price target to 53 euros from 160 euros to reflect the stock split.
In the U.S., Wall Street also edged higher on the open with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.3 percent and the broader S&P 500 up 0.25 percent.