European equities closed mostly higher on Monday, despite a solid tick-up in oil prices and a strong performance from Europe's banks and miners.
The pan-European STOXX 600 provisionally closed just above the flat line at 0.04 percent, with sectors pointing in different directions.
The FTSE 100 was at a 14-month high, boosted by its heavily weighted mining stocks.
European markets started off the day on a positive note, despite China's July exports falling 4.4 percent year-on year-on and imports declining 12.5 percent. Asian markets finished broadly higher on Monday, despite the data.
Early in the session, upward momentum continued from Friday's better-than-expected U.S. jobs report. This showed the country added 255,000 jobs in July.