London's FTSE 100 ended the week 23. 87 points higher at 7,326. 81.
London stocks rose at the end of the week as sterling fell after the release of weak PMI data, with sentiment underpinned by renewed optimism about a China-US trade deal.
US stocks opened mixed on Friday as stocks attempted to snap the three-day losing streak that halted a historic rally ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Shares of industrial thread maker Coats Group slumped on Friday as it said that sales in the four months to the end of October slowed.
US consumer confidence stayed near its best levels for nearly two decades in November, according to the results of perhaps the most closely-followed survey of American's mood.
Howden Joinery Group revealed on Friday that deputy chief executive and chief financial officer Mark Robson's wife had sold 50,000 ordinary shares in the supplier of kitchens and joinery products.
London's FTSE 250 was higher by 0. 63% at 20,498. 29 in afternoon trade on Friday, with shares of Aston Martin Lagonda pushing the index lower.
At a time when "uncertainty abounds" and the conventional wisdom in diplomacy and economics was being "challenged", Europe "must consider its place in the world and reset its ambitions", argued the European Central Bank's new President.
Spain's Secretary of State for Economy, Ana de la Cueva, has reassured that Spain will continue to grow at a reasonable rate and above that of the Eurozone, despite the context of uncertainty hanging over the global economy, including the US-China trade war and Brexit.
Mosman Oil & Gas told the market on Friday that the relevant minister in the Northern Territory Government of Australia had advised it that he had approved a 12 month suspension of the third year work program commitments for its permit, and a corresponding extension of the permit term.
Randall & Quilter announced on Friday that Accredited Surety and Casualty Company - a wholly owned subsidiary of Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings, and a Florida-domiciled insurance company licensed in all 50 states to write admitted business - has entered into a new programme partnership with Trinity Transportation Services (TTS) and its associated third-party administrator, Global Claims Services.
South east Asia-focussed upstream oil and gas company Coro Energy updated the market on operations at the Tambak-1 well in the Duyung Production Sharing Contract, offshore Indonesia on Friday, in which it holds a 15% interest.
Ireland-focussed commercial property company Yew Grove announced the proposed issue of around 20 million new shares at a price of 97 euro cents each on Friday.
Advanced materials company Haydale Graphene announced the appointment of Mark Chapman as its new chief financial officer and a director on Friday, with immediate effect.
Battery minerals-focussed company Strategic Minerals updated the market on its operations at the Leigh Creek Copper Mine on Friday, including the results from a completed feasibility study on the first stage development at Paltridge North, and an updated feasibility study on the Lynda and Lorna Doone deposits.
Amiad Water Systems updated the market on a potential investment on Friday, which it initially outlined on 11 September.
Washington and Beijing "are every" close to striking a preliminary trade deal, the US President reportedly said on Friday morning.
Marks & Spencer said on Friday that it has appointed Richard Price, the current chief executive of F&F Clothing at Tesco, as its new managing director for clothing and home.
The eurozone economy remained close to stagnation in November, according to preliminary figures released on Friday.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 1. 4% at 7,337. 70 in afternoon trade on Friday, boosted by a weaker pound and optimism over a trade deal between the US and China.