The market spotlight over the coming week will fall squarely on the world's main central banks, with policymakers at the Federal Reserve, Bank of England and Bank of Japan all due to meet to decide on policy.
London's FTSE 100 index ended the week 13. 84 points higher at 7,345. 78.
London's FTSE 100 index ended Friday up 1% at 7,331. 94.
The focus over the coming week will be on a barrage of data out of the People's Republic of China, as investors try to better gauge how the Asian giant is coping with the ongoing slowdown and trade tensions.
Financial markets' focus over the coming week will be on the US jobs report for May, on Friday, and the European Central Bank's policy meeting, the day before.
The FTSE 100 ended the week down 69. 33 points on Friday, at 7,161. 71.
The market calendar over the coming week will be back-end weighted with key data releases scheduled both in the States and in China.
The FTSE 100 index ended the week 70. 89 points lower at 7,277. 73.
The focus over the coming week will be on the US central bank, with speeches from at least eight top Federal Reserve officials scheduled for throughout the week, including one from chairman Jerome Powell on Monday.
The FTSE 100 finished the week 145. 33 points lower at 7,348. 62.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 148. 02 points lower, closing at 7,203. 29 on Friday.
Next week sees the release of results from the likes of Vodafone, Tui and Burberry, while investors will also be keeping an eye out for the latest UK jobs data, US retail sales and the German ZEW survey.
London's FTSE 100 ended the week down 91. 11 points at 7,380. 64.
The focus over the coming week will be on the restart of talks between the government and Labour on thrashing out a Brexit deal, although some observers believed that any agreement would likely have to wait until for after the 23 May elections to the European Parliament.
Investors should brace for a week full of big risk events, including policy meetings at the Bank of England and US Federal Reserve, together with the next round of US-China trade talks, all alongside a slew of key economic indicators due out from across all of the world's major economic blocks.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 31. 69 points lower at 7,428. 19.
The spotlight over the coming week will continue to be on the US corporate results season.
The FTSE 100 ended the week up 25. 82 points at 7459. 88.