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.
The focus over the coming week will be on the first quarter US corporate results season, with banking heavyweights Citigroup and Goldman Sachs due to report to their shareholders on Monday, followed by tech darling Nextflix the next day.
London's FTSE 100 ended the week down 9. 81 points at 7437. 06.
All eyes over the coming week will continue to be on Brexit, as the government and Labour try to agree on a way forward.
London's FTSE 100 ended the week 167. 68 points higher at 7446. 87.
Brexit will continue to be in the spotlight over the coming week, with MPs set to cast indicative votes again, starting from Monday, in a bid to break the current impasse on Brexit.
London's FTSE 100 ended the week 71. 6 points higher at 7,279. 19.
Brexit will continue to dominate the headlines over the coming week, with Parliament expected to be called on again to vote on the Prime Minister's withdrawal proposal.
London's FTSE 100 index ended the week down 20. 69 points at 7,207. 59.