London's FTSE 100 index ended the week up 44. 54 points at 7,553. 24.
Next week will see interest rate decisions from the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, as well as the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report, while on the earnings front, banks will be in focus as both Lloyds and Barclays are set to report.
London's FTSE 100 index finished the week 2. 73 points higher at 7,508. 70.
Corporate news flow will pick up again next week, with results from the likes of ITV, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Fevertree and many others due before the August lull kicks in.
Markets' focus over the coming week will be on the US corporate results season.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 47. 17 points lower at 7,505. 97.
London's FTSE 100 index ended the week 127. 51 points higher at 7,553. 14.
US and China trade talks will be in the spotlight over the coming week, following reports of already ongoing talks by phone and that face-to-face conversations are to be scheduled.