The coming holiday-shortened week is likely to be focused on the next monthly non-farm payrolls reports in the States, with any upside surprise versus economists' forecasts likely to be very well received by investors.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 31. 88 points higher, closing on Friday at 6,740. 59.
Stock markets are recovering from the lows of the session as the week heads to a close, after the sudden bout of volatility yesterday that seemed to point to a renewed selloff.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 52. 76 points lower, ending Friday’s session at 6,708. 71.
Financial markets' focus will shift to the US and UK over the coming week, as rate-setters in both jurisdictions meet to decide on policy, on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 131. 05 points higher, as it closed at 6,761. 47 on Friday.
The market spotlight during the coming week will shift to the outlook for inflation around the world.
Investors focus at the start of the month will be on the US non-farm payrolls report for February, which is expected to show a somewhat stagnant US jobs market.