Financial markets' focus over the coming holiday-shortened week will continue to be on the war in Ukraine.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 195. 48 points higher, closing at 7,585. 46 on Friday.
The market spotlight over the coming week will be on the release of the minutes of the US central bank's policy meeting of 3-4 May.
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Investors' focus over the coming week will shift back towards the UK where a slew of economic reports are due out which are expected to underscore the current high inflation levels alongside a strong jobs market.
The FTSE 100 ended a turbulent week 30. 21 points higher, closing at 7,418. 15 on Friday.
Russia is set to celebrate the fall of Nazi Germany with military parades throughout the country on Monday, but some observers fear that Moscow might use the event to double-down on the disastrous decision to invade its smaller neighbour.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 156. 61 points lower, closing at 7,387. 94 on Friday.