The FTSE 100 ended the week 47.17 points lower at 7,505.97.
AstraZeneca announced on Friday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted ‘Orphan Drug Designation’ (ODD) to ‘Imfinzi’ (durvalumab), for the treatment of small cell lung cancer (SCLC).
Sales, marketing and support group DCC reiterated guidance for the full year on Friday as it reported “good growth” in first quarter group operating profit, driven by acquisitions completed in the prior year.
Cloud networking and cybersecurity services provider Sophos Group updated the market on its trading in the first quarter on Friday, reporting a 3% improvement on revenue year-on-year to $180.2m, or 7% at constant currency.
WPP on Friday confirmed it planned to sell 60% of its Kantar market-research business to US private equity company Bain Capital, valuing it at $4bn (£3.19bn).
Technical products supplier Diploma on Thursday said it had bought the assets and trade of Virginia Sealing Products for £56m.
Workspace Group reported “good” levels of demand for space through its first quarter on Thursday, at both its like-for-like properties and its recently-completed projects.
Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has agreed to pay to $1.4bn to resolve all US federal investigations into how its former prescription pharmaceuticals business Indivior marketed opioid addiction treatment Suboxone.
Indivior announced revised expectations for net revenue and net income in the 2019 financial year on Thursday, following stronger than expected first half net revenue performance.
DIY company Grafton said first half group revenue increased by 2.4% £1.48bn, with like-for-like revenue up 3.9%, although UK markets were "softer than anticipated".
Barratt Developments hailed a "record" full-year performance on Wednesday, with pre-tax profit expected to come in above market expectations, partly underpinned by contributions from its joint ventures.
Superdry said on Wednesday that it swung to a full-year loss this year as it warned that revenues were likely to drop in 2020 as the retail environment remains difficult.
Recruitment company PageGroup said it expected full-year operating profit to be towards the lower end of market expectations as Brexit worries and weaker macro-economic conditions hit candidate and client confidence.
Residential landlord Grainger on Tuesday said it had agreed to forward fund a 146-home private rental development with around 12,500 square feet of commercial space, in the Hallsville Quarter Development at London's Canning Town, London for £62m.
CLS Holdings on Tuesday said it had it had bought a multi-let office property in Cologne, Germany for €30.5m excluding costs.
Housebuilder Bovis said it expected to make “significant” progress in the second half to deliver an improved full year operational and financial performance despite Brexit worries.
Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has declared its offer for Game Digital unconditional after it got backing from more than half the video game retailer’s shareholders.
Acacia Mining said second quarter gold production rose 19% year-on-year to 158,774 ounces mainly due to higher production at its North Mara mine in Tanzania.
Healthcare company Syncona announced on Monday that its portfolio company, Freeline Therapeutics, has presented 52-week data from the first cohort of two patients in the ongoing ‘B-AMAZE FLT180a’ phase 1 and 2 trial in haemophilia B.
Vodafone Group announced the appointment of Vinod Kumar as the new chief executive officer of Vodafone Business on Monday, with effect from 2 September.
Ireland-based energy company Providence Resources updated the market on Standard Exploration Licence 1/11 on Monday, which contains the Barryroe oil accumulation.
British travel firm Thomas Cook announced on Friday that it was in "advanced discussions" with Chinese conglomerate Fosun and multiple banks regarding a £750m capital injection and the break-up of the group.
New homebuyer interest rose across the UK in June for the first time since November 2016, as a more stable trend began to emerge in the UK housing market.
Tensions in the Gulf were heightened after the UK claimed three Iranian boats “attempted to impede” a BP-owned British oil tanker in the strait of Hormuz on Wednesday.
The UK's shortfall in trade with the rest of the world narrowed over the three months to May, but chiefly as a result of purchases of overseas goods.
The UK economy grew in May, reversing earlier declines, as previously stalled car production started to pick up, official figures showed on Wednesday.
A group of business experts appointed by the UK government to look for alternatives to the “backstop arrangement” for the Northern Irish border have clashed with Westminster over the possibility of a no-deal Brexit
British retail sales advanced at the slowest average pace on record in the last twelve months as Brexit-related concerns continued to weigh on consumer spending.
Strategists at JP Morgan continued to sound a 'bullish' note on the outlook for global equities at the start of the week, pointing to upside for price-to-earnings multiples and earnings estimates.
British companies are increasing pessimistic about UK’s impending departure from the European Union, with a majority believing it will harm the long-term business environment, a survey of chief financial officers has found.
China's foreign trade surplus continued to increase last month as weak domestic demand weighed on the country's imports more than anticipated.
Euro area industrial production snapped back in May with healthy rises in the output of both capital goods and consumer durables, but remained lower in annual terms.
Consumer prices in Germany rose more quickly than expected last month, revised data showed.
Truck traffic through the Channel Tunnel fell 14% year-on-year to 122,349 in June, primarily due to the impact of weakness in the automotive sector, the operator said on Thursday.
The European Commission has revised down its 2020 growth forecast for the Eurozone, blaming heightened global trade tensions and the threat of a no-deal Brexit.
US central bank chairman Jerome Powell signalled on Wednesday that the door was wide open to policy easing, telling lawmakers that there were increased risks bearing down on the US economy from overseas even as price pressures remained muted.
Uncertainty among smaller sized businesses in the US rose "substantially" in June, reaching its highest level since March 2017, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities have requested Interpol help track down a 3,000 year-old sculpture of pharaoh Tutankhamun that was sold last week in the UK.
German industrial production ticked higher on the month in May, according to the latest figures released by Destatis.
Morgan Stanley has cut its stance on global equities to 'underweight', taking its allocation down to the lowest level in five years, as it argued that the risk/reward over the next three months looks "poor".