The FTSE 100 finished the week 153.21 points lower at 7,253.85 .
Prudential's Asian asset management business, Eastpring Investments, has entered into a binding memorandum of understanding to buy a controlling stake in Thailand's Thanachart Fund Management Co..
Advertising giant WPP said reported a better-than expected performance in the second quarter as it won new business and expanded deals from major clients such as eBay and Instagram.
Gambling firm William Hill said first-half adjusted operating profits slumped by a third as the UK government's regulatory cap on fixed odds betting terminals and US expansion costs hit home.
Security services firm G4S said it was planning to separate its cash solutions business as it reported a jump in underlying interim pre-tax profit.
Randall & Quilter announced the issuance of a loss portfolio transfer reinsurance on Thursday, covering workers' compensation, product, auto, and general liability risks.
Roadside assistance group and insurer AA said on Thursday that it was on track to meet market expectations for the year, with first-half trading earnings set to be ahead of 2018.
Burford Capital said it was considering buying back shares after a damning report by US research firm Muddy Waters sent its stock price tumbling this week.
Brexit woes and the US-China trade spat hit interim results at upmarket real estate agent Savills as customers steered clear of making deals.
UAE-based healthcare operator NMC Health issued a statement on Thursday to reassure investors following the recent slump in its share price, insisting that it was trading in line with management expectations and backing its full-year guidance.
Britain's largest life and general insurer Aviva said it was reviewing the future of its Asia business as first half operating profit rose 1%.
Fluid storage systems manufacturer TI Fluid Systems saw underlying earnings fall in the first half of its trading year as revenues slipped amidst a "challenging" global automotive market.
Russian steel maker Evraz reported a 22% fall in core earnings on Thursday due to lower prices for vanadium, coking coal and steel products as the company warned of “volatile” markets in the second half.
Executives at fund supermarket Hargreaves Lansdown are giving up their bonuses after clients were affected by the suspension of Neil Woodford’s flagship fund, UK media reported on Wednesday.
Phoenix Group announced “strong” results for the six months ended 30 June on Wednesday, although its cash generation fell to £287m from £349m year-on-year.
Ultra Electronics posted a solid increase in half-year sales and profits on the back of "strong" US defence spending and sounded a confident on its full-year outlook.
Glencore said it was shuttering its Mutanda cobalt mine in response to a plunge in prices and higher costs as the miner reported a sharp fall in adjusted core earnings.
Rolls-Royce on Tuesday reported interim results in line with analysts' expectations as it swung to an operating profit after improved trading in both its power systems and civil aerospace divisions.
Shares in Sirius Minerals tumbled on Tuesday after the company said it had decided to suspend a planned bond sale.
Tesco announced on Monday a series of operational changes that it will be carrying out at its Metro stores in the UK, putting 4,500 jobs at risk.
HSBC said chief executive John Flint had stepped down after only 18 months in the job as the bank believed a change was needed “to meet the challenges” it faces.
EasyHotel shares surged on Monday after the budget hotel chain's board recommended a £138.7m takeover offer from a consortium of Canadian real estate fund Ivanhoe Cambridge and Luxembourg's ICAMAP Investments.
The UK economy unexpectedly contracted in the second quarter, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics on Friday, sparking fears of a recession.
The UK housing market softened more than expected in July, with consumers increasingly cautious due to Brexit, according to a survey released on Thursday by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
UK retail sales suffered their worst July on record, according to figures released by the British Retail Consortium and KPMG on Tuesday.
UK house prices dropped for the second month in a row, falling 0.2% in July as continued economic uncertainty led to a reduction in sales, according to data released on Wednesday.
Millions of Britons will see their winter energy bills fall by £75 after the industry regulator Ofgem reduced its price cap on standard tariffs.
Car registrations fell for a fifth consecutive month in July, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, with declines seen across all sectors - with private demand falling 2%, while deliveries for fleet and business customers were down 4.7% and 22.5%, respectively.
Activity in the UK's services sector unexpectedly picked up in July, rising to a nine-month high but remaining subdued, according to data released on Monday.
Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley has become the favourite in the race to buy fashion retailers Jack Wills despite growing tensions between the tycoon and City investors.
The Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast was expected to go into administration on Monday.
America's soybean farmers were scrambling to find new export markets in response to the sharp drop in Chinese demand, including in Europe, emerging countries in Southeast Asia, Egypt, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Italian deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini threatened to topple the government in Rome unless the PM, Giuseppe Conte, replaced various cabinet members, including the finance minister.
Chinese exports unexpectedly rose in July as global demand improved despite the Sino-US trade war, data revealed on Thursday.
Donald Trump dismissed concerns about the trade war with China as his top economic advisor said he was committed to negotiations with Beijing. Larry Kudlow, the top White House economic adviser, told CNBC on Tuesday that the Trump administration wanted to continue talks with China and the president would adapt regarding the issue of tariffs.
German industrial production fell a lot more than expected in June, according to figures released by Destatis on Wednesday. Industrial output declined 1.5% on the month versus a 0.1% increase in May, undershooting expectations of a 0.4% dip.
China let the yuan fall below the psychological 7. 0 yuan level to the US dollar on Monday, reaching its weakest level in a decade against the Greenback, in response to US President Donald Trump’s latest round of tariffs.
The People's Bank of China said on Monday that the country would not manipulate the value of its currency as a tool in its ongoing trade dispute with the US.
Beijing has instructed its state-owned companies to halt imports of US agricultural products in response to President Trump's fresh tariff proposals on Chinese goods, according to a report from Bloomberg.