London's FTSE 100 index ended the week 96.51 points lower at 7,150.57.
US private equity firm Thoma Bravo has agreed to buy cybersecurity company Sophos for $4bn (£3.2bn).
Total announced an expansion of its partnership with India’s largest energy and infrastructure conglomerate the Adani Group on Monday.
Mediterranean-focused Energean Oil and Gas said it was selling Edison Exploration & Production's UK and Norwegian subsidiaries to Neptune Energy Group for $250m in cash.
Ferrexpo said it would “take any actions that are needed” in the interests of shareholders and the company over allegations surrounding chief executive and majority shareholder Kostyantin Zhevago.
WeWork is expected to lay off at least 2,000 people as early as this week, the Guardian reported on Tuesday.
Wells Fargo posted a decline in third-quarter net income as it took a hit from legal costs relating to a long-standing sales practice scandal.
The flagship investment fund of one-time stockmarket star Neil Woodford is to be wound up, its administrator said on Tuesday.
Vesuvius warned that it now expects annual earnings to fall as market conditions continued to weaken through the third quarter.
Metrology and technology group Renishaw posted a fall in first-quarter profit and revenue as it said trading is expected to remain challenging throughout the rest of 2019.
Hays became the latest recruitment firm to report a fall in net fee growth from the UK and Ireland as Brexit worries continued to dent business confidence.
Roche reported strong sales growth in the first nine months of 2019 in an update on Wednesday, and raised its outlook for the full-year once again.
Online fashion retailer Asos posted a slump in full-year profit as it took a hit from restructuring costs.
Domino's Pizza Group on Thursday said it will leave its international markets following a strategic review and a "disappointing" third-quarter performance.
Consumer goods giant Unilever reported weaker-than-expected growth in third-quarter sales as growth in India and China slowed.
Greene King said that the European Commission has cleared its £2.7bn takeover by Hong Kong's CK Asset Holdings.
Rathbone Brothers reported third quarter growth in funds under management but warned that its investment plans will diminish operating margins.
UK retailer WH Smith said it was buying US travel retailer Marshall Retail Group (MRG) for $400m (£312m) in cash as it reported a 7% rise in full year profits.
Avast on Friday reported third quarter adjusted revenue growth of 5% to £220.3m as it reaffirmed full year guidance of high single digit growth.
InterContinental Hotels Group disappointed investors with its third quarter trading update, reporting much lower than expected growth in its key metric of profitability, revenues per available room, in the wake of the mass protests in Hong Kong.
Marriott International subsidiary International Hotel Licensing Company (IHLC) has reached an agreement with the board of Elegant Hotels Group on the terms of a acquisition offer.
The British Retail Consortium reported on Monday that UK retail footfall had fallen by more than 10. 0% over the past seven years, due to high renting prices, a shift towards online shopping and political uncertainty.
British police have issued a city-wide ban on climate change protests in London that will allow officers to detain and prosecute anyone who ignores the new rule.
Sterling popped higher on Tuesday after the EU's top Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said a Brexit deal is possible.
The UK's headline inflation rate was unchanged in September, remaining below the Bank of England's 2% target, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics on Wednesday.
Traders shied away from pushing Sterling any higher on Thursday despite confirmation that the UK and the European Union had reached an agreement on the terms of the former's withdrawal from the bloc.
Parliamentary approval of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal proposal would most likely pave the way for interest rate hikes, a top Bank of England policymaker said.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on Friday preparing to drum up support for the Brexit deal he agreed with the EU ahead of an historic Saturday sitting of parliament.
Eurozone industrial production rose more than expected in August, according to figures released by Eurostat on Monday.
US lawmakers debated three bills that would support pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, as protests in the city intensify.
China reportedly wants to hold further talks with the US before signing US President Donald Trump's "phase one" deal on trade.
The United States on Monday responded to the Turkish invasion of Northern Syria by imposing sanctions on Ankara's ministries and government officials.
German investor sentiment deteriorated less than expected in October, according to the latest survey from the ZEW Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim.
Inflation in the eurozone slowed its lowest level in nearly three years in September, according to figures released by Eurostat on Wednesday.
China threatened Washington with retaliatory measures if the US goes ahead with a law that could see Hong Kong lose its special trading status.
Industrial production in the States shrank a tad more than expected last month on the back of weakness in factory sector activity and mining.
China released third-quarter GDP figures on Friday showing the economy grew at its slowest pace since the early 1990s as the trade war with the US took its toll.