London's FTSE 100 ended the week 106.87 points lower at 7,239.66.
Fashion retailer Ted Baker said on Monday that it had overstated the value of the inventory on its balance sheet and will be carrying out a review of the issue.
China’s Zijin Mining has agreed to buy Canada’s Continental Gold for around CA$1.4bn in cash in a deal that will boost its gold reserves and cash flow.
Online grocer Ocado announced a £500m bond issue to help fund its Ocado Solutions business and for general corporate purposes.
The Competition and Markets Authority said it would look into Google’s $2.6bn takeover of cloud analytics company Looker Data Sciences.
Cineworld warned on Tuesday that full-year trading will be "slightly below" management’s expectations due a "weaker full year box office".
US iron ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs said it had agreed to buy steelmaker AK Steel for $1.1bn in shares.
Inmarsat shareholders contesting a $3.4bn takeover of the satellite firm by private investors dropped their objections ahead of a court hearing on Tuesday, the company said.
Gold miner Centamin said its board had unanimously rejected a £1.47bn takeover offer from Canada’s Endeavour Mining.
Heavyweight investor M&G on Wednesday suspended withdrawals from its property fund, citing Brexit worries and a weakening retail sector which had sparked a run by investors.
Telecommunications giant Vodafone announced that it will collaborate with Amazon Web Services to make AWS Wavelength available across Europe.
Rio Tinto said it had curtailed operations at its Richard Bay Minerals unit in South Africa after one employee was shot and another seriously injured in nearby violence.
Property investment giant Blackstone is contemplating a £4.0bn takeover for IQ Student Accommodation (IQSA), according to a Sky News report on Thursday.
Aston Martin Lagonda shares rallied on Thursday following a report that Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll - father of Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll - is preparing to make a bid for a major stake in the luxury car maker.
Shares of luxury jacket and ski wear maker Moncler surged following a report that France’s Kering could be interested in buying the company.
Dunelm said it expected to beat full year profits forecasts after the successful move to a new digital platform.
Paper and packaging group DS Smith posted a rise in first-half profit despite a "challenging" backdrop as it reaped the benefits of a rise in online shopping.
Associated British Foods reiterated its outlook for the new financial year on Friday, reporting that its AB Sugar division was set to “benefit materially” from the increase in EU sugar prices in the last year, and from further cost reductions.
Interim profits at Berkeley Group fell by a third as Brexit worries continued to plague the housing market, although the company said the fall was in line with forecasts.
Eddie Stobart shareholders have backed a bailout by private equity firm Douglas Bay Capital (DBay) that will save the logistics business from collapse.
Phoenix Group Holdings said it had made a £3.2bn cash and shares offer for Swiss Re's UK unit ReAssure Group.
The EU’s financial services chief Valdis Dombrovskis told the Financial Times that Brussels is ready to cut off the City of London’s market access following Brexit.
Activity in the UK manufacturing sector shrank in November as political uncertainty undermined confidence.
The UK construction sector remained in contraction territory in November amid uncertainty about Brexit and the upcoming general election, according to figures released on Tuesday.
Sterling hit a seven-month high against the dollar on Wednesday as the Conservatives continued to lead the polls in the run-up to the general election next week.
UK house prices saw their biggest monthly rise in November since February, according to mortgage lender Halifax.
America's manufacturing continued to pull out of its recent soft patch, according to Monday results from one of the most closely-followed surveys for the sector.
US president Donald Trump is to reinstate tariffs on imports of metals from Argentina and Brazil.
Hopes that the US and China are close to striking a crucial phase one trade deal have weakened, according to reports on Monday, after the White House appeared to back protestors in Hong Kong.
The Chinese manufacturing sector expanded at its fastest pace in three years last month, according to a private survey released earlier.
The eurozone manufacturing sector contracted again in November, according to data released on Monday.
US President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that a trade deal with China may not be agreed until after the 2020 US Presidential election.
US President Donald Trump called Canadian leader Justin Trudeau “two faced” on Wednesday as he criticised him for Canada’s falling short of NATO's target for members' defence spending to reach 2.0% of annual GDP.
Economic activity in the eurozone improved a touch in November, although growth levels remain among the lowest of the past six years as the struggling manufacturing sector weighed heavily.
Activity in China’s services sector picked up more than expected in November, according to data released on Wednesday.
The US and China are reportedly moving closer to agreeing a phase one trade deal despite tensions over Hong Kong and Xinjiang.
The Eurozone economy showed marginal growth in the third quarter, underpinned by spending from both consumers and governments.
France was paralysed by a national strike over President Emmanuel Macron's planned pension reforms as public sector workers walked off the job en masse on Thursday.
German factory orders unexpectedly fell in October, according to figures released by Destatis on Thursday.
German industrial production unexpectedly fell in October, according to figures released by Destatis on Friday, reigniting fears about a recession.
China said on Friday that it will waive import tariffs for some soybean and pork shipments from the US.