All eyes at the end of the week will be on what economists consider the most important of all economic reports published each, the monthly non-farm payrolls data.
The Bank of England's monetary policy announcement was expected to be in the spotlight on Thursday.
All eyes on Wednesday will be on the US central bank's policy meeting.
The market spotlight on Tuesday would be on the release of the US employment cost index for the fourth quarter, the last key inflation indicator before the Federal Reserve announced its latest interest rate decision the next day.
All eyes at the end of the week would remain fixated on the US where the last two key inflation readings before the next Federal Reserve policy meeting - on the following Tuesday and Wednesday - would be published.
All eyes on Thursday would be on a slew of economic data in the US with a preliminary reading for fourth quarter gross domestic product figuring prominently.
Investors' focus on Wednesday was expected to be on the latest corporate results, especially on the other side of the Pond in the US.
Financial markets' focus on Tuesday would be on a raft of purchasing managers' surveys from around the world, not least in the UK.
The market spotlight on Thursday was expected to continue to be on US and the Federal Reserve.
Investors' attention on Tuesday would be mainly on Asia.
All eyes at the end of the week would continue to be on the preliminary results of the University of Michigan's consumer confidence survey for the month of January.
All eyes on Thursday were expected to be on the latest US consumer price data.
Investors would have little to chew on in the middle of the week in terms of fresh economic data.
All eyes on Tuesday were expected to fall on Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell and any policy-relevant remarks that he might deliver at an event hosted by Sweden's Riksbank.
Investors' attention at the end of the week would be squarely on the latest monthly US non-farm payrolls figures and jobs market data.
Investors' focus on Thursday was expected to begin settling more firmy on the US labour market with two closely-followed indicators set for release.
The market spotlight on Wednesday was likely to be on the so-called JOLTS labour market survey in the US.
Investors' focus at the end of the week was likely to be on the euro, where investors would be digesting preliminary harmonised consumer price data covering the month of December in Portugal and Spain.
The market spotlight on the next to last trading session of the year would be on the US jobs market.
All eyes at the end of the week will be on the release of key inflation data in the US.