Investors will have to navigate a veritable mine field of potential risks events in what analysts at Danske Bank said is set to be the "mother of all weeks".
Inmarsat confirmed after market close on Friday that it has received and rejected a "highly preliminary" and takeover proposal from US satellite giant Echostar Corporation.
Stocks on the Continent finished slightly lower, but off their lows of the session in most cases, as traders played it safe going into the G7 Quebec summit at the weekend and what analysts at Danske Bank said was "the mother of all weeks ahead".
Sheffield-based aquaculture health, nutrition and genetics business Benchmark has raised £19m to fund its new Chilean joint- venture with Empresas Aquachile, the world's sixth largest salmonid producer.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 20. 7 points lower at 7,681. 07.
London stocks ended on a mixed note on Friday as investors adopted a risk-off strategy ahead of what could be a heated G7 summit in Canada.
Over 100,000 Londoners owners of pre-2016 diesel cars face £12. 50 charge as mayor Sadiq Khan expands ultra-low emission zone up to North and South circular roads from October 2021.
There clearest sector pictures on Friday were declines of miners and gains for defensive stocks.
London's FTSE 250 was flat at 21,153. 64 in afternoon trade on Friday.
London's FTSE 100 benchmark lost ground on Friday falling 0. 3% to just above 7,681 as commodities stocks had a tough day, with defensive stocks the main winners.
UBS is positive on BT Group as the telecoms group puts the phone down on boss Gavin Patterson, thinking the news "could be positive for investor sentiment" but doubting whether the board can, as they suggest, make no change to strategy.
AIM-listed property fund manager First Property Group saw pre-tax profits hit a record high during the year ended 31 March, thanks to an improved performance from its fund management division and a stronger euro.
AIM-quoted minerals exploration and development company Crusader Resources provided investors with an update on its Jurueana gold project on Friday following a recent drilling campaign at three previously un-drilled prospects within the license.
Auto Trader Group: Berenberg upgrades to hold with a target price of 365p.
Heather Couch, spouse of Cranswick's chief executive Adam Couch, disposed of 13,500 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed food supplier on Friday, just weeks after the company reported a 17. 6% increase in turnover to £1. 46bn for its last trading year.
Natural resource mining firm Pathfinder Minerals on Friday received a request from the supreme court of Mozambique for its final submissions regarding claimed ownership of mining concession licences.
Wall Street trading opened with across-the-board losses on Friday as investors grew nervous ahead of the G7 summit in Canada, which looked set to be an acrimonious two days of talks.
Midatech Pharma on Friday announced that it has enrolled the first patient in its study concerning the effects of Gelclair on the oral mucosits in patients undergoing stem cell transplant (SCT) therapy.
Technology-enabled lifestyle and travel platform Ten Lifestyle Group on Friday appointed Francesco de Marchis to the new role of global chief technology officer, effective from September.
1544: The pound is off its worst, but down 0. 25% against the dollar at 1. 3389, is helping erase the FTSE's losses. The blue chip index was just in positive territory an hour and a half ago but is back in the red by 0. 37% at 7,676. 24.