Tuesday will give investors an opportunity to catch up on developments at Dairy Crest, Galliford Try, Royal Mail, SSP and TalkTalk, while later jobs data will be important ahead of the Bank of England's meeting in a fortnight.
The UK has all the required resources and an industrial and governmental will to become a global hub for crypto economy and blockchain technologies by 2022, according to new research.
US retail sales increased as expected in June, marking five months of rising sales as the estimate for May was revised up.
Business conditions in the New York region deteriorated a little less than expected in July, according to a survey from the NY Fed.
European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday called on Europe, China, the US and Russia to work together and avoid trade wars that could lead to "conflict and chaos".
Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday offered an extra £300m to the aerospace industry to support new projects after companies like Airbus threatened to reduce activities in the UK because of Brexit uncertainties.
Fresh data out of Beijing on Monday showed GDP growth slowing slightly in the People’s Republic, with second-quarter growth put at 6. 7%, compared to the 6. 8% seen in the first quarter.
Annual house price growth slowed in July, according to Rightmove, amid a rise in the number of properties coming to the market.
Weeks of build-up, years if you count qualification, have led to Sunday afternoon’s World Cup final where France and Croatia will come face to face at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Consumer sentiment in the US deteriorated in July amid trade war concerns, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.
US President Donald Trump started the second day of his tour to the UK amid the usual controversy after he attacked Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans, suggesting they would sink any future free trade deal with the US.
The focus at the end of the week will shift back towards Asia, with the Chinese customs and trade administration set to release its latest set of statistics for foreign trade, covering the month of June this time.
UK mortgage lending picked up in May, figures from the industry on Thursday showed, while the Bank of England reported slightly higher credit availability for residential mortgages in the second quarter.
Consumer price inflation in the US edged higher last month on the back of dearer cars and trucks and medical care services, although economists believed that for the moment price pressures might have peaked.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, according to data released by the Labor Department on Thursday.
US President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday he had forced other countries in the NATO alliance to increase their spending by $33bn, according to media reports.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday encouraged Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to sign a continent-wide free-trade deal.
Wholesale inflation in the US outpaced economists' forecasts in June, driven higher by dearer energy and services and hitting a six-year high.
Global stock markets have been sent crashing as Washington prepares to launch a new $200bn worth of tariffs on Chinese goods, including fruit and vegetables, handbags, refrigerators and clothing.
Emerging market investing legend Mark Mobius is raising new funds in anticipation of buying opportunities on the horizon.