A relative absence of any significant economic releases on Tuesday means the market spotlight will be firmly on HSBC's full-year figures.
Wednesday will be the big day next week, with UK labour market data, initial Eurozone purchasing managers' surveys and Federal Reserve minutes, with bank results the key theme on the London corporate calendar.
UK inflation data on Tuesday is especially important as markets look for data to strengthen or weaken the Bank of England's conviction to increase interest rates as early as May, with US inflation the following also under the microscope.
The Bank of England's Super Thursday is the main event next week, with a quieter week for eurozone and US data, with company results including AA, BP, Compass and GlaxoSmithKline.
Next week the financial agenda is dotted with some big events, including a US policy announcement and the pivotal non-farm payroll numbers, with UK corporate updates including results from AstraZeneca, Glencore, Shell, SSE and Vodafone, plus there's a serious Brexit debate in the House of Lords.
The FTSE 100 ended the week down 64. 44 points, or 0. 83%, at 7,665. 54.
The spotlight during the coming week will be firmly on politics, with investors closely monitoring the news-flow from Capitol Hill surrounding the fight in the US Senate to pass a short-term funding bill for the federal government.
The FTSE 100 finished the week 64. 42 points or 0. 83% higher at 7,778. 64.
Over the coming week, the market spotlight will be on a barrage of Chinese economic data and a key vote by delegates from Germany's Socialist party on whether to move ahead with formal negotiations to forge a grand coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU.
The focus in the coming week will be on any Cabinet reshuffle by the Prime Minister.
The FTSE 100 finished the week 36. 45 points or 0. 47% higher at 7,724. 22.
The coming week will see many traders return to their terminals and swamped with work, as they try to get up to speed with events globally over the previous fortnight and gear-up for a week full of potentially market-moving data and events.
Trading will be exceedingly restrained over the coming week, with scarcely a skeleton shift left to man the trading desks, but several relevant reports will be nevertheless be released throughout the week.
The focus in the coming week will continue to be on the ebb and flow of data out of the US, including Republicans' progress on securing passage of their tax cuts.
The FTSE 100 finished the week up 90. 09 points, or 1. 22%, at 7,490. 57.
Central banks will be firmly in the spotlight over the coming week, alongside a barrage of economic data out of China and Japan.
The FTSE 100 ended the week up 95. 69 points, or 1. 31%, at 7,393. 96.