The focus over the coming week will be squarely on the US central bank's policy meeting and its update guidance for the remainder of the year and looking out into 2019.
The FTSE 100 finished the week 186. 19 points higher at 7,490. 23.
Investors will have little choice but to keep their eye on developments on multiple fronts over the coming week, with global trade talks between the US and China, or the lack thereof, likely to be the biggest driver of markets around the world.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 26. 34 points higher at 7,277. 70.
The US jobs report may now be out of the way but the economic agenda over the coming week is thick with scheduled releases of first-tier economic data, not to mention policy announcement by the Bank of England and European Central Bank.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 154. 72 points lower at 7,277. 70.
All eyes over the coming week will be on the release of the monthly non-farm payrolls report in the US.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 145. 07 points lower at 7,432. 42.
The coming week is expected to be a calm one, on both the economic and corporate fronts, geopolitics permitting.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 17. 18 points higher at 7,558. 59.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 108. 42 points lower at 7,558. 59.
Next week offers a true August holiday break in terms of macroeconomic data and central bank machinations, while there are some key results worth watching out for, including BHP Billiton and Persimmon.
The flow of economic data will pick-up substantially in all jurisdictions over the coming week, although markets may well still be digesting recent events in Turkey's capital markets, even as the monitor for collateral effects on other Emerging Markets.
The market spotlight over the coming week will likely continue to be on the ongoing trade spat between China and the US, in particular.
The FTSE 100 ended the week down by 42. 21 points at 7,659. 10.
The Bank of England's August policy meeting next week should overshadow the Fed's monthly get-together and non-farm payrolls, while London's results season rolls on with some big names worth keeping an eye on, including banks Barclays, Lloyds and RBS plus the likes of BAE Systems, BP, Centrica, Glencore, Just Eat, Next and Rolls-Royce.
The FTSE 100 ended the week up 22. 52 points at 7,701. 31.