All eyes over the coming week will be on the headlines around negotiations between London and Brussels to hammer out a 'political declaration' on the UK's future relationship with the European Union, which some hope will be wrapped up by Tuesday and may help the Prime Minister to see off the risk of a leadership challenge.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 91. 46 points lower at 7,013. 88.
A spate of data is set to be published throughout the week that will help investors to better gauge the state of the UK economy as we head into the final stretch of the year, although in all likelihood the market spotlight is likely to be on the ongoing Brexit talks.
All eyes over the coming week will be on the US mid-term elections, on Tuesday, which may see the Republican party lose control of the House of Representatives.
The focus this week, as at the start of every month, will be on the release of the monthly US jobs report on Friday and the ensuing market reaction, especially in the bond market.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 110. 24 points lower at 6,939. 56.
The European Central Bank will likely dominate the headlines over the coming week, as rate-setters in Frankfurt meet on Thursday to decide on policy.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 53. 89 points higher at 7,049. 80.
All eyes over the coming week will be on the European Union leaders summit on Wednesday and Thursday, where the state of talks with Britain on its withdrawal from the bloc are scheduled to be the main item on the agenda.
The FTSE 100 finished the week down 320. 8 points at 6,995. 91.
The market spotlight over the coming week is likely to be on the ongoing Brexit negotiations, given London and Brussels' stated aim of wrapping-up talks a week ahead of the 18 October summit of European Union leaders.
The FTSE 100 finished the session 191. 66 points lower to 7,318. 54.
The focus will continue to be on the US over the coming week, specifically on Friday's non-farm jobs report for September and a busy slate of Federal Reserve officials, with at least nine expected to deliver speeches throughout the week.
The FTSE 100 finished the week up 19. 97 points at 7,510. 20.