Bond proxies such as Personal Goods (Unilever) or interest rate sensitive stocks (Construction, CRH) fared best at the end of the week, amid weakness in the pound and a sharp drop in longer-term Gilt yields.
News that Ocado had inked a partnership agreement with US chain Kroger light a fire under the market and the wider sector on Thursday, pushing Food & Drug Retailers to the top of the leaderboard.
Oil & Gas names performed best on Tuesday as traders continued pushing crude oil futures higher in the face of simmering geopolitical tensions.
Miners, retailers and banks were on the up on Thursday, while telecoms was the main faller.
Oil-related sectors were lifted on Wednesday as crude oil prices climbed back up to three-and-a-half-year highs after Donald Trump confirmed that the US will be withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and sanctions will be restored.
Shares in Evraz continued to ride higher on the coattails of rising prices for steel, establishing a fresh 52-week high in the process and helping to push the Industrial Metals&Mining sector sub-index to the top of the leaderboard.
Commodity-related sectors performed best on Wednesday, boosted by slightly stronger than expected readings on Chinese and euro area manufacturing sector activity in April.
Metals and mining led the way again on Thursday, as Evraz bounced back from recent falls, while non-life insurers were sent lower.
The chemicals and oil-related sectors were a big cause of losses in London on Wednesday, while big tobacco was lighting up.
Resources sectors led the way higher in London on Tuesday, while the construction sector was among the main fallers.
The industrial engineering was on the up on Monday as bullish quarterly results from Rotork followed other positive numbers from the sector to lift sentiment.
The building materials sector was the top riser on Friday, with auto parts and household goods the laggards.
Industrial engineering was the leading sector on Thursday, while tobacco stocks were the big fallers.
Miners led the charge on Wednesday, lifted by various factors, including rising commodities prices and bullish analyst opinions.
Industrial metals again led the way as Russian steelmaker Evraz continued to be buffeted by the White House policies, while auto parts were lifted by GKN.
Industrial metals & mining was the most depressed sector on Monday, as Russian steel producer Evraz again weighed.
Cyclicals are clearly pacing gains in mid-afternoon trading, as stocks stabilise on the back of the more constructive news-flow on the international trade front. However, some strategists were a tad cautious.
The software & computer services sector led the FTSE 350, while various sectors were in the red due to large stocks going ex-dividend.