Thursday's market volumes will be thinner as the US gets fatter on Thanksgiving, while the UK chews over the second reading for gross domestic product and likely further analysis of the Chancellor's Budget, while corporate results include Centrica, Severn Trent and Cineworld.
Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget will dominate the UK headlines on Wednesday, with a moderately busy corporate diary not including results from United Utilities, Thomas Cook, Sage and SSP.
Tuesday offers a prelude to a particularly keenly watched Autumn Budget the follow day from Philip Hammond, while it's a busy day of corporate results are due from the likes of CRH, Easyjet, Kingfisher and Johnson Matthey.
Friday looks likely to be deathly quiet compared to the bustle of the previous days, with no major UK macroeconomic data and a quiet day scheduled in the company diary.
Thursday's UK retail sales numbers are not expected to provide any filip to the beleaguered sector, while the reporting season has not fully tailed off yet, with results due from 3i, British Land, Qinetiq, Assura Investec, Mediclinic, Royal Mail and Ted Baker.
Wednesday's unemployment and wage data will be examined after trading updates and results from the likes of Barrett Developments, Experian, Great Portland and TalkTalk.
Tuesday's financial diary is jam-packed with consumer price inflation data, a key debate on Theresa May's Brexit legislation and a deluge of company results from the likes of DCC, ITV, Land Securities and Vodafone.
UK industrial data, although some expected it on Thursday, is likely to make the biggest splash on a quiet Friday, with miner Vedanta the biggest company expected to report.
Thursday is due to see the latest round of Brexit talks kick off again in Brussels, UK industrial and trade data and results from the likes of AstraZeneca, Burberry, Halfords, National Grid and Sainsbury's.
Marks & Spencer interims are the big talking point ahead of Wednesday's release, while others reporting include Persimmon, Esure, JD Wetherspoon, OneSavings Bank, Sophos and Tullow Oil.
Tuesday offers up a fairly busy day of corporate results and trading updates, led by Primark owner Associated British Foods, tobacco giant Imperial Brands, plus insurers Direct Line and Hiscox, and the still-recuperating G4S.
Friday completes a busy week with some key macroeconomic data in the form of a UK services sector survey and US non-farm payrolls, with results in London from the likes of Smith & Nephew and TP Icap.
Thursday is widely expected to see the first interest rate hike by the Bank of England for over a decade, while updates are due from Shell, BT and Morrisons and Donald Trump will reveal his tax bill and Fed Chair Janet Yellen's successor.
With its shares down almost a third since issuing a cautious advertising outlook in March, investors will be hoping WPP's trading statement on Halloween Tuesday is not a horror show, while a busy day for economic data will keep the market busy ahead of bigger events later in the week.
Friday sees trading updates from Royal Bank of Scotland, British Airways owner IAG and pharma group Shire before attention later turns to the US economy, with readings on national growth and inflation.
Royal Bank of Scotland will update investors on trading on Friday but questions about the bank's treatment of small business customers could overshadow the day.
The European Central Bank 's announcement will take centre stage on Thursday as Mario Draghi and co are expected to spill the beans on their plans to turn down the tap on its bond buying scheme.
Wednesday's business diary is front-ended with results from FTSE 100 giants including Antofagasta, GSK and Lloyds, plus the third quarter reading of UK GDP, the index of services and mortgage data to boot.
Tuesday remains quiet for macroeconomic news but the week's major corporate results kick in with updates from Anglo American, Bunzl, St James's Place and Whitbread.
UK public finances will come under the microscope on Friday 20 October, while later on US Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks and there are results from InterContinental Hotels, Acacia Mining and Renishaw.