The FTSE 100 ended the week 242. 2 points lower at 6,921. 94.
The spotlight over the coming holiday-shortened week will be a on a barrage of data releases on Thursday, including a revised reading on fourth quarter gross domestic product.
Investors will have their work cut out for them over the coming week, with both the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve set to meet to decide on interest rates.
The FTSE 100 finished the week down 63. 19 points, or 0. 87%, at 7,164. 14.
Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver the spring statement on Tuesday, while the UK company diary is still fairly bustling, with updates from the likes of Balfour Beatty, Morrisons, Prudential, JD Wetherspoon and troubled Interserve.
Barring surprises, all eyes over the coming week will be focused on the latest monthly US jobs report, on Friday, especially on any sign of any further pick-up.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 174. 51 points lower at 7,069. 90.
A deep freeze is forecast in the UK next week and as February segues into March there will be a blizzard of company results, a flurry of key macro data for China, Europe and the US, and hope that frosty relations can thaw in a new round of Brexit talks.
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.