The coming week was to be back-end loaded with a reading on the US central bank's preferred inflation gauge due out on Friday.
London stocks remained in negative territory by the close on Friday as US rate hike fears continued to weigh on sentiment, with NatWest under the cosh after results.
The FTSE 100 ended the week up 1. 55%, closing at 8,004. 36 on Friday.
European shares ended the session slightly in the red as investors digested US producer price and jobs data from the day before and hawkish remarks from multiple top Federal Reserve officials that increased expectations of more interest rate hikes this year.
Trellus Health announced the launch of a direct-to-consumer (D2C) offering for people living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) on Friday.
Infrastructure project and asset management specialist Harland & Wolff has concluded negotiations with Saipem over the termination of the Saipem project, it announced on Friday.
Copper and gold explorer, developer and producer Rambler Metals updated the market on its progress on financing and the status of its operations on Friday.
Big Oil and banks dragged on the FTSE 350 at the end of the week amid talk of a possible hard landing in the US during the back half of 2023.
UK-based mixed signal chipmaker EnSilica reported first-half revenue of £8. 6m on Friday, up 23. 5% year-on-year, and a gross margin of 42. 5%.
Communications semiconductor specialist CML Microsystems has been granted conditional planning approval for its 29-acre site at Oval Park, Maldon, it announced on Friday.
Analysts at Berenberg hiked their target price on consumer bank Standard Chartered from 750. 0p to 1,000. 0p on Friday, citing "increasingly evident" standalone strength.
Bango revealed on Friday that chairman Raymond Anderson had disposed of 600,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed commerce platform operator.
Caledonia Mining reported on Friday that an accident took place in the afternoon of 16 February at the Blanket Mine in Zimbabwe, resulting in one mine employee being killed.
Immunodiagnostics specialist Oncimmune announced a collaboration with Siemens Healthineers on Friday, to improve malignancy risk assessment of indeterminate pulmonary nodules (IPNs).
BofA's investment strategies believed that the Federal Reserve's job was "very much unaccomplished".
Wall Street stocks were in the red at the bell on Friday amid ongoing inflationary concerns.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 3% at 7,988. 67in afternoon trade on Friday.
Import price gains in the States slowed by more than expected in January.
FTSE 250: 20,115. 97, -0. 32% at 1417 GMT.
An arm of Spanish bank Santander is reportedly in talks to swoop on the £14bn private equity unit of London-listed fund manager abrdn.
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