The focus over the coming week will be on global manufacturing and the US jobs market.
The FTSE 100 ended the week up 83. 32 points at 6,076. 60.
Investors returning from the coming holiday-shortened week will be greeted by a steady stream of economic data on both sides of the Pond.
The FTSE 100 ended the week up 193. 51 points at 5,993. 28.
The focus over the coming week will be on preliminary survey data on preliminary euro area and UK manufacturing and services sector surveys covering the month of May.
The FTSE 100 ended the week down 136. 21 points at 5,799. 77.
Financial markets' focus over the coming week will shift towards the People's Republic of China, with investors eager for any signs of stabilisation in the Asian giant.
The FTSE 100 ended the week 172. 92 points at 5,935. 98.
The coming week will see many records fall by the wayside, starting with the US, where the consensus expects the Department of Labor to report a 22m surge in the number of unemployed people in April.
The FTSE 100 ended the week up 10. 83 points at 5,763. 06.
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