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Friday preview: ECB's Draghi speaks in Frankfurt amid QE speculation

Friday preview: ECB's Draghi speaks in Frankfurt amid QE speculation

Thu, 20 November 2014

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi will speak in Frankfurt on Friday after saying he was open to government bond-buying to boost the weak Eurozone economy. Draghi on Monday cited the g... [more]

Thursday preview: Data-heavy day ahead in US, with CPI in focus

Thursday preview: Data-heavy day ahead in US, with CPI in focus

Wed, 19 November 2014

Investors will on Thursday be closely watching the release of US data on inflation, weekly jobless claims, home sales and manufacturing to assess the health of the world's biggest economy. Analysts pr... [more]

Wednesday preview: BoE meeting minutes, Bank of Japan policy statement

Wednesday preview: BoE meeting minutes, Bank of Japan policy statement

Tue, 18 November 2014

The Bank of England (BoE) releases its policy meeting minutes on Wednesday, while the Bank of Japan (BoJ) announces its monetary policy statement. The BoE's Monetary Policy Committee on 6 November dec... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK inflation, German economic confidence data

Tuesday preview: UK inflation, German economic confidence data

Mon, 17 November 2014

UK inflation data on Tuesday is expected to show an increase in October as the Bank of England (BoE) considers when to raise interest rates. Analysts predict that UK consumer prices rose by 1.6% last ... [more]

Friday preview: Eurozone GDP and inflation, US retail sales, IMI results

Friday preview: Eurozone GDP and inflation, US retail sales, IMI results

Thu, 13 November 2014

Eurozone gross domestic product (GDP) and inflation data will be released on Friday amid concerns about the health of the bloc's economy. Analysts expect GDP to have risen by 0.7% year-on-year in the ... [more]

Thursday preview: LSE, SABMiller, ITV, German inflation

Wed, 12 November 2014

Thursday's calendar is set to be packed with a batch of earnings from FTSE 100 companies and euro-area data. The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is among those with interim results out and is expected to ... [more]

Wednesday preview: Much anticipated unveiling from Bank of England and Sainsbury's

Tue, 11 November 2014

Wednesday sees markets turn their attention on November's Inflation Report from the Bank of England, while on the corporate front sees Sainsbury's unveil first half results and its long-awaited strate... [more]

Tuesday preview: CRH and Capita report interims

Mon, 10 November 2014

Building materials group CRH on Tuesday reports its interim results amid a tough European market. Numis said anecdotal evidence from a number of companies, including Holcim, St Gobain, Wolseley and No... [more]

Thursday preview: ECB in focus with policy announcement

Wed, 05 November 2014

European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday announces its latest policy decision amid concerns over the Eurozone's weak economy and dangerously low inflation. While the pressure is mounting on the ECB to ... [more]

Wednesday preview: M&S expected to report drop in first half profits as general merchandise drags

Tue, 04 November 2014

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is forecast to report a decline in first half profits on Wednesday, reflecting ongoing challenging conditions in the general merchandise (GM) division. The company is expected ... [more]

Tuesday preview: Imperial Tobacco and Santander set to release results

Mon, 03 November 2014

Imperial Tobacco is set to release its preliminary full-year results, which are expected to reveal a 2.9% drop in the company's earnings per share to 204.6p on the heels of a 5.1% fall in reported re... [more]

Friday preview: Investors look ahead to RBS, WPP, Eurozone inflation, US data

Thu, 30 October 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) results, Eurozone inflation and US data on both personal spending and consumer confidence will be high on Friday's agenda. Kicking off the day, RBS is expected to report a... [more]

Thursday preview: Barclays reports third quarter results

Wed, 29 October 2014

Barclays will take centre stage on Thursday as it reports its third quarter interims. The UK bank may report an adjusted £1.08mbn pre-tax profit, down from the previous year's £1.65bn, reflecting lowe... [more]

Wednesday preview: Federal Reserve policy decision, Next and Antofagasta report

Tue, 28 October 2014

The Federal Reserve is expected to announce on Wednesday the end of its bond purchase programme as part of its latest policy decision. The US central bank is also forecast to keep interest rates uncha... [more]

Tuesday preview: Lloyds reports third quarter results

Mon, 27 October 2014

Lloyds Banking Group reports its third quarter results on Tuesday after it fared worse than expected in the EU bank stress tests at the weekend. While the bank passed the tests, it had an estimated co... [more]

Friday preview: Shire results, UK GDP on tap

Thu, 23 October 2014

Friday is set to be a quieter session in terms of company news - following a hectic morning on Thursday with results from a number of blue chips - though third-quarter numbers from pharmaceutical grou... [more]

Thursday preview: Showtime for Tesco as struggling retailer unveils H1 results

Wed, 22 October 2014

Tesco will be the company on most traders' watchlists on Thursday as the supermarket unveils its highly-anticipated half-year results. Trading updates and results from Stobart Group, Unilever, Debenha... [more]

Wednesday preview: Glaxo, MPC minutes, US CPI all due out

Tue, 21 October 2014

Glaxosmithklline will be among the most high-profile companies to release results on Wendesday as the pharmaceutical giant reports its third-quarter figures. The drugmaker is expected to deliver sales... [more]

Tuesday preview: Reckitt, ARM in focus; much-awaited Chinese data out

Mon, 20 October 2014

Quarterly reporting season in the UK is expected to get into full swing on Tuesday with a raft of blue-chip companies scheduled to release trading updates. Consumer-goods giant Reckitt Benckiser will ... [more]

Friday preview: Travis Perkins trading update, ECB speakers, Eurozone and US data

Thu, 16 October 2014

UK building merchant Travis Perkins releases its latest trading update on Friday following a strong start to the year. Numis said the company faces some tough comparators including robust 2013 third q... [more]

Thursday preview: BSkyB and Diageo report first quarter results

Wed, 15 October 2014

British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) reports its first quarter results following its acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland on Thursday. Numis said it expects a "solid set of results" with a 4% ris... [more]

Wednesday preview: Chinese inflation, German inflation, UK jobs, US retail sales

Tue, 14 October 2014

A data-heavy day awaits on Wednesday with the release of reports on Chinese inflation, German inflation, UK jobs and US retail sales. Kicking off the day ahead of London's open, figures are expected t... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK inflation data in focus

Mon, 13 October 2014

UK inflation data on Tuesday is expected to show a slowdown in consumer prices in September, supporting the Bank of England's (BoE) decision to keep interest rates low. Analysts predict the consumer p... [more]

Thursday preview: Bank of England announces latest policy decision

Wed, 08 October 2014

The Bank of England is on Thursday due to release its latest policy decision amid cooling speculation of an interest rate increase. Analysts expect the central bank will keep the benchmark rate at 0.5... [more]

Wednesday preview: Fed minutes firmly in focus

Tue, 07 October 2014

The economic calendar for the Wednesday session is rather sparse, but contains what is perhaps the main risk event of the week, the release of the minutes of the most recent Fed policy meeting. Wherea... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Smith & Nephew 1,139.00 4.50 14:33
Friends Life Group Limited 363.00 4.40 14:33
BT Group 394.00 3.68 14:33
London Stock Exchange Group 2,169.00 3.14 14:33
ITV 205.50 1.83 14:33

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Petrofac Ltd. 889.00 -25.48 14:33
Aviva 510.00 -5.38 14:33
Hargreaves Lansdown 977.00 -3.46 14:33
Weir Group 2,056.00 -2.65 14:33
Royal Mail 421.00 -2.23 14:33