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Thursday preview: UK retail sales data, Easyjet reports trading statement

Thursday preview: UK retail sales data, Easyjet reports trading statement

Wed, 25 March 2015

UK retail sales figures on Thursday will be closely watched for signs of how much consumer spending is contributing towards economic growth. Analysts predict the latest data from the Office for Nation... [more]

Wednesday preview: Balfour Beatty to swing to annual loss and suspend dividend, analysts predict

Wednesday preview: Balfour Beatty to swing to annual loss and suspend dividend, analysts predict

Tue, 24 March 2015

Balfour Beatty is expected to report annual losses and suspend its dividend on Wednesday following four profit warnings. Analysts predict the construction company will post losses of £60m, compared to... [more]

Friday preview: Berkeley Group reports interims amid housing market slowdown

Friday preview: Berkeley Group reports interims amid housing market slowdown

Thu, 19 March 2015

Housebuilder Berkeley Group is expected to report a rise in its forward order book in its trading update on Friday, despite the slowdown seen in the London housing market. Last time it reported, the c... [more]

Thursday preview: Next unveils full-year results

Thursday preview: Next unveils full-year results

Wed, 18 March 2015

Fashion retailer Next reports its full-year results on Thursday with analysts expecting an increase in earnings, supported by online sales. In December the company increased its full-year profit guida... [more]

Wednesday preview: UK Budget and Federal Reserve policy decision in focus

Wednesday preview: UK Budget and Federal Reserve policy decision in focus

Tue, 17 March 2015

The UK Budget and the Federal Reserve's latest policy decision will dominate Wednesday's agenda. Chancellor George Osborne delivers his Budget speech at 12:30 GMT, which is set to be dissected ahead o... [more]

Tuesday preview: Antofagasta full-year results, Sainsbury trading update

Mon, 16 March 2015

Antofagasta will report its 2014 financial results on Tuesday though the focus will likely be on reports the copper miner is reviewing the financial viability of its Chilean operation. President Diego... [more]

Friday preview: JD Wetherspoon reports first half interims

Thu, 12 March 2015

JD Wetherspoon's first half sales are expected to be offset by a decline in margins as the pub operator lured in customers with cheaper drinks. Numis predicts pre-tax profit of £38.4m, up from the pre... [more]

Thursday preview: Morrison expected to report drop in annual profit amid supermarket price war

Wed, 11 March 2015

WM Morrison Supermarkets is forecast to report its worst annual profit figure in eight years on Thursday amid a price war in the sector. The group has said it expects 2014 pre-tax profit before one of... [more]

Wednesday preview: Foxtons reports annual results amid slowing housing market

Tue, 10 March 2015

Real-estate giant Foxtons is expected on Wednesday to report a drop in full-year earnings amid a slowdown in the London housing market. Numis predicts earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and a... [more]

Tuesday preview: Scandal-hit G4S reports full-year results

Mon, 09 March 2015

G4S is expected to report an increase in annual profits as the security company bounces back from its scandals on contracts. Consensus forecasts are for the group's pre-tax profit to rise to £328.7m f... [more]

Friday preview: US non-farm payrolls in focus

Thu, 05 March 2015

The all-important US non-farm payrolls report and unemployment rate figures are due on Friday, alongside Eurozone gross domestic product data and a reading on UK inflation expectations. Analysts expec... [more]

Thursday preview: ECB to provide further details on QE programme

Wed, 04 March 2015

The European Central Bank (ECB) will on Thursday provide further details of its €1.1trn quantitative easing (QE) programme. The ECB's Governing Council will outline its package of €60bn-a-mo... [more]

Wednesday preview: Standard Chartered reports full-year results amid CEO departure

Tue, 03 March 2015

Standard Chartered is expected to report a decline in full-year earnings, reflecting an increase in impairments. Consensus forecasts point to $5.73bn of adjusted pre-tax profit, down from $6.95bn the ... [more]

Tuesday preview: Barclays reports full-year results

Mon, 02 March 2015

Barclays will hog the spotlight on Tuesday as it reports its full-year results. Analysts forecast the lender will report a pre-tax profit of £5.3bn, compared to a restated £4.9bn in 2013. The bank is... [more]

Friday preview: Lloyds hopes to recommence dividend as it reports full-year results

Thu, 26 February 2015

Lloyds Banking Group is expected on Friday to announce its first dividend payment since its near-collapse in 2008 in its full-year results statement. The bank is waiting for the Prudential Regulation ... [more]

Thursday preview: RBS publishes full-year results

Wed, 25 February 2015

Royal Bank of Scotland releases its annual results on Thursday amid a foreign exchange market rigging scandal. UBS forecasts underlying profit of £6.8bn after net releases of £300m for the year. "Key... [more]

Wednesday preview: Eyes on Whitbread, Weir Group earnings and China manufacturing data

Tue, 24 February 2015

Leisure and hospitality giant Whitbread is expected report its fourth quarter trading update on Wednesday. The update is likely to be welcomed by markets due to an improving UK consumer environment an... [more]

Tuesday preview: GKN, BHP Billiton report earnings

Mon, 23 February 2015

GKN is expected on Tuesday to report an increase in annual earnings, driven by a strong performance in the civil aerospace and automotive divisions. The engineer is forecast to report pre-tax profit o... [more]

Friday preview: UK retail sales figures, Eurozone manufacturing PMI

Thu, 19 February 2015

UK retail sales may have fallen in January, according to forecasts ahead of the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) report on Friday. Analysts predict retail sales, excluding auto, dropped 0.3% mont... [more]

Thursday preview: ECB publishes meeting minutes for the first time

Wed, 18 February 2015

The European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday publishes minutes of its monetary policy decision for the first time. The minutes, due out at 12:30 GMT, will provide detail about the ECB's decision on 22 ... [more]

Wednesday preview: BoE and Federal Reserve publish meeting minutes

Tue, 17 February 2015

The Bank of England (BoE) releases on Wednesday the minutes of its Monetary Policy Committee meeting held on 5-6 February. The minutes will provide more details behind the central bank's decision to k... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK inflation report forecast to show slowdown

Mon, 16 February 2015

UK inflation data on Tuesday is expected to show consumer price growth eased in January amid a slump in oil prices. Analysts predict the consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.4% year-on-year last month fo... [more]

Friday preview: Eurozone GDP, US consumer confidence, Anglo American finals

Thu, 12 February 2015

The Eurozone may have grown 0.2% in the fourth quarter, matching the pace of the previous three months, according to forecasts ahead of Friday's gross domestic product data. On an annualised basis, an... [more]

Thursday preview: BoE presents Inflation Report

Wed, 11 February 2015

The Bank of England (BoE) is expected to cut its forecasts for consumer prices to near zero when governor Mark Carney presents the central bank's Inflation Report on Thursday. Carney has previously sa... [more]

Wednesday preview: Greece in focus as Eurozone finance ministers meet

Tue, 10 February 2015

All eyes will be on the emergency meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers on Wednesday, where Greece's Yanis Varoufakis will make his debut appearance as he attempts to persuade his peers of the benefi... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Weir Group 1,776.00 0.51 08:00
Hikma Pharmaceuticals 2,187.00 0.46 08:00
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,902.00 0.41 08:00
Persimmon 1,698.00 0.00 08:00
Severn Trent 2,090.00 0.00 08:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
London Stock Exchange Group 2,395.00 -5.63 08:00
ARM Holdings 1,080.00 -4.17 08:00
Schroders 3,204.00 -4.07 08:00
St James's Place 945.00 -3.47 08:00
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,166.00 -3.40 08:00