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Thursday preview: ECB to provide further details on QE programme

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

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

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

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

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]

Tuesday preview: China inflation slowdown expected in January figures

Mon, 09 February 2015

Chinese inflation data is expected to show a slowdown in January amid falling oil prices. Analysts predict consumer prices rose 1% year-on-year last month after a 1.5% gain in December. The report fo... [more]

Friday preview: US non-farm payrolls and jobless rate

Thu, 05 February 2015

The US non-farm payrolls report and unemployment rate on Friday will take centre stage as policymakers keep watch on the labour market in the world's biggest economy. Analysts are predicting US employ... [more]

Wednesday preview: Hargreaves, GSK and Sky report results

Tue, 03 February 2015

Hargreaves Landsdown reports its half-year results on Wednesday with analysts expecting a strong set of results. Numis predicts earnings per share (EPS) of 18.5p, up from 13.7p the previous year, supp... [more]

Tuesday preview: ARM Holdings, Ocado report

Mon, 02 February 2015

Chipmaker ARM Holdings on Tuesday is expected to report an increase in fourth quarter earnings and revenues, supported by sales in the smartphone market. Numis predicts earnings before interest and ta... [more]

Friday preview: Eurozone consumer price data in focus

Thu, 29 January 2015

The Eurozone is expected to have entered further into deflation in January, adding pressure on the European Central Bank (ECB) after it launched a major quantitative easing (QE) package. Eurostat figu... [more]

Thursday preview: Diageo reports half year amid tough trading conditions

Wed, 28 January 2015

Drinks maker Diageo is expected to report a slump in half-year interims on Thursday, reflecting weak sales in Asia. Beijing's decision to cut back on luxury spending has affected Diageo's Asian divisi... [more]

Wednesday preview: Federal Reserve expected to reiterate plans for mid-2015 rate hike

Tue, 27 January 2015

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday announces its latest interest rate decision following a two-day meeting. The US central bank is expected to keep interest rates at 0.25% and reiterate plans for an inc... [more]

Tuesday preview: Preliminary fourth quarter GDP numbers in focus

Mon, 26 January 2015

Trading on Tuesday will likely be restrained ahead of Wednesday's US Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting. On 23 January economists at Barclays Research wrote that: "The committee will likely drop ... [more]

Friday preview: Manufacturing PMIs, UK retail sales figures, US existing homes sales data

Thu, 22 January 2015

A slate of manufacturing data in the Eurozone, China and US will flood Friday's agenda. HSBC's Chinese purchasing managers' index (PMI) for manufacturing activity is forecast to fall to 49.5 in Januar... [more]

Thursday preview: How to judge the ECB's QE if it arrives

Wed, 21 January 2015

The principal focus of markets around the globe on Thursday will be the European Central Bank's (ECB) widely anticipated unveiling of sovereign quantitative easing (QE). The ECB's governing council wi... [more]

Wednesday preview: Bank of England releases minutes of policy meeting

Tue, 20 January 2015

The Bank of England (BoE) on Wednesday releases minutes of its last meeting, potentially offering further insight on the central bank's decision to keep policy unchanged. The BoE on 8 January maintain... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
ITV 234.50 5.73 17:10
Standard Chartered 1,024.00 5.11 17:00
Barclays 262.40 3.19 17:10
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 569.50 2.43 17:10
Reed Elsevier 1,128.00 2.36 16:39

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Fresnillo 724.50 -8.46 17:09
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,786.00 -4.22 17:09
Anglo American 1,163.50 -3.11 17:09
Legal & General Group 270.30 -2.84 17:14
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,138.00 -2.82 17:03