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Friday preview: Referendum result due at 7am, BoE on 'stand-by'

Friday preview: Referendum result due at 7am, BoE on 'stand-by'

Thu, 18 September 2014

Rather politely, there is a dearth of major macroeconomic news and planned company announcements due on Friday, as Scotland's independence referendum result is delivered. The final opinion polls befor... [more]

Thursday preview: Scots vote on independence from the UK

Thursday preview: Scots vote on independence from the UK

Wed, 17 September 2014

Scotland’s referendum on independence from the UK will take centre stage on Thursday. Polls have been too close to call ahead of the vote. In the latest prediction, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power ... [more]

Wednesday preview: Market microscope on MPC minutes and Fed update

Wednesday preview: Market microscope on MPC minutes and Fed update

Tue, 16 September 2014

Wednesday sees the posting of the minutes from the latest meeting of the Bank of England's Monterary Policy Committee and the latest statement from the US Federal Reserve also due for release. UK cons... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK inflation figures for August due

Tuesday preview: UK inflation figures for August due

Mon, 15 September 2014

UK inflation data on Tuesday is expected show prices have eased in August, according to analysts’ forecasts. Consumer prices may have risen by 1.5% year-on-year in August, compared to 1.6% a mon... [more]

Anheuser-Busch Inbev lining up financing for SABMiller bid

Anheuser-Busch Inbev lining up financing for SABMiller bid

Mon, 15 September 2014

Amsterdam-listed Belgian-Brazilian brewery group Anheuser-Busch InBev is sounding out banks on the availability of funds to finance a roughly £75bn ($122bn) purchase of rival SAB Miller. A person fami... [more]

Thursday preview: Wm Morrison dividend in focus

Wed, 10 September 2014

Tomorrow is “Super Thursday” for retail followers in the City, with interim results from FTSE 100 heavyweights Next and Morrison, as well as but also a quarterly updates from FTSE 250 pair... [more]

Wednesday preview: MPs to grill Carney and Co

Tue, 09 September 2014

On Wednesday, four members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will sit down before the Treasury Committee and answer questions on the Bank's inflation report, providing an opport... [more]

Wednesday preview: MPs to grill Carney and Co

Tue, 09 September 2014

On Wednesday, four members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will sit down before the Treasury Committee and answer questions on the Bank's inflation report, providing an opport... [more]

Wednesday preview: MPs to grill Carney and Co

Tue, 09 September 2014

On Wednesday, four members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will sit down before the Treasury Committee and answer questions on the Bank's inflation report, providing an opport... [more]

Wednesday preview: MPs to grill Carney and Co

Tue, 09 September 2014

On Wednesday, four members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will sit down before the Treasury Committee and answer questions on the Bank's inflation report, providing an opport... [more]

Wednesday preview: MPs to grill Carney and Co

Tue, 09 September 2014

On Wednesday, four members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will sit down before the Treasury Committee and answer questions on the Bank's inflation report, providing an opport... [more]

Wednesday preview: MPs to grill Carney and Co

Tue, 09 September 2014

On Wednesday, four members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will sit down before the Treasury Committee and answer questions on the Bank's inflation report, providing an opport... [more]

Tuesday preview: Whitbread results, UK GDP estimate, Carney speaks

Mon, 08 September 2014

Whitbread will take centre stage on Tuesday as the owner of Costa Coffee and Premier Inn hotels reports its second quarter results. Morgan Stanley expects the group to post a 6% rise in like-for-like ... [more]

Friday preview: Monthly US non-farm payrolls set to hit the tape

Thu, 04 September 2014

After a busy week of macro news and data, Friday finishes with the official US government jobs report as the main focus. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its non-farm payrolls (NFP) rep... [more]

Wednesday preview: All eyes on UK services PMI on Wednesday morning

Tue, 02 September 2014

A crucial gauge of the UK economy, the services purchasing managers index (PMI), is published at 09.30 on Wednesday, with economists predicting a slide to 58.5 from the 59.1 recorded last month. Serv... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK construction, US manufacturing in focus

Mon, 01 September 2014

On a quiet day for company results, the focus of Tuesday's trading session is likely to be on economic data from the UK and US. The UK construction purchasing managers' index (PMI) for August is sche... [more]

Friday preview: Bwin and Perform issuing half-time scores

Thu, 28 August 2014

Continuing a sporting week of Champions League and League Cup football and England-India cricket, a pair of FTSE 250 sport-related companies are due to run in their half-time numbers on Friday: Perfor... [more]

Thursday preview: US GDP, German jobs and inflation

Wed, 27 August 2014

US economic growth data for the second quarter is due on Thursday amid speculation over the first interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. US gross domestic product is forecast to rise an annuali... [more]

Wednesday preview: Polymetal reports first-half results

Tue, 26 August 2014

Russian gold producer Polymetal releases its first-half results on Wednesday following a strong second-quarter report. Production in the second quarter topped estimates, with higher grades and throug... [more]

Friday preview: Investors to focus on HellermannTyton and Henry Boot

Thu, 21 August 2014

Companies releasing results on Friday include FTSE 250 HellermannTyton with interim numbers. The fastening and cables group showed strong first-quarter trading versus weak comparatives, driven in part... [more]

Thursday preview: UK retail sales, manufacturing data to be released

Wed, 20 August 2014

A busy economic calendar on Thursday will be in focus amid a lack of earnings results. Chinese manufacturing data from HSBC will be released before markets open for trading. Analysts expect a further... [more]

Wednesday preview: BoE and Fed meeting minutes take centre stage

Tue, 19 August 2014

The Bank of England and Federal Reserve on Wednesday release minutes from their latest meetings as the market speculates over the timing of interest rate hikes by the central banks. The BoE earlier i... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK and US inflation data released

Mon, 18 August 2014

UK inflation data will be in focus on Tuesday as the Bank of England (BoE) continues to monitor to what degree the economy has improved enough to sustain an interest rate hike. Consumer prices may ha... [more]

Friday preview: UK GDP, US consumer confidence in focus

Thu, 14 August 2014

With a lack of corporate results on Friday, investors will turn their focus to UK economic growth data. UK gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of the year is forecast to to have expan... [more]

Thursday preview: Centamin Egypt reports second quarter

Wed, 13 August 2014

Centamin Egypt is on Thursday expected to report a rise in second quarter gold production, supported by the commissioning of the Stage 4 plant and improved grades. In its preliminary results for the ... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 367.40 2.86 14:29
IMI 1,331.00 2.62 14:29
Ashtead Group 1,061.00 2.51 14:29
Marks & Spencer Group 436.40 2.49 14:29
St James's Place 716.50 2.36 14:29

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
CRH 1,431.00 -1.45 14:29
Rio Tinto 3,202.50 -0.84 14:29
Anglo American 1,479.50 -0.67 14:29
Barratt Developments 401.10 -0.67 14:29
Burberry Group 1,512.00 -0.59 14:29