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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]

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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]

Intu Properties; retail

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]

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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]

Wednesday preview: Investors seeking contract news from G4S

Tue, 12 August 2014

Investors will be looking for news of UK government deals when security group G4S reports half-year results on Wednesday. Doubts have hung over G4S's ability to win state contracts since the company ... [more]

Tuesday preview: Ladbrokes, Serco report first half results

Mon, 11 August 2014

Ladbrokes' chief executive Richard Glynn will need to show investors that his strategy to turn the British bookmaker around is working when the company reports its first half results on Tuesday. Glyn... [more]

Friday preview: TUI Travel merger talks to be in focus at Q3 results

Thu, 07 August 2014

TUI Travel reports its third quarter results amid talks of a merger with its majority owner TUI AG. In July the UK's Takeover Panel granted an extension to TUI Travel, Europe's biggest tour operator,... [more]

Thursday preview: MPC and ECB policymakers meet

Wed, 06 August 2014

While Thursday's meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) may prove quite interesting, the Bank of England (BoE) announcement on the day is expected to be a non-event, with policy expected to ho... [more]

Wednesday preview: Standard Chartered in focus

Tue, 05 August 2014

A pair of FTSE 100 financial services companies will draw much attention on Wednesday, with Standard Chartered and Friends Life reporting together with a smattering of mid-caps. The market will be ke... [more]

Rio Tinto looking for turnaround, Randgold to sustain gains

Tue, 05 August 2014

The traditional period of summer reporting for major mining companies is upon us once again, and this week major firms Rio Tinto and Randgold Resources present their figures to the public. So far thi... [more]

Tuesday preview: Aggreko and Intercontinental Hotels

Mon, 04 August 2014

A hectic earnings session on Tuesday is in store for markets with a batch of results from companies including Aggreko and InterContinental Hotels. Half-year results from temporary power firm Aggreko ... [more]

Friday preview: RBS confirms first half results

Thu, 31 July 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will on Friday cap off a busy week of banking results with its first half earnings. A week ahead of the results, the company said it expects pre-tax profits to double to ... [more]

Thursday preview: Lloyds may unveil £500m PPI hit in H1 results

Wed, 30 July 2014

Lloyds Banking Group releases its half-year results on Thursday following its separation from TSB Banking Group. The lender is expected to take another £500m hit for payment protection insurance... [more]

Wednesday preview: Barclays to report first half results

Tue, 29 July 2014

Barclays will steal the show on Wednesday when it reports its first half results. The bank is expected to report pre-tax profits of £2.8bn after £500m of additional payment protection insur... [more]

Tuesday preview: Next, GKN and BP to report earnings

Mon, 28 July 2014

Next may on Tuesday report second quarter sales growth towards the upper end of guidance, according to estimates by Numis. The UK retailer reported a 10.8% increase in Brand sales in the first 13 wee... [more]

Friday preview: BSkyB expected to announce Sky Europe deal

Thu, 24 July 2014

British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) will be in focus on Friday as it is expected to confirm a £10bn deal to create Sky Europe as it releases its full-year results. The company is said to be buying ... [more]

Thursday preview: easyJet reports third quarter results

Wed, 23 July 2014

easyJet is expected to report a "relatively reassuring" third quarter update on Thursday despite a recent drop in the share price amid a number of market concerns, according to Numis. The budget carr... [more]

Wednesday preview: GSK results, BoE meeting minutes

Tue, 22 July 2014

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) reports its second quarter interims on Wednesday amid an investigation over a bribery scandal in China. Panmure Gordon said it is "not expecting fireworks" from GSK's results. "... [more]

Tuesday preview: ARM Holdings reports Q2 results

Mon, 21 July 2014

Chip maker ARM Holdings on Tuesday releases its second quarter results which are set to meet expectations. Consensus estimates are for revenue to $305m, up from $264m a year earlier. Earnings before ... [more]

Friday preview: Tesco boss likely to face pressure at AGM

Thu, 17 July 2014

Tesco's Chief Executive Philip Clarke is likely to face questions over the supermarket's efforts to turn round sales and recoup market share on Friday. The company holds its annual general meeting af... [more]

Thursday preview: Sports Direct reports annual results

Wed, 16 July 2014

Sports Direct is expected to report an increase in full-year profit on Thursday on the back of sales growth at the UK retailer. Analysts predict earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amorti... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Petrofac Ltd. 1,149.00 2.32 17:04
Fresnillo 929.00 1.75 17:06
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 363.60 1.54 17:02
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 184.70 1.43 17:02
Associated British Foods 2,908.00 1.29 17:10

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Sainsbury (J) 304.20 -2.59 17:10
Friends Life Group Limited 304.60 -1.65 17:02
CRH 1,398.00 -1.55 17:06
St James's Place 730.00 -1.35 17:08
United Utilities Group 896.50 -1.27 17:04