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Friday preview: Shire results, UK GDP on tap

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

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

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

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

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]

Tuesday preview: BoE credit conditions survey, UK industrial production, GDP estimates

Mon, 06 October 2014

Tuesday's agenda will be packed with UK macro-economic releases including the Bank of England's (BoE) credit conditions survey, data on industrial output and gross domestic product (GDP) estimates. Th... [more]

Thursday preview: ECB meets amid QE bets

Wed, 01 October 2014

European Central Bank (ECB) meets on Thursday amid pressure to boost stimulus measures to address low inflation and weak economic growth in the euro-area. With inflation sitting well below the ECB's t... [more]

Wednesday preview: Sainsbury releases second quarter results

Tue, 30 September 2014

Sainsbury will take to the podium with its latest interim results on Wednesday. Like the other 'Big Four' UK supermarkets, the company has come under pressure as it has lost market share to discounter... [more]

Friday preview: US GDP released, UK debates airstrikes against IS

Thu, 25 September 2014

teerngasThe US economy expanded by an annualised 4.6% in the second quarter, gross domestic product (GDP) data is expected to show on Friday. It would mark a revision on the previous estimate of 4.2% ... [more]

Thursday preview: BoE's Carney to speak amid interest rate speculation

Wed, 24 September 2014

Thursday sees the rumble of macroeconomic data continue in the UK and across the Atlantic. In the morning, Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney is set to speak in Wales and this should produce a... [more]

Wednesday preview: United Utilities update expected

Tue, 23 September 2014

The only major company scheduled to report on Wednesday is United Utilities, which will post its second quarter trading update and hopefully update on its tussle with regulator Ofwat on its prices for... [more]

Tuesday preview: AG Barr reports first half, manufacturing PMIs due in Eurozone, US

Mon, 22 September 2014

Irn Bru maker AG Barr is forecast to report an increase in first half sales on Tuesday, driven by improved margins. The Scottish manufacturer of softdrinks indicated in July that sales would rose 5.6%... [more]

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

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

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

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

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]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Shire Plc 4,050.00 3.98 17:14
Vodafone Group 200.50 1.85 17:14
Standard Chartered 1,115.00 1.46 17:02
Old Mutual 184.70 0.65 17:08
3i Group 379.60 0.56 17:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Pearson 1,139.00 -2.57 17:02
G4S 251.00 -2.41 17:02
Anglo American 1,308.00 -2.39 17:08
Tullow Oil 494.60 -2.16 17:02
InterContinental Hotels Group 2,217.00 -1.90 17:08