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Friday preview: GfK releases reports on UK and German consumer confidence

Friday preview: GfK releases reports on UK and German consumer confidence

Thu, 18 December 2014

UK and German consumer confidence may have risen slightly, GfK is expected to reveal in separate reports scheduled for release on Friday. GfK's index on UK consumer confidence is forecast to rise to -... [more]

Thursday preview: Carnival reports full-year results, UK retail sales, US jobless claims

Thursday preview: Carnival reports full-year results, UK retail sales, US jobless claims

Wed, 17 December 2014

Carnival is a major beneficiary of the collapse in the price of oil, Numis said ahead of the cruise operator's annual results on Thursday. "If current fuel prices are broadly maintained, we estimate a... [more]

Wednesday preview: Federal Reserve policy decision, BoE meeting minutes ahead

Wednesday preview: Federal Reserve policy decision, BoE meeting minutes ahead

Tue, 16 December 2014

The Federal Reserve releases its economic projections and announces its latest policy decision on Wednesday, amid speculation surrounding the timing of the central bank's first interest rate hike. Ana... [more]

Tuesday preview: Chinese manufacturing data ahead

Tuesday preview: Chinese manufacturing data ahead

Mon, 15 December 2014

The flow of economic data will pick up considerably tomorrow, with a raft of figures on the state of the global manufacturing sector scheduled for release. First out of the blocks will be the prelimin... [more]

Friday preview: Investors await flurry of data from China, Europe, US

Friday preview: Investors await flurry of data from China, Europe, US

Thu, 11 December 2014

Friday is set to be a quiet session in terms of corporate results, but the data calendar is looking pretty full, with a string of economic indicators due out in China, Europe and the US. Before market... [more]

Thursday preview: Whitbread and Sports Direct report interims

Wed, 10 December 2014

Whitbread's third quarter interims on Thursday are expected to show 7.5% like-for-life growth at Premier Inn and 6.5% at Costa, according to Numis. "Premier Inn and Costa, going from strength to stren... [more]

Wednesday preview: Ashtead reports, Chinese inflation, UK trade

Tue, 09 December 2014

Ashtead's second quarter results are expected to reflect strong demand in the US and improving UK markets. Numis forecasts that the equipment rental company will report earnings before interest, depre... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK industrial production, US small business confidence, Victrex annual results

Mon, 08 December 2014

UK industrial production may have risen 1.8% in October following a 1.5% increase a month earlier, according to analysts' forecasts ahead of the release of data on Tuesday. Analysts also predict a rep... [more]

Friday preview: US non-farm payrolls, UK inflation expectations, Eurozone GDP

Thu, 04 December 2014

US companies may have added 228,000 jobs in November after adding 214,000 a month earlier, the Labor Department's non-farm payrolls report is expected to show on Friday. The official monthly jobs data... [more]

Thursday preview: QE speculation grows as ECB announces policy decision

Wed, 03 December 2014

The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to maintain policy at Thursday's meeting but analysts see the monetary authority moving closer towards full-blown quantitative easing (QE). President Mario ... [more]

Wednesday preview: Sage Group to report annual results

Tue, 02 December 2014

Software company Sage Group on Wednesday is expected to report an increase in annual earnings under new chief executive Stephen Kelly. The consensus forecast on revenue is at £1.317bn, up from £1.315b... [more]

Tuesday preview: Federal Reserve Chair Yellen speaks amid interest rate speculation

Mon, 01 December 2014

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks in Washington on Tuesday amid speculation over the first interest rate hike. The Federal Open Market Committee ended its bond buying programme at it last meet... [more]

Friday preview: Eurozone inflation in focus amid deflation concerns

Thu, 27 November 2014

Eurozone inflation data will be in focus on Friday amid concerns about the risk of disinflation. Analysts predict the consumer price index rose by 0.3% year-on-year in November after a 0.4% increase t... [more]

Thursday preview: Draghi speaks, German inflation, unemployment, consumer confidence

Wed, 26 November 2014

With US markets closed for Thanksgiving, the Eurozone will take the spotlight on Thursday as European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi speaks and Germany sees the release of unemployment, con... [more]

Wednesday preview: UK GDP, US durable goods orders, Compass reports

Tue, 25 November 2014

UK gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 3% in the third quarter, the Office for National Statistics is expected to confirm on Wednesday. Ahead of the release, a Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Car... [more]

Tuesday preview: US economic data in focus with GDP and consumer confidence

Mon, 24 November 2014

The market will on Tuesday have its eye on US data, including gross domestic product (GDP) and consumer confidence, to monitor the health of the world's biggest economy. US GDP is forecast to rise by ... [more]

Friday preview: ECB's Draghi speaks in Frankfurt amid QE speculation

Thu, 20 November 2014

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi will speak in Frankfurt on Friday after saying he was open to government bond-buying to boost the weak Eurozone economy. Draghi on Monday cited the g... [more]

Thursday preview: Data-heavy day ahead in US, with CPI in focus

Wed, 19 November 2014

Investors will on Thursday be closely watching the release of US data on inflation, weekly jobless claims, home sales and manufacturing to assess the health of the world's biggest economy. Analysts pr... [more]

Wednesday preview: BoE meeting minutes, Bank of Japan policy statement

Tue, 18 November 2014

The Bank of England (BoE) releases its policy meeting minutes on Wednesday, while the Bank of Japan (BoJ) announces its monetary policy statement. The BoE's Monetary Policy Committee on 6 November dec... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK inflation, German economic confidence data

Mon, 17 November 2014

UK inflation data on Tuesday is expected to show an increase in October as the Bank of England (BoE) considers when to raise interest rates. Analysts predict that UK consumer prices rose by 1.6% last ... [more]

Friday preview: Eurozone GDP and inflation, US retail sales, IMI results

Thu, 13 November 2014

Eurozone gross domestic product (GDP) and inflation data will be released on Friday amid concerns about the health of the bloc's economy. Analysts expect GDP to have risen by 0.7% year-on-year in the ... [more]

Thursday preview: LSE, SABMiller, ITV, German inflation

Wed, 12 November 2014

Thursday's calendar is set to be packed with a batch of earnings from FTSE 100 companies and euro-area data. The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is among those with interim results out and is expected to ... [more]

Wednesday preview: Much anticipated unveiling from Bank of England and Sainsbury's

Tue, 11 November 2014

Wednesday sees markets turn their attention on November's Inflation Report from the Bank of England, while on the corporate front sees Sainsbury's unveil first half results and its long-awaited strate... [more]

Tuesday preview: CRH and Capita report interims

Mon, 10 November 2014

Building materials group CRH on Tuesday reports its interim results amid a tough European market. Numis said anecdotal evidence from a number of companies, including Holcim, St Gobain, Wolseley and No... [more]

Thursday preview: ECB in focus with policy announcement

Wed, 05 November 2014

European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday announces its latest policy decision amid concerns over the Eurozone's weak economy and dangerously low inflation. While the pressure is mounting on the ECB to ... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tullow Oil 425.60 6.85 16:43
Tesco 185.40 5.46 16:55
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,431.00 4.41 17:03
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 176.20 3.65 17:03
BHP Billiton 1,377.50 3.57 17:02

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TUI AG Reg Shs (Post- 16/12/14)(DI) 1,073.00 -3.25 17:01
SSE 1,624.00 -1.46 17:02
Smiths Group 1,072.00 -1.29 17:03
Sky 891.00 -1.22 16:43
Shire Plc 4,629.00 -1.13 17:09