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Tuesday preview: Preliminary fourth quarter GDP numbers in focus

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

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

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

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]

Tuesday preview: IG Group reports half year results

Tuesday preview: IG Group reports half year results

Mon, 19 January 2015

IG Group reports its first half results amid reports that the spread betting firm took a hit from the Swiss National Bank's (SNB) shock policy decision. The company last week said it faces a £30m of l... [more]

Friday preview: Eurozone and US inflation data in focus

Thu, 15 January 2015

A final revision on the Eurozone consumer price index (CPI) is expected to confirm deflation in December, adding pressure on the European Central Bank (ECB) to take more action. Analysts predict a 0.2... [more]

Thursday preview: Retail reports due from Primark and Argos owners

Wed, 14 January 2015

In a quiet day for economic data, Thursday should see corporate announcements dominate the news, as blue chip stocks, Associated British Foods (ABF), Experian and Tullow are due to update the market o... [more]

Wednesday preview: Barratt Developments update and US retail sales in focus

Tue, 13 January 2015

Housing group Barratt Developments reports its half-year trading update amid signs of a cool down in the UK property market. Numis said investors are likely to focus on the company's assessment of mar... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK inflation to fall below 1% after oil price plunge

Mon, 12 January 2015

UK inflation figures on Tuesday are expected to show growth below 1% for the first time since June 2002 amid falling oil prices. The consumer price index is forecast to rise 0.7% year-on-year last mon... [more]

Friday preview: Labor Department releases US non-farm payrolls report

Thu, 08 January 2015

The all-important US non-farm payrolls report on Friday is expected to show employers added 240,000 more jobs in December compared to November's 321,000 gain. The Labor Department's monthly figures wi... [more]

Wednesday preview: Eurozone deflation on the cards, analysts predict

Tue, 06 January 2015

The spotlight will shine on Eurozone inflation figures on Wednesday as the European Central Bank's (ECB) policy meeting looms. Analysts predict euro-area consumer prices fell 0.1% year-on-year in Dece... [more]

Tuesday preview: Service-sector activity reports take focus

Mon, 05 January 2015

Tuesday's agenda will see an influx of service-sector activity reports for Japan, China, the Eurozone, the UK and the US. In the UK, analysts predict Markit's purchasing managers' index (PMI) for serv... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK and US third quarter GDP in focus

Mon, 22 December 2014

UK and US economic growth data for the third quarter is due for release on Tuesday. Analysts forecast gross domestic product (GDP) in the UK rose 3% in the third quarter. "These numbers will set the ... [more]

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

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

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

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

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]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Centrica 282.70 4.16 16:36
Randgold Resources Ltd. 5,595.00 2.66 16:36
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 561.00 2.19 16:35
easyJet 1,792.00 2.05 16:36
SSE 1,545.00 1.91 16:36

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TUI AG Reg Shs (Post- 16/12/14)(DI) 1,133.00 -3.25 16:36
Weir Group 1,640.00 -2.79 16:36
Intertek Group 2,268.00 -2.70 16:36
ITV 225.90 -2.50 16:36
Anglo American 1,090.00 -2.46 16:36