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Week ahead: US non-farm payrolls and ECB in focus

Week ahead: US non-farm payrolls and ECB in focus

Fri, 31 October 2014

The coming week will see the flow of economic data ramp-up. As always, the latest US non-farm payrolls figures, which are set for release on Friday, will focus traders' attention above all else. This ... [more]

Week ahead: US FOMC meeting in focus

Week ahead: US FOMC meeting in focus

Fri, 24 October 2014

The coming week will see the flow of US macroeconomic data pick-up after a weekend in which investors will be closely watching the results of the ECB's Asset Quality Review and of the Brazilian presid... [more]

Week ahead: Eurozone purchasing managers data in focus

Week ahead: Eurozone purchasing managers data in focus

Fri, 17 October 2014

The latest Eurozone manufacturing sector purchasing managers' indices stand out in the coming week's agenda as the main risk event, given recent fears over the slowdown in economic activity in the Eur... [more]

Week ahead: Traders waiting on ECB's Draghi and UK employment report

Week ahead: Traders waiting on ECB's Draghi and UK employment report

Fri, 10 October 2014

The flow of economic data is set to pick up significantly in the UK and US over the coming week. In Britain the main economic reports due out are the latest consumer price figures, on Tuesday, followe... [more]

Week ahead: FOMC minutes and MPC meeting in focus

Week ahead: FOMC minutes and MPC meeting in focus

Fri, 03 October 2014

The coming week will see the flow of data slow in most jurisdictions, but traders following UK markets will have quite a bit to keep them on their toes. Nevertheless, the key risk event of the week is... [more]

Week ahead: ECB and US non-farm payrolls in focus

Fri, 26 September 2014

Traders will be focusing on the European Central Bank's policy meeting on Thursday after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi indicated this past week that he is open to the possibility of ado... [more]

Week ahead: Eurozone PMIs and IFO in focus

Fri, 19 September 2014

The flow of macroeconomic data will slowdown significantly over the coming week, with the key risk events moving towards the Eurozone. In particular, investors will be watching out for the latest manu... [more]

Week Ahead: All eyes on Scotland (and the Fed)

Fri, 12 September 2014

The coming week’s calendar is chock full of economic data and potentially market moving events. Naturally, all eyes will be on the result of Thursday’s Scottish referendum. Come Friday mor... [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]

Week ahead: All eyes on the ECB

Fri, 29 August 2014

All eyes will be on the European Central Bank's policy meeting next week, on 4 September. The consensus is for no change in its policy settings. However, the possibility does exist that he might sound... [more]

Week ahead: Geopolitics and US data in focus

Fri, 22 August 2014

This weekend's economics symposium at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will likely cast a large shadow over markets, as analysts attempt to decipher the speeches from global policymakers regarding the outlook f... [more]

Week ahead: Fed and MPC minutes in focus

Fri, 15 August 2014

Just how and when does the US Federal Reserve plan to exit from quantitative easing? With the possible exception of the risk that any of the current geopolitical flash-points might flare up unexpected... [more]

Week ahead: Chinese and UK data eagerly awaited

Fri, 08 August 2014

Geopolitical events permitting the coming week will again see the main economic data releases coming out of China and the UK. As regards the latter the focus will be on whether the latest economic st... [more]

Week ahead: Central bank meetings and Chinese data in focus

Fri, 01 August 2014

The coming week will see a slowdown in the flow of economic data, a void which will be filled by policy meetings at three major central banks, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan and the Bank... [more]

Week ahead: Eyes on Barclays during frantic week

Thu, 24 July 2014

An extremely busy week lies ahead, with a tumult of the largest companies on the London stock market announcing second-quarter and half-year results. The week begins quietly enough on Monday and Tues... [more]

Week ahead: ARM, Glaxo in focus amid a wave of blue-chip earnings

Fri, 18 July 2014

After a relatively quiet five sessions in terms of UK corporate earnings, things will pick up a gear next week with a host of blue chips expected to update the market on their recent performances. AR... [more]

Week ahead: All eyes on Yellen and Carney

Fri, 11 July 2014

The monthly flow of data and market events in the United States will pick up again this week, led by Federal Chair Janet Yellen’s bi-annual monetary policy report to Congress. Her speech on Tuesday wi... [more]

Week Ahead: Markets awaiting MPC decision and Chinese data

Fri, 04 July 2014

The coming week will again be quite intense on the macroeconomic front, although the bulk of the data flow will shift away from the US, albeit with one exception, the minutes of the last meeting of th... [more]

Week Ahead: UK housing and US jobs data in spotlight

Fri, 27 June 2014

The coming week will see the release of the records of the Financial Policy Committee’s June 17th meeting which will provide greater detail on the exact policy decisions which were taken on that day. ... [more]

Week ahead: Housing sector in focus on both sides of the Atlantic

Fri, 20 June 2014

The housing sector will again factor large on the macroeconomic agenda over the coming week on both sides of the Atlantic, alongside the latest reading on China’s manufacturing sector, on Monday, cour... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Barclays 240.80 8.20 16:59
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 388.00 6.21 17:03
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 409.20 4.74 16:48
St James's Place 742.50 4.56 16:59
ARM Holdings 875.00 4.35 16:59

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 3,678.00 -2.67 17:01
Fresnillo 695.00 -2.65 17:09
Direct Line Insurance Group 275.70 -1.95 17:01
TUI Travel 398.60 -0.55 17:01
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 154.80 -0.51 17:09