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Week ahead: All eyes on the ECB

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

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

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

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

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]

Week ahead: Traders to focus on MPC minutes and FOMC meeting

Fri, 13 June 2014

Over the coming week traders will focus on the release of the minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee´s last rate settng meeting, a policy meeting at the US Federal Reserve and the World Cup, althou... [more]

Week ahead: UK employment report and Chinese economic data on tap

Sun, 08 June 2014

Over the coming week the flow of economic data will shift towards Asia, particularly China and Japan. In the former investors will be awaiting the release of the latest figures on total social financ... [more]

Week ahead: Investors worldwide looking for reassurances

Fri, 30 May 2014

Investors are looking for reassurances on global growth prospects and a raft of economic data and events next week may provide them, or not. The main reference for markets, given the importance for t... [more]

Week ahead: Elections and housing data to centre investors´attention

Fri, 23 May 2014

Investors´ interest will centre on two, maybe three, major focal points over the coming week. The first will be the raft of elections which are scheduled to take place across Europe this coming weeken... [more]

Week ahead: Elections and MPC minutes loom large

Sat, 17 May 2014

In one form or another, politics is about money and money is about politics, some would say. Thus, while market analysts often give short shrift to such matters in the medium-term political elections... [more]

Week ahead: Traders eyeing Ukraine elections and Inflation Report

Fri, 09 May 2014

The flow of incoming economic data will pick up substantially this week, with key risk events scheduled in the UK. Included amongst the latter are the Bank of England´s latest Inflation Report (IR), ... [more]

Week ahead: Central banks to dominate global agenda

Fri, 02 May 2014

The coming week will be dominated by central banks, with multiple Fed speakers set to hit the podium and at least ten central bank policy meetings scheduled, including those of the Bank of England and... [more]

Week Ahead: US non-farm payrolls report and FOMC meeting awaited

Fri, 25 April 2014

The coming week will see a flood of economic indicators hit traders’ screens. Of greatest importance, as always, will be next Friday’s non-farm payrolls (NFP) report Stateside, given the critical imp... [more]

Wednesday preview: Chinese and Eurozone manufacturing data due out

Tue, 22 April 2014

Barring unexpected events, the upcoming trading session may well turn out to be the most interesting this week, as investors focus on a raft of important economic data which are set for release, along... [more]

Week ahead: Eurozone and Chinese PMIs to be closely watched

Fri, 18 April 2014

The flow of data will slow down over the coming week, with the main highlights expected to be the latest manufacturing sector purchasing managers’ indices (PMI) due out in the Eurozone and China, on W... [more]

Week Ahead: Eurozone CPI and raft of Chinese data may hold key

Fri, 11 April 2014

The next week will be a holiday shortened one, but will nevertheless see the release of a raft of macroeconomic indicators. Chief amongst these will be a spate of Chinese data due out from Monday onw... [more]

Week ahead: More monetary stimulus on the way in the Eurozone and Japan

Sun, 06 April 2014

Data expected out over the coming week is expected to hint – much as last Friday’s US non-farm payrolls report – at firmer levels of economic activity globally, particularly over in Europe and perhaps... [more]

Week ahead: Downside risks to growth lessened, deflation risks still present

Sun, 30 March 2014

Data out over the coming week is expected to confirm that growth prospects in the Eurozone and US remain firm even while underlining the risk of deflation in the single currency area. The latest non-... [more]

Week ahead: Global manufacturing data and Fed speakers to be closely followed

Sun, 23 March 2014

The coming week will be quite intense on the macroeconomic front, starting with the 'flash' Chinese manufacturing survey data which will be published first thing Monday morning. It will be complemente... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
ITV 218.70 3.55 17:09
Marks & Spencer Group 441.00 2.58 16:35
BAE Systems 456.00 2.45 17:05
Kingfisher 308.60 1.61 16:41
BG Group 1,217.00 1.29 17:01

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 173.50 -2.25 17:09
Mondi 1,012.00 -2.03 16:37
Tesco 225.55 -1.91 17:07
Shire Plc 4,864.00 -1.20 17:07
GlaxoSmithKline 1,460.00 -0.98 16:57