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Week ahead: Non-farm payrolls and UK retail results to steal the show

Week ahead: Non-farm payrolls and UK retail results to steal the show

Fri, 27 March 2015

Next week is set to be a busy one for financial markets in London with investors having to digest a flurry of global economic data and corporate results from a number of prominent UK retailers. The fo... [more]

Week ahead: Eurozone PMIs, UK and US CPI data in focus

Week ahead: Eurozone PMIs, UK and US CPI data in focus

Fri, 20 March 2015

The markets' focus in the coming week will be on the results of the latest purchasing managers' surveys in the US and on the consumer price date scheduled for release in the UK and Stateside. The form... [more]

Week ahead: Budget speech and FOMC meeting lie ahead

Week ahead: Budget speech and FOMC meeting lie ahead

Fri, 13 March 2015

In the coming week traders will focus on the next policy meeting of the US Federal Reserve, when it is expected that it will remove the reference to being patient when it starts to normalise monetary ... [more]

Week ahead: Eurogroup meeting and Chinese data in focus

Week ahead: Eurogroup meeting and Chinese data in focus

Fri, 06 March 2015

In the aftermath of last Friday's US non-farm payrolls investors will most likely be keying in to Monday's Eurogroup meeting of finance ministers, analysts at Investec say, given the on-going Greek tr... [more]

Week ahead: US non-farm payrolls in focus

Week ahead: US non-farm payrolls in focus

Sun, 01 March 2015

As always at the start of each month, the key report of the week will be that covering the most recent US non-farm payrolls data, with investors looking for confirmation that January´s robust print wa... [more]

Week ahead: Greek negotiations and GDP data in focus

Fri, 20 February 2015

The news-flow surrounding the on-going discussions between Athens and other European capitals will likely be the main focus of attention for markets next week. Acting as a backdrop, revised data on UK... [more]

Week ahead: Eurozone PMIs and UK labour market data in focus

Fri, 13 February 2015

The latest reading on the state of the UK's labour market will centre investors' attention on Wednesday. Economists at Credit Suisse believe the unemployment rate will have remained unchanged at 5.8... [more]

Week ahead: Inflation Report may deliver a surprise

Fri, 06 February 2015

Next week's focus in the UK will be on the Bank of England's Inflation Report for February, which at least a couple of economists have warned might surprise markets with a slightly more hawkish tone t... [more]

Week ahead: US non-farm payrolls in focus

Fri, 30 January 2015

As always the start of a new month will bring with it the latest US non-farm payrolls report, for the month of January in this case. Analysts at Charles Stanley believe they expanded at a 220,000 pace... [more]

Week ahead: US Fed meeting in focus

Fri, 23 January 2015

Investors next week are expected to concentrate on the result of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting, on Wednesday. The US central bank is widely expected to finally draw up the courage to r... [more]

Week ahead: ECB policy meeting in focus

Fri, 16 January 2015

In the coming week all eyes will be on the European Central Bank's latest policy decision, on Thursday. The single currency area's monetary authority is set to announce an expansion of its asset purch... [more]

Week ahead: Global consumer price data in focus

Fri, 09 January 2015

US data will continue to be in focus next week, with the latest Beige Book of particular interest ahead of the next Fed policy meeting. The latest numbers on retail sales and manufacturing sector cond... [more]

Week ahead: Eurozone CPI data set to reveal onset of deflation

Fri, 02 January 2015

Traders will face the latest US monthly employment report, on Friday, when they come back from their extended holiday breaks. Economists believe the economy will have created 232,000 new positions. ... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Kingfisher 381.70 4.63 09:09
Babcock International Group 989.00 2.70 09:08
Weir Group 1,752.00 2.34 09:09
St James's Place 955.50 2.30 09:09
Travis Perkins 1,979.00 2.01 09:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Imperial Tobacco Group 3,006.00 -2.02 09:09
Meggitt 553.00 -1.78 09:09
British American Tobacco 3,551.50 -1.20 09:09
Burberry Group 1,751.00 -1.19 09:09
Diageo 1,881.00 -1.10 09:09