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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

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

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

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

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]

Week ahead: Athens has the word

Fri, 26 December 2014

Most professional investors will remain away from their computers and trading screens over the coming week. Nevertheless, there is at least one risk event which they will likely be keeping close tabs ... [more]

Week ahead: All eyes on raft of US data

Mon, 22 December 2014

The coming week will see a fair bit of economic data released despite it being a holiday-shortened one. Tuesday, in particular, will see a raft of indicators released Stateside, including the latest r... [more]

Week ahead: Raft of risk events lies ahead, Chinese PMI to set the mood

Fri, 12 December 2014

By the looks of next week's economic calendar, traders thinking of taking off early for their Christmas Holidays may be forced to rethink their travel plans. First and foremost amongst next week's raf... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Friends Life Group Limited 434.90 7.07 17:00
Aviva 569.50 7.05 17:00
Schroders 3,178.00 4.75 17:00
Standard Life 442.00 4.44 17:09
Admiral Group 1,514.00 3.77 17:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Rio Tinto 2,985.00 -2.88 17:14
HSBC Holdings 570.60 -2.64 17:08
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 562.00 -1.32 17:09
Ashtead Group 1,129.00 -1.31 17:00
BG Group 922.20 -1.13 16:56