Friday preview: China trade and US corporate results in focus
All eyes will be on the Far East at the end of the week, with trade figures from China, referencing the month of September, set for release overnight.
Barring any negative surprises, investors' attention will then shift to US corporate results, with financial heavyweights Citigroup, JP Morgan and Wells Fargo set to kick-off the quarterly earnings season.
Investors will also be keeping an eye out for the latest readings on import prices and consumer confidence in the States.
Back in the UK, no major economic releases are due out, although the ebb and flow of headlines around the ongoing Brexit talks will bear monitoring.
Across the Channel, the only relevant piece of data will be industrial confidence figures referencing the month of August.
No corporate results or trading updates are scheduled in the UK.
Friday October 12
INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Alpha Fx Group , Arrow Global Group, Chesnara, Communisis, Computacenter, Convatec Group , Dalata Hotel Group, Drax Group, G4S, Highcroft Investment, Melrose Industries, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, RPS Group, RSA Insurance Group, SafeCharge International Group Limited (DI), The Gym Group, Total Produce, Xaar
QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
Aberdeen Diversified Income and Growth Trust , Duke Royalty Limited, Schlumberger Ltd., Total SA
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Consumer Price Index (GER) (07:00)
Import and Export Price Indices (US) (13:30)
Industrial Production (EU) (10:00)
U. of Michigan Confidence (Prelim) (US) (15:00)
UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
RICS Housing Market Survey (00:01)
FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Elderstreet Draper Esprit VCT, PHSC, Sophos Group , Trifast