Friday preview: Global manufacturing, UK consumer confidence in focus
The focus at the end of the week will shift to the release of a raft of factory and services sector Purchasing Managers Indices in the UK, US and euro area.
Those PMIs from survey compiler IHS Markit are expected to show weaker activity across all three regions, especially in the UK due to the impact of the third Covid-19 lockdown, which Barclays Research said was hurting businesses more than the second.
Also on home shores, overnight GfK will publish its consumer confidence for the UK in January, followed at 0700 GMT by monthly retail sales and public sector borrowing figures, the latter two courtesy of the Office for National Statistics.
The euro area PMIs are due out at 1000 GMT and those for the US at 1445 GMT.
Existing home sales data covering the month of January from the Department Commerce will follow at 1500 GMT.
Friday January 22
INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
JPMorgan Euro Small Co. Trust, Wincanton
QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
Aberdeen Diversified Income and Growth Trust , Real Estate Investors, Volta Finance Limited, Volta Finance Limited NPV (GBP)
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Existing Home Sales (US) (15:00)
Egdon Resources, Salt Lake Potash Limited (DI)
Character Group, Ironveld, TheWorks.Co.Uk
Computacenter, Record, TheWorks.Co.Uk
UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
GFK Consumer Confidence (00:01)
Public Sector Net Borrowing (07:00)
FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
AB Dynamics, Northern Venture Trust