Friday preview: Global PMIs, UK retail sales
The spotlight in financial markets at the end of the week will be on a barrage of Purchasing Managers' Indices due out in the UK, US and euro area.
On home shores, S&P Global Ratings's PMIs are expected to show that factory and services sector activity slowed just slightly despite the reverberations of the war in Ukraine.
The services PMI is seen coming in at 60.0 for April versus 62.6 in March, while that for manufacturing is pegged to come in at 54.0, down from 55.2.
Also due out, at 0700 GMT, is a reading for retail sales in March and the results of consultancy GfK's consumer confidence survey for April.
Friday 22 April
INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Bioventix, Henderson EuroTrust
QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
Abrdn Private Equity Opportunities Trust
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Current Account (EU) (09:00)
Zinc Media Group
Bellevue Healthcare Trust (Red), Faron Pharmaceuticals Oy (DI), Murray International Trust
UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
GFK Consumer Confidence (00:01)
Retail Sales (07:00)
FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Aferian, Conduit Holdings Limited Com Shs (DI)
Novolipetsk Steel GDS (Reg S)