Friday preview: UK GDP, US consumer confidence in focus
Investors' focus at the end of the week will be on UK gross domestic product figures for December, alongside with detailed readings for industrial production, foreign trade and services output.
Economists at Barclays Research forecast a month-on-month drop of 6.5% after November's 0.4% rise.
Stateside meanwhile, markets will be waiting on the preliminary results of the University of Michigan's consumer confidence in January.
Also due out are a raft of economic indicators referencing December, including reports for industrial production and retail sales.
Across the Channel, final readings on French and Spanish consumer prices in December are scheduled for release.
Friday 15 January
Northern Venture Trust, Zenith Energy LTD.Com Shs NPV (DI)
Marwyn Value Investors Limited
Tasty, Summerway Capital, Katoro Gold
Final Dividend Payment Date
Carr's Group, Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies Trust
Interim Dividend Payment Date
Octopus Apollo VCT, Devro, Gore Street Energy Storage Fund, IG Design Group, Discoverie Group, Octopus AIM VCT, Charles Stanley Group, BlackRock Energy and Resources Income Trust, Creightons
Special Dividend Date
Quarterly Payment Date
XP Power Ltd. (DI)
UK Economic Announcements
Index of Services (07:00)
Industrial Production (07:00)
Balance of Trade (07:00)
Manufacturing Production (07:00)
Gross Domestic Product (07:00)
International Economic Announcements
Balance of Trade (EU) (10:00)
Retail Sales (US) (13:30)
Producer Price Index (US) (13:30)
Capacity Utilisation (US) (14:15)
Industrial Production (US) (14:15)
Business Inventories (US) (15:00)
U. of Michigan Confidence (Prelim) (US) (15:00)