Friday preview: US durable goods orders, euro area money supply in focus
Financial markets' focus at the end of the week and heading into the end of the month will be on the latest durable goods orders data covering the month of August.
Economists' median forecast is for a slowdown in the month-on-month rate of growth in such outlays from 11.4% for July to only 1.0%, but Barclays Research is anticipating a drop of 5.5%, led by a slump in the transportation sector.
Excluding transportation however both Barclays and the consensus are anticipating moderate growth.
Across the Channel meanwhile, the year-on-year rate of growth in M3 money supply in the Eurozone is seen dipping from 10.2% to 10.1%.
No major economic releases are scheduled in the UK nor in the world's other main economies.
Friday 25 September
INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Anglo American, Apax Global Alpha Limited , Athelney Trust, Bodycote, Capital Limited (DI), CLS Holdings, CRH, Downing Four VCT DP67 , Polymetal International, Rotork
QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
BlackRock World Mining Trust, BP, Contour Global , Diversified Gas & Oil, RM Secured Direct Lending, UIL Limited (DI)
QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE
General Electric Co (CDI), Total SE
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Durable Goods Orders (US) (13:30)
M3 Money Supply (EU) (09:00)
Hydrogen Group, Star Phoenix Group Ltd NPV (DI)
Catenae Innovation, En+ Group International Public Joint-Stock Company GDR (Reg S), Fusion Antibodies , ICG-Longbow Senior Secured UK Property Debt Investments Ltd, India Capital Growth Fund Ltd., Lekoil Ltd (DI), Marble Point Loan Financing Limited NPV, Okyo Pharma Limited NPV, Otaq , Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust Ltd, Solo Oil, Subex Ltd GDR (Reg S)
UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
CBI Distributive Trades Surveys (11:00)
GFK Consumer Confidence (00:01)
FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
First Property Group