Friday preview: US jobs report and OPEC output decision in focus
Markets' focus at the end of the week will turn to the US jobs market and the pace of wage growth at the turn of the year, as investors try to assess the resilience of the American to the ongoing trade war with China.
Also due out on Friday is a preliminary reading for US consumer confidence at the start of December, arguably one of the most closely-watched surveys each month.
Against that backdrop, energy ministers from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies are set to meet in Vienna to discuss possible oil output cuts.
In the UK meanwhile, the only indicator set for release is mortgage lender Halifax's house price index for November.
Across the Channel meanwhile, industrial production figures for Germany covering the month of October are due out at 0700 GMT.
Friday December 06
INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Balfour Beatty, Bloomsbury Publishing, Maruwa Co Ltd., Prime People, ProVen Growth & Income VCT, ProVen VCT, Scottish Mortgage Inv Trust, SThree, Young & Co's Brewery 'A' Shares, Young & Co's Brewery (Non-Voting)
QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
Honeywell International Inc., ICG Enterprise Trust
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Consumer Credit (US) (20:00)
Industrial Production (GER) (07:00)
Non-Farm Payrolls (US) (13:30)
U. of Michigan Confidence (US) (15:00)
Unemployment Rate (US) (13:30)
Wholesales Inventories (US) (15:00)
Associated British Foods, Fidelity Asian Values, Fidelity Asian Values, Gfinity , James Halstead, Jubilee Metals Group, Volta Finance Limited NPV (GBP)
UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Halifax House Price Index (08:30)
FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Ashmore Group, Avingtrans, Brand Architekts Group, CVS Group, James Halstead, Oleeo