Thursday preview: Bank of England, Next in focus
The market spotlight on Thursday will be firmly on the Bank of England.
Its Monetary Policy Committee is not expected to make any changes to the current policy settings, but analysts at Barclays do expected its members will strike a less optimistic tone and that two of its members will vote for an increase in the size of the central bank's quantitative easing programme.
Stateside meanwhile, the focus will be again the on the latest batch of weekly jobless claims figures, this time alongside the Philly Fed's regional factory sector survey referencing the month of September.
A final reading on euro area consumer price data for August is also due out.
Further afield, rate-setters in Indonesia and Taiwan will meet to decide on interest rates.
For Next's first half results, UBS analysts are keen for any guidance from the management as regards the full-year outlook and updated scenarios analyses for the next financial year.
Any comments or figures around sales exit rates in both online and retail would also be welcome, they said, as well as regards return rates in the digital channel.
Thursday 17 September
Destiny Pharma , Hilton Food Group, Keywords Studios, Next, Oxford Biomedica, Playtech, Safestyle UK , Spire Healthcare Group, WANdisco
INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Henry Boot, International Public Partnerships Ltd., Intertek Group, Nucleus Financial Group , Sanne Group, Up Global Sourcing Holdings
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Building Permits (US) (13:30)
Consumer Price Index (EU) (10:00)
Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)
Housing Starts (US) (13:30)
Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)
Hostelworld Group , Secured Income Fund
Clinigen Group, Duke Royalty Limited, Supermarket Income Reit, Thinksmart Limited (DI), Wilmington
SRT Marine Systems
Begbies Traynor Group, FastForward Innovations Limited, FIH Group , Gresham House Strategic , IG Group Holdings, JPMorgan Brazil Inv Trust , Real Estate Credit Investments Ltd, Ryanair Holdings, Trakm8 Holdings
UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
BoE Interest Rate Decision (12:00)
FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Best of the Best, Hargreaves Services, Totally, UniVision Engineering Ltd.