Thursday preview: China CPI, UK surveys in focus
The market spotlight on Thursday will be on Chinese consumer and factory gate price data for March.
Prices are expected to have gained at both levels, with the year-on-year rate of increase in CPI seen at 0.2%, against -0.2% in the month before.
The annual rate of increase in producer prices was seen picking up from 1.7% to 3.5%.
On home shores meanwhile, a slew of May economic survey data are scheduled for release.
They include the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's Permanent Staff Placements and Salaries indices and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors' house price balance.
Weekly initial jobless claims figures in the US could also move financial markets.
Across the Channel meanwhile, investors will be waiting on the latest factory orders figures out of Germany, covering the month of February.
Thursday 08 April
INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Diageo, South32 Limited (DI) , Wilmington
INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Begbies Traynor Group, Henderson EuroTrust, Origin Enterprises (CDI), Smith (DS), Smiths Group, Tristel, VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund Ltd.
QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE
BMO Private Equity Trust, Marble Point Loan Financing Limited NPV, Real Estate Investors, Scottish Inv Trust
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)
Factory Orders (GER) (07:00)
Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)
PMI Construction (US) (09:30)
Producer Price Index (EU) (10:00)
Equals Group , M Winkworth, OSB Group
SPECIAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Somero Enterprises Inc. (DI)
Nokia OYJ, Nokia OYJ, Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust , RM
Dunelm Group, Entain, Ferrexpo
FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Safestore Holdings, St. Modwen Properties
FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Aviva, Bristol & West 'A', Capital Limited (DI), Chesnara, CPP Group, Direct Line Insurance Group, Domino's Pizza Group, Fevertree Drinks, Fintel, Grafton Group Ut (CDI), Man Group, Maven Income and Growth VCT 5, Mondi, Moneysupermarket.com Group, Nippon Active Value Fund , Quilter, Rentokil Initial, Rotork, Savills, Shanta Gold Ltd., Smurfit Kappa Group (CDI), Somero Enterprises Inc. (DI), TP Icap Group , Ultra Electronics Holdings