Thursday preview: Fedspeak, German industrial production in focus
Investors' attention on Thursday will be on a busy schedule of Fed speakers with at least four top US central bank officials expected to deliver remarks.
Nevertheless, all of them will be taking to the podium after the close of trading in London.
Also due out are weekly initial jobless claims figures, at 1330 BST.
Across the Channel meanwhile, Germany's ministry of finance will publish factory orders data covering the month of August at 0700 BST.
They will be followed at 1000 BST by data on euro area retail sales for that same month.
On home shores, the sole economic indicator due out is S&P Global's construction sector Purchasing Managers' Index for September.
Thursday 06 October
INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Convatec Group , InterContinental Hotels Group, Intertek Group, Serco Group, Uniphar (CDI), Woodside Energy Group Ltd NPV (DI)
INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Andrews Sykes Group, Bank of Georgia Group, Barr (A.G.), Bodycote, Centaur Media, Centrica, Christie Group, Curtis Banks Group, EMIS Group, Hammerson, HSS Hire Group , Hunting, Johnson Service Group, Judges Scientific, Keywords Studios, Kingfisher, Learning Technologies Group , Mears Group, Medica Group , Morgan Sindall Group, Mortgage Advice Bureau (Holdings) , Panther Securities, Personal Group Holdings, Phoenix Spree Deutschland Limited Shs NPV , Skillcast Group, Spectris, Stelrad Group , Strix Group , Synthomer, Tandem Group, Ten Entertainment Group , TP Icap Group , Travis Perkins, Triple Point Income VCT C, Triple Point Income VCT D, Triple Point Income VCT E, Vistry Group , Weir Group
QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Anglo Pacific Group, CT Private Equity Trust, CT UK High Income Trust, CT UK High Income Trust B , Law Debenture Corp., Marble Point Loan Financing Limited NPV, Marsh & Mclennan Cos Inc., Real Estate Investors, Supermarket Income Reit
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)
Factory Orders (GER) (07:00)
Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)
Retail Sales (EU) (10:00)
City of London Group
SPECIAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Andrews Sykes Group, D4T4 Solutions, Foresight VCT
Braemar , Diageo, T42 Iot Tracking Solutions NPV
UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
PMI Construction (09:30)
FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Adept Technology Group, Inspects Group , Manolete Partners, MIGO Opportunities Trust
FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Abrdn UK Smaller Companies Growth Trust, Begbies Traynor Group, Frenkel Topping Group, Heavitree Brewery 11 1/2% Cum Prf , Ingenta, K3 Capital Group , Kainos Group , Latham (James) 8% Cumulative Preference 1, Smith (DS), TPXimpact Holdings