Thursday preview: US CPI, Barclays in the spotlight
The focus for financial markets will be on US consumer price data for January.
Analysts expect an acceleration in the headline rate of year-on-year inflation from 2.3% for December to 2.5%, although at the core level prices are seen dipping from 2.3% to 2.2%.
Later in the session, at 1500 GMT, the Senate Banking Committee will hold hearings on the nomination of Judy Shelton and Christoper Waller to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
Against that backdrop, the Prime Minister is expected to announce a reshuffle of his cabinet with five ministers expected to be replaced.
Across the Channel meanwhile, a final reading on euro area gross domestic product in the fourth quarter bears watching, as does Eurozone international trade data for December.
Both reports are scheduled for release at 1000 GMT.
Barclays will centre investors' attention in the corporate space on Thursday, with analysts at UBS anticipating that the lender will post profits before tax and notable litigation and conduct costs of £1.21bn or 110% more than for the comparable year ago period.
The lender's tangible net asset value meanwhile was pegged at 273.0p per share and the common equity tier 1 capital ratio at 13.8%, with the latter six tenths of a percentage point higher than at the end of 2018.
Shareholders should expect the dividend per share to be hiked to 6.0p, for a 50.0% increase on a year ago.
Thursday 13 February
Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited NPV (DI), MJ Gleeson
INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Hargreaves Lansdown, Henderson Smaller Companies Inv Trust, K3 Capital Group , Knights Group Holdings , Mattioli Woods, PZ Cussons, Rank Group, TheWorks.Co.Uk, Van Elle Holdings
QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
Anglo Pacific Group
QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE
BP, ICG Enterprise Trust, Picton Property Income Ltd, Raven Property Group Limited Cum Red Pref, Royal Dutch Shell 'A', Royal Dutch Shell 'B', The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Consumer Price Index (GER) (07:00)
Consumer Price Index (US) (13:30)
Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)
Bank of Georgia Group, Barclays, Centrica, Churchill China, Coca-Cola HBC AG (CDI), Gem Diamonds Ltd. (DI), Indivior, Relx plc
SPECIAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Artemis VCT, Polymetal International, Triple Point Vct 2011 A
GCP Infrastructure Investments Ltd
Chrysalis VCT, GCP Infrastructure Investments Ltd, JPMorgan Asian Investment Trust, Oxford Metrics, Paragon Banking Group, Tritax Eurobox (EUR), Tritax Eurobox (EUR), Tritax Eurobox (GBP), Watkin Jones
Gem Diamonds Ltd. (DI)
UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
RICS Housing Market Survey (00:01)
FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
AB Dynamics, Connect Group, Euromoney Institutional Investor, On The Beach Group
FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Avon Rubber, Tharisa (DI)