Thursday preview: US Q1 GDP, German consumer confidence in the spotlight
All eyes on Thursday were likely to continue to be on the ongoing debt ceiling talks in the States.
Against that backdrop, at 1330 BST, the Department of Commerce would publish a second reading for gross domestic product growth in the first quarter of 2023.
In parallel, the Department of Labor was to release its closely followed weekly jobless claims figures.
Across the Channel meanwhile, at 0700 BST consultancy GfK was due to release its consumer confidence index for June.
Several top European Central Bank officials were also scheduled to take to the podium, including the ECB's number two, Luis de Guindos, at 1000 BST.
Thursday 25 May
INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (DI), DFS Furniture
INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Bellway, Britvic, Cardiff Property, Croda International 5.9% Cumulative Preference 1, Croda International 6.6% Cumulative Preference 1, Diploma, Ecclesiastical Insurance 8.625% Non-Cum Irr Pref Shares, Grainger, Titon Holdings, Victrex plc
QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Diversified Energy Company , HICL Infrastructure , I3 Energy , Tritax Eurobox (GBP)
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)
GDP (Preliminary) (US) (13:30)
GFK Consumer Confidence (GER) (07:00)
Gross Domestic Product (GER) (07:00)
Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)
Pending Homes Sales (US) (15:00)
Griffin Mining Ltd., Intermediate Capital Group, Pets at Home Group , QinetiQ Group, ReNeuron Group, Renewi , United Utilities Group, Workspace Group
Air China Ltd., Alliance Pharma, Biome Technologies, Capital & Regional, Destiny Pharma , Dignity, Ferrexpo, Ferrexpo, Fevertree Drinks, Headlam Group, Henry Boot, Hill and Smith, Joint Stock Company National Atomic Company Kazatomprom GDR (Reg S) , Life Science REIT, Ming Yang Smart Energy Group Limited Gdr (Each Repr 5 A Shs Rmb1) (Reg S), NAHL Group, Prudential, Prudential, Regional REIT Limited, Resolute Mining Limited NPV (DI), Resolute Mining Limited NPV (DI), RM, S&U, Sabre Insurance Group, TBC Bank Group, Vanquis Banking Group 20
FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Coats Group, Convatec Group , ITV, Octopus AIM VCT 2, Secure Trust Bank
FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Alfa Financial Software Holdings , Andrews Sykes Group, Anexo Group , Aptitude Software Group , Ashtead Technology Holdings, Cenkos Securities, Coca-Cola HBC AG (CDI), DCC (CDI), Empresaria Group, Fuller Smith and Turner 6% 1st Cumulative Preference 1, Fuller Smith and Turner 8% 2nd Cumulative Preference 1, Intertek Group, IP Group, Kingfisher, Lords Group Trading, Mincon Group (CDI), Spire Healthcare Group, TI Fluid Systems, Whitbread