Tuesday preview: UK employment, Distributive Trades Index in focus
Financial markets' focus on Tuesday will be on the latest UK employment.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics due out at 0700 GMT are expected to reveal only a small uptick in the rate of unemployment for the three months to November, of two tenths of a percentage point to reach 5.1%.
Average weekly earnings meanwhile however were expected to pick up alongside and were seen rising at a 2.9% year-on-year clip, up from 2.7% in October.
Also scheduled to be published was the Confederation of British Industry's Distributive Trades survey for January.
Stateside meanwhile, the spotlight was set to be on the consumer and the country's housing market, with the results of various surveys due out.
No major economic releases were scheduled to be published in the euro area.
Tuesday January 26
PZ Cussons, Quiz
INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Puma VCT 12
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
House Price Index (US) (14:00)
Greencore Group, UDG Healthcare Public Limited Company
Greencore Group, Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust, UDG Healthcare Public Limited Company
Barr (A.G.), DP Eurasia N.V. (DI) , Petropavlovsk, Saga
UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Claimant Count Rate (07:00)
Unemployment Rate (07:00)
FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
JPMorgan Japanese Inv Trust, Majedie Investments