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Stocks To Watch
25 Feb
Thursday preview: ECB speakers, BAE Systems in focus

Financial markets' focus will shift towards this side of the Pond on Thursday as two top European Central Bank officials take to the podium against a backdrop of rising government bond yields.

23 Feb
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Wednesday preview: Lloyds Banking Group in the spotlight

The flow of economic data is scheduled to slow in the middle of the week with the spotlight expected to fall on a final reading for German gross domestic product in the last three months of 2020.

22 Feb
Tuesday preview: UK employment, HSBC in the spotlight

The focus on Tuesday will be on the UK employment report for December which is expected to show only a moderate increase in the rate of unemployment for the three months to year-end.

18 Feb
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Friday preview: Global activity surveys, NatWest in the spotlight

The market spotlight at the end of the week will be on a raft of survey results out of Europe and the US which are expected a slight improvement on this side of the Pond but a dip in activity Stateside.

17 Feb
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Thursday preview: US data barrage, Barclays in the spotlight

Financial markets' attention on Thursday will continue to be trained on the US where investors will be digesting a barrage of key economic indicators.

16 Feb
Wednesday preview: US data, British American Tobacco in focus

Financial markets' attention on Wednesday will be squarely on a raft of tier one economic reports due out in the US which will help them to take stock of how that economy is faring.

15 Feb
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Tuesday preview: ZEW economic expectations index, Glencore in the spotlight

Financial markets' focus on Tuesday will be on the ZEW institute's economic expectations index for Germany.

11 Feb
Friday preview: UK fourth quarter GDP, US consumer confidence in focus

The market spotlight at the end of the week will be on a preliminary reading for fourth quarter UK gross domestic product.

10 Feb
Thursday preview: US jobless claims, AstraZeneca in the spotlight

The economic calendar on Thursday will be exceedingly light with a reading on weekly US unemployment claims the only event that might easily move markets.

09 Feb
Wednesday preview: China CPI, Fed's Powell in focus

Financial markets' focus in the middle of the week will shift to readings for consumer price inflation from around the world and speeches from the heads of several of the world's main central banks.

08 Feb
Tuesday preview: US jobs market, Ocado in focus

The results of two closely-followed surveys will keep the US labour market on investors' radar on Tuesday.

04 Feb
Friday preview: US January non-farm payrolls in focus

The market spotlight at the end of the week will be on the US non-farm payrolls report for January.

03 Feb
Thursday preview: Bank of England, BT Group in the spotlight

All eyes will be on the Bank of England on Thursday as it tackles the question of whether or not taking Bank Rate into negative territory is an option that should and can be implemented.

03 Feb
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Wednesday preview: US ADP report, Vodafone in the spotlight

Investors' attention will shift back towards the US in the middle of the week amid key data releases and company earnings.

01 Feb
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Tuesday preview: Euro area GDP, BP in focus

The focus in financial markets will be on a preliminary reading for euro area gross domestic product in the last quarter of 2020.