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Friday offers a relatively peaceful end to the week in the financial calendar, with UK mortgage numbers, Germany's Ifo business climate survey and US PMI surveys to sate macro fans, results from Fuller Smith & Turner and Future, while those with some early Christmas shopping may be more focused on Black Friday.
UK car production bounced back last month thanks to an increase in exports, the industry’s trade association revealed on Thursday.
Just Eat, DS Smith, Wood Group and Halma could gain a prestigious promotion to the FTSE 100 index in the quarterly reshuffle that will be decided next week.
Britain was confirmed as the slowest growing G7 economy this year as gross domestic product figures were confirmed for the third quarter.
A new six-year year high for eurozone manufacturing and services sentiment pushed the single currency higher on Thursday morning, as the strengthening 'Euroboom' put the UK's low growth firmly in the shade.
Financial worries among 'millennials' has pushed UK consumer confidence to a two-and-a-half-year low, according to new research.
Growth in customer orders sped up at Rotork in the third quarter as the industrial valves specialist benefited from continued improvement in upstream and downstream oil and gas markets.
Severn Trent lifted its forecast for regulatory incentives after a strong first half of the year, where a solid increase in sales and good growth in underlying earnings prompted the water and waste supplier to hike the dividend 6. 2%.
A range of new housing policies were proposed by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his Budget statement, including more funds for smaller housebuilder, a probe into potential holding of land by major housebuilders and a stamp duty cut for first-time buyers.
Saad al-Hariri has revoked his resignation as Lebanon's prime minister, according to a local news report on Wednesday.
Thursday's market volumes will be thinner as the US gets fatter on Thanksgiving, while the UK chews over the second reading for gross domestic product and likely further analysis of the Chancellor's Budget, while corporate results include Centrica, Severn Trent and Cineworld.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced new tax breaks to encourage investment in North Sea oil and gas producers.
UK gross domestic product growth is expected to be even worse than expected in coming years due to lower productivity, public spending cuts and Brexit-related uncertainty, with growth expected to slow to just 1. 3% for two years from 2019.
QinetiQ shares have been "disproportionately" affected by wider bearishness on the sector after the profit warning from peer Ultra Electronics, said Berenberg, upgrading to 'buy' from 'hold'.
Hill & Smith, the maker of road safety barriers and other road infrastructure, confirmed a number of UK road schemes had been diverted into 2018 but that it still expects to meet full year targets.
Sage Group kept revenue growth and margins above their annual target and said the launch of its Business Cloud software suite would enable it to "accelerate momentum" in 2018.
Hammerson has sold its 64. 5% share of the Place des Halles shopping centre in Strasbourg, France for a total net vendor price of £258m, slightly above June's book value.
A pioneer in the sausage casings market, Devro now faces major growth challenges, said analysts at Berenberg, beginning coverage of the stock with a 'sell' recommendation.
United Utilities could be forced to slash its dividend from 2020 due to new regulation, warned Investec, leading it to downgrade its rating on the water company, and cut target prices across the sector.
Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget will dominate the UK headlines on Wednesday, with a moderately busy corporate diary not including results from United Utilities, Thomas Cook, Sage and SSP.