COMPANY NEWS PREVIEW
Friday's second reading of UK gross domestic product has the potential for the disappointing growth in the first quarter to be upgraded, though economists are not confident.
Retail figures on Thursday will be more widely studies than usual as the market seeks reasons for the Bank of England to regain confidence over the economy, while company news includes closely watched results from Kingfisher and TalkTalk.
Wednesday results from Marks & Spencer could determine the high street fixture's FTSE 100 status, while UK inflation data is likely to move the pound and Fed meeting minutes will be closely read and fairly certain to move the dollar.
Although quieter than last week, there's still plenty for investors to get their teeth into on Tuesday, with updates from Close Brothers, Cranswick, Entertainment One, Galliford Try, Halfords, Homeserve, Pets at Home and Shaftesbury, before later data on UK public finance data and industrial trends that could move markets a little.
After three packed days of company news, London's diary for Friday is much lighter, with quarterly numbers from drug makers AstraZeneca and Hikma getting the full attention of investors.
Thursday is expected to be the second busiest day on the European corporate calendar this month, with results and updates from the likes of 3i Group, British Land, Countryside, Experian, Grainger, Investec, Just Group, National Grid, Mothercare, Royal Mail, Sophos and Thomas Cook.
Wednesday's UK corporate calendar is bulging with the likes of Burberry, Cineworld, Crest Nicholson, Galliford Try, Marston's, Mitchells & Butlers, Mondi, Playtech, Premier Oil, National Express and SSP Group.
Tuesday's schedule contains some big company updates, including Vodafone, easyJet and LandSec, before a UK labour market report that will be scrutinised particularly closely after the Bank of England's recent backpedalling.
The news-flow on both the economic and corporate calendars is set to shift lower by several gears at the end of the week, with no major economic releases expected out of the UK or China.
The market spotlight will be firmly on Governor Carney and his fellow rate-setters at the Bank of England on Thursday, as they field questions on the recent slowdown in the economy, its likely length and implications for monetary policy.
Financial markets' focus on Wednesday will be on a steady stream of company updates.
Friday's non-farm payrolls report in the States is the market's big event of the week, though confidence is sky high over a US rate hike in June, while in London the early focus will be on HSBC, IAG and IHG.
Thursday's domestic concerns will be local council elections, a key survey on the services sector and results from the likes of Smith & Nephew, esure and Lancashire.
A packed Wednesday schedule includes trading updates from the likes of Direct Line and StanChart, plus macro events including UK construction data, eurozone GDP, a US Fed policy meeting and Chinese manufacturing numbers.
Tuesday offers some key UK economic data and trading updates from FTSE 100 pair BP and Just Eat, though many round the world will be enjoying the Labour Day holiday, including much of Europe, South America and China.
Another avalanche of company earnings awaits investors on Thursday, only this time they will be accompanied by multiple economic reports and the European Central Bank's policy meeting and follow-up presser with its chief, Mario Draghi.
Any headlines out of the cabinet Brexit subcommittee meeting will garner the most attention on Wednesday, with senior ministers expected to debate post-Brexit plans for a customs union with the EU.
Corporate results in the States will centre attention tomorrow, especially those from tech giant Alphabet, Google's owner.
Barring surprises, the economic calendar was looking rather sparse at the end of the week, with no economic releases scheduled in the UK and just one lone Fed speaker set to take to the podium on Friday, Chicago Fed chief Charles Evans, at 1710 BST.