Company News Preview
The first thing that market participants should do on Wednesday morning is to scan the headlines for confirmation, or otherwise, that the 1922 Committee has received the pre-requisite 48 letters needed to trigger a no-confidence vote against the Prime Minister.
Brexit headlines aside, the spotlight will be on the latest wholesale price data in the States, referencing the month of November.
The focus at the end of the week will shift slightly towards the other side of the Pond, although the debates in Parliament will continue to be very closely monitored.
Investors on both sides of the Atlantic will struggle to digest the heavy flow of economic reports that are set for release on Thursday.
All eyes on Wednesday will continue to be on the parliamentary debate around the Withdrawal Agreement recently negotiated by the Prime Minister with Brussels.
The spotlight on Tuesday will be on the first of five parliamentary debates on the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement.
The flow of economic data is set to taper off at the end of the week, with investors expected to switch into 'geopolitical mode' and spend the session (and the weekend) scanning the headlines coming out of G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The focus of Thursday's session is likely to be inflation readings on either side of the Pond, although the minutes of the US Federal Reserve's last policy meeting may also make for interesting reading.
Barring surprises, the spotlight on Wednesday will continue to be on the US central bank, as Federal Reserve chief, Jerome Powell, speaks to the Economic Club of New York.
All eyes on Tuesday are likely to be on a speech by US Federal Reserve vice-chairman, Richard Clarida, as investors try to better gauge at what pace the central bank is likely to continue to tighten policy.
The spotlight at the end of the week will be on a preliminary reading on euro area factory and services sector conditions during the month of November.
The market spotlight on Thursday will be on the headlines around the results of the Prime Minister's visit to Brussels and her talks with European Commission chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, regarding the UK's long-term partnership agreement with the bloc.
The state of the ongoing Brexit negotiations will contine to be firmly in focus on Wednesday as the Prime Minister visits Brussels for talks with European Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker.
Barring surprises, the market spotlight on Tuesday will continue to be on the talks between London and Brussels on the outline of their future relationship, the terms of which may help to ease passage of the Withdrawal agreement in Parliament.
The focus at the weekend will continue to be on the withdrawal process, with investors focusing on the risk of further Cabinet resignations even as they keep a tally of how many MPs support, or do not, a no-confidence vote against the Prime Minister.
The spotlight on Thursday will be on the Cabinet's decision regarding the Prime Minister's proposed Brexit deal, even as investors attempt to calculate the chances that it will pass muster in Parliament.
Property developer British Land is among those companies set to update investors, although its share price performance may end up being dictated more by what happens at the Cabinet meeting scheduled for 1400 GMT than by the company's latest set of interims.
All eyes on Tuesday will be on a meeting of the Cabinet and on whether any progress is achieved on Brexit negotiations.
Economic data will be the main focus of financial markets at the end of the week, even as investors in Asia and Europe digest the latest US central bank policy announcement.
All eyes will on the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, on Thursday, where policymakers are scheduled to meet to decide on monetary policy.