Financial Diary
19 Jan
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Week ahead: UK Withdrawal, China data in focus

All eyes will shift back towards Westminster this coming week, with the Prime Minister set to present her 'Plan B' for Britain's withdrawal from the European Union on Monday, even as she comes under pressure from many sides to cede on some of her 'red lines'.

14 Jan
Week ahead: Parliament to vote on EU Withdrawal bill

Markets' attention will be squarely on the vote in Parliament on the Prime Minister's proposed withdrawal plan and given the very high probability that it will be summarily dismissed by MPs, on Theresa May's reaction.

07 Jan
Week ahead: Trade talks, Fedspeak in focus

The market spotlight over the coming week will be firmly on the US and China, as officials from both countries meet in Beijing to discuss trade.

01 Jan
Week ahead: US jobs report, China factory surveys in focus

The new year will start much as 2018 ended, with the US economy in focus.

21 Dec
Week ahead: Christmas, jobless claims, festive AGMs

Next week, with Christmas on Tuesday, will be very quiet.

16 Dec
Week ahead: Fed and BoE in focus

Central bank policy decisions in the UK and the US are likely to garner the most attention this week, with policymakers at both the Bank of England and US Federal Reserve set to meet and decide on interest rates.

07 Dec
Week ahead: Brexit vote, ECB and Chinese data in the spotlight

All eyes over the coming week will be on Tuesday's vote in Parliament on the Prime Minister's amended Brexit deal.

02 Dec
Week ahead: Parliamentary debates on Withdrawal, US jobs report in focus

All eyes over the coming week will be on the five debates to be held in Parliament on the Withdrawal Agreement, starting from Tuesday, and on whether the odds for a vote against Prime Minister Theresa May's proposals shift or not.

24 Nov
Week ahead: Brexit, Fedspeak and US-China trade talks in focus

Investors will have their plates full over the coming week with a slew of risk events to digest, including around Brexit, central bank policy in America and trade talks between China and the US.

18 Nov
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Week ahead: Brexit talks set to dominate

All eyes over the coming week will be on the headlines around negotiations between London and Brussels to hammer out a 'political declaration' on the UK's future relationship with the European Union, which some hope will be wrapped up by Tuesday and may help the Prime Minister to see off the risk of a leadership challenge.

11 Nov
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Week ahead: Fedspeak, Italy in focus

A spate of data is set to be published throughout the week that will help investors to better gauge the state of the UK economy as we head into the final stretch of the year, although in all likelihood the market spotlight is likely to be on the ongoing Brexit talks.

04 Nov
Week ahead: US mid-term elections, Fed meeting in focus

All eyes over the coming week will be on the US mid-term elections, on Tuesday, which may see the Republican party lose control of the House of Representatives.

28 Oct
Week ahead: Autumn budget, Bank of England in focus

The focus this week, as at the start of every month, will be on the release of the monthly US jobs report on Friday and the ensuing market reaction, especially in the bond market.