FINANCIAL DIARY
18 May
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Week ahead: Retail sales, M&S in focus

The coming week will bring with it readings on UK retail sales from both the Office for National Statistics and in the form of the latest distributive trades survey from CBI, referencing April and May, respectively.

13 May
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Week ahead: UK employment data, Fed speakers in focus

All eyes over the coming week will likely be on the news-flow around the situation in the Middle East.

04 May
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Week ahead: MPC in the spotlight

Where to now Dr. Carney? Or perhaps that question should be put to the hawks on the Monetary Policy Committee.

27 Apr
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Week ahead: April PMIs and US jobs report in focus

Was the 'Big Freeze', as some have termed it, that weighed down on economic activity in Britain during the first quarter just that, or was there something more to it?.

20 Apr
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Week ahead: All eyes on first quarter GDP

The focus over the coming week will - easily - be on the first reading on UK gross domestic product for the first quarter, at least according (sort of) to the Governor of the Bank of England.

15 Apr
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Week ahead: Brexit talks, Fedspeak in focus

Investors will need to navigate a steady stream of data and potential risk events over the coming week.

06 Apr
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Week ahead: China, US CPI in focus

The market spotlight is set to shift towards China over the coming week, although over the coming weekend investors might do well to keep an eye out for any remarks from Washington as well.

30 Mar
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Week ahead: All eyes on US jobs report, global PMIs

All eyes over the coming week will be on Friday's monthly US non-farm payrolls report, although the ebb and flow of global trade related news may rival it in terms of the potential market impact.

23 Mar
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Week ahead: US data in the spotlight during holiday-shortened week

The spotlight over the coming holiday-shortened week will be a on a barrage of data releases on Thursday, including a revised reading on fourth quarter gross domestic product.

16 Mar
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Week ahead: BoE, EU Summit, FOMC in focus

Investors will have their work cut out for them over the coming week, with both the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve set to meet to decide on interest rates.

09 Mar
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Week ahead: Hammond unlikely to spring surprises; results from Prudential, Balfour Beatty

Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver the spring statement on Tuesday, while the UK company diary is still fairly bustling, with updates from the likes of Balfour Beatty, Morrisons, Prudential, JD Wetherspoon and troubled Interserve.

02 Mar
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Week ahead: Investors braced for wave of risk events

Barring surprises, all eyes over the coming week will be focused on the latest monthly US jobs report, on Friday, especially on any sign of any further pick-up.

26 Feb
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Week ahead: A blizzard of results and macro news

A deep freeze is forecast in the UK next week and as February segues into March there will be a blizzard of company results, a flurry of key macro data for China, Europe and the US, and hope that frosty relations can thaw in a new round of Brexit talks.

19 Feb
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Tuesday preview: HSBC, RBA meeting minutes in the spotlight

A relative absence of any significant economic releases on Tuesday means the market spotlight will be firmly on HSBC's full-year figures.

16 Feb
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Week ahead: UK wages, Fed minutes, bank results

Wednesday will be the big day next week, with UK labour market data, initial Eurozone purchasing managers' surveys and Federal Reserve minutes, with bank results the key theme on the London corporate calendar.

09 Feb
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Week ahead: Inflation in focus, results from Tui, Galliford Try, Shire

UK inflation data on Tuesday is especially important as markets look for data to strengthen or weaken the Bank of England's conviction to increase interest rates as early as May, with US inflation the following also under the microscope.

02 Feb
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Week ahead: Will Bank of England discuss tightening on Super Thursday?

The Bank of England's Super Thursday is the main event next week, with a quieter week for eurozone and US data, with company results including AA, BP, Compass and GlaxoSmithKline.

29 Jan
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Week ahead: Fed policy, NFPs, Brexit bill, results from Astra, Glencore, Shell

Next week the financial agenda is dotted with some big events, including a US policy announcement and the pivotal non-farm payroll numbers, with UK corporate updates including results from AstraZeneca, Glencore, Shell, SSE and Vodafone, plus there's a serious Brexit debate in the House of Lords.