WEEK AHEAD
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.

26 Jan
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 ended the week down 64. 44 points, or 0. 83%, at 7,665. 54.

22 Jan
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Week ahead: Politics, ECB and BoJ in focus

The spotlight during the coming week will be firmly on politics, with investors closely monitoring the news-flow from Capitol Hill surrounding the fight in the US Senate to pass a short-term funding bill for the federal government.

12 Jan
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week 64. 42 points or 0. 83% higher at 7,778. 64.

12 Jan
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Week ahead: Chinese data, SPD vote in focus

Over the coming week, the market spotlight will be on a barrage of Chinese economic data and a key vote by delegates from Germany's Socialist party on whether to move ahead with formal negotiations to forge a grand coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU.

05 Jan
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Week ahead: Cabinet reshuffle, Chinese data in focus

The focus in the coming week will be on any Cabinet reshuffle by the Prime Minister.

05 Jan
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week 36. 45 points or 0. 47% higher at 7,724. 22.

29 Dec
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Week ahead: FOMC minutes, China PMI in focus

The coming week will see many traders return to their terminals and swamped with work, as they try to get up to speed with events globally over the previous fortnight and gear-up for a week full of potentially market-moving data and events.

23 Dec
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Week ahead: Chinese and Japanese data in focus

Trading will be exceedingly restrained over the coming week, with scarcely a skeleton shift left to man the trading desks, but several relevant reports will be nevertheless be released throughout the week.

15 Dec
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Week ahead: US data, Catalan elections in focus

The focus in the coming week will continue to be on the ebb and flow of data out of the US, including Republicans' progress on securing passage of their tax cuts.

15 Dec
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week up 90. 09 points, or 1. 22%, at 7,490. 57.

10 Dec
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Week ahead: Central banks, China in focus

Central banks will be firmly in the spotlight over the coming week, alongside a barrage of economic data out of China and Japan.

08 Dec
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 ended the week up 95. 69 points, or 1. 31%, at 7,393. 96.