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Friday preview: UK retail sales could confirm consumer spending slowdown

Friday preview: UK retail sales could confirm consumer spending slowdown

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - UK retail sales for March are published on Friday, along with flash April data on eurozone services and manufacturing activity and ahead of similar surveys covering America, while R... [more]

Thursday preview: Unilever, Sky and Debenhams updates in focus

Thursday preview: Unilever, Sky and Debenhams updates in focus

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - In a quiet week for data, politics and companies vie for investors' attention, with Sky and Unilever announcing quarterly results on Thursday and Debenhams interims. Fresh from unve... [more]

Thursday preview: Health check on bank credit, Hays and Cussons

Thursday preview: Health check on bank credit, Hays and Cussons

Wed, 12 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Thursday will provide an insight into UK credit conditions, a recent area of concern for the Bank of England's policy committee, while trading updates are due from recruiter Hays an... [more]

Wednesday preview: Tesco targets profit rebound, UK earnings eyed

Wednesday preview: Tesco targets profit rebound, UK earnings eyed

Tue, 11 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Tesco will unveil its final results on Wednesday, before a UK labour market update that will be closely watched for evidence of a further squeeze on the UK consumer. Coming hot on t... [more]

Tuesday preview: Spotlight on UK consumer price inflation, JD Sports results

Tuesday preview: Spotlight on UK consumer price inflation, JD Sports results

Mon, 10 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Rising UK inflation and stuttering wage growth data are the big economic issues this week, with the two forces recently beginning to combine in a pincer squeeze on households' real ... [more]

Friday preview: Carney speaks but non-farm payrolls should set tone

Thu, 06 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - With investors still chewing over various titbits from the Federal Reserve and Donald Trump's twitter account, the US non-farm payroll report will still maintain its status as the d... [more]

Thursday preview: ECB minutes and Trump-Xi meeting under microscope

Wed, 05 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - As well as trading updates from the likes of BTG, Electrocomponents, Ferrexpo and Homeserve, Thursday will see the release of European Central Bank's meeting minutes and the beginni... [more]

Wednesday preview: Lots riding on services data, Fed minutiae on offer

Tue, 04 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Wednesday will see eyes turn to research firm IHS Markit as it unloads a cavalcade of reports on the services sector around the world, while in the US non-manufacturing sentiment is... [more]

Tuesday preview: Macro data and Macron in focus

Mon, 03 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Tuesday's main macroeconomic data will be a survey on the health of the construction industry, while the main European event will move over the British Channel and from macro to Mac... [more]

Friday preview: UK GDP story should remain unchanged

Thu, 30 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - UK national growth figures for the fourth quarter of last year will be the main economic data event on Friday, along with details on the current account and the index of services an... [more]

Wednesday preview: Triggering Article 50 is only the beginning

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - On Wednesday, Theresa May will fire the trigger on the two-year negotiating process to separate Britain from the European Union by triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty - th... [more]

Tuesday preview: Ladbrokes Coral and Wolseley results due

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Tuesday's financial calendar sees Ladbrokes Coral and Wolseley among the larger of those reporting results, while headlines may be grabbed by the Scottish Parliament as it votes on ... [more]

Friday preview: Euro and US PMIs, Smiths Group results

Thu, 23 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Survey data on European and US services and manufacturing industries should give a good macroeconomic steer, while for UK corporate watchers Smiths Group is the biggest name reporti... [more]

Thursday preview: UK retail in focus with ONS data and Next finals

Wed, 22 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Retail is the focus for Thursday with official UK retail sales data and high street giant Next due to report is full year results. Next will publish its numbers at 0700 GMT amid a s... [more]

Wednesday preview: Kingfisher, Savills numbers in focus

Tue, 21 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Wednesday's macroeconomic calendar was looking a little bare, particularly after all the excitement of UK inflation data, but on the corporate front, investors will eye the release ... [more]

Tuesday preview: Bellway half-year numbers, UK inflation data in focus

Mon, 20 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Tuesday's corporate releases will include half-year results from housebuilder Bellway, preliminary results for the nine months to the end of December from medical device group Vectu... [more]

Friday preview: G20 finance ministers' meeting, Investec in focus

Thu, 16 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Investors will head into the weekend with the G-20 meeting of finance ministers in Germany in focus. The gathering at the famous German resort town of Baden-Baden would also mark th... [more]

Thursday preview: BoE seen standing pat; Balfour Beatty, Sainsbury's to report

Wed, 15 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - The main focus for Thursday's session will be the Bank of England's latest policy announcement, while on the corporate front, an update from Sainsbury's and full-year results from B... [more]

Wednesday preview: US hike 'a done deal', UK jobs market on the turn

Tue, 14 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - On Wednesday, the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates for the second time in four months, which is seen as such a certainty that some attention could still be reserved for ... [more]

Tuesday preview: Prudential offers potential to surprise

Mon, 13 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Most of the market major action is expected later in the week, although depending on votes in parliament, Tuesday could be the day that Theresa May fires the trigger on Article 50 t... [more]

Friday preview: Watch out for UK industrial output and US non-farm payrolls

Thu, 09 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Ushering in the weekend, the US non-farm payrolls report is a globally significant event for traders, while in the UK attention earlier will be on official industrial output. UK com... [more]

Thursday preview: Will Draghi 'look through' amid Germany pressure

Wed, 08 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Attention moves to the European Central Bank on Thursday, with an interest rate decision and press conference with central bank chief Mario Draghi that should be the key event of th... [more]

Wednesday preview: No surprises from Chancellor's Budget mind-palace?

Tue, 07 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Wednesday will largely revolve around the Budget in the UK, with several large companies reporting include giant insurers Admiral and Legal & General, plus the perenially-unpredicta... [more]

Tuesday preview: Ashtead update in focus alongside retail and house prices

Mon, 06 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - On Tuesday, we have information on the retail and housing sectors, plus a forkful of results from the likes of Ashtead, Direct Line, Just Eat, Paddy Power Betfair and Worldpay, alon... [more]

Friday preview: Eyes on LSE, WPP, PMI and FOMC commentary

Thu, 02 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - In London on Friday, only a small sprinkling of large-cap stocks report as the macro focus turns to the economy's all-important services sector, while across the Atlantic the drone ... [more]