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Week ahead: Article 50, central bank decisions in focus

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Week ahead: Article 50, central bank decisions in focus

Fri, 10 March 2017
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Week ahead: Article 50, central bank decisions in focus

(ShareCast News) - On 15 March, the Prime Minister may trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, marking the start of up to two years of negotiations on Britain's terms for leaving the bloc.
That same day, Dutch voters will be called on to choose their next government.

Following that, starting on Friday, SNP would hold its Spring conference.

Acting as a backdrop, investors will also be waiting on policy decisions from the US Federal Reserve, Bank of England and Bank of Japan.

Whereas the BoE and BoJ are expected to stay put on rates on Thursday, rate-setters in the States are seen raising rates by a further 25 basis points to between 0.75% and 1.0% when they meet on the day before.

Indeed, following the US jobs data for February some economists, such as those at Goldman Sachs, now believed that it would be followed by not just two more hikes over the course of 2017 but perhaps three.

Four interest rate hikes in 2017, instead of three, was now deemed a 'close call' according to Goldman.

Monday 13 March

Q4
Grupo Clarin SA GDR (Reg S)

FINALS
Clarkson, Computacenter, Forbidden Technologies, Grupo Clarin SA GDR (Reg S), H&T Group, Hutchison China Meditech Ltd, Raven Russia Ltd, Telecom Egypt SAE GDS (Regs), Telit Communications

AGMS
eServGlobal Limited (DI), Hazel Renewable Energy VCT 1, Hazel Renewable Energy VCT 2, SSP Group

Tuesday 14 March

INTERIMS
Blancco Technology Group, Close Brothers Group, Eagle Eye Solutions Group, Kalibrate Technologies, Pantheon Resources

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Consumer Price Index (GER) (07:00)
Industrial Production (EU) (10:00)
Producer Price Index (US) (13:30)

FINALS
Advanced Medical Solutions Group, Antofagasta, Applegreen, Bango, Brady, Burford Capital , Crossrider , French Connection Group, Gresham Technologies, InterQuest Group, Midwich Group, Prudential, SIG, Stadium Group, STM Group, Surgical Innovations Group, The Gym Group, TP ICAP, Zotefoams

ANNUAL REPORT
Crossrider , SEGRO

AGMS
Commercial International Bank (Egypt) SAE GDR (Reg S), LPA Group

Q1
Ocado Group

Wednesday 15 March

INTERIMS
Brooks Macdonald Group, Clinigen Group, Thinksmart Limited (DI)

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Ideagen

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
Canadian General Investments Ltd., Unilever

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Business Inventories (US) (14:00)
Consumer Price Index (US) (12:30)
Crude Oil Inventories (US) (14:30)
MBA Mortgage Applications (US) (11:00)
Retail Sales (US) (12:30)

Q2
Thinksmart Limited (DI)

Q4
MHP SA GDR (Reg S)

FINALS
Balfour Beatty, Forterra, Fusionex International, Gem Diamonds Ltd. (DI), Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Manx Telecom , Marshall Motor Holdings, Marshalls, MHP SA GDR (Reg S), Ossiam Lux Ossiam ETF Shiller Barclays Cape EU-EUR, PJSC MNC Norilsk Nickel ADR, Polymetal International, Robert Walters, Somero Enterprises Inc. (DI), StatPro Group

ANNUAL REPORT
Fusionex International

SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Shoe Zone

EGMS
Duet Real Estate Finance Ltd

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Biffa

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Claimant Count Rate (09:30)

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Shoe Zone

Thursday 16 March

INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Abcam, AdEPT Telecom, ECO Animal Health Group, Haynes Publishing Group, JPMorgan Mid Cap Inv Trust, London Finance & Investment Group, Revolution Bars Group, Trifast, Waterman Group

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
M Winkworth

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Alpha Real Trust Ltd., Assura , XP Power Ltd. (DI)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Building Permits (US) (12:30)
Consumer Price Index (EU) (10:00)
Continuing Claims (US) (12:30)
Housing Starts (US) (12:30)
Initial Jobless Claims (US) (12:30)

Q4
PJSC Megafon GDR (Reg S)

FINALS
EMIS Group, M&C Saatchi, Miton Group, OneSavings Bank, Oxford Biomedica, Parity Group, PJSC Megafon GDR (Reg S), Shin Kong Financial Holdings Co Ltd GDR (Reg S)

ANNUAL REPORT
Rolls-Royce Holdings

EGMS
Allianz Technology Trust

AGMS
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, Henderson Opportunities Trust

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sainsbury (J)

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
BoE Interest Rate Decision (12:00)

FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Aberdeen UK Tracker Trust, Apax Global Alpha Limited , BlackRock World Mining Trust, British American Tobacco, Crest Nicholson Holdings, Dairy Farm International Holdings Ltd. (Singapore), Direct Line Insurance Group, Domino's Pizza Group, Essentra, Glanbia, Grafton Group Units, Hammerson, Hongkong Land Holding Ltd. (Sing.Reg), Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd (Singapore Reg), Jardine Strategic Holdings Ltd. (Singapore), Law Debenture Corp., Low & Bonar, Mandarin Oriental International (Singapore), Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, Randgold Resources Ltd., RM, XLMedia

Friday 17 March

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Aberdeen Private Equity Fund Ltd. Sterling Part Shares, Ashley (Laura) Holding, City of London Investment Group, Motorpoint Group, SSE

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
Carnival, Real Estate Credit Investments Ltd, SQN Asset Finance Income Fund Limited

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Capacity Utilisation (US) (13:15)
Industrial Production (US) (13:15)
U. of Michigan Confidence (Prelim) (US) (14:00)

FINALS
React Group

AGMS
Chemring Group, LG Electronics Inc GDS (Reg S), Premier African Minerals Ltd, Toro Limited

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Avon Rubber, easyJet, Impax Asset Management Group, Mobeus Income & Growth 4 Vct, Sanderson Group, Zegona Communications