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Week ahead: House of Lords, Trump in focus

Fri, 17 February 2017
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Week ahead: House of Lords, Trump in focus

(ShareCast News) - The coming was expected to be light in terms of data on both sides of the Pond, although the first debate on the Article 50 Brexit bill in the House of Lords, on Monday, did hold the potential to move markets.
In other UK data, and in parallel to the above, Rightmove would release its house price figures for the month of February and the Confederation of British Industry its respective surveys for total industrial orders and retail sales.

Stateside, the February manufacturing sector purchasing managers' index from IHS Markit also figured among the top market events on the calendar.

Nonetheless, what might yet turn out to be the main event of the holiday-shortened week was not to be found on any calendar, US President Donald Trump's announcement on fiscal stimulus and there was as of yet no fixed date for it.

US markets were to remain closed on 20 February in observance of Presidents Day.

Also on that Monday, European Council president Donald Tusk was scheduled to meet US vice-president Mike Pence.

The minutes of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting on 31 January/1 February, on Wednesday, would also merit watching.

In Eurozone news, Tuesday would bring with it one of the highest-frequency indicators for the euro area, IHS Markit's manufacturing PMI for February.

Monday 20 February

INTERIMS
City of London Investment Group, Gemfields, Petra Diamonds Ltd.(DI), Sareum Holdings

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
SQN Asset Finance Income Fund Limited

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Producer Price Index (GER) (07:00)

FINALS
BGEO Group, Hammerson

EGMS
RM2 International S.A. (DI)

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Bovis Homes Group

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Compass Group

Tuesday 21 February

INTERIMS
BHP Billiton, Galliford Try, Green Reit, Netcall, Vernalis plc

FINALS
Anglo American, HSBC Holdings, InterContinental Hotels Group, Lighthouse Group, Synectics, Vitec Group

ANNUAL REPORT
HSBC Holdings

AGMS
Blackrock North American Income Trust , Image Scan Holdings

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Safestore Holdings

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Public Sector Net Borrowing (09:30)

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Titon Holdings

Wednesday 22 February

INTERIMS
Barratt Developments, Hays, Hotel Chocolat Group , Mcbride, PCI-PAL

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Consumer Price Index (EU) (10:00)
Existing Home Sales (US) (15:00)
IFO Business Climate (GER) (09:00)
IFO Current Assessment (GER) (09:00)
IFO Expectations (GER) (09:00)
MBA Mortgage Applications (US) (12:00)

FINALS
Capital & Counties Properties , Indivior, Lloyds Banking Group, Petrofac Ltd., Unite Group

ANNUAL REPORT
Lloyds Banking Group

AGMS
Bankers Inv Trust, Gooch & Housego

Thursday 23 February

INTERIMS
Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited, Monitise, Wilmington

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Hayward Tyler Group

INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Aberdeen Private Equity Fund Ltd. Sterling Part Shares, Alumasc Group, Ashley (Laura) Holding, Diageo, Hargreaves Services, Hollywood Bowl Group, Ideagen

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
Merchants Trust

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Brunner Inv Trust, Carnival, Duet Real Estate Finance Ltd, General Electric Co, GlaxoSmithKline, Honeywell International Inc., NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited Red, Real Estate Credit Investments Ltd

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)
Crude Oil Inventories (US) (16:00)
GFK Consumer Confidence (GER) (07:00)
Gross Domestic Product (GER) (07:00)
House Price Index (US) (14:00)
Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)

Q4
Telefonica SA

FINALS
BAE Systems, Barclays, British American Tobacco, Glencore , Greencoat UK Wind, Howden Joinery Group, Intu Properties, Kaz Minerals , Macfarlane Group, Playtech, Rathbone Brothers, Relx plc, RSA Insurance Group, Telefonica SA

ANNUAL REPORT
Greencoat UK Wind

SPECIAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Independent Inv Trust, Shoe Zone

EGMS
Berkeley Group Holdings (The), Reconstruction Capital II Ltd., Sirius Real Estate Ltd.

AGMS
Chrysalis VCT, Hollywood Bowl Group, OMG

FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE
easyJet, Hollywood Bowl Group, Jersey Electricity 'A' Shares, Lancashire Holdings Limited, Rio Tinto, Shoe Zone, Zegona Communications

Friday 24 February

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
CVC Credit Partners European Opportunities Ltd EURO, CVC Credit Partners European Opportunities Ltd GBP, Downing One VCT , NCC Group

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
APQ Global Limited, Primary Health Properties, The SME Loan Fund

Q4
Royal Bank of Scotland Group

FINALS
Jupiter Fund Management , Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate , Pearson, Rightmove, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Standard Life, TBC Bank Group, William Hill

ANNUAL REPORT
Fusionex International

SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Calculus VCT 'C' Shares, EIH Plc

EGMS
Bagir Group Ltd. (DI)

AGMS
APC Technology Group, IDOX

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Blue Capital Global Reinsurance Fund Ltd (DI), Hadrian's Wall Secured Investments, RWS Holdings, Urban&Civic