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Week ahead: Central banks to take the spotlight

Fri, 1st Sep 2017 11:38


(ShareCast News) - The European Central Bank will take centre stage in the coming week with some economists expecting that rate-setters in Frankfurt will further subtly hint that come October it will formally announce a further tapering in its quantitative easing programme, starting in 2018.

Of 63 economists polled by Reuters between 28 and 31 August, almost three-fourths said the ECB would take that step in October.

Nevertheless, the ECB's governing council was likely to continue treading quite carefully, perhaps in part due to recent strength in the euro.

Indeed, on Friday two of its members, Ewald Nowotny and Vitor Constancio signalled as much.

The first said it was important not to over-interpret strength in the single currency, but added that policy normalisation cannot be about "stepping on the brake, and even abruptly stepping on the brake."

Constancio was in a similar frame of mind, talking to an audience about the growing uncertainty in the world economic recovery, especially that in the US.

That, he said, made "the normalisation of inflation and unemployment levels in the euro area more difficult."

Other central banks due to make policy announcements throughout the week included the Reserve Bank of Australia (Tuesday), Bank of Canada (Wednesday) and Sweden's Riksbank (Thursday).

Also on the calendar, ahead of its own next policy meeting, the US Federal Reserve will publish its so-called 'Beige Book', on Wednesday.

Back in the UK, focus will be on Tuesday's services sector PMI for August, courtesy of IHS Markit, alongside manufacturing and industrial data for July at the end of the week.

Also scheduled for release on Thursday is Halifax's house price survey for August.

Monday September 04

INTERIMS

Amryt Pharma, Biome Technologies, Curtis Banks Group, Highland Gold Mining Ltd., Johnson Service Group, Michelmersh Brick Holdings, Tax Systems

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

Toro Limited

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Producer Price Index (EU) (10:00)

FINALS

Dechra Pharmaceuticals

AGMS

Micro Focus International, Redcentric

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

PMI Construction (09:30)

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

BT Group, Dekeloil Public Ltd

Tuesday September 05

INTERIMS

888 Holdings, Alpha Fx Group , Cairn Homes , Dalata Hotel Group, EU Supply, Gamma Communications, Lighthouse Group, Spectra Systems Corporation, Stadium Group, Vipera

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Keller Group, St. Modwen Properties

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Schlumberger Ltd.

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Factory Orders (US) (15:00)

Gross Domestic Product (EU) (10:00)

Retail Sales (EU) (11:00)

FINALS

A&J Mucklow Group, Craneware, Mattioli Woods

AGMS

Aberdeen New India Investment Trust, Better Capital Pcc Ltd (2009), Downing Four VCT DP67 , Jupiter Green Inv Trust, Smith (DS)

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Halfords Group

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

BRC Shop Price Index (00:01)

Wednesday September 06

INTERIMS

Everyman Media Group , Faron Pharmaceuticals Oy (DI), Harworth Group, Loopup Group , PPHE Hotel Group Ltd, Somero Enterprises Inc. (DI), Vectura Group, WANdisco, Xaar

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Inchcape, Lancashire Holdings Limited, Man Group

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

Unilever

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Balance of Trade (US) (13:30)

Factory Orders (GER) (07:00)

ISM Non-Manufacturing (US) (15:00)

MBA Mortgage Applications (US) (12:00)

FINALS

Barratt Developments, Diurnal Group, McCarthy & Stone

ANNUAL REPORT

Barratt Developments

EGMS

Mortice Ltd. (DI), PME African Infrastructure Opportunities

AGMS

Berkeley Group Holdings (The), Consort Medical, Funding Circle SME Income Fund, Hornby, Oneview Group, ReNeuron Group, Severfield, Sports Direct International, Stewart & Wight, The Fulham Shore, Trakm8 Holdings

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Iomart Group

Thursday September 07

INTERIMS

Biffa, Brady, Centralnic Group , Filta Group Holdings, Gama Aviation , Hunters Property , International Public Partnerships Ltd., Molins, ProPhotonix (DI), Sanne Group

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Fenner, Nexus Infrastructre , Tyman

INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Acencia Debt Strategies Ltd., Admiral Group, Antofagasta, Arrow Global Group, Aviva 8 3/8% Cumulative Irrd Preference 1, BBGI SICAV S.A. (DI), Camellia, Capital & Counties Properties , Capital Drilling Ltd. (DI), Chesnara, Churchill China, Clarke (T.), Clarkson, Convatec Group , CRH, Eddie Stobart Logistics , Elderstreet VCT, Elementis, Eurocell , F&C UK Real Estate Investments Limited, Grafton Group Units, Greggs, H&T Group, Inspired Energy, International Personal Finance, IWG , Meggitt, Melrose Industries, Pagegroup, Phoenix Group Holdings (DI), Plus500 Ltd (DI), Polymetal International, Portmeirion Group, Rathbone Brothers, RSA Insurance Group, Savills, Shire Plc, The Gym Group, Trinity Mirror, UBM

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Fair Oaks Income Limited 2014 Shs NPV, Fair Oaks Income Limited 2017 Shs NPV, Honeycomb Investment Trust, Land Securities Group, Raven Russia Ltd 6.5% Red Cnv Pref Shs NPV, Raven Russia Ltd 6.5% Red Cnv Pref Shs Npv (RFD), Regional REIT Limited, UIL Limited (DI), Volta Finance Limited

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Continuing Claims (US) (13:30)

ECB Interest Rate (EU) (12:45)

Industrial Production (GER) (07:00)

Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)

FINALS

Ashmore Group, CPL Resources, Frontier Developments, Go-Ahead Group, Mcbride, Redde

SPECIAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Admiral Group, Pagegroup

AGMS

Alpha Real Trust Ltd., BCA Marketplace, Best of the Best, Carpetright, Chelverton Small Companies Dividend Trust, Chelverton Small Companies ZDP shares, Cohort, Conviviality, Dart Group, Dixons Carphone , Imaginatik, Nakama Group, Polar Capital Technology Trust, Sophos Group

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dixons Carphone

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Halifax House Price Index (08:30)

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

IG Design Group, Triad Group

FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE

Best of the Best, BHP Billiton, Clipper Logistics , Colefax Group, Conviviality, Fletcher King, Gateley (Holdings) , Glencore , Goodwin Plc, Henderson Smaller Companies Inv Trust, National Westminster 9%pf, WYG

Friday September 08

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Avon Rubber, Direct Line Insurance Group, Evraz, Ferrexpo, Fevertree Drinks, Fresnillo, Law Debenture Corp., LSL Property Services, McColl's Retail Group , RM, Spirent Communications

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE

Honeywell International Inc., M Winkworth

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Balance of Trade (GER) (07:00)

Current Account (GER) (07:00)

Wholesales Inventories (US) (15:00)

ANNUAL REPORT

Hargreaves Lansdown

SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Lindsell Train Inv Trust

AGMS

Adams, Greene King, Masawara, Ortac Resources Ltd. (DI), Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust Ltd, SimiGon Ltd. (DI), Syncona Limited NPV

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Balance of Trade (09:30)

Industrial Production (09:30)

Manufacturing Production (09:30)

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

Entertainment One Limited, Lindsell Train Inv Trust, Maven Income And Growth VCT 6 , New Century AIM VCT




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