WEEK AHEAD
10 Dec
Week ahead: Central banks, China in focus
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Central banks will be firmly in the spotlight over the coming week, alongside a barrage of economic data out of China and Japan.

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08 Dec
Weekly review

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

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01 Dec
Week ahead: Service PMIs, Chinese trade data in focus
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The coming week will be back-end loaded, with data on UK industrial production and foreign trade in October set for release on Friday.

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01 Dec
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 ended the week down 108. 41 points, or 1. 46%, at 7,300. 49.

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26 Nov
Week ahead: US Fed Powell's Senate confirmation and OPEC summit in focus
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The market spotlight during the coming week will be on the US Senate Banking Committee's hearing on the nomination of Jerome Powell as the next chair of the US Federal Reserve.

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24 Nov
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week up 32. 56 points, or 0. 44%, at 7,413. 24.

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19 Nov
Week ahead: Spotlight on Hammond
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In the UK, the focus will be on the Chancellor's Budget on Wednesday, with fresh data on public sector net borrowing on Tuesday possibly helping to set the tone for his announcements.

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17 Nov
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week down 6. 26 points, or 0. 08%, at 7,380. 68.

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10 Nov
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week down 127. 36 points, or 1. 68%, at 7,432. 99.

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10 Nov
Week ahead: Central banks in focus
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Central banks will be in focus next week, especially on Tuesday, when Governor Mark Carney is scheduled to participate on a panel with Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen as well as the ECB's Mario Draghi and their Japanese counterpart Haruhiko Kuroda.

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03 Nov
Week ahead: Spotlight to shift back towards Asia
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The market spotlight will shift back towards Asia this week, with Chinese foreign trade data for October due out on Wednesday, followed by fresh figures on the rate of growth of credit in Asia's largest economy on Friday.

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03 Nov
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week up 55. 55 points, or 0. 74%, at 7,560. 35.

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27 Oct
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week down 12. 91 points, or 0. 17%, at 7,505. 03.

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27 Oct
Week ahead: Bank of England, US jobs report in focus
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All eyes will be on the Bank of England in the coming week, with financial markets having nearly priced-in a first 25 basis point hike in Bank Rate by the Monetary Policy Committee.

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20 Oct
Week ahead: ECB in focus
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The market spotlight will swing back towards the single currency block next week, with the European Central Bank set to announce further details about its plans to taper quantitative easing in 2018 on Thursday.

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20 Oct
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week down 15. 93 points, or 0. 21%, at 7,523. 23.

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15 Oct
Week ahead: UK data, China Communist party Congress in focus
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The coming week will see the release of a barrage of economic data on the UK economy, even as investors eye political events in the People's Republic of China and Spain.

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13 Oct
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 ended the week up 29. 29 points, or 0. 39%, at 7,535. 44.

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