Week ahead: Brexit negotiations, Chinese data in focus

Alexander Bueso WebFG News | 08 Oct, 2017 17:19 - Updated: 17:19 | | |

Britain, UK flag

Monday will see the start of the fifth round of negotiations between the UK and the European Union, with Brussels's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier set to determine whether "sufficient progress" has been achieved before the 19 October EU summit.

Acting as a backdrop, investors' attention will be split between fresh data out of the People's Republic of China and continuing Fedspeak.

From Tuesday onwards, the National Bureau of Statistics may release its money supply and credit lending data for October, with foreign trade figures due out on Friday.

The day afterwards, on Wednesday, the US Federal Reserve will publish the minutes of its last policy meeting.

They will be followed by several first-tier economic data on Friday, including the latest consumer price figures, although the impact of recent hurricanes is likely to distort September's reading.

Indeed, headline US CPI is expected to rise from a 1.9% year-on-year pace last month to 2.3%.

Retail sales data due to be released alongside the American CPI report are projected to show a massive 1.6% jump month-on-month.

In Europe, events in Catalonia at the start of the week might overshadow CPI readings from Spain, France, Italy and Germany at the end of the week.

Meanwhile, in Japan, the spotlight will be on core machinery goods orders and money supply data on Wednesday and Friday, respectively.

Monday October 09

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Hammerson

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Industrial Production (GER) (07:00)

Q3
Centamin (DI), XP Power Ltd. (DI)

FINALS
CAP-XX Limited, Plant Impact, YouGov

IMSS
City of London Investment Group

EGMS
Vietnam Infrastructure Limited Private Eqty Shs

AGMS
1pm, Avengardco Investments Public Ltd GDR

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Trinity Mirror

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Henderson Smaller Companies Inv Trust, UniVision Engineering Ltd.

Tuesday October 10

INTERIMS
1Spatial, LiDCO Group, Redstoneconnect, Ted Baker, Vedanta Resources

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Holders Technology, Lighthouse Group

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Balance of Trade (GER) (07:00)
Current Account (GER) (07:00)

GMS
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate

FINALS
Volution Group (WI)

AGMS
Diverse Income Trust (The), Mortice Ltd. (DI), Scancell Holdings

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS
BAE Systems, easyHotel, Marston's

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Balance of Trade (09:30)
Industrial Production (09:30)
Manufacturing Production (09:30)

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Colefax Group

Wednesday October 11

INTERIMS
Vertu Motors

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
888 Holdings, Chesnara, Pagegroup

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
MBA Mortgage Applications (US) (12:00)

Q3
Pagegroup

FINALS
Proactis Holdings

IMSS
Pagegroup

SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Pagegroup

AGMS
Coral Products, Hargreaves Lansdown

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Countryside Properties, Mondi, Quiz

Thursday October 12

INTERIMS
Booker Group, Brown (N.) Group

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Forterra, Macfarlane Group, Restaurant Group, UBM, Xaar, Zotefoams

INTERIM EX-DIVIDEND DATE
Braime (T.F.& J.H.) Holdings (Non-Voting), Cenkos Securities, Centrica, Charles Taylor, Curtis Banks Group, Downing Four VCT DP2011 Gen A Shs, Downing Four VCT DP2011 Str, Downing Four VCT DP2011 Str A Shs, Downing Four VCT DP2011Gen, Downing Four VCT DSO 'D' Shs, F&C Private Equity Trust, Kerry Group 'A' Shares, Manx Telecom , Morgan Sindall Group, OneSavings Bank, Puma Vct 8, Restore, Saga , Scisys, Spectris, Spirax-Sarco Engineering, Sprue Aegis, Staffline Group, Tandem Group, Tesco, TP ICAP, Trans-Siberian Gold

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
GlaxoSmithKline, Total SA, XP Power Ltd. (DI)

QUARTERLY EX-DIVIDEND DATE
F&C Commercial Property Trust Ltd., JPMorgan Asian Investment Trust, Middlefield Canadian Income PCC, Primary Health Properties

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Crude Oil Inventories (US) (16:00)
Industrial Production (EU) (11:00)
Initial Jobless Claims (US) (13:30)
Producer Price Index (US) (14:30)

FINALS
WH Smith

SPECIAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE
River and Mercantile Group

AGMS
Sky

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Hays

UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
RICS Housing Market Survey (01:00)

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
South32 Limited (DI) , United Carpets Group

FINAL EX-DIVIDEND DATE
AIREA, Begbies Traynor Group, City of London Investment Group, Close Brothers Group, CPL Resources, Daejan Holdings, Photo-Me International, Schroder Japan Growth Fund, Strategic Equity Capital

Q1
Sky

Friday October 13

INTERIM DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Alpha Fx Group , Communisis, Computacenter, esure Group, Franchise Brands, G4S, Harworth Group, Highcroft Investment, Highland Gold Mining Ltd., Intertek Group, JPMorgan European Inv Trust Growth Shares, PPHE Hotel Group Ltd, Robert Walters, RPS Group, RSA Insurance Group, SafeCharge International Group Limited (DI), Sanne Group, Total Produce, XLMedia

QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE
Regional REIT Limited, Schlumberger Ltd.

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Balance of Trade (EU) (11:00)
Business Inventories (US) (15:00)
Consumer Price Index (GER) (07:00)
Consumer Price Index (US) (14:30)
Retail Sales (US) (13:30)

GMS
Papua Mining

IMSS
Provident Financial

SPECIAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
esure Group

AGMS
Papua Mining

TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Hargreaves Lansdown

FINAL DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE
Sophos Group , Trifast

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