WEEK AHEAD
16 Jun
Week ahead: Brexit talks, French elections in focus
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Politics will continue to be front-and-centre next week as Brexit negotiations between the UK and European Union kick-off, although Monday is expected to be the only day of talks next week.

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16 Jun
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week down 71. 7 points, or 0. 95%, at 7,463. 54.

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13 Jun
Week ahead: General Election fallout, BoE in focus
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The course of political events in the UK will be front-and-centre on investors' minds in the coming week, easily overshadowing even the US central bank's policy announcement on Wednesday.

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09 Jun
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week down 20. 3 points, or 0. 27%, at 7,527. 33 on Friday.

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04 Jun
Week ahead: Traders brace for election results

All eyes will be on the outcome of the elections on Friday and with some polls pointing to a quickly closing lead, traders will be on guard against a potential upset for the Tories which might result in a 'hung' parliament.

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02 Jun
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week up 73. 49 points, or 0. 98%, at 7,547. 63.

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26 May
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 ended the week up 80. 64 points, or 1. 08%, at 7,547. 53 on Friday.

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26 May
Week ahead: Election polls, US jobs data in focus

In all likelihood, the market spotlight next week will be on the poll results in the run-up to the 8 June elections which may stoke heavy volatility in foreign exchange markets.

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21 May
Week ahead: Greece, euro area in focus
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The market spotlight will shift back towards the euro area this week, with finance ministers from the single currency bloc set to decide whether or not to grant debt relief to Greece at their meeting on Monday.

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19 May
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 ended the week up 30. 03 points, or 0. 4%, at 7,470. 71.

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12 May
Week ahead: Elections, CPI and employment data in focus
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Barring surprises, it appears that it will be all about elections again next week, with the main political parties set to publish their manifestos ahead of the June vote.

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05 May
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week 175. 95 points, or 2. 47%, higher at 7,297. 43 on Friday.

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05 May
Week ahead: Will the MPC turn more hawkish (on Thursday)?
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Should the Bank of England bring forward the date of its expected first hike in Bank Rate? Investors will hopefully have the answer to that question resolved after this week's Monetary Policy Committee meeting and Inflation Report.

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28 Apr
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week 89. 39 points higher to 7,203. 94.

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28 Apr
Week ahead: US FOMC, jobs report, French elections in focus
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The coming week is replete with top-tier economic data and potential risk events.

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21 Apr
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 ended the week down 227. 07 points, or 3. 09%, at 7,114. 55.

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21 Apr
Week ahead: French elections, UK GDP in focus
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All eyes will turn to France next week, as investors digest the results of the first round of voting in the presidential elections and attempt to draw the correct implications for the economic outlook, both there as well as for the other electoral contests which still lay ahead on the Continent in 2017.

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