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Week commencing 10 May

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Chris Beauchamp’s insight

A quieter week ahead is expected as the busy corporate and economic calendars thin out. However, US CPI and UK GDP provide interest for FX markets, while in earnings, Disney, BT and Burberry are all names to watch out for.

Economic reports

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Weekly view

None

2.30am – China PCI (April): prices to rise 1% YoY. Markets to watch: China indices, CNH crosses

10am – German ZEW index (May): economic sentiment index to edge down to 70 from 70.7. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

1.30am – Australia Westpac consumer confidence (May): index to fall to 117. Markets to watch: AUD crosses

7am – German CPI (April, final): prices to rise 2%. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

7am – UK trade balance (March) & GDP (March & Q1): trade deficit to widen to £8 billion while GDP is expected to shrink 1.4% QoQ and 4% YoY. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

1.30pm – US CPI (April): prices to rise 3.6% YoY and 0.2% MoM, and core CPI to rise 2.3% YoY. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 7 May): stockpiles fell by 8 million barrels in the preceding week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

1.30pm – US initial jobless claims (w/e 8 May), PPI (April): claims to fall to 451K and PPI to rise 6.1% YoY. Markets to watch: USD crosses

1.30pm – US retail sales (April): sales to rise 0.2% MoM and 30.5% YoY. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US Michigan consumer sentiment (May, preliminary): index to rise to 89.5 from 88.3. Markets to watch: USD crosses

Monday

None

Tuesday

2.30am – China PCI (April): prices to rise 1% YoY. Markets to watch: China indices, CNH crosses

10am – German ZEW index (May): economic sentiment index to edge down to 70 from 70.7. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

Wednesday

1.30am – Australia Westpac consumer confidence (May): index to fall to 117. Markets to watch: AUD crosses

7am – German CPI (April, final): prices to rise 2%. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

7am – UK trade balance (March) & GDP (March & Q1): trade deficit to widen to £8 billion while GDP is expected to shrink 1.4% QoQ and 4% YoY. Markets to watch: GBP crosses

1.30pm – US CPI (April): prices to rise 3.6% YoY and 0.2% MoM, and core CPI to rise 2.3% YoY. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 7 May): stockpiles fell by 8 million barrels in the preceding week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

Thursday

1.30pm – US initial jobless claims (w/e 8 May), PPI (April): claims to fall to 451K and PPI to rise 6.1% YoY. Markets to watch: USD crosses

Friday

1.30pm – US retail sales (April): sales to rise 0.2% MoM and 30.5% YoY. Markets to watch: USD crosses

3pm – US Michigan consumer sentiment (May, preliminary): index to rise to 89.5 from 88.3. Markets to watch: USD crosses

Company announcements

Monday
10 May
Tuesday
11 May
Wednesday
12 May
Thursday
13 May
Friday
14 May
Full-year earnings Provident Financial BT,
Burberry
Half/Quarterly earnings Hertz,
Tyson Foods,
Marriott Int’l
ThyssenKrupp,
Electronic Arts
Stock Spirits,
Compass,
Bumble,
TUI,
Allianz,
Bayer
Grainger,
Walt Disney,
Airbnb
Sage
Trading update Morrisons JD Wetherspoon,
Crest Nicholson,
National Express
Greggs,
Beazley

Dividends

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FTSE 250: Serco, Spectris, Inchcape, Clarkson, Gamesys, FDM, IP Group, Renewables Infrastructure, Tritax Big Box

Dividends are applied after the close of the previous day’s session for each market. So, for example, the FTSE 100 goes ex-dividend on a Thursday, but the adjustment is applied at the close of the previous day e.g. Wednesday. The table below shows the days in which the adjustment is applied, not the ex-dividend days.

Index adjustments

Monday
26 April
Tuesday
27 April
Wednesday
28 April
Thursday
29 April
Friday
30 April
Monday
3 May
FTSE 100

3.17
Australia 200
Wall Street
US 500 0.03 0.02 0.23 0.34 0.02
Nasdaq 0.37 1.00 0.16
Netherlands 25 0.72 0.3 0.11
EU Stocks 50 1.3 2.7 2.4 4.8 0.9 1.1
China H-Shares 14.3
Singapore Blue Chip 0.23 0.18 0.15 0.16 0.10 0.49
Hong Kong HS50 25.8 2.9
South Africa 40 37.6
Japan 225

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