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Week commencing 21 September

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Chris Beauchamp’s insight

Flash PMIs are the key events of the week, providing early insight into the global economy’s performance in September. Also of note are the monthly reports on US durable goods orders.

It is a quiet week for corporate news, with only first half numbers from Kingfisher of any real note.

Economic reports

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

1.30pm – US Chicago Fed index (August): expected to fall to 0.8 from 1.2. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3pm – eurozone consumer confidence (September, flash): index to fall to -14.9 from -14.7. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

3pm – US existing home sales (August): sales to rise 13% MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses

7am – German GfK consumer confidence (October): index to fall to -3. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

8.15am – 9am – French, German, eurozone PMIs (September, flash): German mfg PMI to rise to 52.3 from 52.2. and services to rise to 53 from 52.5. Markets to watch: eurozone indices, EUR crosses

9.30am – UK mfg & services PMI (September, flash): mfg to fall to 52 from 55.2 and services to fall to 51.5 from 58.8. Markets to watch: FTSE 100/250, GBP crosses

2.45pm – US mfg & services PMI (September, flash): mfg to fall to 52 from 53.1 and services to fall to 53 from 55. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 18 September): stockpiles fell by 4.4 million barrels in the previous week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

9am – German IFO index (September): business climate index to rise to 94 from 92.6. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

1.30pm – US initial jobless claims (w/e 19 September): claims to rise by 820K, from 860K in the preceding week. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3pm – US new home sales (August): sales to rise 2% MoM from 13.9%. Markets to watch: USD crosses

1.30pm – US durable goods orders (August): forecast to rise 1.5% MoM from 11.2% last month, and excluding transportation orders 1.2% from 2.4%. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

Monday

1.30pm – US Chicago Fed index (August): expected to fall to 0.8 from 1.2. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

Tuesday

3pm – eurozone consumer confidence (September, flash): index to fall to -14.9 from -14.7. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

3pm – US existing home sales (August): sales to rise 13% MoM. Markets to watch: USD crosses

Wednesday

7am – German GfK consumer confidence (October): index to fall to -3. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

8.15am – 9am – French, German, eurozone PMIs (September, flash): German mfg PMI to rise to 52.3 from 52.2. and services to rise to 53 from 52.5. Markets to watch: eurozone indices, EUR crosses

9.30am – UK mfg & services PMI (September, flash): mfg to fall to 52 from 55.2 and services to fall to 51.5 from 58.8. Markets to watch: FTSE 100/250, GBP crosses

2.45pm – US mfg & services PMI (September, flash): mfg to fall to 52 from 53.1 and services to fall to 53 from 55. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3.30pm – US EIA crude oil inventories (w/e 18 September): stockpiles fell by 4.4 million barrels in the previous week. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

Thursday

9am – German IFO index (September): business climate index to rise to 94 from 92.6. Markets to watch: EUR crosses

1.30pm – US initial jobless claims (w/e 19 September): claims to rise by 820K, from 860K in the preceding week. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

3pm – US new home sales (August): sales to rise 2% MoM from 13.9%. Markets to watch: USD crosses

Friday

1.30pm – US durable goods orders (August): forecast to rise 1.5% MoM from 11.2% last month, and excluding transportation orders 1.2% from 2.4%. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses

Company announcements

Monday 21 September

Tuesday 22 September

Wednesday 23 September

Thursday 24 September

Friday 25 September

Full-year earnings Close Brothers PZ Cussons Go-Ahead,
Smiths Group
Mulberry
Half/Quarterly earnings AG Barr,
Kingfisher,
Nike
Cineworld,
Carnival
Trading update TUI United Utilities Pennon

Dividends

Upcoming

FTSE 100: WM Morrision

FTSE 250: John Laing, Computacenter, Ferrexpo, Law Debenture Corp

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 21 September Tuesday 22 September Wednesday 23 September Thursday 24 September Friday 25 September Monday 28 September
FTSE 100

0.79
Australia 200 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3
Wall Street
US 500 0.02 0.24 0.17 0.11 0.44
Nasdaq 0.05 0.63
Netherlands 25
EU Stocks 50 2.4
China H-Shares 0.4 0.9 3.4
Singapore Blue Chip 0.03
Hong Kong HS50 1.5 5.8
South Africa 40 39.0
Italy 40
Japan 225 144.7

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