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Week commencing 12 November

Chris Beauchamp, market analyst

After weeks of activity and high profile events, this week is slightly quieter. UK data, such as the consumer price index (CPI) and unemployment, dominate the economic agenda, but we also have CPI from the US and the eurozone.

Key earnings this week are from Vodafone and Royal Mail in the UK, plus Cisco and Wal-Mart in the US.

Economic reports

Week commencing 12 November

Monday

None

Tuesday

12.30am – Australia NAB business confidence (October): index to rise to 12 from 6. Market to watch: AUD crosses

9.30am – UK employment data: claimant count to rise by 3200 from 18,500 in October, while unemployment rate holds at 4%, and average hourly earnings rise 2.6% in September. Market to watch: GBP croses

10am – German ZEW (November): economic sentiment to rise to -12 from -24.7. Market to watch: EUR crosses

11.30pm – Australia Westpac consumer confidence (November): index to rise to 103 from 101.5. Market to watch: AUD crosses

11.50pm – Japan GDP (Q3, preliminary): forecast to be -0.3% QoQ from 0.7%. Market to watch: JPY crosses

Wednesday

7am – German GDP (Q3, flash): QoQ to fall to -0.2% from 0.5%, and YoY to be 1.7% from 2%. Market to watch: EUR crosses

9.30am – UK CPI (October): prices to rise 0.2% MoM and 2.6% YoY from 0.1% and 2.4% respectively. Core CPI to be 2.2% from 1.9% YoY. Market to watch: GBP crosses

10am – eurozone GDP (Q3, 2nd estimate): QoQ growth to be 0.2% from 0.4%. Market to watch: EUR crosses

1.30pm – US CPI (October): prices to rise 0.3% MoM and 2.4% YoY, from 0.1% and 2.3% respectively. Core CPI to rise 0.2% MoM from 0.1%. Market to watch: USD crosses

Thursday

12.30am – Australia employment data (October): unemplyoement rate to rise to 5.3% from 5%. Market to watch: AUD crosses

9.30am – UK retail sales (October): sales to fall 0.4% MoM and rise 3.6% YoY from -0.8% and 3% respectively. Market to watch: GBP crosses

1.30pm – US Empire state mfg index (November), retail sales (October): index to fall to 20.5 from 21.1. Sales to rise 0.4% MoM from 0.1%. Market to watch: USD crosses

4pm – US EIA crude inventories (w/e 9 November): delayed by a day due to Veterans Day, stockpiles to rise by 1.9 million barrels from an increase of 5.7 million a week earlier. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

Friday

10am – eurozone CPI (October): prices to rise 0.1% MoM from 0.5%, and increase 2.2% YoY from 2.1%. Core CPI to be 0.9% YoY. Market to watch: EUR crosses

Weekly view

Monday

None

Tuesday

12.30am – Australia NAB business confidence (October): index to rise to 12 from 6. Market to watch: AUD crosses

9.30am – UK employment data: claimant count to rise by 3200 from 18,500 in October, while unemployment rate holds at 4%, and average hourly earnings rise 2.6% in September. Market to watch: GBP croses

10am – German ZEW (November): economic sentiment to rise to -12 from -24.7. Market to watch: EUR crosses

11.30pm – Australia Westpac consumer confidence (Novemnber): index to rise to 103 from 101.5. Market to watch: AUD crosses

11.50pm – Japan GDP (Q3, preliminary): forecast to be -0.3% QoQ from 0.7%. Market to watch: JPY crosses

Wednesday

7am – German GDP (Q3, flash): QoQ to fall to -0.2% from 0.5%, and YoY to be 1.7% from 2%. Market to watch: EUR crosses

9.30am – UK CPI (October): prices to rise 0.2% MoM and 2.6% YoY from 0.1% and 2.4% respectively. Core CPI to be 2.2% from 1.9% YoY. Market to watch: GBP crosses

10am – eurozone GDP (Q3, 2nd estimate): QoQ growth to be 0.2% from 0.4%. Market to watch: EUR crosses

1.30pm – US CPI (October): prices to rise 0.3% MoM and 2.4% YoY, from 0.1% and 2.3% respectively. Core CPI to rise 0.2% MoM from 0.1%. Market to watch: USD crosses

Thursday

12.30am – Australia employment data (October): unemplyoement rate to rise to 5.3% from 5%. Market to watch: AUD crosses

9.30am – UK retail sales (October): sales to fall 0.4% MoM and rise 3.6% YoY from -0.8% and 3% respectively. Market to watch: GBP crosses

1.30pm – US Empire state mfg index (November), retail sales (October): index to fall to 20.5 from 21.1. Sales to rise 0.4% MoM from 0.1%. Market to watch: USD crosses

4pm – US EIA crude inventories (w/e 9 November): delayed by a day due to Veterans Day, stockpiles to rise by 1.9 million barrels from an increase of 5.7 million a week earlier. Markets to watch: Brent, WTI

Friday

10am – eurozone CPI (October): prices to rise 0.1% MoM from 0.5%, and increase 2.2% YoY from 2.1%. Core CPI to be 0.9% YoY. Market to watch: EUR crosses

Company announcements

Monday 12 Tuesday 13 Wednesday 14 Thursday 15 Friday 16

Full-year earnings

McCarthy & Stone

Grainger

Half/Quarterly earnings

Firstgroup,

Land Securities,

Vodafone,

Experian,

Premier Foods

SSE,

British Land,

Cisco

3i,

Great Portland Estates,

Royal Mail,

Wal-Mart

Trading update

Taylor Wimpey

Smiths Group

Tullow Oil,

Bovis Homes,

Card Factory,

Ted Baker

Upcoming dividends (15 November)

FTSE 100: Bunzl, GlaxoSmithKline, Shell, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust

FTSE 250: Genus, Dunelm, Spire Healthcare, Sophos

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 dividend adjustments

Monday 12 November Tuesday 13 November Wednesday 14 November Thursday 15 November Friday 16 November Monday 19 November
FTSE 100

16.10

Australia 200

12.0

0.1 0.3
Wall Street

3.1 14.3
US 500 0.09 0.71 0.87 0.20 0.09 0.21
Nasdaq 3.53 1.51 0.04 0.10 0.27
France 40 0.2
Netherlands 25 1.30
EU Stocks 50
China H-Shares
Singapore Blue Chip 0.07 0.06
Hong Kong HS50 8.4
South Africa 40 14.0
Italy 40 44.7
Japan 225

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