Is the Bank of England set to revise upwards, for a change

Every quarter, we hear the excuses. Inflation was higher than predicted in than previous inflation report because… Growth in GDP was less than expected because…

If there is one thing we have come to expect from inflation reports, it is that the forecasts will be changed - and for...Read More

Data week in the US

Last week saw good news on US GDP, with the data pointing to 2.5 per cent expansion in Q1.

This week may well tell another story.
Tuesday (30 April) will see the latest consumer confidence index from the University of Michigan’s Conference Board, another measure that has been looking...Read More

Posted Apr 30, 2013

Marks and Spencer results

Thursday 11 April is when Marks is Spencer is due to release Q4 and full year results. 

Mintel's Senior Retail Analyst John Mercer comments: "A key plank of Marc Bolland's revival strategy for M&S is to excel as a multichannel retailer. But multichannel is no panacea - especially if your product...Read More

Posted Apr 10, 2013

Events scheduled for 9 April

Tuesday morning will see the launch of the latest housing market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Although the index has been close to the critical zero level for some time, positive territory remains elusive. Last month the index scored minus 6, from minus 4 the month before....Read More

Posted Apr 08, 2013

Diary 5 April

The following events are scheduled for Friday 5 April

Bank of England - Record of FPC Meeting held on 19 March 2013
BEA - U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, February 2013
BLS - US Employment Situation, March 2013
BOE - UK International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity TemplateRead More

Posted Apr 04, 2013

Diary 4 April

Events scheduled for 4 April

Bank of England - Monetary Policy Committee Meeting and Announcement
ECB - Governing Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt
INET - Conference (4 - 7 April 2013)
Markit - PMI Services Eurozone, March
Markit / CIPS - UK Services PMI
Markit / HSBC...Read More

Posted Apr 03, 2013

Economic and investment announcements scheduled for 3 April

Babcock International - Pre-Close Trading Statement
Bank of Japan - Monetary Policy Decision
BOE - Housing Equity Withdrawal (HEW), Q4 2012
BOE - Narrow Money (Notes & Coin) and Reserve Balances, March 2013
BOE - Narrow Money (Notes & Coin) and Reserve Balances, March 2013
BRC / Nielsen - Shop...Read More

Posted Apr 02, 2013

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